Álvaro Siza, Carlos Castanheira and Wang Shu Design Museum for Hangzhou Art Academy

After inaugurating his first building in China – “The Building on the Water” – Álvaro Siza has just announced his second project in the country, again in collaboration with Portuguese architect Carlos Castanheira. This time the two architects will develop a for Hangzhou Art Academy.

The new museum – which will have approximately 15,000 sqm, a total area similar to that of Serralves Foundation building – will host an important collection of pieces from the famous German school of arts and design, Bauhaus, founded by Walter Gropius in 1919.

Seven Sage County Community Office Building / Allied Architects International

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Architects: Allied Architects International
Location: Hangzhou, Zhejiang,
Area: 1400.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Allied Architects International

Kale Café / YAMO Design

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Architects: YAMO Design
Location: Binjiang, Hangzhou, Zhejiang,
Year: 2014
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Hangzhou Duolan Commercial Complex / BAU Brearley Architects + Urbanists

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Architects: BAU Brearley Architects + Urbanists
Location: Xiasha, Jianggan, , Zhejiang, China
Archtiecture Team: Jiang Han, James Brearley, Huang Fan, Lin Youzhen, Zhen Lili, Cao Xizhen
Landscape Team: Huang Fang, Xiong Juan, Li Shuyun
Year: 2012
Photographs: Shu He

Hangzhou Xixi National Wetland / Sunlay + RHINESCHEME GmbH

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Architects: Sunlay, RHINESCHEME GmbH
Location: Hangzhou, Zhejiang,
Design Team: Zhang Hua, Fan Li, Li Jiangyuan, wolf loebel, Li Ran, Lukasz Piasta, Zhang Xin
Area: 4722.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Shu He Photography

Pins De La Brume Hotel / GOA Architects

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

Office Renovation in Hangzhou / Daipu Architects

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Location: , Zhejiang, China
Design Team: Dai pu, Luo yaqin, Wang tiantian
Contractor: Zhejiang Sunshine Decoration Engineering Co. Ltd
Furniture Manufacture: Hangzhou Runzhu Science & Technology Co. Ltd
Area: 640.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Xia zhi

Baohua Chinese Painting Research Institute / Wang Deng Yue

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Architects: Wang Deng Yue
Location: Fuyang, , Zhejiang,
Area: 7,180 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Savoye Architectural Photography

Placid Mogan Cottage / genarchitects

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Architects: genarchitects
Location: Hangzhou, Zhejiang,
Architect In Charge: Kong Rui, Fan Beilei
Interior Designer: Jia Shaojie
Landscape Architect: Wang Xuanpeng
Area: 1055.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Hou Bowen

Arthouse / Joey Ho Design

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Architects: Joey Ho Design
Location: , Zhejiang,
Other Designer: Yuki Leung, Momoko Lai
Area: 771 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Yong Chang Wu

Xixi Artist Clubhouse / AZL Architects

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Architects: AZL Architects
Location: , Zhejiang,
Architect In Charge: Zhang Lei
Project Team: Zhang Lei, Qi wei, Zhong Guanqiu, Zhang Guangwei, Guo Donghai
Collaborator: Architectural Design Institute, ZJIU
Area: 4,000 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Yao Li

XiXi Learning Community / Atelier Fronti

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Architects: Atelier Fronti
Location: ,
Architect: Wang Yun
Area: 59,830 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Atelier Fronti

Yuguandi – Sales Pavilion & Gallery / BLVD International

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Interior Designers: BLVD International
Location: Hangzhou City,
Design Team: Honglei Liu, Jiang Min, Zongmao Lin, Haijun He, Yijun Lin
Area: 11,302 sq ft
Year: 2012
Photographs: Sun Xiangyu

Xixi Wetland Art Village / Wang Weijen Architecture

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Architects: Wang Weijen Architecture
Location: , Zhejiang, China
Client: Xixi Wetlands Park Construction Headquarter
Area: 4500.0 sqm
Year: 2011
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Kengo Kuma Designs New Museum at China Academy of Art in Xiangshan

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To further the promotion of art education, the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and China Academy of Art in Xiangshan have announced plans to construct a new university within the hilly suburbs of by the Spring of 2014. Designed by Kengo Kuma & Associates, the Museum at the China Academy of Art will harmonize with the lush topography and resist modifying any existing slopes to accommodate the 4,936 square meter facility. Instead, the museum’s configuration will mimic the lozenge shaped pattern that was discovered within the contour lines, generating a fluid exhibition space with linear and altering floor levels buffered by partially external galleries.

In addition, Kengo Kuma is investigating the possibility of reusing clay tiles and stones from Hangzhou’s old house district so the body of the museum may appear as if the “soil of the tea gardens” were “transformed into architecture”.

More images after the break.

‘Made With Bamboo: Architecture, Arts & Crafts’ Event

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Hosted by the faculties of Architecture and of Inter-Media at the China Academy of Arts in Hangzhou, the ‘Made With Bamboo: Architecture, Arts & Crafts’ event will take place Monday, October 29th at 6:30pm. The aim of this presentation is to grow the appreciation of this wonder grass and the most outstanding architects, designers and craftsmen working with bamboo by celebrating their works. The architecture section concentrates first on structural solutions mainly as developed in Colombia and than on aesthetic solutions. The main emphasis of the arts & crafts section is the exceptional Japanese basketry. More information after the break.

One Taste Holistic / CROX International

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Architects: CROX International
Location: , China
Head Designers: Tsung-Jen Lin, Director
Design Team: Ying-xiuLin ,Ben-tao Li
Year: 2012
Area: 360.0 sqm
Clients: One Taste Holistic Health Club
Photographs: Black

EXPO Booth / Design Initiatives

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The EXPO Booth, designed and built by Design Initiatives, presented their Not Just a Chair furniture collection which was displayed at the Outdoor Lifestyle Fair from March 21-24 of this year. Two wings curve out of the advertising wall with the company’s logo – the lower one becomes a platform to showcase the furniture objects, the upper one light up the exposed objects. The lower platform can be multi-functionally used as a meeting table. More images and architects’ description after the break.