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Rope Wave Office / Usual Studio + ten-arch

22:00 - 17 July, 2017
Rope Wave Office / Usual Studio + ten-arch, Courtesy of Usual Studio + ten-arch
Courtesy of Usual Studio + ten-arch

Courtesy of Usual Studio + ten-arch Courtesy of Usual Studio + ten-arch Courtesy of Usual Studio + ten-arch Courtesy of Usual Studio + ten-arch +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Designer

    LIN Jingrui
  • Design Team

    LIN Jingrui, WEN Xin, CHEN Jia, WANG Kunhui
  • Area

    170.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

Runner Camp Flagship Store / PRISM DESIGN + OFFICE COASTLINE

20:00 - 11 July, 2017
Runner Camp Flagship Store / PRISM DESIGN + OFFICE COASTLINE, © Alessandro Wang
© Alessandro Wang

© Alessandro Wang © Alessandro Wang © Alessandro Wang © Alessandro Wang +25

How OMA's First Project in Shanghai Acts As a Connecting Element for the City

09:30 - 6 July, 2017

#donotsettle is an online video project created by Wahyu Pratomo and Kris Provoost about architecture and the way it is perceived by its users. Having published a number of videos on ArchDaily over the past two years, Pratomo and Provoost are now launching an exclusive column, “#donotsettle extra,” which will accompany some of their #donotsettle videos with in-depth textual analysis of the buildings they visit.

After a stop in Doha to visit IM Pei’s Museum of Islamic Art, and a peek inside MVRDV’s house office in Rotterdam, we are bringing you to Shanghai for our 3rd #donotsettle Extra column. Last week we visited OMA’s first project in Shanghai, the Lujiazui Exhibition Centre, and had the privilege to get a sneak preview before it opens to the public in the next months. Please tag along!

© Wahyu Pratomo and Kris Provoost © Wahyu Pratomo and Kris Provoost © Wahyu Pratomo and Kris Provoost © Wahyu Pratomo and Kris Provoost +17

Longnan Garden Social Housing Estate / Atelier GOM

20:00 - 30 June, 2017
Longnan Garden Social Housing Estate / Atelier GOM , © CreatAR Images
© CreatAR Images

© CreatAR Images © CreatAR Images © CreatAR Images © CreatAR Images +48

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lane 336, Longshui South Road, Xuhui District, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Zhang Jiajing
  • Design Team

    Xu Wenbin, Huang Wei, Xu Cong, Yi Bowen, Zhang Qicheng
  • Area

    48112.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Lane 189 / UNStudio

11:00 - 28 June, 2017
Lane 189 / UNStudio, © Eric Jap
© Eric Jap

© Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Leads Architects

    Ben van Berkel, Hannes Pfau
  • Area

    38800.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Shanghai Baoye Center / LYCS Architecture

20:00 - 13 June, 2017
Shanghai Baoye Center / LYCS Architecture, © HU Xianjuan
© HU Xianjuan

© SU Shengliang © HU Xianjuan © SU Shengliang © SU Shengliang +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Project Team

    RUAN Hao, ZHAN Yuan, Gary He, LI Yan, TONG Chaochao, JIN Shanliang, Devin Jernigan
  • Architect of Record

    Zhejiang Baoye Architecture Design and Research Institute SINOBAU
  • Area

    27394.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Heatherwick Studio and Foster+Partners' Bund Finance Centre in Shanghai Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu

04:00 - 8 June, 2017

Located in central Shanghai, this multifunctional arts and culture complex is part of the Bund Finance Centre – a joint project between London-based practices Heatherwick Studio and Foster+Partners. Sitting between the old town and the new financial district, this new space combines exhibition and events spaces with a performance venue inspired, according to the architects, "by the open stages of traditional Chinese theatres." Of most visual interest is the building's mechanical "moving veil," captured here by photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu.

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu +37

Herschel Supply China Office / Linehouse

19:00 - 5 June, 2017
Herschel Supply China Office / Linehouse, © Jonathan Leijonhufvud
© Jonathan Leijonhufvud

© Jonathan Leijonhufvud © Jonathan Leijonhufvud © Jonathan Leijonhufvud © Jonathan Leijonhufvud +13

Underground Forest in Onepark Gubei / Wutopia Lab

20:00 - 22 May, 2017
Underground Forest in Onepark Gubei / Wutopia Lab, © CreatAR - AI Qing & SHI Kaicheng
© CreatAR - AI Qing & SHI Kaicheng

© CreatAR - AI Qing & SHI Kaicheng © CreatAR - AI Qing & SHI Kaicheng © CreatAR - AI Qing & SHI Kaicheng © CreatAR - AI Qing & SHI Kaicheng +26

WoW Lab / Wutopia Lab

20:00 - 11 May, 2017

© CreatAR Images & Momo Chen © CreatAR Images & Momo Chen © CreatAR Images & Momo Chen © CreatAR Images & Momo Chen +36

  • Architects

  • Location

    No. 6555 Boyuan Road, Jiading District, Shanghai, China, 201804, Shanghai, China
  • Chief Architect

    Ting Yu
  • Project Architect

    Bob Hu
  • Photography

    CreatAR Images (Qing Ai, Kai-Cheng Shi), Momo Chen
  • Area

    180.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

#donotsettle Gives a Critical Tour of Perkins+Will’s Shanghai Natural History Museum

09:30 - 7 May, 2017

In #donotsettle’s latest escapade, architect Kris Provoost scrutinizes Perkins+Will’s Shanghai Natural History Museum. The boyishly charming and ever-inquisitive vlogger presents a unique POV tour of the unusual building situated in the middle of the Jing'an Sculpture Park.

Over a soundtrack of slick house music, Provoost offers up tidbits that cannot be gleaned from a photo. As he approaches the structure, he points out topographical aspects, the relationship of the structure to its context, and various construction details. The rapid-fire architectural observations are often punctuated by brief cross-sectional sketches that augment the experiential commentary.

© James and Connor Steinkamp © James and Connor Steinkamp © James and Connor Steinkamp © James and Connor Steinkamp +5

Which Cities Have the Most Skyscrapers?

09:30 - 27 April, 2017
Which Cities Have the Most Skyscrapers?

There’s a lot that the presence of skyscrapers can say about a city. They can be indicators of anything from wealth to modernization to density, or a combination of all three, depending on where you look. This potential to observe trends in a city through the height of its buildings makes data on those buildings valuable to a multitude of industries, so companies like Emporis conduct and distribute research on topics like the newest, tallest, and most expensive buildings in the world. Keep reading to find out about the ten tall cities that are home to the largest number of skyscrapers—as defined by Emporis' definition of a building that is 100 meters or more.

This Photoseries Captures the State of China’s Renowned Architectural Icons

06:00 - 20 April, 2017
This Photoseries Captures the State of China’s Renowned Architectural Icons, © Kris Provoost
© Kris Provoost

A simultaneous celebration of their cultural iconicity and distillation from their various contexts, Beautified China is a photographic essay by Kris Provoost (one-half of the vlogging duo behind #donotsettle) that tracks the evolution of Chinese architectural landmarks over the course of the past 7 years. Beginning his investigation with the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, Provoost considers a decade of architecture proposed for China by the profession’s biggest names, many of which have been built now with monumental reputations in rising cities. 

“Most ‘starchitects’ had their chance to build, or to fulfill their wildest dreams,” explains Provoost. “Some of them became landmarks: CCTV headquarters by Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren or the Bird’s Nest/National Stadium by Herzog and de Meuron for example. Others have turned a suburb into a new center, or have established a new city on its own.”

International Youth Centre / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Kris Provoost China Pavilion / JingTang. Image © Kris Provoost British Pavilion / Heatherwick Studio. Image © Kris Provoost Galaxy SOHO / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Kris Provoost +22

Shanghai Landmark Center / Aedas

20:00 - 15 April, 2017
Shanghai Landmark Center  / Aedas, Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Director

    Cary Lau
  • Area

    0.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

Could Electric Cars Turn Gas Stations Into the Community Hubs of the Future?

09:30 - 15 April, 2017
Could Electric Cars Turn Gas Stations Into the Community Hubs of the Future?, Courtesy of Ennead Architects/Ennead Lab
Courtesy of Ennead Architects/Ennead Lab

One general trend in today's Information Age involves the absolute transmutation of downtime into productivity or engagement of any kind, however meaningless. We hear it all the time: we have lost our ability to be still. However, as a team at Ennead Lab has observed, some of the same technologies that are causing this shift in routine also have the potential to open new, empty pockets of time in our daily lives, and affect the built spaces with which we interact. 

Tasked with designing an electric car charging station for a development in Shanghai, Ennead realized that the five hours required to fill up a single standard charge necessitate a place for customers to wait. In an article on Metropolis Magazine, they show that the promise of transportation-less people to stick around in one place for such a period of time opens up a host of possibilities for what could fill the latency period; the Shanghai project, however, focuses on the opportunity to create a civic space. The team has imagined the modern "gas station" as a vertical charging tower that calls upon the functionality of urban parking elevators in the 20th century, this time clad in reflective silver to serve as a beacon for customers in search of a charge. Rather than standalone charge-park towers, the projects are integrated into a system that encourages patrons to walk to neighboring zones to eat, shop, and socialize while they wait. 

OMA to Regenerate Historic Columbia Circle in Shanghai

11:50 - 3 April, 2017
OMA to Regenerate Historic Columbia Circle in Shanghai, Photograph by Frans Parthesius, Courtesy of OMA
Photograph by Frans Parthesius, Courtesy of OMA

OMA, in collaboration with local architects ECADI and landscape architects West 8, has developed a new mixed-use masterplan for Columbia Circle in the center of Shanghai. Layered with rich history, the site contains preserved colonial monuments, former industrial buildings and 1920’s country club buildings by architect Elliott Hazzard – these elements will be renewed and transformed by the master plan to return Columbia Circle into one of Shanghai’s most prominent public spaces.

Photograph by Frans Parthesius, Courtesy of OMA Photograph by Frans Parthesius, Courtesy of OMA © OMA © OMA +12

Sasaki Unveils Design for Sunqiao, a 100-Hectare Urban Farming District in Shanghai

16:00 - 2 April, 2017
Sasaki Unveils Design for Sunqiao, a 100-Hectare Urban Farming District in Shanghai, Courtesy of Sasaki
Courtesy of Sasaki

With nearly 24 million inhabitants to feed and a decline in the availability and quality of agricultural land, the Chinese megacity of Shanghai is set to realize the Sunqiao Urban Agricultural District, a 100-hectare masterplan designed by US-based firm Sasaki Associates. Situated between Shanghai’s main international airport and the city center, Sunqiao will introduce large-scale vertical farming to the city of soaring skyscrapers. While primarily responding to the growing agricultural demand in the region, Sasaki’s vision goes further, using urban farming as a dynamic living laboratory for innovation, interaction, and education.

Courtesy of Sasaki Courtesy of Sasaki Courtesy of Sasaki Courtesy of Sasaki +17

Eight Tenths Garden / Wutopia Lab

02:00 - 27 March, 2017
Eight Tenths Garden / Wutopia Lab, © CreatAR
© CreatAR

© CreatAR © CreatAR © CreatAR © CreatAR +25