Xixi Wetland Estate / David Chipperfield Architects

22:00 - 16 November, 2015
© Simon Menges
© Simon Menges
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Design

    Mark Randel – Partner
  • Project management

    Libin Chen – Partner
  • Project architects

    Ilona Priwitzer, Manh Kinh Tran, Sascha Jung, Samson Adjei
  • Area

    11800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Simon Menges

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Hangzhou East Railway Station / CSADI

03:00 - 9 November, 2015
© Zheng Shi
© Zheng Shi
  • Architects

    CSADI
  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Peihuang Yuan, Chunfang Li, Li Wang, Guangping Qi, Nan Wang, Xin Fang
  • Architects Team

    CSADI Third Design Department
  • Client

    China/Hangzhou Jianggan area east new town Centre
  • Engineering

    Ting Li,Deliang Zhou, Dengwu Cao, Wei zhang,Yi Qian
  • Area

    321020.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Zheng Shi

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Hangzhou Xiaoshan Linjiang Local Council Service Centre / BAU

20:00 - 29 September, 2015
© SHU He
© SHU He
  • Architects

    BAU
  • Location

    Xiao Shan
  • Project Architect

    James Brearley
  • Design Team

    James Brearley, Zhang Yi, Lan Han, Xiao Ye, Cipher, Ye Guocong, Richard Tam
  • Landscape Team

    Fang Qun, Huang Fang, Lu Yinghong, Wang Hao, Xiong Juan
  • Area

    13807.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    SHU He

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An Interview With Zhang Bin, Atelier Z+

09:30 - 26 May, 2015
Sino-French Centre of Tongji University. Image © Zhang Siye
Sino-French Centre of Tongji University. Image © Zhang Siye

"It’s really easy to build a building. From the very beginning to the realization; it’s very easy! You just give it an interesting form and you get approved. But the real issues are how to make it user-friendly and to enhance the quality of the life of the people trying to escape the influence of the “system”. That’s the challenge. In my experience […] I’ve learned that for architects, both Chinese and foreign, the use of form to create an object is easy but how to do the right thing is very challenging."
- Zhang Bin, Shanghai, Sept 2013

Anting culture and sports activity centre. Image Courtesy of Atelier Z+ Library of Tongji Zhejiang college. Image © Su Shengliang Building C, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University. Image © Zhang Siye Anting culture and sports activity centre. Image Courtesy of Atelier Z+ +18

LYCS to Break Ground on Zhejiang Printing Group Headquarters in China

07:00 - 20 May, 2015
Aerial view. Image Courtesy of LYCS Architecture
Aerial view. Image Courtesy of LYCS Architecture

LYCS Architecture has won a competition to design urban headquarters for the Zhejiang Printing Group. Dubbed "The Corner of Hangzhou," their proposal is informed by the surrounding cultural context, and the distinctive highrise creates both a habitable thoroughfare and a landmark for the city.

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An Interview with Lu Wenyu, Amateur Architecture Studio

09:30 - 13 May, 2015
Hangzhou Xiangshan Campus Phase 2. Image © Evan Chakroff
Hangzhou Xiangshan Campus Phase 2. Image © Evan Chakroff

“Every couple of years a new manifesto appears, but how long can it last? We need more people doing instead of talking. [At Amateur Architecture Studio] we spend an enormous amount of time experimenting, trying to resurrect the craftsmanship that is almost lost. We use a method that is passed on, hand-to-hand, to re-establish tradition instead of talking about abstract but empty concepts.”
- Lu Wenyu, Hangzhou, 2013

Pier Alessio Rizzardi: “A house instead of a building” is a really famous phrase of Amateur Architecture Studio. What is the meaning behind this concept?

Lu Wenyu: Once, Wang Shu said: “we only make houses, we don’t make architecture.” The house and architecture here have their own meanings. Making a house means making it for the people, making it more tranquil, or closer to nature, more humanized. Instead, architecture is an abstract concept, so many designs nowadays are actually architecture. So this sentence, from almost 20 years ago, “making houses, not architecture”, is about not making that abstract concept, but to make something really concrete and tangible, something that you can touch or that is made with your own hands… so when you see this house, you feel differently.

Ningbo Historic Museum. Image © Evan Chakroff Zhongshan Road. Image © Evan Chakroff CIPEA Villa, Nanjing. Image © Evan Chakroff Hangzhou Xiangshan Campus. Image © Evan Chakroff +24

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

01:00 - 3 September, 2014

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 museum 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

01:00 - 13 August, 2014
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Courtesy of Allied Architects International

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Kale Café / YAMO Design

01:00 - 16 July, 2014
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Courtesy of YAMO Design

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Hangzhou Duolan Commercial Complex / BAU Brearley Architects + Urbanists

01:00 - 8 July, 2014
© Shu He
© Shu He
  • Architects

  • Location

    Xiasha, Jianggan, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Archtiecture Team

    Jiang Han, James Brearley, Huang Fan, Lin Youzhen, Zhen Lili, Cao Xizhen
  • Landscape Team

    Huang Fang, Xiong Juan, Li Shuyun
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Shu He

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Hangzhou Xixi National Wetland / Sunlay + RHINESCHEME GmbH

01:00 - 9 April, 2014
© Shu He Photography
© Shu He Photography

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Pins De La Brume Hotel / GOA Architects

01:00 - 13 March, 2014
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Courtesy of GOA Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    8 Lingyin Road, Xihu, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, 310000
  • Design Team

    Chen Binxin, Li Zheng
  • Project Chief Manager

    He Jun
  • Area

    5500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of GOA Architects

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Office Renovation in Hangzhou / Daipu Architects

01:00 - 28 November, 2013
© Xia zhi
© Xia zhi
  • Architects

    Daipu Architects
  • Location

    Hangzhou, 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
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Xia zhi

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Baohua Chinese Painting Research Institute / Wang Deng Yue

01:00 - 7 November, 2013
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Placid Mogan Cottage / genarchitects

01:00 - 25 October, 2013
© Hou Bowen
© Hou Bowen
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Kong Rui, Fan Beilei
  • Interior Designer

    Jia Shaojie
  • Landscape Architect

    Wang Xuanpeng
  • Area

    1055.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Hou Bowen

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Arthouse / Joey Ho Design

01:00 - 21 October, 2013
© Yong Chang Wu
© Yong Chang Wu
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Other Designer

    Yuki Leung, Momoko Lai
  • Area

    771.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Yong Chang Wu

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Xixi Artist Clubhouse / AZL Architects

01:00 - 2 May, 2013
© Yao Li
© Yao Li
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Zhang Lei
  • Project Team

    Zhang Lei, Qi wei, Zhong Guanqiu, Zhang Guangwei, Guo Donghai
  • Collaborator

    Architectural Design Institute, ZJIU
  • Area

    4000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Yao Li

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XiXi Learning Community / Atelier Fronti

01:00 - 7 April, 2013
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Courtesy of Atelier Fronti

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