Shenzhen Maritime Base and Sports Schools / 2A2 Design Department, Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD)

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Architects: 2A2 Design Department, Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD)
Location: Longgang, Shenzhen, Guangdong,
Authors: Wang RuiPeng, Zhang Hao
Area: 27180.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Yang ChaoYing

SZ-HK Biennale-Silo Reconversion / O-OFFICE Architects

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Architects: O-OFFICE Architects
Location: Chiwan Road, Nanshan, , Guangdong, China
Design Team: Jianxiang He, Ying Jiang, Thomas Odorico, Zilong Liang
Concept: Ying Jiang (), Marc Maurer (Maurer United Architects), Teemu Hirvilaammi (Lassila\Hirvilammi Architects)
Area: 2662.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: O-office & Maurer United

Silo-top Studio / O-OFFICE Architects

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Architects: O-OFFICE Architects
Location: Liwan, , Guangdong,
Area: 621 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Likyfoto

Juxing Tower Showroom / People’s Architecture Office

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Architects: People’s Architecture Office
Location: , Shanxi,
Principal: Hezhe, James Shen, Zangfeng
Design Team: Yang bin, Lian junqin
Area: 450 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office (PAO)

Vanke Orange City Sales Center / Sunlay Design Group

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Architects: Sunlay Design Group
Location: Beijing,
Architect In Charge: Zhang Hua
Design Team: Fan Li, Tan Qingjun, Sun Rui, Zhang Yong
Area: 5,100 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Shu He

Zhongxun Times / 10 Design

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Architects: 10 Design
Location: , China
Design Team: Gordon Affleck, Brian Fok, Lukasz Wawrzenczyk, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter, Nick Chan, Rita Pang, Ryan Leong, Dan Narita, Jon Martin
Area: 130000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of 10 Design

3XN Designs “DreamCenter” Entertainment Hub for Shanghai

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Danish practice 3XN Architects will begin construction this year on an IMAX theater, retail and creative office complex for the massive DreamCenter entertainment district on ’s West Bund. Stressing the importance of the “red carpet” experience, 3XN will incorporate a “ version of the Spanish steps” which will be used for film premieres, festivals and other cultural events.

Lecture: Antón García-Abril & Débora Mesa in Shanghai

As part of the CA Group’s lecture series, “Architour,” principal of Ensamble Studio, Antón García-Abril & Débora Mesa, will give a lecture at 15:30 on March 29th at Tongji Architectual Design (Group) Co.,Ltd.(TJAD) auditorium in . For 2013 through 2015, “Architour” has as its theme “New Force of Architecture – Leading Young Architects”: each year, the CA Group will select nine young, global leaders in architecture (four from Asia and five from the West) to lecture on topics that cross typologies and disciplines, from architectural design, urban planning to interior design. Sou Fujimoto, Hirata Akihisa, Christian Kerez and Thomas Heatherwick were the series’ first speakers.

At the end of each year, an exhibition will be mounted; and at the end of the years, the contents of the lectures will be published as a book.

More info on the “Architour” at the CA Group‘s website and weibo.

Title: Lecture: Antón García-Abril & Débora Mesa in Shanghai
Organizers: CA GROUP, TJAD, Fortune Properties(GROUP)co., Ltd, Vanke Co., Ltd., Bulthaup
From: Sat, 29 Mar 2014 15:30
Until: Sat, 29 Mar 2014 17:00
Venue: Tongji Architectual Design (Group) Co.,Ltd.(TJAD) Auditorium 1st floor
Address: Siping North Road, Jinshan, Shanghai, China

EMG Shanghai Design Centre / O-OFFICE Architects

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Architects: O-OFFICE Architects
Location: Wujiaochang, Baoshan, Shanghai,
Area: 537 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Likyfoto

Shanghai Futures Exchange Data Processing Center / Silvio d´Ascia

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Architects: Silvio d´Ascia
Location: Shanghai,
Design Team: Silvio d’Ascia Architecture with (avec) AREP
Area: 94000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Tristan Chapuis and Silvio d’Ascia

West Taihu International Business Plaza / LAB Architecture Studio + SIADR

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Architects: LAB Architecture Studio, SIADR
Location: Wujin, Changzhou, Jiangsu, China
Project Leader: Donald Bates, Andy Wang
Area: 27295.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: John Gollings, Ryuji Miya, Borong Chen

New Images: Inside Steven Holl’s Sifang Art Museum

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Steven Holl Architects has shared with us an impressive gallery of images of their recent project, Nanjing’s Sifang Art Museum. Rising above the lush landscape of the Pearl Spring, the new museum was designed as a physical manifestation of the parallel perspective, a technique prevalent in early Chinese paintings. From a subtly distorted courtyard with no vanishing points to an upper level gallery with calculated views and pristine light, the experience through the Sifang Art Museum is unlike any other.

See for yourself, after the break…

Pins De La Brume Hotel / GOA Architects

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Architects: GOA Architects
Location: 8 Lingyin Road, Xihu, , Zhejiang, China, 310000
Design Team: Chen Binxin, Li Zheng
Project Chief Manager: He Jun
Area: 5500.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of GOA Architects

VIDEO: Steven Holl on the Sifang Art Museum

has, again, teamed up with Spirit of Space to produce two short films on the recently completed Sifang Art Museum. In the first video (above) Holl explains the project’s inspiration – the mysteries of parallel perspective seen in early Chinese paintings – and how the design subtly distorts any concept of a vanishing point at the ground level yet contrasts this notion in the upper galleries by framing the distant view of . In the second video (after the break), Spirit of Space allows you to experience this space by revealing it from all perspectives and scales.  

See the second video, after the break…

Bridging Teahouse / FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise

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Architects: FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise
Location: Jinhua Architecture Park, Qingzhao Road, Jindong, Jinhua, ,
Fr-Ee Team: Fernando Romero, Eduardo Sosa, María Teresa Catrip, Carlos Bedoya, León Amezcua, Alberto Amaya, Israel Álvarez, Jean Luc Fugier, Víctor Jaime, Yara Sigler
Area: 250 sqm
Photographs: Iwan Baan, FR-EE

Perspective on The Cube by Oyler Wu Collaborative

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From the architect. The Cube, a sixteen meter tall painted steel and rope installation designed for the 2013 Biennale by the Oyler Wu Collaborative, challenges the volumetric perception of its own archetypal geometry. The aspiration of the installation is to achieve the transcendence of the first dimension – the line – by simulating warping two-dimensional planes, which penetrate and populate the object framework, to create the perception of inhabitable three-dimensional space.

Woods Bagot Reveals Design for Wenling Sheraton

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Woods Bagot has shared their design for a destination hotel in , . The Wenling Sheraton, sited between two waterways, is scheduled to be completed in 2019. Woods Bagot says that views of the wetlands and mountains of Wenling will “ensure a quality guest experience” which includes waterfront dining, an observation deck and a pedestrian promenade.

More photos of the design after the break.

GRAFT + penda to Break Ground on Myrtle Garden Hotel

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GRAFT Architects and penda are preparing to break ground on Myrtle Garden Hotel in the outskirts of , China. Nestled on a hillside site within the largest Myrtle Flower Garden in Asia, the wooden annular structure is designed to provide a “soothing harmony between the architecture and its natural environment.”