Shanghai Natural History Museum / Perkins+Will

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Architects: Perkins+Will
Location: 510 Bei Jing Xi Lu, Jingan Qu, Shi, , 200000
Area: 44517.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: James and Connor Steinkamp

Poggenpohl Shanghai Studio / OFA

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Architects: OFA
Location: NGS (Wanrong Road), Zhabei, , , 200072
Cost: CNY15,000,000
Area: 2200.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Nacasa & Partners

Student Accommodation / Wuyang Architecture

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Architects: Wuyang Architecture
Location: Jian Chuan Lu, Minhang Qu, Shi,
Project Architect: FENG Lu
Engineering: SRIBS
Area: 975.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: SU Shengliang

Video: Rob Whitworth, Stunning Cities in Hyperlapse

Witness the urban life of five stunning metropolises through the lens of Rob Whitworth with these “Vimeo Staff Pick” videos. From the unexplored urban life of the North Korean capital Pyongyang to the towering skyline of Dubai, each video explores an incredible sequence of daily living in cities across the planet. See more, including video from Kuala Lumpur and Shanghai, after the break.

Ennead Tapped to Design Shanghai Planetarium

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Ennead Architects has won an international competition to design the Planetarium. The “celestial” design hopes to elevate the Science and Technology Museum’s (SSTM) “scientific and technological capacity” while redefine the district Lingang upon its completion in 2018. 

“Drawing inspiration form astronomical principles, our design strategy provides a platform for the experience of orbital motion, and utilizes that as a metaphorical reference and generator of form,” says Ennead Architects.

Flask – The Press / Alberto Caiola

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Architects: Alberto Caiola
Location: Shanghai, Shanghai,
Area: 130.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Shen Zhonghai

Songjiang Art Campus / Archi-Union Architects

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Architects: Archi-Union Architects
Location: Si Zhuan Nan Lu, Songjiang Qu, Shanghai Shi,
Architect In Charge: Philip F. Yuan
Area: 150000.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects

Liquid Laundry / hcreates

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Architects: hcreates
Location: Xuhui, , China
Architect In Charge: Hannah Churchill
Branding & Graphic Design: The Orange Blowfish
Area: 700.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Seth Powers

Lone Ranger Hot Dog Shop / Linehouse

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Architects: Linehouse
Location: Wai Ma Lu, Huangpu Qu, Shi,
Area: 19.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Benoit Florencon

Kids Museum Of Glass / Coordination Asia

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Architects: Coordination Asia
Location: G+ Park, 685 Changjiang West Road, Baoshan, Shanghai,
Architect In Charge: Tilman Thürmer
Area: 2000.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Courtesy of Coordination Asia

Office Around a Tree / Lukstudio

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Architects: Lukstudio
Location: , , China
Design Team: Christina Luk, Wesley Shu, Scott Baker, Mavis Li
Area: 133.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Peter Dixie

The Platform / Lukstudio

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Architects: Lukstudio
Location: Nan Jing Dong Lu, Huangpu Qu, Shi, China, 200085
Design Team: Christina Luk, Scott Baker, Wesley Shu
Area: 50.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Peter Dixie

Waterfront Restaurant / Pro-Form Architects

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Architects: Pro-Form Architects
Location: 2801 Hu Yi Gong Lu, Jiading Qu, Shi,
Architect In Charge: WU Jing, LI Peng, HE Ru of Pro-Form Architects Limited
Area: 1500.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: LV Hengzhong

Huishan North Bund / EE&K a Perkins Eastman Company

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Architects: EE&K
Location: Hongkou, ,
Area: 255000.0 sqm
Photographs: Tim Griffith, Courtesy of Perkins Eastman, Gary Wei

Student Bathrooms / Wuyang Architecture

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Architects: Wuyang Architecture
Location: Jian Chuan Lu, Minhang Qu, Shi,
Architect: FENG Lu
Engineering: SRIBS
Area: 503.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: SU Shengliang, Courtesy of Wuyang Architecture

Container Sale Office / Atelier XÜK

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Architects: Atelier XÜK
Location: Qingpu, Shanghai,
Design Team: Liukenan Zhangxu Lujun Sunwenliang Chenxiao Lizheyuan Liang Wangqian
Area: 260.0 sqm
Photographs: Su shengliang

Aedas’ Leaf-Shaped Sales Gallery Nears Completion in Shanghai

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Aedas is nearing completion on the sales gallery for the mixed-use Shanghai Greenland Qingpu Xujing District complex. The gallery, shaped as a leaf, is designed to fit with the “clover leaf” concept of the nearby Qingpu Xujing Conference and Centre, in which it will be connected with by a pedestrian bridge.

Jean Prouvé’s Demountable House to be Exhibited at Design Shanghai 2015

Prouve House with Easy Armchair Chair and Committee Chair by Jeanneret. Image Courtesy of Forward

Marking the second edition of Design Shanghai, this year’s will take place March 2015 and will include over 300 exhibitors across three halls; Contemporary Design, Classic Design, and Collectible Design. Featured among the confirmed installations is Jean Prouvé’s Demountable House, a rare early example of prefabricated housing.

French architect Jean Prouvé is regarded as one of the twentieth century’s most influential designers, and is known for combining bold elegance with economy of means in a socially conscious manner. He is also recognized for his manufacturing firm, Les Ateliers Jean Prouvé, where he designed and produced lightweight metal furniture in collaboration with some of the most well known designers of the time. One such designer was Pierre Jeanneret, a Swiss architect and furniture designer who often worked with his more famous cousin, Le Corbusier.

Read on after the break to learn more about this year’s featured exhibition.