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New Images: Inside Steven Holl’s Sifang Art Museum

01:00 - 16 March, 2014
© Sifang Art Museum
© Sifang Art Museum

Steven Holl Architects has shared with us an impressive gallery of images of their recent project, Nanjing’s Sifang Art Museum. Rising above the lush landscape of the Pearl Spring, the new museum was designed as a physical manifestation of the parallel perspective, a technique prevalent in early Chinese paintings. From a subtly distorted courtyard with no vanishing points to an upper level gallery with calculated views and pristine light, the experience through the Sifang Art Museum is unlike any other.

See for yourself, after the break... 

VIDEO: Steven Holl on the Sifang Art Museum

00:00 - 11 March, 2014

Steven Holl has, again, teamed up with Spirit of Space to produce two short films on the recently completed Sifang Art Museum. In the first video (above) Holl explains the project’s inspiration - the mysteries of parallel perspective seen in early Chinese paintings - and how the design subtly distorts any concept of a vanishing point at the ground level yet contrasts this notion in the upper galleries by framing the distant view of Nanjing. In the second video (after the break), Spirit of Space allows you to experience this space by revealing it from all perspectives and scales.

See the second video, after the break…

MAD Envisions More 'Natural' Chinese Cities in the Future

00:00 - 28 December, 2013
MAD Envisions More 'Natural' Chinese Cities in the Future, © MAD Architects
© MAD Architects

Ma Yansong of MAD recently presented a 600,000 square meter urban design proposal for the city of Nanjing titled, "Shanshui Experiment Complex," at the 2013 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism / Architecture in Shenzhen, China. The concept takes into account the culture, nature and history of Nanjing while reconsidering the methodology in which Chinese cities are built.

Nanjing Drum tower Hospital / Lemanarc SA

01:00 - 26 December, 2013
Courtesy of Lemanarc SA
Courtesy of Lemanarc SA
  • Architects

  • Location

    Zhongshan North Road & Drum Tower Square, Gulou, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, 210008
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Vincent Zhengmao Zhang
  • Area

    230000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012

Courtesy of Lemanarc SA Courtesy of Lemanarc SA Courtesy of Lemanarc SA Courtesy of Lemanarc SA + 37

CIPEA No.4 House / AZL architects

01:00 - 5 May, 2013
CIPEA No.4 House / AZL architects, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

© Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nanjing, China
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Zhang Lei
  • Design Team

    Zhang Lei, Jeffrey Cheng, Wang Wang, Wang Yi
  • Collaborator

    Architectural Design & Planning Institute, NJU
  • Area

    500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

Nanjing Ecological and Technological Island / AAUPC Agence Patrick Chavannes + G.C.A. Design Consulting

07:00 - 14 September, 2012
Courtesy of AAUPC Agence Patrick Chavannes + G.C.A. Design Consulting
Courtesy of AAUPC Agence Patrick Chavannes + G.C.A. Design Consulting

Located on the Yangzi River to the north-east of Nanjing in Jiangsu Province, the proposal for the Nanjing ecological and technological island, by AAUPC Agence Patrick Chavannes + G.C.A. Design Consulting, consists of a development strategy for the Yangzi delta and Jiangsu province. The aim is to define a new image for the city of Nanjing, transforming it into an open economy, developing eco-technological industries and modern services, innovating with existing mechanisms and putting in place the local development strategy of ‘crossing the Yangzi River’. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Nanjing Conference Center / tvsdesign

00:00 - 24 August, 2012
Nanjing Conference Center / tvsdesign, Courtesy of tvsdesign
Courtesy of tvsdesign

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College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Building for Nanjing University / HDR

23:00 - 25 July, 2012
Courtesy of HDR
Courtesy of HDR

HDR was recently chosen by Nanjing University to provide conceptual and schematic design services, as well as a masterplan, for its new College of Engineering and Applied Sciences building. The facility will house four academic departments (material science and engineering; quantum electronics and optical engineering; biomedical engineering; and energy science and engineering), six interdisciplinary research centers, a state-of-the-art conference center, as well as common areas for student and faculty gatherings. The building, which is expected to be completed in 2014, will be over 650,000 square feet and accommodate more than 1,600 students and faculty on a daily basis. More architects’ description after the break.

S.Deer Corporate Headquarters / Prechteck

11:00 - 16 May, 2012
Courtesy of Prechteck
Courtesy of Prechteck

The main idea behind the design for the S.Deer Corporate Headquarters building was to create a world of fashion underlining the lifestyle the retail company stands for. As fashion is not just about clothing, the new S.Deer headquaters should not just be about administration. Inspired by S.Deer’s appearance design, Prechteck‘s proposal implemented rotated cubes as a formal element in their design. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Plot 6 & Tea House in Jiangsu Software Park / Atelier Deshaus

00:00 - 10 March, 2012
Plot 6 & Tea House in Jiangsu Software Park / Atelier Deshaus, ©  SHU He
© SHU He

©  SHU He ©  SHU He ©  SHU He ©  SHU He + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    China, Jiangsu, Nanjing, Xuanwu, 南京市人民政府1幢 邮政编码: 210008
  • Category

