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Ennead Tapped to Design Shanghai Planetarium

15:37 - 9 March, 2015
Ennead Tapped to Design Shanghai Planetarium, © Thomas Wong / Ennead Architects
© Thomas Wong / Ennead Architects

Ennead Architects has won an international competition to design the Shanghai Planetarium. The “celestial” design hopes to elevate the Shanghai 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.

© Thomas Wong / Ennead Architects © Thomas Wong / Ennead Architects © Thomas Wong / Ennead Architects © Thomas Wong / Ennead Architects +15

Flask - The Press / Alberto Caiola

20:00 - 7 March, 2015
© Shen Zhonghai
© Shen Zhonghai

© Shen Zhonghai © Shen Zhonghai © Shen Zhonghai © Shen Zhonghai +15

Songjiang Art Campus / Archi-Union Architects

21:00 - 4 March, 2015
Songjiang Art Campus  / Archi-Union Architects, Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects
Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects

Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects +43

Lone Ranger Hot Dog Shop / Linehouse

01:00 - 17 February, 2015
Lone Ranger Hot Dog Shop / Linehouse, © Benoit Florençon
© Benoit Florençon

© Benoit Florençon © Benoit Florençon © Benoit Florençon © Benoit Florençon +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Wai Ma Lu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
  • Area

    19.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Kids Museum Of Glass / Coordination Asia

01:00 - 12 February, 2015
Kids Museum Of Glass  / Coordination Asia , Courtesy of Coordination Asia
Courtesy of Coordination Asia

Courtesy of Coordination Asia Courtesy of Coordination Asia Courtesy of Coordination Asia Courtesy of Coordination Asia +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    G+ Park, 685 Changjiang West Road, Baoshan, Shanghai, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Tilman Thürmer
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Coordination Asia

Office Around a Tree / Lukstudio

01:00 - 26 December, 2014
Office Around a Tree / Lukstudio, © Peter Dixie
© Peter Dixie

© Peter Dixie © Peter Dixie © Peter Dixie © Peter Dixie +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, Shanghai, China
  • Design Team

    Christina Luk, Wesley Shu, Scott Baker, Mavis Li
  • Area

    133.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

The Platform / Lukstudio

01:00 - 25 December, 2014
The Platform / Lukstudio, © Peter Dixie
© Peter Dixie

© Peter Dixie © Peter Dixie © Peter Dixie © Peter Dixie +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nan Jing Dong Lu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200085
  • Design Team

    Christina Luk, Scott Baker, Wesley Shu
  • Area

    50.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Waterfront Restaurant / Pro-Form Architects

01:00 - 18 December, 2014
Waterfront Restaurant / Pro-Form Architects, © LV Hengzhong
© LV Hengzhong

© LV Hengzhong © LV Hengzhong © LV Hengzhong © LV Hengzhong +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    2801 Hu Yi Gong Lu, Jiading Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
  • Architect in Charge

    WU Jing, LI Peng, HE Ru of Pro-Form Architects Limited
  • Area

    1500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Huishan North Bund / EE&K a Perkins Eastman Company

01:00 - 16 December, 2014
Huishan North Bund  / EE&K a Perkins Eastman Company, © Tim Griffith
© Tim Griffith

© Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hongkou, Shanghai, China
  • Area

    255000.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Tim Griffith, Courtesy of Perkins Eastman, Gary Wei

Student Bathrooms / Wuyang Architecture

01:00 - 5 December, 2014
Student Bathrooms / Wuyang Architecture, © SU Shengliang
© SU Shengliang

© SU Shengliang © SU Shengliang © SU Shengliang © SU Shengliang +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jian Chuan Lu, Minhang Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
  • Architect

    FENG Lu
  • Engineering

    SRIBS
  • Area

    503.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    SU Shengliang, Courtesy of Wuyang Architecture

Container Sale Office / Atelier XÜK

01:00 - 24 November, 2014
Container Sale Office / Atelier XÜK, © Su shengliang
© Su shengliang

© Su shengliang © Su shengliang © Su shengliang © Su shengliang +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Qingpu, Shanghai, China
  • Design Team

    Liukenan Zhangxu Lujun Sunwenliang Chenxiao Lizheyuan Liang Wangqian
  • Area

    260.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Aedas' Leaf-Shaped Sales Gallery Nears Completion in Shanghai

01:00 - 16 November, 2014
Aedas' Leaf-Shaped Sales Gallery Nears Completion in Shanghai, Sales Gallery. Image Courtesy of Aedas
Sales Gallery. Image Courtesy of Aedas

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 Exhibition Centre, in which it will be connected with by a pedestrian bridge. 

