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Winners of AR House Awards 2019 Announced

07:35 - 1 July, 2019
Winners of AR House Awards 2019 Announced, House in Kamitomii, Kurashiki, Japan / General Design Co.. Image © daici ano
House in Kamitomii, Kurashiki, Japan / General Design Co.. Image © daici ano

General Design Co’s house in Kamitomii, Kurashiki, Japan has been announced as the winner of the AR House awards 2019, joining two Highly Commended and three Commended house projects. Now in its tenth year, the awards are diverse and wide-ranging, often branching beyond the traditional remit of the dwelling to recognize originality and excellence in design of dwellings of all types.

What's Pushing Refurbishment Fever in China?

06:30 - 25 June, 2019
What's Pushing Refurbishment Fever in China?, Miniature Beijing: the Conversion of No. 28 Dayuan Hu Tong / Atelier Li Xinggang. Image © Shengliang Su
Miniature Beijing: the Conversion of No. 28 Dayuan Hu Tong / Atelier Li Xinggang. Image © Shengliang Su

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.

BingDing Wood Kiln Factory Renovation / AZL architects

00:00 - 6 June, 2019
overall view © Li Yao
overall view © Li Yao

front entrance © Li Yao facade details © Li Yao skylight © Li Yao set fire ceremony © Li Yao + 53

  • Architect

  • Location

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Lei Zhang
  • Design Team

    Xue Zhang
  • Area

    1800.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographers

    Li Yao, Suhong Dong, AZL architects

Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel / AZL Architects

15:00 - 2 June, 2019
Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel / AZL Architects, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

© Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li + 22

Crane Pavilion at Crane Nature Preserve / GBBN

01:00 - 7 November, 2018
Crane Pavilion at Crane Nature Preserve / GBBN, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

© Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Xianning, Hubei, China
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Jervy Zhu, Jing Luo
  • Area

    2000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Best Small Chapel Architecture & Design

12:00 - 21 October, 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.

10 Images of Architecture Reflected in Water

12:00 - 5 August, 2018
10 Images of Architecture Reflected in Water, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

This week we have prepared a selection of photographs in which reflections in water is used as the main compositional element. In these images, the surface qualities of the water play a fundamental role in giving the composition its final effect—either acting as a perfect mirror or giving a diffuse touch. Below is a selection of 10 images from prominent photographers such as Lu Hengzhong, Yao Li, and Nico Saieh.

© Nico Saieh © Yao Li © Lu Hengzhong © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG + 11

Zhejiang Conservatory of Music Student Apartments / gad + GLA

19:00 - 31 May, 2018
© Yao Li
© Yao Li

© Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li + 18

  • Architects

    GLA, gad
  • Location

    Zhuantang Street, Xihu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Peidong Zhu
  • Project leaders

    Yuhong Wang, Ping Song
  • Design Team

    Jian Bao, Mingqi Shen, Panyi Mao, Lingfeng Xu, Jianjun Li, Jian Zhou, Guohua Huang, Limei Guo
  • Owner

    Department of culture of Zhejiang Province Zhejiang Conservatory Of Music
  • Area

    54518.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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 © Shu He Spiral Gallery I, Shanghai, 2011. Image © Shu He Huaxin Wisdom Hub, Shanghai, 2015. Image © Hao Chen + 28

The One / gad

19:00 - 6 November, 2017
The One / gad, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

© Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li + 25

  • Architects

    gad
  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Category

  • Landscape Design

    Belt Collins
  • Area

    343309.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

2017 Arcaid Awards Reveals Shortlist for World's Best Building Image

11:40 - 2 October, 2017

Arcaid Images has revealed the shortlist of 20 images in the running for the title of World’s Best Building Image in their 2017 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards. The annual award selects photographs in four categories - Exterior, Interior, Sense of Place, and Building in Use - which are judged by an esteemed panel of designers, photographers and journalists based on their atmospheric quality, composition, use of scale and more.

“More than just informing people about the existence of such places, the best photos go beyond that and entice people to learn more about the buildings, cities, and landscapes – maybe even booking a flight to see them firsthand. That feeling hit me on numerous occasions,” said jury member John Hill, Editor of the World-Architects eMagazine.

