AD Round Up: ORDOS 100 Part III

Many more to come. But for now, let’s go back and see previously featured ORDOS 100 houses. Check the first and second part also!

1 #11: NL Architects
Ordos 100 appears to be a typical suburb. It envisions freestanding houses in an abundance of public and private green. But large part of the year, the site could be considered a desert. A desert covered in snow. Once the conditions are right the grass takes over, the best grass in the world. Still the temperature will drop below zero (read more…)

2ORDOS 100 #12: RSVP
we decided to relocate our faith in architecture in terms of the discipline itself. We removed ourselves from any sarcastic, ironic or cultural contextual position in order to “Design” a house that will not only respond to the program but also to a more abstract order of complexities. Because our site culminates the perspectival axis (read more…)

3ORDOS 100 #13: NAO
Ordos 100 will be a collection of architecture. NAO designed Villa 62 to collect the changing weather of the desert. The outside of Villa 62 can best be described as a continuous shelving system. The skin is designed to keep weather elements on the facade: snow, sand, rain and moss, changing during the four seasons of the year (read more…)

5ORDOS 100 #15: Rintala Eggertsson
The landscape of the Ordos plateau in Inner Mongolia is wide and open, characterized by dunes of sand and low vegetation. The climate is stable and dry, with only 200-450 mm of annual rainfall, which has made livelihood in the area a great challenge throughout the centuries. Still today, the land is threatened by droughts (read more…)

4ORDOS 100 #14: Encore Heureux + G Studio
French architects Encore Heureux & G Studio didn’t send a text for their Ordos villa, but the renderings are quite expressive. Judge for yourself (see more…)

ORDOS 100 #47: JSª

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This villa is located in plot #86 of the ORDOS project.

Architects: JSª / Javier Sánchez
Project team: Aisha Ballesteros, Juan I. Reyes, Gerardo Fonseca, Juan Manuel Soler, Juan Pablo Victal, Laura Ivanschitz, Jair Navarrete
Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia,
Design year: 2008
Construction year: 2009-2010
Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China
Client: Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd, Inner Mongolia, China
Constructed Area: 1,000 sqm aprox

ORDOS 100 #46: Taller Territorial

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This villa is located in plot #97 of the ORDOS project.

Architects: Taller Territorial de Mexico
Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia,
Design year: 2008
Construction year: 2009-2010
Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China
Client: Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd, Inner Mongolia, China
Constructed Area: 1,000 sqm aprox

AD Round Up: ORDOS 100 Part II

While we keep showing you the 100 houses designed by 100 architects in ORDOS 100, we might as well remember the ones we published quite some time ago. You can also check Part I here.

1 #6: Rocker-Lange
The project called “Inside Out|Outside In” is part of the Ordos 100 project and discusses the relationship and fusion of interior and exterior space. Rocker – Lange calls for an architecture of milieu – that an architecture of the circumstances and conditions by which it is surrounded. An “Architecture of Milieu” no longer strictly (read more…)

2ORDOS 100 #7: MOS Architects
The relationship of the house to the sun is critical. In a climate such as Ordos’ which experiences hot summers and cold winters, it is the architectural form which integrates the effects of the sun’s light and heat with the comfort of the occupied spaces. The house controls heat and light through two primary aspects (read more…)

3ORDOS 100 #8: R&Sie(n)
R&Sie propose the continuation of this legend, to develop a topography which connects these two universes and which articulate the relation between two climates, one outdoor, dry, sandy and windy, and the other luminous, greens, and protected in interiorities. Water and its collecting are generating morphology of the movement of ground (read more…)

4ORDOS 100 #9: Sou Fujimoto
I propose a primordial place to live before a notional ‘house’ became a ‘house;’ when it was uncongealed to be all at once a house, a city, a garden, a forest, a prairie, the natural and the artificial. It is analogous to the ruins of ancient cities, to the natural landscapes, to the network of neural activities in a stimulated mind (read more…)

5ORDOS 100 #10: Johnston Marklee & Associates
The design of House House emerges from an interest in finding the most elemental model for a city. As a type, the gable roofed shed is one that transcends cultures and civilization. The instant this house proliferates bears the seed for the basic model of settlement. Considering pragmatic constraints, the siting of the house (read more…)

Ordos Art Museum / DnA

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Architects: DnA
Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia
Project team: Tiantian Xu,Guillaume Aubry,Yingnan Chen
Program: Museum
Client: Ordos Jiangyuan Water Engineering Co. Ltd
Design year: 2005-2006
Construction year: 2006-2007
Site area: 420 sqm
Building area: 270 sqm
Photographs: Savoye/Ruogu Zhou, Iwan Baan

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ORDOS 100 #45: Efrat‐Kowalsky Architects

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This villa is located in plot #45 of the ORDOS project.

Architects:
Project team: Meira Kowalsky, Zvi Efrat, Ariel Noyman, Keren Avni, Carmit Harnik‐Saar, Yonatan Cohen, Anna Smorodinsky, Charlotte Mutahada
Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia,
Design year: 2008
Construction year: 2009-2010
Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China
Client: Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd, Inner Mongolia, China
Constructed Area: 1,000 sqm aprox

Ordos Restaurant / Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design

Yazdani Studio shared with us the Ordos Restaurant they are building in the Mongolian Desert. As I told you before on our interview with Mehrdad Yazdani, was one of the first practices working on the new city, with one villa finishing construction  and also a Concert Hall and this restaurant (also nearing completion), public programs required by this huge development.

During the interview, Mehrdad told us about the importance of the central courtyard for passive cooling, required on this harsh climate. More details about the project after the break:

ORDOS 100 #44: Mass Studies

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This villa is located in plot #57 of the ORDOS project.

Architects: Mass Studies
Project Team: Minsuk Cho, Kisu Park, Joungwon Lee, Hyunseok Jung, Sanghoon Lee, Cheonkang Park, Joonhee Lee, Kyungmok Park
Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia,
Design year: 2008
Construction year: 2009-2010
Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China
Client: Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd, Inner Mongolia, China
Constructed Area: 1,000 sqm aprox

ORDOS 100 #43: Tatiana Bilbao

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This villa is located in plot #52 of the ORDOS project.

Architects: Tatiana Bilbao
Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia,
Design year: 2008
Construction year: 2009-2010
Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China
Client: Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd, Inner Mongolia, China
Constructed Area: 1,000 sqm aprox

ORDOS 100 #42: Rojkind Arquitectos

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This villa is located in plot #67 of the ORDOS project.

Architects: Rojkind Arquitectos
Project Principal: Michel
Project leader: Agustin Pereyra
Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia,
Project team: Juan Carlos Vidals (3D massing) Alejandro Biguria, Moritz Melchert, Mónica Orozco, Phillip Jung, José Moreno, Laura Rodriguez , Roberto Gil Will, Tere Levy, Alan Rahmane
Structural Engineer: Juan Felipe Heredia
Design year: 2008
Construction year: 2009-2010
Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China
Client: Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd, Inner Mongolia, China
Constructed Area: 1,000 sqm aprox

ORDOS 100 #41: Single Speed Design

This villa is located in plot #92 of the ORDOS project.

Architects: Single Speed Design
Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia,
Principals in Charge: Jinhee Park AIA, John Hong AIA/LEED
LProject team: Brett Albert, Frederick Peter Ortner, Matt Allen, Caroline Lang, Clara Wong, Bao Wei
Structural Engineer: Paul Kassabian, SGH Inc.
Design year: 2008
Construction year: 2009-2010
Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China
Client: Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd, Inner Mongolia, China
Constructed Area: 1,000 sqm aprox

ORDOS Villa: Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design

Architects: Yazdani Studio
Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia,
Design year: 2008
Construction year: 2009-2010
Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China

ORDOS 100 #40: Slade Architecture

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This villa is located in plot #31 of the ORDOS project.

Architects: Slade Architecture
Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia,
Design year: 2008
Construction year: 2009-2010
Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China
Client: Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd, Inner Mongolia, China
Constructed Area: 1,000 sqm aprox

AD Round Up: ORDOS 100 Part I

ORDOS 100 is a development in Inner Mongolia that you might have heard of. It consist of one hundred 1000sqm villas designed by 100 hip architects in 100 days, selected by Herzog & de Meuron over a master plan developed and curated by Ai Wei Wei (FAKE Design). So now we bring you our first Round Up of the first ORDOS project’s featured on ArchDaily.

#1: Alejandro Aravena Architects
We are going to feature the projected villas each week, and hopefully we manage to document all #100. We have contacted several offices already, but if you are part of ORDOS 100 and we haven´t got in touch with you, please use the contact form. We start with the villa by Alejandro Aravena (Chile). No project description, but you can understand some of the concept design from the sketches (read more…)

ORDOS 100 #2: Luca Selva Architects
The design-operation was to transform specific landscape beneath the plot in architecture, little lakes and ponds will be transformed into courtyards, dunes into spaces, topography into stores. This design-strategy points out a specific building closely related to the site. A specific villa with a specific shape, specific spaces and a specific shell in bricks. The villa is landscape transformed into architecture (read more…)

ORDOS 100 #3: nArchitects
Conceived as an Inner House within an Outer House, our villa combines two distinct spatial and thermal conditions. The Inner House is designed as a compact, essential house, containing 60% of the project’s total volume and 75% of its area. Outer House provides a protective enclosure, and a unique series of interconnected, voluminous, sky-lit spaces. This layered strategy responds (read more…)

ORDOS 100 #4: Rafi Segal
The building responds to the intersection of these economies by articulating a variable relation between private and public or “privacy and publicity.” The building alternates between a state of radical interiority providing an introvert retreat that gives away no image; and a state of total exhibitionism that publicly exposes its interiors. A series of pathways and spaces are carved out (read more…)

ORDOS 100 #5: HHF
The physical context for the Ordos 100 project is limited to climatical conditions and some few regulations by the master plan done by FAKE Design. Within Ordos 100, this project is simply the HHF house. It’s making an issue out of the fact that 99 other architects are simultaneously and independently planning 99 houses with an identical program within the same master plan (read more…)

ORDOS 100 #39: OBRA Architects

This villa is located in plot #16 of the ORDOS project.

Architects: OBRA Architects
Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia,
Principals in Charge: Pablo Castro, Jennifer Lee
Project team: Shin Kook Kang, Atsushi Koizumi, Sara Kim, Patricia Bohrer, Ricardo Escutia, Soojeong Jo, Jiyoung Kim, Mingkyu Kim, Yixin Liu, Doreen Lam, Alvaro Mayoral, Selin Semaan, Paula Zapolski
Structural/Mechanical Engineering: ARUP NY / Mahadev Raman, Brian Markham, Rajesh Shah
Design year: 2008
Construction year: 2009-2010
Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China
Client: Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd, Inner Mongolia, China
Constructed Area: 1,000 sqm aprox

ORDOS 100 by OBRA Architects

Last year there was an interesting exhibition on the ORDOS villas by 13 NY Architects, 13:100. During that time the Architectural League conducted short interviews with some architects asking them some interesting things about the project.

  • What was your initial reaction to the invitation? Did you ever consider not accepting the commission?
  • How aware were you of Ai Weiwei’s work when you accepted the commission? To what extent do you think we need to see the Ordos 100 project in the context of his work thus far?
  • Describe how you dealt with designing a private residence for an abstract client.
  • To what extent were you designing with Chinese construction technique and standards in mind? How is this reflected in your design?
  • Describe what is architecturally at stake in your project. What were you after architecturally?
  • How do you feel about your participation in the project now that the design phase is over?
  • What do you think of the site plan and the cumulative effect of the one hundred architectural interventions?
  • Can you imagine an equivalent development being built on the United States?
  • Describe how you think the sheer size of Ordos impacts the role and position of the architect.
  • Describe your dream commission.

See the answers by Pablo Castro from OBRA Architects. You can also see their villa on our following post.

ORDOS 100 #38: Iwamoto Scott

This villa is located in plot #43 of the ORDOS project.

Architects: Iwamoto Scott Architecture
Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia,
Principals in Charge: Lisa Iwamoto & Craig Scott
Project team: Blake Altshuler, Keith Plymale, Magda Melo, Sean Canty, Ryan Golenberg, Christina Kaneva
Projects Assistants: Jason Chang, Manuel Diaz, Ashley Li, Alan Lu, Doron Serban, Wei Huang, John Kim
Design year: 2008
Construction year: 2009-2010
Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China
Client: Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd, Inner Mongolia, China
Constructed Area: 1,000 sqm aprox

ORDOS 100 #37: Polaris Architects

This villa is located in plot #63 of the ORDOS project.

Architects: Polaris Architects
Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia,
Principals in Charge: Carole Schmit & François Thiry
Design year: 2008
Construction year: 2009-2010
Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China
Client: Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd, Inner Mongolia, China
Constructed Area: 1,000 sqm aprox