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A Sculptural Outdoor Pavilion For A New Property Development In China

December 31, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by NAARO   MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY designed a large-scale sculptural outdoor pavilion on the elevated plaza of the Suzhou Center in China, as part of the Jinji Lake Biennial.   Photography by NAARO Named ‘Boolean Operator’, the installation has been crafted from white aluminum, with the design featuring a ‘porous shell’, that casts a delicate […]

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Yiduan Shanghai completes serene HQ in Shanghai for local clothing brand Hemu

December 15, 2018 Ali Morris 0

Interior design firm Yiduan Shanghai has transformed a 1960s building in Shanghai into a “zen-like” HQ for Hemu, a local clothing brand. Located in the Jiading District of Shanghai, the original 1960s building was built as an annexe of Huilongtan Park – a picturesque park with a 400-year history. Made from timber, grey bricks and

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Interval Architects uses red brick for botanic art centre in a wetland park

December 13, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Tower of Bricks is an art centre on the site of a former brickworks near Hengshui, China, featuring a brick-clad observation tower and vaulted exhibition spaces. Shanghai-based studio Interval Architects designed the facility for the Hengshui Botanic Park, on the site of a derelict kiln on the outskirts of the city. The industrial building was abandoned

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OPEN Architecture builds cave-like art gallery inside a sand dune

December 12, 2018 Katie de Klee 0

A network of subterranean concrete galleries forms the UCCA Dune Art Museum, which Beijing-based OPEN Architecture has completed in Qinhuangdao, China. The building, which took three years to complete, is carved into a dune on a beach in the coastal city in northeast China. Its experimental design is emblematic of the current mood in the country, according to OPEN Architecture

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These Three Tea Shops In China Are Filled With Creative Seating

December 10, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by ZENG Zhe   A.A.N ARCHITECTS have designed three locations of HEYTEA, a chain of tea shops in China, that each have their own unique look, featuring communal seating areas.   The first tea shop has a large table consisting of 19 smaller tables that are connected, allowing people to sit and face each […]

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AvroKO creates Eaton hotel in Kowloon with “retro nostalgia for old Hong Kong”

December 7, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

New York studio AvroKO has overhauled a hotel in Hong Kong’s Kowloon area, opening up its core to form a triple-height atrium and restaurant space, and refreshing guest facilities. Eaton HK is the second hotel to open under the Eaton moniker, following the first in Washington DC earlier this year. The concept for the chain includes

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Herzog & de Meuron turns Hong Kong’s colonial buildings into Tai Kwun art centre

December 5, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron has transformed a collection of historic buildings in Hong Kong into a vast arts complex, for the city’s largest heritage conservation project to date. The Tai Kwun art and heritage centre spans 27,000 square metres across a sloping site, reflective of Hong Kong Island’s mountainous terrain. Herzog & de Meuron combined

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OFFICE COASTLINE Have Recently Completed A Modern Tea House In Shanghai

December 3, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by Alessandro Wang   OFFICE COASTLINE have recently completed a new tea house in the city of Shanghai, China, for the life-style brand “Genshang”.   Named the GENSHANG Restaurant, the facade is framed by copper, an interpretation of their brand color, while the entryway is recessed and open to the side. Photography by Alessandro Wang […]

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Prefabricated modular library by Dot Architects built in just seven days

December 2, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Dot Architects has completed a school library in rural China constructed in a week by amateur builders using the WikiHouse open-source architecture platform. The Huaxia Star Library is an addition to Er-tai primary school in Hebei province, a rural community which is afflicted by high levels of poverty. The school has 1,000 pupils, whose only

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Undulating roof crowns Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners’ Hong Kong bridge immigration building

December 1, 2018 Ali Morris 0

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Aedas have completed the Passenger Clearance Building to house immigration facilities for passengers and goods entering Hong Kong. Built on a new 150-hectare artificial island reclaimed from the open waters to the north-east of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), the building acts as an “architectural front door” to the city from the

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MAD unveils plans for kindergarten with red rooftop playground in Beijing

November 29, 2018 Katie de Klee 0

MAD architects has reveals its designs for Courtyard Kindergarten, which features a dynamic roof that surrounds a historic Chinese courtyard and acts as a playground for the children. The Beijing-based architecture firm, led by Ma Yansong, designed the building to preserve the cultural heritage of the site, while creating new spaces that wrap around the

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LUO Studio’s Longfu Life Experience Centre can be dismantled and reused

November 26, 2018 Lizzie Crook 0

This real-estate sales centre in China’s Henan province features a wooden structure designed by architecture firm LUO Studio to be easily adapted or dismantled. Located in Puyang County, the Longfu Life Experience Centre was commissioned by an eco-farm operator engaging in property development, who required a space to target consumers chasing a green lifestyle. It was

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Archi-Union uses “cyborg fabrication” to build Venue B conference centre in 100 days

November 23, 2018 Katie de Klee 0

Archi-Union Architects has completed a conference centre on Shanghai’s West Bund in just 100 days, using robot-assisted design and construction. Called Venue B, the centre was built to host an AI (artificial intelligence) conference. Because of this, Archi-Union felt it was appropriate to use innovative digital construction techniques in the building’s creation. This follows the ethos

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Office AIO’s Bar Lotus in Shanghai turns from daytime cafe into evening cocktail bar

November 20, 2018 Natashah Hitti 0

Emerald green walls and rippling rose gold ceilings feature inside Bar Lotus in Shanghai designed by Office AIO, which transitions from a coffee shop by day into a cocktail bar at night. Situated on the sycamore tree-lined neighbourhood of Jing’an in Shanghai, Bar Lotus can be found at the end of a 100-metre-long monolithic block of single-storey

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Dim sum restaurant by Linehouse is “British tea hall turned Chinese canteen”

November 18, 2018 Katie de Klee 0

Linehouse’s contemporary Hong Kong restaurant takes its cue from the life of cross-cultural pioneer John Anthony and references a retro, east London Chinese canteen. Designed by Shanghai and Hong Kong-based architecture and design studio Linehouse, the restaurant is named after John Anthony, the first Chinese-born man to be naturalised as a British citizen, in 1805.

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Bob’s Select bar decorated with liquor lettering

November 17, 2018 Katie de Klee 0

Architectural studio Designreserve has created a liquor store-cum-bar in Sanlitum, Beijing with three rooms that display rare bottles in increasingly intimate settings. The Bob’s Select space is the flagship store for the affordable liquor retailer Bob’s Wine, and is aimed at creating a community space in a busy shopping area. Beijing-based Designreserve collaborated with graphic

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