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MaJiaLong Village Activity Building / Mix Architecture

View from the village path. Image © Bowen Hou The open space sheltered by the tree. Image © Bowen Hou Reading area lit by the skylight. Image © Bowen Hou The small front yard. Image © Bowen Hou + 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

© Li Yao © Bowen Hou © Bowen Hou © Bowen Hou + 27

Nanjing, China
  • 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

bird view. Image © Bowen Hou close view. Image © Bowen Hou distant view. Image © Bowen Hou close view. Image © Bowen Hou + 36

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  28239
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: 南京鸿润, 立邦

Lollipop Ideal Garden / DIKA DESIGN

Building side appearance. Image © Bowen Hou Interior space. Image © Bowen Hou Reception. Image © Bowen Hou Building facade. Image © Bowen Hou + 31

  • Architects: DIKA DESIGN
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  9000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Nanjing Qixia Mountain Shibuqiao Central School / Nanjing Bangjian Urban Architectural Group

© Bowen Hou © Bowen Hou © Bowen Hou © Bowen Hou + 47

Nanjing, China

Nanjing Dingjiazhuang No.3 Primary School / Nanjing Bangjian Urban Architectural Group

© Bowen Hou © Bowen Hou © Bowen Hou © Bowen Hou + 41

Nanjing, China

Songyang Original Cottage / gad · line+ studio

© Xuguo Tang after construction. Image © Xuanmin Jin © Xuanmin Jin © Xuanmin Jin + 53

Lishui, China
  • Architects: gad · line+ studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2688
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Huatian Theater / ADINJU

Flower sea view to the theater. Image © Bowen Hou
Flower sea view to the theater. Image © Bowen Hou

Theater west perspective view. Image © Bowen Hou Theater truss. Image © Bowen Hou Colorful membrane roof. Image © Bowen Hou Theater roof in the moring. Image © Bowen Hou + 30

  • Architects: ADINJU
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  6000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017

Nanjing Mingdao Middle School / XSJZ

birdview. Image © Bowen Hou Stand. Image © Bowen Hou teaching center courtyard. Image © Bowen Hou library. Image © Bowen Hou + 31

  • Architects: XSJZ
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  60380
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

Jinji Shangshuli Showroom / Mix Architecture

Aerial. Image © Bowen Hou Street view of the facade. Image © Bowen Hou Front view of the facade at night. Image © Bowen Hou The building and the street. Image © Bowen Hou + 18

Nanjing, China
  • Architects: Mix Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  600
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015

What's Pushing Refurbishment Fever in China?

China seems to be at the peak of a refurbishment fever. Not only hutongs in historic downtowns, but abandoned industrial factories are becoming new tech or cultural hubs, and even buildings in the risk of collapse are refurbished to extend their lifespan. Why is this happening? Who is investing? How could this happen in a country where you cannot buy properties?

In this edition of Editor's Talk, our editors from ArchDaily China share their thoughts on how in a fast-paced development process, such as the one China is going through, there is a refurbishment fever in its biggest cities.

Planning Exhibition, Museum & Archive in Shangrao / AZL Architects

aerial view. Image © Bowen Hou museum & planning exhibition hall. Image © Bowen Hou archive. Image © Bowen Hou water courtyard. Image © Bowen Hou + 27

Shangrao, China
  • Architects: AZL Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  42000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017

Librairie Avant-Garde, Chenjiapu Civilian Bookstore / AZL Architects

Sightseeing platform. Image © Bowen Hou Huge frameless glass window. Image © Bowen Hou Go upstairs to the outside viewing terrace. Image © Bowen Hou View of the reading area. Image © Bowen Hou + 33

Lishui, China
  • Architects: AZL Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  338
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

80㎡ Reading Village / yuan Architects

© Bowen Hou © Bowen Hou © Bowen Hou © Bowen Hou + 19

Jiaojiang, China
  • Architects: yuan Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  80
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Phoenix Plaza Renovation Design / UA GROUP

After Renovation_View of 24-hour store from Zhongyang Road. Image © Bowen Hou
After Renovation_View of 24-hour store from Zhongyang Road. Image © Bowen Hou

After Renovation_Intersection of Hunan Road and Zhongyang Road. Image © Bowen Hou After Renovation_View of 24-hour store from Zhongyang Road. Image © Bowen Hou After Renovation_Interior of 24-hour store. Image © Bowen Hou After Renovation_Interior of 24-hour store. Image © Bowen Hou + 38

  • Architects: UA GROUP
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  4693
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017

Office Space Renovation of Shanghai YuTu Technology / Mix Architecture

Space "Cross" Mezzanine. Image © Bowen Hou
Space "Cross" Mezzanine. Image © Bowen Hou

Elevator hall and entrance hall. Image © Bowen Hou Lobby and Corridor. Image © Bowen Hou Staircase. Image © Bowen Hou Facade Panorama After Renovation. Image © Bowen Hou + 22

Qingpu Qu, China
  • Architects: Mix Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1700
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017

LEI House / AZL Architects

© Li Yao © Bowen Hou © Li Yao © Li Yao + 32

Tangle, China
  • Architects: AZL Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  296
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

X Bridge / Atelier Groundwork Architecture

© Bing Zhang © Bowen Hou © Bing Zhang © Bing Zhang + 22

Nanjing Shi, China