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Steven Chilton Architects' Guangzhou Theater is Inspired by the Ancient Chinese Art of Puzzle Ball Carving

11:00 - 19 November, 2018
Steven Chilton Architects' Guangzhou Theater is Inspired by the Ancient Chinese Art of Puzzle Ball Carving, © Steven Chilton Architects
© Steven Chilton Architects

Steven Chilton Architects has released details of their proposed Puzzle Ball Theatre in the Huadu District of Guangzhou, China. The 2000-seat spherical scheme is influenced by the ancient art of puzzle balls; “intricately carved sculptural ornaments consisting of several concentric spheres, each freely rotating with the next and traditionally formed from a single block of material.”

The Chilton scheme, along with the original Yue-inspired show it will contain, seeks to evoke the characteristics and qualities of the ancient art, through a spherical massing, asymmetric overlapping patterns, and a complex surface geometry.

© Steven Chilton Architects © Steven Chilton Architects © Steven Chilton Architects © Steven Chilton Architects + 16

Fire Station of Guangzhou Holdings Nansha Industrial Park / Atelier Y

20:00 - 30 August, 2017
Fire Station of Guangzhou Holdings Nansha Industrial Park / Atelier Y, South Elevation. Image © CHEN Zhong
South Elevation. Image © CHEN Zhong

First Floor Park Plot. Image © CHEN Zhong First Floor Park Plot. Image © CHEN Zhong South Elevation. Image © CHEN Zhong 2nd Midyard. Image © CHEN Zhong + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nansha Industrial Park, Nansha District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    XIAO Yiqiang, XIAO Yizhi, ZOU Yanting
  • Area

    3567.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
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