  • Architect

    Atelier Deshaus (Liu Yichun/Zhuang Shen/Chen Yifeng)
  • Project Team

    Chen Yifeng, Liu Yichun, Zhuang Shen, Chen Juan, Tang Yu
  • Site Area

    24238 m2
  • Area

    20000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

Nanjing Jianning Highrise Complex Proposal / W2Y2L

04:00 - 20 November, 2011
view from the gateway
view from the gateway

Located in the Xiaguan District in Nanjing, China, W2Y2L was required to design a high rise complex which included entertaining, sport, commercial and official parts. Hence the major concern of the design was how to merge this “huge complex” into the existing circumstances and get a brilliantly transitional connection with the landscape there. The distribution of architectural volumes in this design follows the idea of traditional Chinese Gardens, which transforms the elements of water, stones, hills, bridges and flowers into significant urban shapes animating and vitalizing the daily life of the entire district. More images and architects’ description after the break.

SOM's Design Chosen for Nanjing Waterfront Sustainable Redevelopment

19:20 - 14 October, 2011
SOM©MIR renderings
SOM©MIR renderings

Modern urban living, commerce and tourism are a part of the new multi-district redevelopment plans for Nanjing’s Yangtze Redevelopment. Selected by Beijing based MCC Real Estate Company, SOM has imagined a scheme that will create a new area of neighborhoods, shopping districts and corporate skyscrapers embodying a new identity for Nanjing and a mixed-use cityscape for its people.

SOM Director Douglas Voigt said, “The core concept of the SOM plan for Nanjing Xiaguan is making connections. Connecting the city to the river. Connecting the best of urban living to nature. Connecting under–utilized land to value creation that will increase growth, tourism and prosperity. Connecting Nanjing’s rich heritage with China’s rising economy.”

Blurry Wall Proposal / Yaohua Wang, Scott Chung, Qing Cao, & Lennard Ong

04:00 - 3 October, 2011
Courtesy of Yaohua Wang, Scott Chung, Qing Cao, & Lennard Ong
Courtesy of Yaohua Wang, Scott Chung, Qing Cao, & Lennard Ong

A wall is a binary condition: in/out, old/new, here/there. Blurry Wall, a proposal for a culture complex in Nanjing, China is a project that confuses these distinctions through conflicting bodily sensations. The intention of team members, Yaohua Wang, Scott Chung, Qing Cao, and Lennard Ong, is to tune the architecture into an instrument that channels the different urban energies flowing through it, blurring the boundaries between them. More images and project description after the break.

NJFS CEO Office / EXH Design

00:00 - 6 July, 2011
NJFS CEO Office / EXH Design, © Meng Studio
© Meng Studio

© Meng Studio © Meng Studio © Meng Studio © Meng Studio + 11

  • Architects

  • Location

    China, Jiangsu, Nanjing, Xuanwu, 南京市人民政府1幢 邮政编码: 210008
  • Category

  • Area

    3200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Nanjing Sifang Art Museum / Steven Holl Architects

00:00 - 20 May, 2011
Nanjing Sifang Art Museum / Steven Holl Architects, © Li Hu
© Li Hu

© Li Hu © Li Hu © Li Hu © Li Hu + 76

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nanjing, China
  • Category

  • Design Architect

    Steven Holl, Li Hu
  • Associate In Charge

    Hideki Hirahara
  • Project Architect

    Clark Manning, Daijiro Nakayama
  • Project Team

    Joseph Kan, JongSeo Lee, Pei Shyun Lee, Tz-Li Lin, Richard Liu, Sarah Nichol
  • Associate Architects

    Architectural Design Institute, Nanjing University
  • Structural Consultant

    Guy Nordenson and Associates
  • Lighting Design

    L'Observatoire International
  • Client

    Nanjing Foshou Lake Architecture and Art Developments Ltd
  • Area

    20000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Nan Gallery / AZL architects

00:00 - 16 May, 2011
Nan Gallery / AZL architects, © Nacasa & Partners
© Nacasa & Partners

© Nacasa & Partners © Nacasa & Partners © Nacasa & Partners © Nacasa & Partners + 15

  • Architects

    AZL architects
  • Location

    Nanjing Railway Station, 264号 Longpan Road, Xuanwu, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, 210037
  • Category

  • Project Team

    Zhang Lei, You Shaoping, Yuan Zhongwei
  • Area

    230.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

Brick House / AZL architects

00:00 - 13 May, 2011
Brick House / AZL architects, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan       © Iwan Baan       © Iwan Baan       © Iwan Baan       + 30

  • Architects

    AZL architects
  • Location

    Nanjing, China
  • Category

  • Project Team

    Zhang Lei, Shen Kaikang, Zhang Ang
  • Collaborator

    Gaochun Architectural Design Office
  • Area

    580.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

Concrete Slit House / AZL architects

00:00 - 3 May, 2011
Concrete Slit House / AZL architects, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan       © Iwan Baan       © Iwan Baan       © Iwan Baan       + 22

  • Architects

    AZL architects - Zhang Lei
  • Location

    Nanjing, China
  • Category

  • Project Team

    Zhang Lei, Meng Fanhao, Cai Menglei, Lu Yuan, Tang Xiaoxin
  • Collaborator

    Architectural Design & Planning Institute, Nanjing University
  • Area

    270.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs