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Mafengwo Global Headquarters Phase II / SYN Architects

00:00 - 21 June, 2018
Mafengwo Global Headquarters Phase II / SYN Architects, Bamboo clouds staircase. Image © Zhi Xia
Bamboo clouds staircase. Image © Zhi Xia

2F bamboo boards details. Image © Zhi Xia Staircase details. Image © Zhi Xia Staircase. Image © Zhi Xia 2F bamboo boards clouds. Image © Zhi Xia + 33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Building C15, Hengtong International Innovation Park, 9 Jiuxianqiao North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Yingxi Zou
  • Interior Design Team

    Fuqiang Xia, Zhenzhen Cao, Tingting Liu, Yan Feng
  • Architectural design

    Fernando
  • Area

    1126.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Kenzo Tange Gymnasium and 7 Other Threatened Sites Receive $1M in Preservation Funding

12:00 - 17 June, 2018
Kenzo Tange Gymnasium and 7 Other Threatened Sites Receive $1M in Preservation Funding, By <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/all-a/">Take</a> - <span> licensed under </span>, <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/">CC BY-NC-ND 2.0</a>, <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/all-a/14631188464/in/photolist-ojRF54-ohUEyb-o1AWYo-o1Cd1H-ohUEA5-ohUEu3-ohUEob-oi4gyy-o1AWW9-ojRERP-o1CcQn-ojREWi-o1BaKU-yYPDAf-o1BaYu-ohUEjo">Link</a>
By Take - licensed under , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, Link

Eight sites from the World Monuments Fund’s 2018 World Monuments Watch list have been awarded $1 million in funding from American Express to support much-needed preservation and restoration initiatives. The sites were selected based on their vulnerability to specific threats like natural disasters, climate change or social forces like urbanization that have left them neglected.

V House of Dashilar / hyperSity

20:00 - 16 June, 2018
V House of Dashilar / hyperSity, Exterior View. Image Courtesy of hyperSity
Exterior View. Image Courtesy of hyperSity

Small Courtyard Atrium . Image Courtesy of hyperSity Children Play. Image Courtesy of hyperSity Second Floor Corridor. Image Courtesy of hyperSity Entrance. Image Courtesy of hyperSity + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Xicheng, China
  • Lead Architect

    Yang Shi, Shaojun Li
  • Design Team

    Manyu Yin, Ling Yang, Gaoliang Zhang
  • Client

    Dashilar Transboundary Center
  • Area

    150.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018

First Serpentine Pavilion Outside UK Opens with Design by JIAKUN Architects

17:20 - 1 June, 2018
First Serpentine Pavilion Outside UK Opens with Design by JIAKUN Architects, © WF CENTRAL
© WF CENTRAL

A new Serpentine Pavilion has opened in Beijing, China, marking the first time the prestigious program has been implemented away from its usual home at the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park, London. Designed by JIAKUN Architects, the pavilion was commissioned by The Serpentine Galleries working in partnership with WF CENTRAL, and is located just 600 meters away from Beijing's Forbidden City.

NIO House / AIM Architecture

22:00 - 31 May, 2018
© Dirk Weiblen
© Dirk Weiblen

© Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    1 Dong Chang An Jie, DongDan, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
  • Design Principals

    Wendy Saunders, Vincent de Graaf
  • Lead Architect

    German Roig
  • Project Architect

    Fuzi He
  • Area

    1741.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

The Renovation of CRRC 1897 Center / PROJECT

19:00 - 28 May, 2018
The Renovation of CRRC 1897 Center / PROJECT, © Haiting Sun
© Haiting Sun

© Haiting Sun © Haiting Sun © Haiting Sun © Haiting Sun + 39

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yanggongzhuang, Fengtai Qu, Beijing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Ke Chang, Wenhan Li, Minjie Liu
  • Design Team

    Honghui Jiang, Hao Zhang, Jianwei Zhao, Wangming Lin, Panao Feng
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Grass Garden / JIEJIE STUDIO

20:00 - 25 May, 2018
Grass Garden / JIEJIE STUDIO, Shadow Island | Cloud Corridor. Image © Xiaoqi
Shadow Island | Cloud Corridor. Image © Xiaoqi

Northeast  Aerial View of Grass Garden. Image © Xiaoqi Inside the Bamboo Space. Image © Haolei Guan Grass Garden Entrance Corridor. Image © Hui Liang Grass Garden Entrance. Image © Hui Liang + 39

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cao Yuan Hu Tong, DongZhiMen, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China
  • Lead Architects

    Guanyu Ming
  • Project Partners

    Xiaofeng Jie, Ming Qi
  • Area

    100.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

10000/1 OFFICE / O architecture

22:00 - 24 May, 2018
Night view. Image © Weiqi Jin
Night view. Image © Weiqi Jin

Glass passages. Image © Weiqi Jin Courtyard. Image © Weiqi Jin Office. Image © Weiqi Jin Doorway. Image © Weiqi Jin + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gong Men Kou Si Tiao, Xicheng, Beijing, China
  • Area

    130.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Han Wenqiang of ARCHSTUDIO: “Let’s Call My Work the Art of Coordination”

09:30 - 24 May, 2018
Han Wenqiang of ARCHSTUDIO: “Let’s Call My Work the Art of Coordination”, Tea House in Hutong, 2015. Image © Wang Ning
Tea House in Hutong, 2015. Image © Wang Ning

Throughout the work of Beijing-based practice ARCHSTUDIO, there is a constant feeling of sensitivity to culture and history. That is not to say that the firm’s designs are not modern—far from it in fact—but that the work of founder Han Wenqiang infuses modern materials and forms with a distinctly Chinese sensibility, that is just as apparent in his designs for a food packaging facility as it is in a Buddhist shrine (incidentally, both designs which won ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards, in 2017 and 2018 respectively). In the latest interview from his “City of Ideas” series, Vladimir Belogolovsky speaks to Han about whether architecture is an art form and what it means to create “Chinese” architecture in the 21st century.

