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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Architects:
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:
Location: Fuyang, Hangzhou, 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, China
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: , China
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: City, China
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
Photographs: Courtesy of Wang Weijen Architecture

Kengo Kuma Designs New Museum at China Academy of Art in Xiangshan

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To further the promotion of art education, the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and 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: Hangzhou,
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.

Urban Constellation – Museum of Contemporary Architecture Exhibition Scheme / K/R Architects

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Our overall planning concept by K/R Architects is composed of three interrelated parts. First, their intention is to create exhibits that define the Urban Constellation Museum of Contemporary Architecture (UC-MoCA) as an institution that consistently reflects and promotes contemporary urban culture. Second, architectural exhibits should educate through experience which is the most effective and memorable way to reach multiple audiences. Thirdly, their goal is to develop our planning concept in such a way that it harmoniously respects the importance of the historic industrial shed, the requirements of the definitive program and the architect’s concept design documents. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Headquarters of Zhejiang Wuchan Group / gmp architekten

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Architects: gmp architekten
Location: , Zhejiang,
Architect in Charge: Meinhard von Gerkan
Project Manager: Volkmar Sievers
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 12,700 sqm
Photographs: Hans-Georg Esch

CLIC Headquarters / WILCOTER Architects

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WILCOTER Architects shared with us their first prize winning proposal in the international competition to design a group of buildings as the headquarter of China Life Insurance (Group) Company in the Qianjiang New City of . The concept is to create a ‘Tree of Life’, which means supplying a cover or shelter for the life, which is strong and safe to rely on. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Hangzhou South Railway Station / gmp Architekten

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Following their success in winning first prize in an international competition, gmp Architekten hs been commissioned to design the new southern railway station in , . The project involves the conversion and extension of the station in the Xiao Shan district to the south of the Qiantang river; after the eastern and main railway stations it will be the third largest railway station of this metropolis. More images and architects’ description after the break.