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China's Mega Industrial Regeneration Project has Lessons for the World

03:30 - 5 October, 2018
China's Mega Industrial Regeneration Project has Lessons for the World, Courtesy of CCTN Design
Courtesy of CCTN Design

Across the world, developed cities are rebelling against heavy industry. While some reasons vary depending on local circumstances, a common global drive towards clean energy, and the shifting of developed economies towards financial services, automation, and the gig economy, is leaving a common trace within urban centers. From Beijing to Detroit, vast wastelands of steel and concrete will stand as empty relics to the age of steel and coal.

The question of what to do with these wastelands, with defunct furnaces, railways, chimneys, and lakes, may be one of the major urban questions facing generations of architects to come. What can be done when the impracticality of industrial complexes, and the precious land they needlessly occupy, collides with the embodied energy, memories, and histories which few would wish to lose?

Courtesy of CCTN Design Courtesy of CCTN Design Courtesy of CCTN Design Courtesy of CCTN Design + 20

Shanghai Modern Art Museum / Atelier Deshaus

02:00 - 27 May, 2018
Shanghai Modern Art Museum / Atelier Deshaus, © Fangfang Tian
© Fangfang Tian

© Fangfang Tian © Fangfang Tian © Fangfang Tian © Fangfang Tian + 44

Chongqing Awe-inspiring Bar / B.L.U.E. Architecture Design Studio

02:00 - 16 May, 2018
Chongqing Awe-inspiring Bar / B.L.U.E. Architecture Design Studio, © Guanbo Li
© Guanbo Li

© Guanbo Li © Guanbo Li © Guanbo Li © Guanbo Li + 24

New Forms of Industry: Shed #19 by Andrea Oliva Architetto

01:30 - 27 March, 2018
New Forms of Industry: Shed #19 by Andrea Oliva Architetto, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu + 23

Research is the key to Andrea Oliva’s project for Shed #19—not only because this old factory was turned into a technopole for industrial investigation, but also because the architect’s proposal used research as a way of identifying the building’s possible transformations. In this case, the rich industrial history of the plant and the area is deemed essential for its refurbishment; its recovery depends on understanding its significance.

Kengo Kuma Transforms Shanghai Shipyard Into Multi-Use Complex

04:00 - 2 March, 2018
Kengo Kuma Transforms Shanghai Shipyard Into Multi-Use Complex, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

In the Lujiazui financial district in Pudong, Shanghai, Kengo Kuma has reimagined a 1972 shipyard into a new 9,000-square-meter multi-use complex, named Shipyard 1862. Behind original, rugged brick walls, the old shipyard was once defined by a 12 by 30-meter grid, which allowed for massive interior spaces to hold ships. In this industrial-style adaptive reuse project, Kuma was careful to preserve the building’s structural and material integrity. These photographs provided by Julien Lanoo show how the industrial shell has been transformed by the refurbishment project.

Renovation of Xi'an Dahua Textile Mill / China Architecture Design Group Land-based Rationalism D.R.C

00:00 - 28 February, 2018
Aerial. Image © Frederic Henriques
Aerial. Image © Frederic Henriques

© Guangyuan Zhang © Guangyuan Zhang © Guangyuan Zhang © Guangyuan Zhang + 65

  • Architects

  • Location

    251 Tai Hua Nan Lu, Xincheng Qu, Xian Shi, Shaanxi Sheng, China
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Kai Cui, Keyao Wang,Rubing Zhang, Aurelien Chen
  • Design Team

    Keyao Wang,Rubing Zhang, Aurelien Chen, Yang Liu, Fan Gao, Yang Cao
  • Landscape Designer

    Jun Feng
  • Construction Drawing

    China Northwest Building Design Research
  • Collaborators

    Western Institute of Seismic and Building Design + Design Institute of Xi’an University of Architecture And Technology
  • Paper model

    Jianjun Song
  • Award

    Second Place at 2A Asia Architcture Award 2016 Old and New category – Vienna
  • Area

    84790.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Margot Krasojević Designs Bridge That Sails Like a Ship

14:00 - 13 August, 2017
Margot Krasojević Designs Bridge That Sails Like a Ship, © Margot Krasojević
© Margot Krasojević

Dr. Margot Krasojević, known for creating impossibly futuristic architecture has unveiled her latest project: a bridge that can sail across the water. Dubbed the “Revolving Sail Bridge” - the experimental project was commissioned by the Ordos government in the Kanbashi District of Inner Mongolia (China) to be built across the Wulamulum River. Featuring a main floating section topped with a carbon-fibre triple sail, the flexible structure is capable of sailing anywhere across the river to relocate itself.

© Margot Krasojević © Margot Krasojević © Margot Krasojević © Margot Krasojević + 20

Bee Breeders Announces Mango Vinyl Hub Competition Winners

14:00 - 17 June, 2017
Bee Breeders Announces Mango Vinyl Hub Competition Winners, First Prize: The Music Telescope / Lucia Filippini, Elisa Dellarossa & Tuana Yıldız. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders
First Prize: The Music Telescope / Lucia Filippini, Elisa Dellarossa & Tuana Yıldız. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders

Bee Breeders have selected the winners of the Mango Vinyl Hub Competition, challenging entries to marry architecture, music, industry, and design in the repurposing of a decrepit tin foil factory in Cesis, Latvia. With a focus on the revival of the vinyl record industry, “successful projects temper the impulse of retrojecting nostalgic hallmark or tradition, through revitalization of purpose of an artifact and history of a bygone era.”