Overview. Image Courtesy of Aedas Shopping Mall. Image Courtesy of Aedas Shopping Mall. Image Courtesy of Aedas Hotel. Image Courtesy of Aedas +24

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

00:00 - 9 November, 2014
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
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 exhibition 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.

How I Built A New China: A talk with Expo 2010 Planner Siegfried Zhiqiang Wu

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
How I Built A New China: A talk with Expo 2010 Planner Siegfried Zhiqiang Wu, The main entrance of the Shanghai 2010 Expo. Image © Weixuan Wei
The main entrance of the Shanghai 2010 Expo. Image © Weixuan Wei

"We need a new generation of cities in China" - Siegfried Zhiqiang Wu

As the tide of urbanization sweeps across most of the developing areas in China, the building frenzy has become a Chinese phenomenon. Some people are making money from it, some people are getting power from it, and some people are worrying about it. Recently, a new set of policies and reports have been published by the Chinese central government, and the whole society seems to be boosted by the new talk of a Chinese Dream. But, what is really happening inside China? Can it absorb this enormous growth? And, will urbanization continue in a proper way?

As the chief planner of the 2010 Shanghai Expo, Siegfried Zhiqiang Wu has been deeply involved for years in many of China’s main urbanization projects. It was almost midnight when we met Professor Wu in Shanghai, and although Wu had just gotten off a night flight from Beijing, his passion, frankness and intelligence remained undoubtedly impressive. In the following edited talk with interviewer Juan Yan, Professor Wu discusses China's dramatic urbanization, its architectural culture and the future of smart cities.

1305 Studio Office / 1305 Studio

01:00 - 20 October, 2014
1305 Studio Office / 1305 Studio, © Shen Photography
© Shen Photography

© Shen Photography © Shen Photography © Shen Photography © Shen Photography +36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Changhua Road, Xuhui, Shanghai, China
  • Corporate Identity

    SHEN QIANG
  • Area

    306.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Interactive Infographic Tracks the Growth of the World's Megacities

00:00 - 11 October, 2014
Interactive Infographic Tracks the Growth of the World's Megacities, Tokyo remains the world's largest city, but is beginning to see competition from the world's other megacities. Image © Flickr CC User Les Taylor
Tokyo remains the world's largest city, but is beginning to see competition from the world's other megacities. Image © Flickr CC User Les Taylor

With more than 7 billion people now alive, the greatest population growth over the last century has occurred in urban areas. Now, a new series of interactive maps entitled "The Age of Megacities" and developed by software company ESRI allows us to visualize these dramatic effects and see just how this growth has shaped the geography of 10 of the world’s 28 megacities. Defined as areas with continuous urban development of over 10 million people, the number of megacities in the world is expected to increase, and while Tokyo still tops the list as the world’s largest megacity, other cities throughout Asia are quickly catching up. Find out more after the break.

ChenJiaShan Park Tea Lounge Renovation / Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects

01:00 - 9 October, 2014
ChenJiaShan Park Tea Lounge Renovation / Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects, © Jeremy San
© Jeremy San

© Jeremy San © Jeremy San © Jeremy San © Jeremy San +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jiading, Shanghai, China
  • Design Team

    Liu Yuyang, Benson Chen, Jimmy Poek, Yongjiang Liang, Gang Zhao
  • Area

    850.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Long Museum West Bund / Atelier Deshaus

01:00 - 8 October, 2014
Long Museum West Bund / Atelier Deshaus, © Su Shengliang
© Su Shengliang

© Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Xia Zhi +36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Longteng Avenue, Xuhui, Shanghai, China, 200231
  • Architect in Charge

    Liu Yichun, Chen Yifeng
  • Design Team

    Liu Yichun, Chen Yifeng, Wang Longhai, Wang Weishi, Wu Zhenghui, Wang Xuepei, Chen Kun
  • Area

    33007.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs