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Dongguan

NOUS Restaurant&Flowers / 0321 STUDIO

19:00 - 19 April, 2018
NOUS Restaurant&Flowers / 0321 STUDIO, © Meat mountain
© Meat mountain

© Meat mountain © Meat mountain © Meat mountain © Meat mountain + 27

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    Shijing Branch Rd, Dongguan, Guangdong, China
  • Designer

    Buyang Zheng
  • Design Team

    Yulong Hu, Easyhos , Jason, Kiki
  • Lighting Consultant

    AGN
  • Area

    240.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

White Elephants: Over-Budget, Unsuccessful, and Embarrassing Architecture Projects From Around the World

09:50 - 26 September, 2016
White Elephants: Over-Budget, Unsuccessful, and Embarrassing Architecture Projects From Around the World, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

Not every piece of architecture can be an economic and social success. But there is one dreaded term reserved for only the mot wasteful of projects: "white elephants." The term comes from a story of the kings of Siam, now Thailand, who would reportedly gift sacred albino elephants to courtiers they didn't like. Refusing the gift from the king would have been unacceptable, but being sacred, these animals were forbidden from work, leading the courtier to financial ruin—a fact the kings knew all too well.

Of course, in architecture the term "white elephant" is used frequently to disparage certain projects, and whether a project is deserving of such infamy is usually a matter of perspective. Often eyesores or reminders of poorly spent funds, these projects refuse to be forgotten despite few wanting to remember them. Dotted around the world and across history, they all have the same thing in common: although they may (or may not) have once looked good on paper, they probably should have just stayed on paper.

Vanke Sales Office / FCHA

22:00 - 23 March, 2015
Vanke Sales Office / FCHA, Courtesy of FCHA
Courtesy of FCHA

Courtesy of FCHA Courtesy of FCHA Courtesy of FCHA Courtesy of FCHA + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dongguan, Guangdong, China
  • Principals-in-Charge

    Su Jinlefu and Chen Zetao
  • Design Team

    Matthew Marano, Su Jinlefu, Chen Zetao, Liang Jie, Guo Xusheng, Lu Zhiwei
  • Collaborators

    CCDI
  • Area

    600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

John McAslan + Partners Selected for Chinese Biodome

01:00 - 22 May, 2014
John McAslan + Partners Selected for Chinese Biodome, Courtesy of John McAslan + Partners
Courtesy of John McAslan + Partners

John McAslan + Partners has been selected to design a Botanical Gardens and Research Center in Dongguan, China. The scheme features a large gridshell biodome which engages with landscaped mounds both inside and outside the structure. Around the base of the roof structure, a ribbon of glass will provide views which connect these interior and exterior landscapes.

Read on for more detail on the design

Basketball Stadium in Dongguan / gmp architekten

01:00 - 11 April, 2014
Basketball Stadium in Dongguan / gmp architekten, © Christian Gahl
© Christian Gahl

© Christian Gahl © Christian Gahl © Christian Gahl © Christian Gahl + 11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dongguan, Guangdong, China
  • Design

    Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz with Stephan Rewolle
  • Project Manager

    Katina Roloff
  • Client

    Dongguan Civil Construction Administration Office
  • Seats

    14,730
  • Area

    60600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs