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ONE Teahouse / MINAX Architects

20:00 - 8 May, 2018
© Zhigang Lu
© Zhigang Lu

© Zhigang Lu © Zhigang Lu © Zhigang Lu © Zhigang Lu + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    1 Tong Xin Lu, Hongkou Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Zhigang Lu
  • Design Team

    Congyi Huang, Li Liu, Like Niu, Zhirui Liu
  • Area

    17.8 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Damushan Valley Teahouse / DnA

02:00 - 8 May, 2018
Damushan Valley Teahouse / DnA, © Hao Chen
© Hao Chen

© Ziling Wang © Hao Chen © Ziling Wang © Ziling Wang + 28

  • Architects

    DnA
  • Location

    Songyang Damushan Tea Valley, Lishui, Zhejiang, China
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Tiantian Xu
  • Client

    Songyang Tourism Development Co., Ltd.
  • Lighting Design

    Zhang Xin Studio, Architecture Department of Tsinghua University
  • Area

    478.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • 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

Qimen Black Tea House / SU Architects

22:00 - 31 January, 2018
Qimen Black Tea House / SU Architects, Second floor. Image © Xuguo Tang
Second floor. Image © Xuguo Tang

East elevation. Image © Xuguo Tang Second floor north side. Image © Yilong Zhao Enjoy mountain view through the mountain shaped space. Image © Xuguo Tang Entrance. Image © Xuguo Tang + 41

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanli town, Huangshan, Anhui, China
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Keyuan Ma
  • Design Team

    Shaoxun Guo, Jiachen Xie, Ming Tang
  • Client

    Qimen wannong tourism investment and development co. LTD
  • Construction

    Anhui guangyi garden co. LTD
  • Area

    120.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs