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Shanghai Auto Expo Park RV Club / NATURALBUILD

21:00 - 27 September, 2018
Shanghai Auto Expo Park RV Club / NATURALBUILD, southwest view of the club building in the campground. Image © Hao Chen
southwest view of the club building in the campground. Image © Hao Chen

event space and lawn. Image © Hao Chen light travels through the full height interior wall. Image © Hao Chen view from the reception. Image © Hao Chen continuous wood structure and steel beam. Image © Hao Chen + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    7555 Bo Yuan Lu, Jiading Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
  • Lead Architects

    Yanfei Shui, Yichi Su, Yuanrong Ma
  • Project Architect

    Wenting Zhang
  • Design Team

    Yuan Lv, Jeffrey Wong
  • Area

    426.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Best Small Chapel Architecture & Design

16:00 - 12 August, 2018
© Samuel Ludwig
© Samuel Ludwig

Cortesía de Nicolás Campodónico © Yao Li Cortesía de STUDIO associates © Davide Perbellini + 32

This week we’ve selected the best chapels previously published on our site. They reveal different ways of designing a small and sacred space. For inspiration on how to create these atmospheres, integrate different materials, and make proper use of light, we present 32 remarkable examples.

Treewow O - A Tree House of Curved Round Roof / MONOARCHI

22:00 - 22 July, 2018
Treewow O - A Tree House of Curved Round Roof / MONOARCHI, the rising eave at the entrance. Image © Hao Chen
the rising eave at the entrance. Image © Hao Chen

a roof composed on three non-concentric circles. Image © Hao Chen wooden tiles expressed the architect’s respect to nature. Image © Hao Chen the window introduces the landscape into the interior, people can see the old tea factory at the other side of the creek. Image © Hao Chen stairs to the tea room and the terrace at 2F. Image © Hao Chen + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zhongcun, Luting, Yuyao, Zhejiang, China
  • Lead Architects

    Xiaochao Song, Keming Wang
  • Design Team

    Congwei Fu, Chao Yang, Weina Guan, Linxian Luo, Xingyu Gao, Fan Sun, Jing Ya, Lingling Zhang
  • Structure Consultant

    XIE Technologies
  • Construction Company

    Deqing Wukang Rongshun Department of Decoration Service
  • Client firm

    xbandclub Yuyao treewow Hotel Management Company
  • Area

    80.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Dwelling in Hutong / MINOR lab

22:00 - 21 July, 2018
Dwelling in Hutong / MINOR lab, view from courtyard to entrance (with artificial light). Image © Hao Chen
view from courtyard to entrance (with artificial light). Image © Hao Chen

office space. Image © Hao Chen guestroom. Image © Hao Chen courtyard view. Image © Hao Chen view from roof top to the courtyard (in autumn). Image © Yichi Wang + 31

Philip Yuan of Archi-Union Architects: "The Process of Construction can be Elevated to Art Performance"

09:30 - 19 July, 2018
Philip Yuan of Archi-Union Architects: "The Process of Construction can be Elevated to Art Performance", Chi-She, Shanghai / Archi-Union Architects. Image © Shengliang Su
Chi-She, Shanghai / Archi-Union Architects. Image © Shengliang Su

Though the understated Swiss and British Pavilions were the big (and perhaps overly literal) winners at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale investigating Freespace, it was the Chinese that put their relentless architectural progress on display. Nestled in the back of the Arsenale, the Chinese Pavilion presented dozens of built works all around Chinese countryside, each project demonstrating a meaningful social impact through the involvement of villagers in the production process. Among the most visible Chinese architects presenting at the pavilion was Shanghai-based educator and practitioner Philip Yuan, whose office Archi-Union Architects has become a major voice in the already-distinctive contemporary Chinese architecture scene.

On 19 July, 2018 curator Vladimir Belogolovsky will join gallerist and curator Ulrich Müller to discuss Philip Yuan’s work at the opening of Archi-Union Architects Collaborative Laboratory exhibition at Architektur Galerie Berlin. Belogolovsky’s interview with Philip Yuan follows after the break:

Songjiang Art Campus, Shanghai / Archi-Union Architects. Image Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects The office of Archi-Union Architects in Shanghai. . Image Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects Lanxiting, Chengdu / Archi-Union Architects. Image © SHEN Zhonghai + 24

Revitalizing Theatrical Hutongscape / MINOR lab

00:00 - 27 June, 2018
Revitalizing Theatrical Hutongscape / MINOR lab, view from courtyard to office. Image © Hao Chen
view from courtyard to office. Image © Hao Chen

side view of office space at ground level. Image © Hao Chen exhibition space. Image © Yi-Chi Wang view from exhibition space to office through courtyard. Image © Hao Chen front view from hutong. Image © Hao Chen + 48

  • Architects

  • Location

    26 Sanjing Hutong, Xicheng District, Beijing, China
  • Lead Architects

    Chen Liu, Yi-Chi Wang, Dan Zhao, Ping-Chen Yeh
  • Area

    255.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Pingtian Village Center / DnA

02:00 - 10 May, 2018
Interior. Image © Ziling Wang
Interior. Image © Ziling Wang

© Ziling Wang © Ziling Wang © Ziling Wang © Ziling Wang + 36

Atelier Deshaus: "The Idea Is Not to Create an Object But to Construct a Path"

09:30 - 9 May, 2018
Atelier Deshaus: "The Idea Is Not to Create an Object But to Construct a Path", Long Museum West Bund, Shanghai, 2014. Image © Shengliang Su
Long Museum West Bund, Shanghai, 2014. Image © Shengliang Su

In China's newly emerging constellation of famed architects, few firms elicit the sense of surprise caused by the work of Atelier Deshaus. With projects ranging from awe-inspiring to humble, their work does not adhere to any stylistic rules, but all of their projects exude an enigmatic aura. In this interview, the latest in Vladimir Belogolovsky’s “City of Ideas” series, principals Liu Yichun and Chen Yifeng discuss the role of identity in their work and how they try to connect their buildings to the landscape.

Vladimir Belogolovsky: Is it true that you each design different projects in the studio? Why is that?

Liu Yichun: This has been true since 2010. Before that we always designed everything together. We used to have endless discussions and too many disagreements and arguments. That’s why we decided to pursue two parallel paths. This approach led to greater efficiency and it helped us to formulate clearer ideas of our independent views of architecture. It also helps us to diversify our work and to avoid forming one recognizable style.

Chen Yifeng: It is important for us to express our solutions differently, even though, fundamentally, we are working in one direction and pursuing one family of ideas.

Long Museum West Bund, Shanghai, 2014. Image © Shengliang Su Kindergarten of Jiading New Town, Shanghai, 2008. Image Courtesy of Shu He Spiral Gallery I, Shanghai, 2011. Image Courtesy of Shu He Huaxin Wisdom Hub, Shanghai, 2015. Image © Chen Hao + 28

Damushan Valley Teahouse / DnA

02:00 - 8 May, 2018
Damushan Valley Teahouse / DnA, © Hao Chen
© Hao Chen

© Ziling Wang © Hao Chen © Ziling Wang © Ziling Wang + 28

  • Architects

    DnA
  • Location

    Songyang Damushan Tea Valley, Lishui, Zhejiang, China
  • Lead Architect

    Tiantian Xu
  • Client

    Songyang Tourism Development Co., Ltd.
  • Lighting Design

    Zhang Xin Studio, Architecture Department of Tsinghua University
  • Area

    478.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Lens Office / TAO - Trace Architecture Office

19:00 - 7 May, 2018
Lens Office / TAO - Trace Architecture Office, South Working Area View From 2nd Floor. Image © Hao Chen
South Working Area View From 2nd Floor. Image © Hao Chen

South Elevation. Image © Hao Chen Exhibition Room (Unfolded). Image © Hao Chen 2nd Floor Working Area. Image © Hao Chen Window Sill Lounge. Image © Hao Chen + 67

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guang Qu Dong Lu, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, China
  • Architect

    Li Hua
  • Design Team

    Li Hua, Yunqiao Du, Erxun Lai, Taihao Zhao
  • Area

    1113.3 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Can Architecture Save China’s Rural Villages? DnA’s Xu Tiantian Thinks So

09:30 - 20 April, 2018
Bamboo Pavilion. Image © Zhou Ruogo
Bamboo Pavilion. Image © Zhou Ruogo

Travel seven hours by car in a Southwest direction from Shanghai and you will arrive in Songyang County. The name is unfamiliar to many Chinese people, and even more foreign to those living abroad. The county consists of about 400 villages, from Shicang to Damushan.

Here, undulating lush green terraces hug the sides of Songyin river valley, itself the one serpentine movement uniting the lands. Follow the river and you will see: here, a Brown Sugar Factory; there, a Bamboo Theatre; and on the other side, a stone Hakka Museum built recently but laid by methods so old, even the town masons had to learn these ways for the first time, as if they were modern methods, as if they were revolutionary.

Can Architecture Save China’s Rural Villages? DnA’s Xu Tiantian Thinks So, Bamboo Pavilion. Image © Zhou Ruogo
Bamboo Pavilion. Image © Zhou Ruogo

And maybe they are. Songyang County, otherwise known as the “Last Hidden Land in Jiangnan,” may look like a traditional Chinese painting with craggy rock faces, rice fields and tea plantations, but it has also become a model example of rural renaissance. Beijing architect Xu Tiantian, of the firm DnA_Design and Architecture, has spent years surveying the villages of Songyang, talking to local County officials and residents, and coming up with what she calls “architectural acupunctures.”

