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The Concept of Architecture in the Chinese Aesthetic Context

Western aesthetics is based on the mathematical analysis of an object's formal structure, using classical beauty laws such as balance, symmetry, and the golden mean. Eastern aesthetics differ in that, as it emphasizes intuitive experience, such as "white space" in traditional Chinese painting, through emotional communication with the "imagery" to produce a certain "Conception." The contrast between reality and emptiness allows the viewer's imagination and feelings to flourish, allowing them to realize "showing the breadth of heaven and earth even in a square inch place." 

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Jiangsu Garden Expo Treasure Pavilion / AZL Architects

Jiangsu Garden Expo Treasure Pavilion / AZL ArchitectsJiangsu Garden Expo Treasure Pavilion / AZL ArchitectsJiangsu Garden Expo Treasure Pavilion / AZL ArchitectsJiangsu Garden Expo Treasure Pavilion / AZL Architects+ 32

Nanjing, China
  • Architects: AZL Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  15500
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021

Exploring Chinese Rural Construction Strategies Based On Diébédo Francis Kéré’s Philosophy

The immensity of China leads to the diversity of customs and climatic conditions. Each area has its own unique materials, construction methods, and climate adaptation measures. The regional characteristics of Chinese architecture are generally preserved in rural buildings. But we cannot overlook how contemporary technology may considerably improve the living and use conditions of rural buildings. What is the best way to create a balance between classic or inherent technology and new ones? How would the construction of rural architecture provide inspiration for the development of Chinese architectural cultural symbols?

2022 Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Diébédo Francis Kéré reported the great solutions of Burkina Faso. Kéré insists to build comfortable buildings at a reasonable price; to make users happy and inspire them to dream of a better life. The pride of the local culture is reinforced by the use of local materials and traditional techniques. And then Kéré‘s works in other countries show cultural emblems of Burkina Faso, which are the consequence of his own cultural accumulation.

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Treehouse / genarchitects

Treehouse / genarchitectsTreehouse / genarchitectsTreehouse / genarchitectsTreehouse / genarchitects+ 13

Huangshan, China
  • Architects: genarchitects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  30
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2016

Shangsian Cottage / genarchitects

Shangsian Cottage / genarchitectsShangsian Cottage / genarchitectsShangsian Cottage / genarchitectsShangsian Cottage / genarchitects+ 21

  • Architects: genarchitects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  1097
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2016

Fuli Garment Factory Renovation / genarchitects

Fuli Garment Factory Renovation / genarchitectsFuli Garment Factory Renovation / genarchitectsFuli Garment Factory Renovation / genarchitectsFuli Garment Factory Renovation / genarchitects+ 26

Selected Projects of Pritzker Laureates’ in 2020

This year, architecture’s highest honor, the Pritzker Prize, has been granted to Grafton Architects, a Dublin-based architectural firm mainly ran by female partners Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara. For the first time ever in its 42-year history, due to the constraints set by Covid-19 global pandemic, the organizers of the Pritzker Prize decided to use Livestream the award ceremony. Having reached the end of 2020, ArchDaily has summed up what current and previous Pritzker Prize winners have accomplished during this turbulent year.

Qingdao Citizen Fitness Center / Architecture & Engineers of Southeast University

Qingdao Citizen Fitness Center / Architecture & Engineers of Southeast UniversityQingdao Citizen Fitness Center / Architecture & Engineers of Southeast UniversityQingdao Citizen Fitness Center / Architecture & Engineers of Southeast UniversityQingdao Citizen Fitness Center / Architecture & Engineers of Southeast University+ 48

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  214000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  中建钢构江苏有限公司, 南京钢铁集团有限公司, 绿茵天地体育产业股份有限公司

Changzhou Towngas Service Center / Architecture & Engineers of Southeast University

Changzhou Towngas Service Center / Architecture & Engineers of Southeast UniversityChangzhou Towngas Service Center / Architecture & Engineers of Southeast UniversityChangzhou Towngas Service Center / Architecture & Engineers of Southeast UniversityChangzhou Towngas Service Center / Architecture & Engineers of Southeast University+ 40

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  31470
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  圣戈班, 安隔拉, 海马

MoAE – Huamao Museum of Art Education / Álvaro Siza + Carlos Castanheira

MoAE – Huamao Museum of Art Education / Álvaro Siza + Carlos CastanheiraMoAE – Huamao Museum of Art Education / Álvaro Siza + Carlos CastanheiraMoAE – Huamao Museum of Art Education / Álvaro Siza + Carlos CastanheiraMoAE – Huamao Museum of Art Education / Álvaro Siza + Carlos Castanheira+ 45

Lianhuadang Tourist Center / SEU-ARC + Nanjing Concord Design & Engineerings

Lianhuadang Tourist Center / SEU-ARC + Nanjing Concord Design & EngineeringsLianhuadang Tourist Center / SEU-ARC + Nanjing Concord Design & EngineeringsLianhuadang Tourist Center / SEU-ARC + Nanjing Concord Design & EngineeringsLianhuadang Tourist Center / SEU-ARC + Nanjing Concord Design & Engineerings+ 28

Yixing, China
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  283
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  凯华, 樽宇, 飞扬

Container Campus of Jiangxinzhou Middle School / ADINJU

Container Campus of Jiangxinzhou Middle School / ADINJUContainer Campus of Jiangxinzhou Middle School / ADINJUContainer Campus of Jiangxinzhou Middle School / ADINJUContainer Campus of Jiangxinzhou Middle School / ADINJU+ 21

Nanjing, China
  • Architects: ADINJU
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  2872
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2020

Fuyang Urban Planning Exhibition Hall / Architecture & Engineers of Southeast University

Fuyang Urban Planning Exhibition Hall / Architecture & Engineers of Southeast UniversityFuyang Urban Planning Exhibition Hall / Architecture & Engineers of Southeast UniversityFuyang Urban Planning Exhibition Hall / Architecture & Engineers of Southeast UniversityFuyang Urban Planning Exhibition Hall / Architecture & Engineers of Southeast University+ 39

MaJiaLong Village Activity Building / Mix Architecture

MaJiaLong Village Activity Building / Mix ArchitectureMaJiaLong Village Activity Building / Mix ArchitectureMaJiaLong Village Activity Building / Mix ArchitectureMaJiaLong Village Activity Building / Mix Architecture+ 25

Nanjing, China
  • Architects: Mix Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  102
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2019

Shitang Village Internet Conference Center / AZL Architects

Shitang Village Internet Conference Center / AZL ArchitectsShitang Village Internet Conference Center / AZL ArchitectsShitang Village Internet Conference Center / AZL ArchitectsShitang Village Internet Conference Center / AZL Architects+ 27

  • Architects: AZL Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  3000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  NANQI INDUSTRIAL, XINWU FLOOR

Nanjing Shibuqiao Commercial and Community Center Complex / Nanjing Bangjian Urban Architectural Group

Nanjing Shibuqiao Commercial and Community Center Complex / Nanjing Bangjian Urban Architectural GroupNanjing Shibuqiao Commercial and Community Center Complex / Nanjing Bangjian Urban Architectural GroupNanjing Shibuqiao Commercial and Community Center Complex / Nanjing Bangjian Urban Architectural GroupNanjing Shibuqiao Commercial and Community Center Complex / Nanjing Bangjian Urban Architectural Group+ 36