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Vejlskovgaard Stable / LUMO Architects

Courtesy of LUMO Architects Courtesy of LUMO Architects Courtesy of LUMO Architects Courtesy of LUMO Architects + 18

Odder, Denmark
  • Architects: LUMO Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 8800.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2012

Xiang Jing + Qu Guangci Sculpture Studio / aterlier100s+1

© Zeng Renzhen © Zeng Renzhen © Zeng Renzhen © Zeng Renzhen + 21

Beijing, China
  • Architects: aterlier100s+1
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1257.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013

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

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

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

Pudong Xinqu, China
  • Architects: Atelier Deshaus
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 9180.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

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

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

Chongqing, China

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

© 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

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

Aerial. Image © Frederic Henriques
Aerial. Image © Frederic Henriques

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

Xian Shi, China

Margot Krasojević Designs Bridge That Sails Like a Ship

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

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

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

© 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

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

Auvers-sur-Oise, France
  • Architects: OVERCODE
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 24.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2014

Chateau Margaux Winery / Foster + Partners

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

Margaux, France

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

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

Paris, France
  • Architects: Antonio Virga Architecte, Dior Men Architecture Department
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 16145.0 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2014

Ricola Kräuterzentrum / Herzog & de Meuron

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

Laufen, Switzerland
  • Architects: Herzog & de Meuron
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2014

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 + 20

Cannes, France
  • Architects: Comte & Vollenweider Architectes
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013

Jaquet Droz Swiss Watch Manufactory / atelier oï

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

La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
  • Architects: atelier oï
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 630.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2010