Here are the winning visions of the Mango Vinyl Hub:

Second Prize: In-Between / Onea Ioana Alexandra, Nistor Raluca, Hirleata Stefania Daniela, Tirca Radu George; Universitatea de Arhitectura si Urbanism "Ion Mincu". Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders Third Prize: Out Of the Blue / Valdone Mitkeviciute, Greta Prialgauskaite; Vilnius Art Academy. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders The Big Picture Award (Best Masterplan): Sound Factory / Bartosz Matuszek, Ewelina Bugajewicz, Karolina Wasilewska, Paulina Sawczuk; Bialystok University Of Technology. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders First Prize: The Music Telescope / Lucia Filippini, Elisa Dellarossa & Tuana Yıldız. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders + 85

AD Classics: Eiffel Tower / Gustave Eiffel

06:15 - 2 December, 2016
AD Classics: Eiffel Tower / Gustave Eiffel, © Wikimedia user Jebulon (Public Domain)
© Wikimedia user Jebulon (Public Domain)

The world had never seen anything like the graceful iron form that rose from Paris’ Champ de Mars in the late 1880s. The “Eiffel Tower,” built as a temporary installation for the Exposition Universelle de 1889, became an immediate sensation for its unprecedented appearance and extraordinary height. It has long outlasted its intended lifespan and become not only one of Paris’ most popular landmarks, but one of the most recognizable structures in human history.

AD Classics: Eiffel Tower / Gustave Eiffel Public Domain. ImageAugust 211888 Public Domain. ImageDecember 7 1887 AD Classics: Eiffel Tower / Gustave Eiffel + 11

URBANLOGIC Arts Factory Awarded Silver at 2016 American Architecture Prize

12:00 - 20 November, 2016
© URBANLOGIC
© URBANLOGIC

The annual AAP American Architecture Prize, which recognizes outstanding architectural design, interior design, and landscape architecture worldwide, has given URBANLOGIC's Sichuan Arts Factory and Innovation Center a Silver Award in the mixed-use category. The panel of judges included Troy C. Therrien of the Guggenheim Foundation and Museum, Peggy Deamer of Yale University, Ben Van Berkel of UNStudio and Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and Alan Ricks and Michael Murphy, founders of Mass Design Group.

© URBANLOGIC © URBANLOGIC © URBANLOGIC © URBANLOGIC + 15

Simplement / OVERCODE

05:00 - 16 June, 2015
Simplement / OVERCODE, © David Foessel
© David Foessel

© David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Auvers-sur-Oise, France
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Alejandro GARCIA MARTA & Claire GARCIA
  • Area

    24.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Chateau Margaux Winery / Foster + Partners

14:00 - 15 June, 2015
Chateau Margaux Winery / Foster + Partners, © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners + 29

Dior Men Paris / Antonio Virga Architecte + Dior Men Architecture Department

05:00 - 5 June, 2015
Dior Men Paris / Antonio Virga Architecte + Dior Men Architecture Department, © Olivier Helbert
© Olivier Helbert

© Olivier Helbert © Olivier Helbert © Olivier Helbert © Olivier Helbert + 22

Ricola Kräuterzentrum / Herzog & de Meuron

03:00 - 28 May, 2015
Ricola Kräuterzentrum / Herzog & de Meuron, Courtesy of Ricola
Courtesy of Ricola

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan Courtesy of Ricola Courtesy of Ricola + 11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Laufen, Switzerland
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Stefan Marbach
  • Associate, Project Director

    Michael Fischer
  • Project Manager

    Nina Renner
  • Project Team

    Zdeněk Chmel, Wolfgang Hardt, Harald Schmidt, Hendrik Steinigeweg, Luca Ugolini, Freya Winkelmann
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Cannes Airport / COMTE et VOLLENWEIDER Architectes

22:00 - 27 May, 2015
Cannes Airport / COMTE et VOLLENWEIDER Architectes, Courtesy of Comte & Vollenweider Architectes
Courtesy of Comte & Vollenweider Architectes

Courtesy of Comte & Vollenweider Architectes Courtesy of Comte & Vollenweider Architectes Courtesy of Comte & Vollenweider Architectes Courtesy of Comte & Vollenweider Architectes + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    245 Avenue Francis Tonner, 06150 Cannes, France
  • Category

  • Project Architect

    Pierre-André Comte, Stéphane Vollenweider, Régis Roudil, Marion Grégoire, Marrit Veenstra / SUD EQUIP bureau d'études t.c.e.
  • Project Year

    2013

Jaquet Droz Swiss Watch Manufactory / atelier oï

02:00 - 23 May, 2015
Jaquet Droz Swiss Watch Manufactory / atelier oï, © Yves Andre
© Yves Andre

© Yves Andre © Yves Andre © Yves Andre © Yves Andre + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Crêt-du-Locle, 2322 La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
  • Category

  • Area

    630.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010

Oporto Loft / hoffice | Property Advisors

10:00 - 18 May, 2015
Oporto Loft / hoffice | Property Advisors, © Filipe Brandão
© Filipe Brandão

© Filipe Brandão © Filipe Brandão © Filipe Brandão © Filipe Brandão + 30

Gottlieb Paludan Architects Design a Forest-Inspired Biomass Unit for Copenhagen

09:00 - 14 May, 2015
Gottlieb Paludan Architects Design a Forest-Inspired Biomass Unit for Copenhagen, Courtesy of Gottlieb Paludan Architects
Courtesy of Gottlieb Paludan Architects

Gottlieb Paludan Architects have been selected as the winners of an anonymous two-stage competition to design a new biomass unit at the Amagerværket power plant in Denmark. The combined heat and power unit (CHP), dubbed BIO4, will power the facility with biofuel, upholding local efforts to make Copenhagen the world’s first CO2-neutral capital by 2025.

Courtesy of Gottlieb Paludan Architects Courtesy of Gottlieb Paludan Architects Courtesy of Gottlieb Paludan Architects Courtesy of Gottlieb Paludan Architects + 5