Brown Sugar Factory. Image © Wang Ziling Teahouse, Damushan Tea Valley. Image © Chen Hao Teahouse, Damushan Tea Valley. Image © Jiang Xiaodong Bamboo Pavilion. Image © Zhou Ruogo Bamboo Pavilion. Image © Zhou Ruogo Bridge at Shimen Village. Image © Han Dan Bridge at Shimen Village. Image © Wang Ziling Bridge at Shimen Village. Image © Wang Ziling Wang Jing Memorial Hall. Image © Wang Ziling + 70

Vanke Experimental Kindergarten / Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects

19:00 - 9 April, 2018
Vanke Experimental Kindergarten / Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects, Semi-enclosed space, outdoor stairs and sports space. Image © Siyu Zhu
Semi-enclosed space, outdoor stairs and sports space. Image © Siyu Zhu

Greenland & Building volume strung on the corridor. Image © Hao Chen Main entrance courtyard. Image © Hao Chen Triangle atrium skylight. Image © Hao Chen Inward main entrance, leaving space for picking up children. Image © Siyu Zhu + 42

  • Architects

  • Location

    Huanke, Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Pudong district, Shanghai, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Yuyang Liu
  • Project Architect

    Congbao Wu
  • Area

    6500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Tongji University Affiliate Elementary School / Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects

19:00 - 20 March, 2018
Tongji University Affiliate Elementary School / Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects, Stepped turf and landscape. Image © CreatAR Images
Stepped turf and landscape. Image © CreatAR Images

Aerial. Image © Hao Chen Teaching building. Image © Hao Chen Passages and courtyards. Image © CreatAR Images Stepped turf and landscape. Image © Hao Chen + 78

  • Architects

  • Location

    Antingzhen, Jiading, Shanghai, China
  • Design Principal

    Yuyang Liu
  • Project Architect

    Congbao Wu
  • Architect on site

    Yihong Lin
  • Design Team

    Ning Li, Kai Yang, Feile Cao, Jue Wang, Keyi Wang, Mingxi Yang, Chen Ding, Ji Wu, Fengyan Li, Dingfan Li, Teng Ma, Jun Wang
  • Area

    26200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Lost Villa Boutique Hotel in Yucun / Naturalbuild

22:00 - 6 February, 2018
Lost Villa Boutique Hotel in Yucun / Naturalbuild, Street View From North West Corner. Image © Hao Chen
Street View From North West Corner. Image © Hao Chen

Roof Lounge Chair and the Pool. Image © Hao Chen Lobby View North-eastwards From Corridor on 2nd Floor. Image © Hao Chen Large Window View Towards the Old Camphor From VIP Table in Restaurant. Image © Hao Chen Café and the Main Building. Image © Hao Chen + 46

  • Architects

  • Location

    85 Huangfu W Rd, Moganshan Zhen, Deqing Xian, Huzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Lead Architects

    Yanfei Shui, Yichi Su, Yuanrong Ma
  • Project Architects

    Dan Deng, Hanhua Xu
  • Project Team

    Gege Li, Jing Sun, Xini Chai, Xiaoyan Zhou, Keyi Wang, Hao Chen, Linlin Luo, Zhuoran Chen, Lijin Zhu, Ying Zhu
  • Area

    1491.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

ZhangJiang IC Harbor Phase I / Atelier Archmixing + Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects

19:00 - 31 January, 2018
ZhangJiang IC Harbor Phase I / Atelier Archmixing + Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects, Primary courtyard. Image © Hao Chen
Primary courtyard. Image © Hao Chen

Main entrance. Image © Hao Chen Connect the two green courtyards with three-story-height elevated space. Image © Hao Chen Rest verandah. Image © Hao Chen Aerial. Image © Hao Chen + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    799 Dangui Rd., Pudong, Shanghai, China
  • Lead Architects

    Shen Zhuang, Jie Zhu (AMG), Yuyang Liu (ALYA)
  • Project Architects

    Danni Tian (AMG), Feile Cao, Congbao Wu (ALYA)
  • Design Team

    Tianen Gu, Long Chen, Wenliang Sun, Yu Fang, Jiapei Gong (AMG), Jue Wang, Kai Yang, Ning Li, Chen Ding, Tianqi Wen (ALYA)
  • Area

    54700.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Wujiachang Kindergarten / Atelier Fronti

22:00 - 15 January, 2018
Wujiachang Kindergarten / Atelier Fronti, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

© Hao Chen © Hao Chen © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi + 39

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lianhuachi W Rd, GongZhuFen/WanShou Lu, Haidian Qu, Beijing Shi, China
  • Lead Architects

    Yun Wang
  • Design Team

    Rufeng Wang, Guannan Zhao, Keping Ji, Zhengyan Li, Xin Zhao
  • Area

    2300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

The 50 Most Popular Architecture Photographs of 2017

12:00 - 7 January, 2018
The 50 Most Popular Architecture Photographs of 2017, © Shu He
© Shu He

At ArchDaily, we're lucky enough to know a fantastic network of architecture professionals, allowing us to share the world's best architecture with our audience. But our articles wouldn't be the same without the many photographers who dedicate themselves to making incredible, inspiring images. For that reason, here we present the 50 most popular architecture images of 2017.

Hidden Valley House / SU Architects

19:00 - 19 December, 2017
Hidden Valley House / SU Architects, © Yilong Zhao
© Yilong Zhao

© Yilong Zhao © Yilong Zhao © Yilong Zhao © Xuguo Tang + 46

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zhejiang, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Shaoxun Guo
  • Design Team

    KeYuan Ma, Jiachen Xie, Mengting Zhang
  • Area

    800.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs