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Beijing

Beijing Capital Museum / AREP

20:00 - 20 February, 2018
Beijing Capital Museum / AREP, © D. Boy de la Tour
© D. Boy de la Tour

© D. Boy de la Tour © D. Boy de la Tour © D. Boy de la Tour © D. Boy de la Tour + 21

BLUFISH restaurant / SODA architects

20:00 - 16 February, 2018
© Xiyu Chen
© Xiyu Chen

© Xiyu Chen © Xiyu Chen © Xiyu Chen © Xiyu Chen + 12

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    138 Wang Fu Jing Da Jie, Wangfujing, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
  • Designers in Charge

    Yuan Jiang, Chen Song, Fei Chen
  • Construction

    Shanghai Jin Sheng Building Decoration Engineering Co. Ltd
  • Area

    210.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Layering Courtyard in Beijing / ARCHSTUDIO

20:00 - 12 February, 2018
Layering Courtyard in Beijing / ARCHSTUDIO, Multiple Function Room. Image © CreatAR Images
Multiple Function Room. Image © CreatAR Images

Looking Down. Image © CreatAR Images Entrance. Image © CreatAR Images Multiple Function Hall. Image © CreatAR Images Night View. Image © Jin Weiqi + 59

The Renovation of a Hutong House / Chaoffice

21:50 - 7 February, 2018
The Renovation of a Hutong House / Chaoffice, © Zhi Cheng, Wen Hou
© Zhi Cheng, Wen Hou

© Zhi Cheng, Wen Hou © Zhi Cheng, Wen Hou © Zhi Cheng, Wen Hou © Zhi Cheng, Wen Hou + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Zhi Cheng
  • Area

    28.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Studio Cottage / Christian Taeubert + Sun Min

20:00 - 3 February, 2018
© Boris Shiu
© Boris Shiu

© Boris Shiu © Boris Shiu © Boris Shiu © Boris Shiu + 20

BMLZ Villa Office / Tsutsumi & Associates

19:00 - 2 February, 2018
BMLZ Villa Office / Tsutsumi & Associates, © Hiromatsu Misa, Yuming Song
© Hiromatsu Misa, Yuming Song

© Hiromatsu Misa, Yuming Song © Hiromatsu Misa, Yuming Song © Hiromatsu Misa, Yuming Song © Hiromatsu Misa, Yuming Song + 50

JIAKUN Architects Selected to Design First Foreign Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in Beijing

16:15 - 31 January, 2018
JIAKUN Architects Selected to Design First Foreign Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in Beijing, Render of the Serpentine Pavilion Beijing 2018, Design by Jiakun Architects. Image © JIAKUN Architects
Render of the Serpentine Pavilion Beijing 2018, Design by Jiakun Architects. Image © JIAKUN Architects

The Serpentine Galleries has announced the expansion of their popular summer pavilion program, collaborating with Beijing’s WF Central to commission the inaugural Serpentine Pavilion Beijing. The first Serpentine Pavilion to be built outside of the Galleries’ Kensington Gardens home in London, the Beijing Pavilion will be located just 600 meters away from the historic Forbidden City in the Dongcheng District, where it will host a program of cultural activities and events.

The inaugural pavilion has been designed by emerging Chinese studio JIAKUN Architects, led by architect Liu Jiakun. Drawing both from the historical and social of Beijing and from the storied 17-year history of the Serpentine Pavilion commission, the design features an arched form that balances forces of tensions and compression.

Render of the Serpentine Pavilion Beijing 2018, Design by Jiakun Architects. Image © JIAKUN Architects Render of the Serpentine Pavilion Beijing 2018, Design by Jiakun Architects. Image © JIAKUN Architects Render of the Serpentine Pavilion Beijing 2018, Design by Jiakun Architects. Image © JIAKUN Architects Render of the Serpentine Pavilion Beijing 2018, Design by Jiakun Architects. Image © JIAKUN Architects + 5

Big Fish & Begonia Film Studio / hyperSity Architects

00:00 - 31 January, 2018
© Chuan Zuo
© Chuan Zuo

© Chuan Zuo © Chuan Zuo Library. Image © Chuan Zuo © Chuan Zuo + 39

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jili International Art Unit, Jinwei Rd, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, China
  • Lead Architects

    Yang Shi, Manyu Yin
  • Client

    B&T Film Group
  • Area

    1250.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Guardian Art Center in Beijing / Büro Ole Scheeren

22:00 - 24 January, 2018
Guardian Art Center in Beijing / Büro Ole Scheeren, View from North Plaza. Image © Iwan Baan
View from North Plaza. Image © Iwan Baan

View to Ground Staircase. Image © Iwan Baan Interior View to Grand Staircase. Image © Iwan Baan Ground Floor Lobby. Image © Iwan Baan View to Forbidden City and Jingshan Park . Image Courtesy of Buro Ole Scheeren + 15

Wujiachang Kindergarten / Atelier Fronti

22:00 - 15 January, 2018
Wujiachang Kindergarten / Atelier Fronti, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

© Hao Chen © Hao Chen © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi + 39

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lianhuachi W Rd, GongZhuFen/WanShou Lu, Haidian Qu, Beijing Shi, China
  • Lead Architects

