The Cellar / Chiasmus Partners

01:00 - 17 January, 2014
© Aaron Qiao
© Aaron Qiao
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Architect in Charge

    James Wei Ke, Hyunho Lee, AIA
  • Design Team

    Laura Pumar, Yin Fengkun, WuShuang, Jiang Miaowei,Zhang Wei, Liu Dewei, Xie Siyu, Qiao Ya , Wang Lihui, Zeng Shihua, Aude Pelamourgue, Huang Ying, Gong Nan, Zhou Wanru
  • Project Manager

    Zhao Xinghua
  • Team Leader

    Li Xiaoqing
  • Technical advisor

    Yu Minggui
  • Lighting Design

    United Artist Lighting
  • Area

    725.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Aaron Qiao

© Aaron Qiao © Aaron Qiao © Aaron Qiao © Aaron Qiao +25

Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Glass

01:00 - 15 January, 2014

To celebrate the launch of ArchDaily Materials, our new product catalog, we've rounded up 10 awesome projects from around the world that were inspired by one material: glass. Check out the projects after the break...

Shanghai Vanke / Tsushima Design Studio

01:00 - 2 January, 2014
© Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Landscape Architects

    Studio on Site
  • Collaborators

    Kobayashi Maki Design Workshop, Inc. (KMDW)
  • Area

    23320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +25

Shanghai Flower Garden Square / Real Time Architecture

01:00 - 24 December, 2013
Courtesy of RTA Office
Courtesy of RTA Office

The concept of the new Shanghai Flower Garden Square by Real Time Architecture  (RTA-Office) is a reinterpretation of a traditional Chinese home. Ten villas merge to form a series of sequential spaces, replacing the conventional building type of the single, stand-alone villa. The 45 square meter landscape, thus, finds its way throughout the units’ interiors, synchronizing interior and exterior user activities.

Under Armour / Marc Thorpe Design

01:00 - 20 December, 2013

Folding Red / Jike Zhicheng

01:00 - 14 December, 2013
Courtesy of Jike Zhicheng
Courtesy of Jike Zhicheng
  • Architects

    Jike Zhicheng
  • Location

    Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai, China
  • Collaborate Design

    Tonghe Shanzhi
  • Area

    320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Jike Zhicheng

Courtesy of Jike Zhicheng Courtesy of Jike Zhicheng Courtesy of Jike Zhicheng Courtesy of Jike Zhicheng +30

Foster and Heatherwick Collaborate to Design Shanghai Finance Center

01:00 - 4 December, 2013
© Foster + Partners
© Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners has joined forces with Heatherwick Studio to design the new Bund Finance Centre (BFC) in the heart of historic Shanghai. The mixed-use, waterfront destination will serve as the “end point” to the city’s most famous street, as well as a prime connection between the old town, the Bund, and the new financial district. 

Rok Oman, Principal of OFIS Architects, to Give "Architour" Lecture in Shanghai

00:00 - 2 December, 2013
Courtesy of OFIS architects
Courtesy of OFIS architects

As part of the CA Group's lecture series, "Architour," principal of OFIS architects, Rok Oman, will lecture on December 7th at the Tongji Architectural Design Co. in Shanghai.  For 2013 through 2015, "Architour" has as its theme "New Force of Architecture - Leading Young Architects": each year, the CA Group will select nine young, global leaders in architecture (four from Asia and five from the West) to lecture on topics that cross typologies and disciplines, from architectural design, urban planning to interior design. Sou Fujimoto and Hirata Akihisa were the series' first speakers.

Glass office SOHO China / AIM Architecture

01:00 - 19 November, 2013
© Jerry Yin
© Jerry Yin
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Architects

    Wendy Saunders, Vincent de Graaf, German Roig, Carter Chen and Jiao Yan
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Jerry Yin

© Jerry Yin © Jerry Yin © Jerry Yin © Jerry Yin +20

Shanghai West Bund Biennial Pavilions / SHL Architects

01:00 - 4 November, 2013
Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects +10

Sky SOHO Leasing Showroom / GAP Architects

01:00 - 29 October, 2013
© Raymond Lau & Jerry Yin
© Raymond Lau & Jerry Yin
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Principal designer’s name