Haitang Villa, 2015. Image © Magic Penny Tangshan Organic Farm, 2015. Image © Jin Weiqi Twisting Courtyard, 2017. Image © Wang Ning, Jin Weiqi Waterside Buddhist Shrine, 2017. Image © Wang Ning, Jin Weiqi + 53

Office Environmental Design of Shiyue Media / CUN Design

00:00 - 15 May, 2018
Office Environmental Design of Shiyue Media / CUN Design, © Ting Wang, Jin Wang
© Ting Wang, Jin Wang

© Ting Wang, Jin Wang © Ting Wang, Jin Wang © Ting Wang, Jin Wang © Ting Wang, Jin Wang + 32

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    Lang Park Vintage, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
  • Lead Designer

    Shu Cui
  • Participating Designer

    Xiaoyu Liu
  • Area

    1100.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Lens Office / TAO - Trace Architecture Office

19:00 - 7 May, 2018
Lens Office / TAO - Trace Architecture Office, North Elevation. Image Courtesy of TAO - Trace Architecture Office
North Elevation. Image Courtesy of TAO - Trace Architecture Office

South Elevation. Image Courtesy of TAO - Trace Architecture Office Exhibition Room (Unfolded). Image Courtesy of TAO - Trace Architecture Office 2nd Floor Bookshelf Corridor. Image Courtesy of TAO - Trace Architecture Office 2nd Floor Working Area. Image Courtesy of TAO - Trace Architecture Office + 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

Hengchuang Center / Atelier Xiang

02:00 - 5 May, 2018
Hengchuang Center / Atelier Xiang, © Pengfei Wang
© Pengfei Wang

© Pengfei Wang © Pengfei Wang © Pengfei Wang © Pengfei Wang + 33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Heng Tong Guo Ji Chuang Xin Yuan, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, China
  • Lead Architects

    Kai Xiang
  • Design Team

    Amy Wang, Zhang Yanfeng, Jax Lanzo, Zhang Haibin
  • Client

    BOE
  • Area

    1700.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Chaoyang Park Plaza - Office Public Area Interiors / Supercloud Studio + MADA s.p.a.m.

20:00 - 4 May, 2018
Relationship between the Interior and the Exterior of the Lobby. Image © Yong Zhang
Relationship between the Interior and the Exterior of the Lobby. Image © Yong Zhang

The major building(A1/A2) and A7 Building are both office building.. Image © Yong Zhang Decoration of the Lobby. Image © Yong Zhang A7 Gateway. Image © Yong Zhang Relationship between the Interior and the Exterior of the Lobby. Image © Yong Zhang + 32

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    10 Beijing Chaoyang Park South Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
  • Interior Designer

    Yinghui Wang, Xunjun Xu, Yuqing Yang
  • Design Team

    Xiaoyu Han, Xiaohui Wu, Zhen Xu, Jiachi Zheng, Bingjing Jiang, Wenhao Sun
  • Area

    16400.0 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

Lost&Found Store / C+ Architects

20:00 - 6 April, 2018
© Zhi Xia
© Zhi Xia

© Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia + 19

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    21 Xi Da Wang Nan Lu, Chaoyang, Beijing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Yanchun Chen
  • Area

    205.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Song Art Museum / Vermilion Zhou Design Group

22:00 - 4 April, 2018
© Zhi Xia
© Zhi Xia

© Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia + 39

A Tale of Misplaced Trust in News Media Wins 2018 Fairy Tales Competition

14:20 - 3 April, 2018
A Tale of Misplaced Trust in News Media Wins 2018 Fairy Tales Competition, 1st Place: Deep Pool That Never Dries. Image Courtesy of Blank Space
1st Place: Deep Pool That Never Dries. Image Courtesy of Blank Space

Blank Space, in collaboration with The National Building Museum, has announced winners of their fifth annual Fairy Tales competition, unveiled in front of a live audience at the Washington D.C. National Building Museum. The competition saw submissions from 65 countries, with 3 prize winners, a runner-up, and 9 honorable mentions chosen for their exploration of current events and the creative process through well-crafted short stories and artwork. The winners were chosen by a jury of 20 leading architects, including Daniel Libeskind, Bjarke Ingels, and Maria Aiolova.

Renovation of the Multi-Function Hall in Central Academy of Fine Arts / Architecture School of CAFA

00:00 - 2 April, 2018
Renovation of the Multi-Function Hall in Central Academy of Fine Arts / Architecture School of CAFA, Interior Hall. Image © Weiqi Jin
Interior Hall. Image © Weiqi Jin

Entrance. Image © Weiqi Jin Lobby. Image © Weiqi Jin Bathroom. Image © Weiqi Jin Detail. Image © Weiqi Jin + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
  • Designers

    Wenqiang Han, Yang Zhao
  • Area

    1400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs