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MAD Architects Begin Construction on Floating Kindergarten above Historic Beijing Courtyard

09:00 - 13 November, 2018
MAD Architects Begin Construction on Floating Kindergarten above Historic Beijing Courtyard, © SAN
© SAN

Construction has begun on MAD Architect’s “Courtyard Kindergarten” in Beijing. Located on the site of a traditional siheyuan courtyard dating from 1725, MAD’s proposal sees a new building inserted to protect the surroundings, and reinvigorate the existing buildings into use.

Inside the Extraordinary 190m Atrium (World Tallest) Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects

09:00 - 2 November, 2018
Inside the Extraordinary 190m Atrium (World Tallest) Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, © Instagram user soho_china
© Instagram user soho_china

New photographs have emerged of the Zaha Hadid Architects-designed Leeza SOHO, a mixed-use office tower in Beijing’s Leeza Financial Business District. Featuring the world’s tallest atrium, the twisting, contorted structure weaves two separate sections of the tower in a visual infusion.

Sasaki Designs a Panda Reserve in Chengdu, China to Aid Wildlife Preservation

11:00 - 29 October, 2018
Sasaki Designs a Panda Reserve in Chengdu, China to Aid Wildlife Preservation, Courtesy of Sasaki
Courtesy of Sasaki

Sasaki has unveiled images of their proposed Chengdu Panda Reserve in China, intended to aid wildlife preservation efforts of the Chinese cultural icon. The masterplan for the reserve represents the launch of “China’s increasing communication, collaboration, and awareness of its pioneering strategies to protect the species and its native habitat.”

The World's Longest Sea Bridge Opens in China

09:00 - 26 October, 2018
The World's Longest Sea Bridge Opens in China

The world’s longest sea bridge has officially opened to traffic, connecting Hong Kong and Macau to the Chinese mainland. The 34-mile (55-kilometer) “Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge” features a range of unusual features, with The Guardian reporting “cameras to detect yawning, drivers forced to wear heart monitors and access restricted to the political elite and charity donors.”

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners' Sky Garden will be an "Urban Living Room" for Shenzhen

09:00 - 9 October, 2018
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners' Sky Garden will be an "Urban Living Room" for Shenzhen , via Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
via Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has been confirmed as designers for an “Urban Living Room” masterplan in the Qianhai area of Shenzhen, China. Formed on already existing reclaimed land, the scheme will feature a 1.2-kilometer elevated sky garden.

SLICE Creates Apartments from Plugin Modules for Future City Living

09:00 - 8 October, 2018
SLICE Creates Apartments from Plugin Modules for Future City Living, © Nasim Sehat
© Nasim Sehat

Iranian architect and concept designer Nasim Sehat has developed an alternative living module driven by adaptability for the gig economy. SLICE is described as a “sustainable, people centric, connected, self-contained, and flexible plug’n-play urban solution” targeted at future city dwellers.

Steven Chilton Architects Builds a Forest of White Columns Around Wuxi Taihu Show Theater

04:30 - 5 October, 2018
Steven Chilton Architects Builds a Forest of White Columns Around Wuxi Taihu Show Theater, Wuxi Show Theatre. Image Courtesy of Steven Chilton Architects
Wuxi Show Theatre. Image Courtesy of Steven Chilton Architects

Steven Chilton Architects has designed a forest of white columns and a latticed metallic roof around the Wuxi Show Theater in China. The screen of angled columns surrounding the circular building was inspired by the Sea of Bamboo, a national park with one of the biggest bamboo forests in the country. Opening in December 2019, the design will provide a permanent home for Belgian theatre director Franco Dragone's show, the House of Dancing Water.

China's Mega Industrial Regeneration Project has Lessons for the World

03:30 - 5 October, 2018
China's Mega Industrial Regeneration Project has Lessons for the World, Courtesy of CCTN Design
Courtesy of CCTN Design

Across the world, developed cities are rebelling against heavy industry. While some reasons vary depending on local circumstances, a common global drive towards clean energy, and the shifting of developed economies towards financial services, automation, and the gig economy, is leaving a common trace within urban centers. From Beijing to Detroit, vast wastelands of steel and concrete will stand as empty relics to the age of steel and coal.

10 Futuristic Homes Unveiled at the 2018 House Vision China Exhibition

14:35 - 4 October, 2018
10 Futuristic Homes Unveiled at the 2018 House Vision China Exhibition, © HOUSE VISION. Photo: Nacása & Partners Inc
© HOUSE VISION. Photo: Nacása & Partners Inc

House Vision China 2018 has opened with 10 futuristic residential designs by architects like Penda, Open Architecture and MAD. Located outside the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing's Olympic Park, House Vision is a cultural research project initiated with the concept of “new life in the future”. Together with architects and enterprises, the exhibition aims to build cultural research around the future home at a 1:1 ratio. House Vision features a range of home designs, from a shelter for life on Mars to a Living Garden.

OPEN Architecture and Xiaomi Unveil MARS Case Housing Prototype at China House Vision 2018

05:00 - 4 October, 2018
OPEN Architecture and Xiaomi Unveil MARS Case Housing Prototype at China House Vision 2018, MARS Case. Image © WU Qingshan
MARS Case. Image © WU Qingshan

OPEN Architecture in collaboration with Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi have unveiled the minimal housing prototype MARS Case at China House Vision 2018. Located outside the Bird’s Nest National Stadium in Beijing, the design is part of an annual cross-industry innovation and research platform known as House Vision, which uses the medium of the “house” to explore and question the direction of our living habits and urban environments in the future.