    Raymond Lau
  • Design team members

    Raymond Lau, Yandong Ren, Jiabao Zhao
  • Area

    350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Raymond Lau & Jerry Yin

© Raymond Lau & Jerry Yin © Raymond Lau & Jerry Yin © Raymond Lau & Jerry Yin © Raymond Lau & Jerry Yin +22

Camper Showroom / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

01:00 - 24 October, 2013
© Dirk Weiblen
© Dirk Weiblen
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Lyndon Neri & Rossana Hu
  • Associates

    Alex Mok, Peter Eland
  • Designers

    Lina Hsieh, Jacqueline Min, Ni Duan
  • Senior Associate – Graphics

    Christine Neri
  • Senior Project Manager

    Siwei Ren
  • Graphic Designer

    Hao Zhou
  • Senior Associate – Product Designer

    Brian Lo
  • Senior Product Designer

    Jean-Philippe Bonzon
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Dirk Weiblen

© Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen +14

Bubble Building / 3GATTI Architecture Studio

01:00 - 12 October, 2013
Skyline View. Image Courtesy of 3GATTI
Skyline View. Image Courtesy of 3GATTI

The Bubble Building, a "renovation of a common, old and unattractive building" in the centre of Shanghai, is a simple design containing complex environmental qualities. Unlike a conventional retrofit or renovation, 3GATTI's proposal places inflatables made of white antibacterial technical outdoor nylon, in front of the windows on the existing building. Their concept was to "create an icon-building, a kind of landmark very easy to recognize, a kind of sculpture with a strong character able to detach itself from the boring cityscape" with the ultimate aim to attract customers to rent both the office and commercial spaces.

Apple Patents Glass Cylinder Design

00:00 - 10 October, 2013
Courtesy of Apple
Courtesy of Apple

Apple has successfully secured a patent for the cylindrical, glass entrance to its Shanghai store. After trademarking the design and layout of its retail stores last January, this is one more battle Apple has won for copyrighting its signature look.

More on the patented design after the break.

Red Wall / 3Gatti Architecture Studio

01:00 - 28 September, 2013
© Shen Qiang & Daniele Mattioli
© Shen Qiang & Daniele Mattioli
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Chief architect

    Francesco Gatti
  • Project manager

    Summer Nie
  • Collaborators

    Zhengxin Ni, Michele Ruju, Charles Mariambourg, Yanmin Sun, Furion Huang, Karen Cheung
  • Structural engineer and local institute

    Shanghai Orient Architectural design & Research Institute CO. LTD.
  • Area

    14300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

    Shen Qiang & Daniele Mattioli

© Shen Qiang & Daniele Mattioli © Shen Qiang & Daniele Mattioli © Shen Qiang & Daniele Mattioli © Shen Qiang & Daniele Mattioli +13

The Commune Social / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

00:00 - 28 August, 2013
©  Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute

©  Pedro Pegenaute ©  Pedro Pegenaute ©  Pedro Pegenaute ©  Pedro Pegenaute +9

Design Republic Design Commune / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

01:00 - 20 August, 2013
© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Partners in Charge

    Lyndon Neri & Rossana Hu
  • Associate in Charge

    Cai Chun Yan
  • Design Team

    Wang Yan, Fu Ying, Guo Peng, Peter Eland, Jonas Hultman, Markus Stoecklein, Christina Cho, Jeongyon Mimi Kim, Ella Ye Lu, Federico Saralvo, Zhao Lei, Xiao Lei, Darcy Tang
  • Product Team

    Brian Lo, Zhao Yun, Nicolas Fardet, Chen Xiaowen
  • Graphic Team

    Christine Neri, Hao Zhou, Evelyn Chiu, Siwei Ren
  • Area

    2400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute +12

Google Timelapse Reveals Effects of Rapid Urbanization

00:00 - 18 August, 2013
This satellite image of Bolivia shows dramatic deforestation in the Amazon Basin. Courtesy of Google.
This satellite image of Bolivia shows dramatic deforestation in the Amazon Basin. Courtesy of Google.

NASA, in cooperation with TIME and Google, has unveiled startling timelapse images of Earth from orbit collected by NASA's Landsat program since 1984. This program, created not for spycraft but for monitoring the way in which humans are rapidly altering the surface of the planet, consists of eight satellites that have collected millions of pictures in the course of two generations. When sifted through, cleaned up and stitched together, these pictures come together to create a high-definition slideshow that reveals some of the drastic changes our planet is undergoing - most notably through widespread urbanization.