We’ve built you a better ArchDaily. Learn more and let us know what you think. Send us your feedback »

New XIUYI Kindergarten Proposal / Studio 7 of Urban Architecture China

Designed by Studio 7 of Urban Architecture China, their proposal for the New XIUYI Kindergarten in Kunshan, China aims to strongly connect to the layout of the traditional village. They do this by spreading 30 classrooms into nine buildings and forming a relatively independent settlement type of a space. The organic arrangement creates both interesting private play areas and diversified public spaces, at a scale appropriate for children. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Sichang Road Teahouse / Miao Design Studio

  • Architects: Miao Design Studio
  • Location: Kunshan, China
  • Design Architect : Pu Miao
  • Local Architect: Shanghai Landscape Architecture Design Institute
  • Area: 300.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Pu Miao

Courtesy of Pu Miao Courtesy of Pu Miao Courtesy of Pu Miao Courtesy of Pu Miao

Kunshan Middle School Proposal / United Design Group

Through United Design Group’s investigation of their context and analysis of the program, they identified, organized and prioritized the four functions inside the school with this “sequence”: public area, education area, living area, and sport facilities, in order to optimize the circulation and the time of students, teachers and guests. The main goal was the integration of the system with the landscape. To do so, they took into account as a valuable reference the Suzhou Gardens Style, in which the water plays a significant role, trying to interpret it in a modern way. More images and architects’ description after the break.