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The Mountain View / Onexn Architects

Main entrance and facade after renovation. Image © Chao ZhangNight view of east facade . Image © Chao ZhangRestaurant entrance. Image © Chao ZhangSkylight and stairs after renovation. Image © Chao Zhang+ 54

  • Architects: Onexn Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  6000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Architecture and Masks: A Visual Representation of Time

The Avions Voisin C7 was manufactured between 1924 and 1928 and featured a groundbreaking design for the time. The extensive use of glass, aluminum bodywork, and sharp angles hinted at the shapes of an aircraft. This was the car that Le Corbusier liked to park in front of his buildings - the architect considered this car to be the ultimate translation of modern age and technology combined into a single object. He was convinced that architecture had much to learn from this machine.

With 3 gears and a 30-horsepower engine, it is hard to imagine anyone using this car today since the automobile industry has experienced countless innovations since that time. Corbusier's architecture, however, doesn't seem so outdated, but the cars pictured alongside the brand new buildings are actually what reveals how old the photograph is. Locating elements that can point out the time period of a photograph is very effective, especially in architecture. Some elements can make this task much easier, for example, household appliances, computer monitors, or other particular details.

RM House / Pedro Miguel Santos. Image © Alexander BogorodskiyApple Marina Bay Sands / Foster + Partners. Image © Finbarr FallonMicro Tropicality, RAD+ar HQ / RAD+ar (Research Artistic Design + architecture). Image © William SutantoSt. Carolus Hospital Screening Facility / AT-LARS. Image © Ari Pictures+ 10

Revitalization and Utilization Project of Nantou Old Town / Bowan Architecture

aerial view. Image © Chao Zhang© Chao Zhang© CAAI_imageNT98. Image © CAAI_image+ 44

  • Architects: Bowan Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  49020
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

Renovation of the Qinchang Village CPC Branch Office Community Center / Studio 10

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  • Architects: Studio 10
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  780
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

Renovation of the Plant Building of Nantou Old Town / CM Design

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© Chao Zhang

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Shenzhen, China
  • Architects: CM Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  158
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Dongguan Fangfei New Materials Co.,Ltd., Guangzhou Yuanhai Architectural Materials Co.,Ltd., Shenzhen Lizhiyuan Architectural Technology Co.,Ltd.

Geijoeng Concept Store / Studio 10

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  • Interior Designers: Studio 10
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  120
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Pedestrian Bridge of Pingshan High School / NODE Achitecture & Urbanism

the bridge and surrounding environment. Image © Chao Zhangglass railings are consistent with the inclined columns. Image © Chao Zhangbifurcated entrance. Image © Chao Zhangopen views to Zhenhuan Road. Image © Chao Zhang+ 32

Revitalized Public Spaces: Fostering Human Connections in Cities

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Public space has always been a top priority in every city’s urban planning agenda and given today’s world context, these urban spaces have emerged as fundamental elements of cities and neighborhoods. Plazas, squares, and parks, undeniable necessities in the urban fabric, have become, today, more vital than ever.

Renovation of SMOORE Headquarters Industrial Park / CM Design

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  • Architects: CM Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  28019
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: 上海赤青金属制品有限公司, 东莞市博业玻璃有限公司, 东莞市天润建材有限公司, 东莞市造鑫金属材料有限公司, 东莞星宇化工涂料有限公司, +2

BeneBaby International Academy / VMDPE Design

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© Chao Zhang

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  • Architects: VMDPE Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2260
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Mylands, Philips, Tajima

Memory of the Land / NODE Architecture & Urbanism

KU Landscape aerial view. Image © Chao ZhangKU Landscape river. Image © Chao Zhangentrance. Image © Chao Zhangplatform after renovation. Image © Chao Zhang+ 46

Inspiring Architectural Projects for Bicycles

Nowadays bicycles are not only used for sports or as a recreational activity, as more and more people are choosing bicycles as their main means of transportation.

Architecture plays a fundamental role in promoting the use of bicycles, as a properly equipped city with safe bicycle lanes, plentiful bicycle parking spots, and open areas to ride freely will encourage people to use their cars much less.

© Russ Flatt© Sergey Kuznetsov© Iwan Baan© Jesús Granada+ 32

Pingshan Terrace, the Renovation of Nanbu Water Purification Station / NODE Achitecture & Urbanism

Large steps run through the building. Image © Chao Zhangventilation shaft and spiral staircase. Image Courtesy of NODE Architecture & UrbanismRooftop view of the city. Image © Yongyu ChenThe roof of folded planes. Image © Chao Zhang+ 57

ArchDaily China Building of the Year 2020 Awards: The Finalists

Following an exciting week of nominations, ArchDaily’s readers have evaluated over 800 projects and selected 10 finalists of the Building of the Year Award. Over 20,000 architects and enthusiasts participated in the nomination process, choosing projects that exemplify what it means to push architecture forward. These finalists are the buildings that have inspired ArchDaily readers the most.

Shenzhen Mingde Academy / O-office Architects

Teachers' housing. Image © Chao ZhangViewing tower next to No.3 student dormioty. Image © Chao ZhangLibrary facade. Image © Siming WuScience building transformed from the former dye warehouse. Image © Siming Wu+ 46

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  25000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Folded TIME-LIGHT-LINE Installation / ATELIER XI

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  • Architects: ATELIER XI
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  5000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

The Curious History and Beauty of Shenzhen's Urban Villages

The Chinese megacity of Shenzhen bares all the hallmarks of a surging modern metropolis. Busy (and loud) five-lane motorways weave through islands of glittering glass skyscrapers, rising from podiums filled with designer shops, fronting vast squares and plazas, activated by screen-savvy young professionals fueling the city’s booming tech economy. Such a scene is truly remarkable considering that before 1980, Shenzhen was nothing more than a provincial fishing town of 60,000 people. Today, that figure has risen to 13 million.

This poses the question of how the urban environment accommodated such a rapid population explosion in such a short time. The answer lies in the city’s “Urban Villages,” remarkable manifestations of Shenzhen’s past and present, though likely not of its future.

© Niall Patrick Walsh© Niall Patrick Walsh© Niall Patrick WalshNantou Old Town. Image by URBANUS. Image © UABB 2017+ 15

Peak Tea / Onexn Architects

Outdoor scene. Image © Chao ZhangIntegration of outdoor green plants and urban landscape. Image © Chao ZhangThe facade shows the effect of stereoscopic, Perspective. Image © Chao ZhangFacade language creates new indoor and outdoor relationships. Image © Chao Zhang+ 26

Shenzhen, China
  • Architects: Onexn Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  190
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018