    Yun Wang
  • Design Team

    Rufeng Wang, Guannan Zhao, Keping Ji, Zhengyan Li, Xin Zhao
  • Area

    2300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Xiezuo Hutong Capsule Hotel in Beijing / B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio

20:00 - 13 January, 2018
Xiezuo Hutong Capsule Hotel in Beijing / B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio, © Ruijing Photo
© Ruijing Photo

© Ruijing Photo © Ruijing Photo © Ruijing Photo © Ruijing Photo + 37

  • Architects

  • Location

    44 Xie Zuo Hu Tong, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Shuhei Aoyama, Yoko Fujii, Lei Du
  • Client

    ZIROOM Hotel Management Co., Ltd
  • Area

    1150.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Dongrun Apartment Building / Praxis d’Architecture

22:00 - 10 January, 2018
© Zhou Ruogu, Jin Fengzhe
© Zhou Ruogu, Jin Fengzhe

© Zhou Ruogu, Jin Fengzhe © Zhou Ruogu, Jin Fengzhe Blue Stone Cladding © Zhou Ruogu, Jin Fengzhe + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Songzhuang, Beijing,China
  • Project Architect

    Di Shaohua
  • Design Team

    Di Xiangjie, Liu Xing, Zhang Xiaodong, Feng Shuxian, Feng Jiancheng
  • Area

    21500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

The MaoHaus / AntiStatics Architecture

00:00 - 5 January, 2018
MaoHaus Exterior. Image © Xia Zhi
MaoHaus Exterior. Image © Xia Zhi

MaoHaus Night. Image © Xia Zhi MaoHaus Exterior. Image © Xia Zhi MaoHaus Detail. Image © Xia Zhi MaoHaus Site. Image © Xia Zhi + 52

  • Architects

  • Location

    Banqiao South Alley, Beijing, China
  • Principal Architects

    Martin Miller, Mo Zheng
  • Design Team

    Luke Theodorius E. D. Santoso, Zhiwen Sun, Frank Lee
  • Fabrication and Installation

    eGrow
  • Area

    2000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

XinXian Inn Hotel / penda

09:00 - 3 January, 2018
© Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

© Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chaoyangmen S Alley, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
  • Design Team

    Chris Precht, Dayong Sun, Jing Wang, Yu Zizhi Li Pengchong, Wen Xu, Mingxue Sun
  • Area

    1000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Spring Whispers Book Club / FON STUDIO

22:00 - 25 December, 2017
Courtesy of FON STUDIO
Courtesy of FON STUDIO

Courtesy of FON STUDIO Courtesy of FON STUDIO Courtesy of FON STUDIO Courtesy of FON STUDIO + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Changxiang 5th Alley, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
  • Project Team

    Boan Jin, Hongzhen Li, Shuanghua Luo, Yanquan Ouyang
  • Area

    70.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017

Good Time Community Center / B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio

22:00 - 15 December, 2017

© Ruijing Photo © Ruijing Photo © Ruijing Photo © Ruijing Photo + 24

The Results Are In: 2017 Was Another Record-Breaking Year for Skyscrapers

12:45 - 14 December, 2017
Tallest 20 skyline. Image Courtesy of CTBUH
Tallest 20 skyline. Image Courtesy of CTBUH

2017 was another banner year for skyscraper construction.

According to the 2017 Tall Building Year in Review, the annual web report from The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), a record-breaking 144 buildings 200 meters tall (656 feet tall) or higher were completed in 2017, led by the 599-meter-tall Ping An Finance Center and 555-meter-tall Lotte World Tower.

In the report, CTBUH outlines this year’s trends in tall building design. Notably, 2017 proved to be the most geographically diverse year in history for tall buildings, with 69 cities across 23 countries completing new towers, an significant increase from 54 cities and 18 countries in 2016. Of those numbers, 28 cities and 8 countries completed their new tallest building.

150 North Riverside / Goettsch Partners. Image © Nick Ulivieri Photography Lotte World Tower; Seoul, South Korea / KPF. Image Courtesy of CTBUH Ping An Finance Center; Shenzhen, China / KPF. Image Courtesy of CTBUH Raffles City Hangzhou; Hangzhou, China / UN Studio. Image © Hufton+Crow + 27

798 Panoramic Mural by Drawing Architecture Studio

06:00 - 13 December, 2017
798 Panoramic Mural by Drawing Architecture Studio, Courtesy of Drawing Architecture Studio
Courtesy of Drawing Architecture Studio

Established by Hyundai Group, Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing was opened in the 798 Art Zone in Beijing on November 1, 2017. The large-scale panoramic mural 798 commissioned by Hyundai and created by Drawing Architecture Studio was officially released at the same time. 

Around 14.5 meters in width and 12.7 meters in height, the mural takes the 798 Art Zone as the representative to depict the status of today’s city in the context of information overload. The drawing is a narrative map: most architectural renderings in the panorama are based on actual prototypes at 798. The assemblages are shattered, fragmented and free-floating. Enormous power comes from the inherent vitality and energy of the city. Its shell is cracked and broken to reveal the exciting maze of life inside. 798 is an imaginary representation of the real world, a reconstruction of countless fragments of physical space and time, that constantly collide, align and rearrange.