Cultural Center of Beicheng Central Park in Hefei / Shenzhen Huahui Design

22:00 - 22 September, 2017
Cultural Center of Beicheng Central Park in Hefei / Shenzhen Huahui Design, Streetview. Image © Yao Li, Sui Sicong
Streetview. Image © Yao Li, Sui Sicong

“crescent path”. Image © Yao Li, Sui Sicong Wall-corridor. Image © Yao Li, Sui Sicong the entrance hall. Image © Yao Li, Sui Sicong the exhibition hall. Image © Yao Li, Sui Sicong + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Beicheng New District, Hefei, Anhui, China
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Xiao Cheng
  • Project architect

    Yin Shibo, He Qifan, Mao Weiwei
  • Owner

    Hefei Vanke Real Estate Co.,Ltd&& Suzhou New Real Estate Group Co., Ltd
  • Owner management team

    Chen Zhuo, Ren Muyuan, Tan Xiang, Zou Xiang
  • Area

    3400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017

DongZhuang Museum of Western Regions / Xinjiang Wind Architectural Design & Research Institute

22:00 - 18 August, 2017
DongZhuang Museum of Western Regions / Xinjiang Wind Architectural Design & Research Institute, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

© Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li + 43

Shandong Art Gallery / TJAD

02:00 - 7 August, 2017
Shandong Art Gallery / TJAD, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

© Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li + 33

  • Architects

  • Location

    11777 Jing Shi Lu, Lixia Qu, Jinan Shi, Shandong Sheng, China, 250014
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Li Li
  • Design Team

    Wang Wensheng, Zhou Jun, Ma Xiyin, Wang Yining
  • Area

    52138.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

10 Incredible Exposed Structures: Photos of the Week

14:00 - 23 July, 2017

Putting aside finishes, coatings, and cladding to work with exposed structural elements is not an easy task. Faced with this challenge, architects have demonstrated an eagerness to surpass ourselves and to design increasingly creative structures. In portraying this type of project, there are often opportunities for photographers to create incredible and innovative compositions: from geometric patterns, to the use of symmetry and rhythm, to the possibility of focusing on the textures and details of the materials. Here, we present a selection of photographs of impressive structures by renowned photographers such as Iwan Baan, Julien Lanoo and Yao Li, among others.

© ICD/ITKE University of Stuttgart © Boegly + Grazia © Courtesy of CCDI © Eric Dinardi + 12

The Exhibition Hall of Crime Evidences in Harbin / Architectural Design & Research Institute of SCUT

20:00 - 15 June, 2017
The Exhibition Hall of Crime Evidences in Harbin / Architectural Design & Research Institute of SCUT, Building entrance. Image © Yao li
Building entrance. Image © Yao li

Sunken courtyard. Image © Yao li Birdview. Image © Yao li Meditation atrium. Image © Yao li View from railway. Image © Yao li + 31

  • Architects

    Architectural Design & Research Institute of SCUT
  • Location

    Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China
  • Category

  • Principal Architect

    He Jingtang
  • Project Year

    2015

Shitang Village Internet Conference Center / AZL Architects

20:00 - 30 March, 2017
Shitang Village Internet Conference Center / AZL Architects, © Hou Bowen
© Hou Bowen

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
  • Category

  • Architects in Charge

    Zhong Huaying, Zhang Lei
  • Design Team

    Zhong Huaying, Zhang Lei, Xi Hong
  • Area

    3000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Weinan Culture and Art Center / THAD

20:00 - 13 February, 2017
© YAO Li
© YAO Li

© YAO Li © YAO Li © YAO Li © YAO Li + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Weinan, Shaanxi Province, China
  • Category

  • Principal in Charge

    ZHUANG Weimin
  • Design Team

    ZHUANG Weimin, ZHANG Wei, GAO Guocheng, LIANG Sisi, KANG Liqiao, PAN Anping, LIU Yichuan, LUO Xinyu, MI Zhong, GAO Guisheng, XU Hua, LI Shuqin, et al.
  • Site Area

    40000 m2
  • Photos

    YAO Li