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Atelier FCJZ and CAAU Teamed Up to Win Fondation de Chine Competition

16:00 - 22 July, 2017
Atelier FCJZ and CAAU Teamed Up to Win Fondation de Chine Competition, Courtesy of Atelier FCJZ
Courtesy of Atelier FCJZ

Atelier FCJZ and Coldefy & Associates Architects Urban Planners (CAAU) were announced last month as the winners of the Fondation de Chine Competition that will add another residential facility to the historic Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (CIUP). The project is part of #Cite2020, an initiative by the Cite Internationale to develop 1,800 new housing units by 2020. Adding to the existing 40 residential buildings, the Fondation de Chine will introduce a contemporary interpretation of student housing to the campus. 

Courtesy of Atelier FCJZ Pavilion Suisse by Le Corbusier. Image Courtesy of Atelier FCJZ Courtesy of Atelier FCJZ CIUP Campus. Image Courtesy of Atelier FCJZ + 6

Guangzhou Announces Shortlists for Two Museum Projects

00:00 - 7 August, 2014
Guangzhou Announces Shortlists for Two Museum Projects, © Flickr CC User jo.sau
© Flickr CC User jo.sau

The Guangzhou Bureau of Science and IT has announced the shortlists for two major projects in Guangzhou. The two museum projects - the Guangzhou Museum and the Guangzhou Science Museum, each worth over $160 million - will be the latest in a host of high profile projects in China's third-largest city, a list which includes Zaha Hadid's Guangzhou Opera House, the 600m tall Canton Tower, IFC Guangzhou by Wilkinson Eyre Architects and the Guangzhou Circle, among others.

The Guangzhou Museum will be located to the West of Lingnan Square near the Canton Tower, while the Guangzhou Science museum will be located to the East. Practices making the two lists include Bjark Ingels Group, Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, TFP Farrells, MAD Architects and Steven Holl Architects. Read on after the break for the complete shortlists.

Vertical Glass House / Atelier FCJZ

01:00 - 30 January, 2014
Vertical Glass House  / Atelier FCJZ, Courtesy of Atelier FCJZ
Courtesy of Atelier FCJZ

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Principal Architect

    Yung Ho Chang
  • Project Architect

    Lu Bai
  • Project Team

    Li Xiang Ting, Cai Feng
  • Client

    West Bund
  • Area

    170.0 sqm

An Interview with Yung Ho Chang, Atelier FCJZ

01:00 - 27 November, 2013
An Interview with Yung Ho Chang, Atelier FCJZ , Zhang Yonghe. Image © Pier Alessio Rizzardi
Zhang Yonghe. Image © Pier Alessio Rizzardi

"When you find a piece of stone which is three or four hundreds years old, then you understand the notion of time as more than what we can experience as human beings. At that moment the old thing might be beautiful, it might be ugly. It doesn't matter, but it gives you a sense of profound time, and then you understand your history and ancestors that lived in a different world, different from the one we are in now."-Yung Ho Chang

Located in Beijing’s Yuanming Yuan Park, next to the ruins of the mixed-style Baroque Palace, Yung Ho Chang's office is in an ancient wooden dwelling, surrounded by vegetable gardens grown by the architects of the studio.

In this conversation, Yung Ho, who established China’s first independent architectural office, Atelier FCJZ in 1993, laying the foundation of contemporary practice in China, talks about his story, describing a Beijing which has disappeared as well as the contemporary Beijing and its "New Beijing Sky." He talks about architecture using references from movies, literature, art and artists, describing his approach to architecture in accordance with his philosophy of life.

1966-1976 Museum in Anren / Atelier FCJZ

10:00 - 25 September, 2012
© Yang Cao
© Yang Cao

Architects: Atelier Feichang Jianzhu Location: Dayi, Sichuan, China Architect In Charge: Liu Lubin Project Team: Wu Xia, Guo Qingmin, Liang Xiaoning, Feng Bo Project Year: 2009 Project Area: 2114.0 sqm Photographs: Yang Cao

© Yang Cao © Yang Cao © Yang Cao © Yang Cao + 20

Wa Light / Atelier FCJZ

01:00 - 17 November, 2010
Wa Light / Atelier FCJZ, Courtesy of  atelier fcjz
Courtesy of atelier fcjz

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  • Architects

  • Location

    China
  • Principal

    Yung Ho Chang
  • Project Architect

    Keith Goh
  • Project Team

    Wu Liangjie
  • Clients

    Seoul Design Foundation
  • Project Year

    2010

BIArch Open Lecture of the Spring 2010 Cycle: Yung Ho Chang

20:00 - 13 July, 2010

Yung Ho Chang, founder of Atelier FCJZ, China’s first private architectural practice and head of the Architecture department at the MIT, delivers the first BIArch Open Lecture of the Spring 2010 cycle: “China, Carb, City, China”.

The introduction of this lecture was given by Albert Ferré, director of Actar. You can see the video of the introduction after the break.

The Bamboo Lantern / Atelier FCJZ

20:59 - 14 September, 2009

The Bamboo Lantern designed for the Gwamgju Design Biennale in Korea  by Atelier FCJZ (a prominent chinese firm who is also designing the Shanghai Corporate pavilion for the Expo 2010) appears to be a solid heavy mass.  Yet, as visitors separate its two halves and occupy its interior, the mere cubic form turns into something else completely.  The lantern is a “ dialogue between opposites” , as its plan is comprised of a circle nested within a square.  The circle and square illustrate strong symbolism from the Ancient Chinese tradition, with the former representing the heavens, and the later, the earth.  These two shapes are inherently different and yet, when combined, they work together to organize the exterior space and provide a new sense for the interior.  “The directionality in the square is used to organize the surrounding exterior viewing space while the stillness of the circular shape that defines the interior intimately collects the rest space,” explained the architects.

More about the lantern after the break.