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An Interview With Chen Yifeng, Deshaus

10:30 - 6 May, 2015
Long Museum West Bund / Atelier Deshaus. Image © Xia Zhi
Long Museum West Bund / Atelier Deshaus. Image © Xia Zhi

“We use two aspects to express architecture: Qing [emotion], Jing [pattern]. Jing is the architectural pattern that we apply, to certify the living and working style, to consider what our architecture can bring. Another thing is the relationship between architecture and the site, the city and nature. Ancient Chinese dwellings are usually enclosed by walls, creating an introverted space. This is the second aspect Qing, more related to traditional customs, aesthetics, and our attitude towards the environment and nature. The enclosed space originates from our interpretation of Qing. What we have captured about the ancient spirit of aesthetics is a kind of uncertainty, a kind of blurry and ambiguous feeling.”
- Chen Yifeng, Shanghai, 2013

Long Museum West Bund / Atelier Deshaus. Image © Xia Zhi Kindergarten of Jiading New Town / Atelier Deshaus. Image © Shu He Spiral Gallery / Atelier Deshaus. Image © Shu He Youth Center of Qingpu / Atelier Deshaus. Image © Yao Li + 20

10 Stunning Images of Sacred Spaces

13:00 - 5 April, 2015
10 Stunning Images of Sacred Spaces, Church of Seed / O Studio Architects. Image © Iwan Baan
Church of Seed / O Studio Architects. Image © Iwan Baan

In the spirit of Easter Sunday, we've rounded up a compilation of ten glorious sacred spaces from our Religious Architecture Pinterest board. Ranging from traditional, reverent congregation halls to unexpected ultra-modern chapels, these spectacular places of worship are bound to inspire. Get a dose of these divine works after the break...

Ribbon Chapel / NAP Architects. Image © Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel / AZL Architects. Image © Yao Li Kirche am Hohenzollernplatz / Fritz Hoger. Image © Fabrice Fouillet Roof over the Walls of the Old Baños Church / BROWNMENESES. Image © Sebastián Crespo + 10

An Interview with Zhang Lei, AZL Architects

01:00 - 3 February, 2015
An Interview with Zhang Lei, AZL Architects, Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel / AZL Architects. Image © Yao Li
Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel / AZL Architects. Image © Yao Li

“We have to try to work with scale and memory. I think in the last twenty years the main problem is that we lost the 归宿感 [sense of belonging]. The people here have been moving from house to house for a long time, the result is that we don’t have a feeling of home… even if you are staying in a nice house or villa you don’t consider it as an ideal or permanent home where you could stay. This might be considered the problem. More than ten years ago we used to have that feeling, the sense to belong to a specific space. We used to live in neighbourhoods where we had a social background, a community, now you don’t have any community, you don’t see the neighbors any more. Now Chinese people are becoming lonely, they are losing that feeling and becoming 'homeless'.” - Zhang Lei, Nanjing, 2013

Model Animal Research Center of Nanjing University / AZL architects. Image Courtesy of AZL Architects Slit House / AZL architects. Image © Nacasa & Partners Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel / AZL Architects. Image © Yao Li CIPEA No.4 House / AZL architects. Image © Yao Li + 17

Hainan Blue Bay Westin Resort Hotel / gad

01:00 - 16 October, 2014
Hainan Blue Bay Westin Resort Hotel / gad, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

© Zhao Qiang © Zhao Qiang © Yao Li © Zhao Qiang + 23

  • Architects

    gad
  • Location

    Lingshui, Hainan, China
  • Category

  • Architects in Charge

    Zhang Wei, Jiang Fang
  • Design Team

    Shang Fei, Wang Jia, Xu Qin, Hu Damin, Li Baozhong, Tian Senyuan, Chen Yonghao, Li Zijie, Li Yanfeng, Lu Zhegang, Wu Wenjian, Chen Feiyan, Lao Xiaojing, Cui Daliang, Shen Fengqiang
  • Area

    62000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel / AZL Architects

01:00 - 12 October, 2014
Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel / AZL Architects, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

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

Wuxi Sales Center / UDG China

01:00 - 25 July, 2014
Wuxi Sales Center / UDG China, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

© Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yangshan Avenue, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Qian Qiang
  • Design Team

    Simone De Gradi, Zhang Dan, Li Chencheng, Wang Shuliang, Gu Kewei
  • Area

    1337.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Architecture Studio in Wujigeng Building / ISO workshop

01:00 - 14 April, 2014
Architecture Studio in Wujigeng Building / ISO workshop, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

© Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li + 15

Kangka Zhouzhuang Tourist Resort Aquatic Club / UDG China

01:00 - 11 April, 2014
Kangka Zhouzhuang Tourist Resort Aquatic Club / UDG China, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

© Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zhouzhuangzhen, Kunshan, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China, 215325
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Qian Qiang, Li Xiaojian, Bernd Lederle, Feng Haihua, Li Chencheng, Bi Yifei, Tanase yo shoji, Satoshi Morita, Chen Hongbin, Simone De Gradi
  • Area

    1800.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Heritage Park of Qin Er Shi Mausoleum / Lacime Architectural Design

01:00 - 18 August, 2013
Heritage Park of Qin Er Shi Mausoleum / Lacime Architectural Design, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

© Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Song Zhaoqing, Li Jing, Zhao Jinxin, Chen Cheng and Zhang Tengfei
  • Collaborators

    Chen Cheng, Zhang Tengfei
  • Area

    7000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Lintong Zhiyang Cultural Park / Lacime Architectural Design

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
Lintong Zhiyang Cultural Park / Lacime Architectural Design, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

© Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li + 47

Viewing Pavilion on Hill / TAO - Trace Architecture Office

01:00 - 14 June, 2013
© YAO Li
© YAO Li
  • Architects

  • Location

    Weihai, Shandong, China
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Trace Architecture Office
  • Design Team

    HUA Li, Jiang Nan, Yu Haiwen
  • Area

    256.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012

© YAO Li Courtesy of Trace Architecture Office Courtesy of Trace Architecture Office © YAO Li + 45

CIPEA No.4 House / AZL architects

01:00 - 5 May, 2013
CIPEA No.4 House / AZL architects, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nanjing, China
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Zhang Lei
  • Design Team

    Zhang Lei, Jeffrey Cheng, Wang Wang, Wang Yi
  • Collaborator

    Architectural Design & Planning Institute, NJU
  • Area

    500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

Xixi Artist Clubhouse / AZL Architects

01:00 - 2 May, 2013
Xixi Artist Clubhouse / AZL Architects, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

© Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Zhang Lei
  • Project Team

    Zhang Lei, Qi wei, Zhong Guanqiu, Zhang Guangwei, Guo Donghai
  • Collaborator

    Architectural Design Institute, ZJIU
  • Area

    4000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Youth Center of Qingpu / Atelier Deshaus

00:00 - 26 May, 2012
Youth Center of Qingpu / Atelier Deshaus, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

© Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li + 24

  • Architects

    Atelier Deshaus - Liu Yichun, Chen Yifeng
  • Location

    Shanghái, República Popular China
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Liu Yichun, Chen Yifeng, Gao Lin, Liu Qian, Wang Longhai
  • Site Area

    10906 m2
  • Area

    14360.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Bio-Lake Reception Center / Zephyr Architects

00:00 - 16 May, 2012
Bio-Lake Reception Center / Zephyr Architects, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

© Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Wuhan, Hubei, China
  • Category

  • Architect

    Zephyr Architects
  • Design Team

    Fu Dong, Zhao Zhonggui, Yang Ching-Chi, Ding Junmei, Yu Tong
  • Associate Architect

    Wuhan Oule
  • Client

    Bio-Lake Commission
  • Area

    3540.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Cocoon / Mochen Architects & Engineers

01:00 - 15 May, 2012
Cocoon / Mochen Architects & Engineers, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

© Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li + 29

  • Architects

    Mochen Architects & Engineers
  • Location

    Tianjin, China
  • Category

  • Area

    1245.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

China Yard Sales Office / Zephyr Architects

00:00 - 13 April, 2012
China Yard Sales Office / Zephyr Architects, ©  SHU He
© SHU He

©  SHU He ©  SHU He ©  SHU He ©  SHU He + 22

  • Architects

    Zephyr Architects 
  • Location

    Dalian, Liaoning, China
  • Category

  • Partner In Charge

    Zhao Zhonggui
  • Project Architect

    Yu Tong
  • Client

    Genghai Co.
  • Area

    1500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Spiral Gallery Ⅱ / Atelier Deshaus

00:00 - 3 March, 2012
Spiral Gallery Ⅱ / Atelier Deshaus, ©  SHU He
© SHU He

© Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang ©  SHU He + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghái, República Popular China
  • Category

  • Architect

    Atelier Deshaus (Liu Yichun / Chen Yifeng)
  • Project Team

    Chen Yifeng, Liu Yichun, Li Jun
  • Area

    560.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs