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Weiqi Jin


No. 5 Service Station of the Ecological Corridor around Erhai Lake / 3andwich Design / He Wei Studio

Relationship between architecture and village. Image © Weiqi JinBird’s eye view of the architecture. Image © Weiqi JinSail installation in lights. Image © Weiqi Jin© Weiqi Jin+ 37

Cloud Art Center / TEMP

entrance. Image © Weiqi Jinbrick garden. Image © Weiqi Jinbrick garden. Image © Weiqi Jingallery. Image © Weiqi Jin+ 34

  • Architects: TEMP
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2285
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

Village Courtyard Restaurant / AML Design studio

© Weiqi Jin© Weiqi Jin© Weiqi Jin© Weiqi Jin+ 31

  • Architects: AML Design studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  340
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2021

Yangliping Performing Arts Center / Studio Zhu-Pei

lights lit up the theater. Image © Weiqi Jinroofscape and outdoor theater. Image © Weiqi Jinview from outdoor theater to roof ramp. Image © Weiqi Jinoutdoor theater. Image © Weiqi Jin+ 38

Temporary Architecture: Innovation, Testing-Ground and Entertainment

Beyond "experience tourism" and light entertainment, temporary architecture is a fertile ground for testing ideas, examining places, popularizing new concepts and technologies. Taking a wide array of forms, from disaster relief projects and utilitarian structures to design experiments, architectural statements and playful installations, transient structures showcase alternative visions for the built environment, opening up new possibilities and questioning established norms. As temporary architecture now seems at odds with sustainability imperatives, the following discusses the value of temporary architecture as a vehicle of experimentation, advancing design and engaging communities.

Courtesy of ICD-ITKE. Image2012 ICD/ITKE Research PavilionLoud Shadows by Plastique Fantastique. Image © Marco CanevacciStair of Kriterion by MVRDV. Image © Laurian GhinitoiuTemporary Site of Shengli Market by LUO studio. Image © Weiqi Jin+ 9

Towards a Sustainable Future: Local Materials and Methods in Contemporary Chinese Architecture

Over the course of the last decade there has been a growing interest in the handcrafted buildings, as well as in the application of local and renewable materials in building construction. Under the concerns about the heavy environmental and economic expenses caused by construction, nowadays urban planners are embracing the concept of sustainability, which refers to “meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.

Space Improvement Plan for Zaiwan Village / 3andwich Design / He Wei Studio

game installation, floor painting, street furniture, spontaneous construction together form a new landscape. Image © Weiqi Jinthe maze pattern on the street. Image © Weiqi Jinthe old and new buildings in the east yard form a confrontation. Image © Weiqi Jinthe convenience service station becomes pros which children are playing. Image © Weiqi Jin+ 41

In-Hutong Renewal of Chuziying Hutong 3 / CU Office

© Yifan Sun© Weiqi Jin© Yifan Sun© Weiqi Jin+ 42

  • Architects: CU Office
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  165
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2021

Reconstruction of Yanjiao Campus Library of Central Academy of Fine Arts / 3andwich Design / He Wei Studio

The approach wall of the new entrance and the overpass of the original building occluded with each other. Image © Weiqi Jinback hall space. Image © Weiqi Jinthe orange ground stretches out to form a welcoming gesture. Image © Weiqi JinThe color tone of the front hall with large areas of gray, white and partially orange. Image © Weiqi Jin+ 26

Langfang, China

Yinan Library and Archives / 7 Studio of School of Architecture at CAFA

entrance columns. Image © Weiqi Jinsouth facade. Image © Weiqi Jinview the east side from courtyard. Image © Weiqi Jinview the entrance from courtyard. Image © Weiqi Jin+ 30

Linxi, China

Mumokuteki Concept Bookstore / LUO studio

Central table. Image © Weiqi JinThe walking man. Image © Weiqi JinView of bar from the rotating wall. Image © Weiqi JinHanging cups. Image © Weiqi Jin+ 27

Yuanmen Primary School Renovation / JiuQiHuaXia Atelier KAI + SILOxDESIGN

The Wudao Temple and the finished building. Image © Weiqi JinView the entrance from the bridge. Image © Weiqi JinBetween the west building and the north building. Image © Weiqi JinOpening wall. Image © Weiqi Jin+ 45

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1300
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2021
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: COURAGE FLOWER, MUCH MORE, Small Match Tile Company

Arches in Interior Design: 26 Projects that Reimagine the Classical Shape

Although the use of arches in architecture dates back to the 2nd millennium B.C., it was the Romans who solidified them as both an engineering element and a symbol of military victories, which we now see excessively as memorial arches. Shortly after, different civilizations and cultures adopted the arch for their own purposes, bridging together structural necessity and aesthetics. In this article, we look at how arches evolved from significant structural elements to captivating decorative details.

Samna Restaurant / YOD Group. Image © Andrey BezuglovGarden Tour / PADSTUDIO. Image © Rongkun ChenSSAB Flagship Store / Bogdan Ciocodeica Studio. Image © Vlad Patru ARKA Flower Shop / Maly Krasota Design. Image © Dmitriy Sergienko+ 30

Zenstay Boutique Hotel / Zen-In Architects

main facade. Image © Weiqi Jinentrance. Image © Weiqi Jin2F platform. Image © Weiqi Jinatrium. Image © Weiqi Jin+ 31

Zhoushan, China
  • Architects: Zen-In Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  733
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Xiaoye Valley / AML Design Studio

Exterior facade and courtyard. Image © Weiqi JinExterior facade and courtyard. Image © Weiqi JinWhite room. Image © Weiqi JinWhite room. Image © Weiqi Jin+ 25

Yanqing, China
  • Architects: AML Design Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  850
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

The Contemporary Transformation of Traditional Chinese Architecture

The American architect, designer, and futurist Buckminster Fuller once defined the Dymaxion principle as “constructing ever more with ever less weight, time, and ergs per each given level of functional performance.”