World’s longest glass-bottomed suspension bridge has an intentional wobble

January 19, 2018 India Block 0

A deliberate sway is designed to unnerve visitors to this 488-metre-long bridge in China’s Hebei province, which has an entirely glazed walkway so they can also admire the 218-metre drop. The Hongyagu suspension bridge spans the gap between two cliffs in the Hongyagu Scenic Area. Made of 1,077 panels of 4-centimetre-thick glass and supported by cables that weigh

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This Visitor Centre Design Was Inspired By Yurts

January 18, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by Shengliang Su   Architecture firm HDD have designed the Mulan Weichang Visitors Centre, whose shape is inspired by yurts.   Photography by Shengliang Su The center has been built in the north east of Hebei province, which is connected to inner Mongolia grassland, and as they used old stone, used wooden beam and ratten […]

Muji offers first look inside its “anti-cheap” hotel in Shenzhen

January 9, 2018 Alice Morby 0

Wood-lined bedrooms, a minimal diner and a shop all feature inside the Muji Hotel in Shenzhen, which is due to open to the public later this month. The Muji Hotel, located in the city’s Futian district, is the first hospitality project initiated by the Japanese retailer, which is best-known for its minimalist homeware products. Kitted-out

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In Beijing, This Sculptural Concrete Facade Hides A Portrait Of Chairman Mao

January 8, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by Xia Zhi   AntiStatics Architecture have created a unique and sculptural facade for a building in Beijing, China, that has a somewhat hidden portrait of Chairman Mao within it. The sculptural facade is located in a Hutong alley that’s adjacent to The People’s Art House Print Shop, that was once one of the primary producers […]

Prefabricated and mobile components combine to form The People’s Station cultural centre

January 4, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

People’s Architecture Office has completed a modular cultural centre in the Chinese city of Yantai, featuring a prefabricated metal structure and portable rooms that can be detached and cycled to other locations. The Beijing-based studio designed The People’s Station to demonstrate a range of concepts it has developed over the past seven years, including a

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14 Shanghai architecture studios photographed by Marc Goodwin

December 31, 2017 Gunseli Yalcinkaya 0

The latest series of images by photographer Marc Goodwin offers a look inside 14 Shanghai-based architecture studios, belonging to firms including Neri & Hu, Archi-Union Architects and David Chipperfield Architects. Marc Goodwin has visited studios in numerous countries, as part of his ongoing project to reveal the workplaces of all of the world’s big-name architects. Following series in Paris, London, Beijing and

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Foster + Partners converts landmark Hong Kong office tower into high-end hotel

December 30, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

Foster + Partners is transforming a former government headquarters tower in Hong Kong into a luxury hotel, retaining the building’s original modernist facade and providing panoramic views of the surrounding skyline. The hotel is due to open early next year inside The Murray Building – a 27-storey tower on Hong Kong’s Cotton Tree Drive that

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Shenzhen museum surveys design industry’s development with opening exhibitions

December 29, 2017 Natasha Levy 0

A timber pavilion constructed by a robot and a flat-pack chair from the 1700s are among the objects included in the first exhibitions at the Design Society museum in Shenzhen, within spaces designed by MVRDV and Sam Jacob. Design Society officially opened to the public on 2 December this year in a building designed by Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki for

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The Pure House Boutique Hotel By Yueji Architectural Design Office

December 27, 2017 Erin 0

  Yueji Architectural Design Office have recently completed the Pure House Boutique Hotel, located in Dali, a city in China’s southwestern Yunnan province.   The architects worked with interior design firm SIGNYAN DESIGN to complete the look of the hotel. The hotel has a variety of public spaces, like a living room with a black fireplace, and […]

World Landscape of the Year 2017 teaches people about China’s farming history, says Turenscape

December 18, 2017 Sebastian Jordahn 0

The Chinese rice farm that was recently named World Landscape of the Year is designed to teach people about traditional agriculture, according to Stanley Lung of landscape architecture firm Turenscape.  Located in China’s Hunan Province, the farm forms part of the Chengtoushan Archaeological Park. It features a network of pathways that allow visitors to walk freely through paddy fields, observing

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Chengdu cafe features interiors inspired by Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel

December 16, 2017 Gunseli Yalcinkaya 0

Melbourne studio Biasol combined marble surfaces with geometric elevations and pastel hues as a nod to Wes Anderson’s film The Grand Budapest Hotel for this cafe in Chengdu, China. The Budapest Cafe is located in the Chengdu, capital of China’s Sichuan province, but its owners specifically chose an Australian design studio to create an environment that would appeal

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Penda inserts house-shaped opening into facade of hotel in Beijing’s XinXian Hutong

December 15, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

A gabled opening that references the forms of traditional hutong houses marks the entrance to this hotel in Beijing by architecture studio Penda. The XinXian Inn Hotel is located in the Dongcheng District of central Beijing, where there are many traditional courtyard houses that are now hidden behind modern commercial developments. Penda, which has offices

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Iwan Baan photographs MAD’s Chaoyang Park Plaza in the Beijing haze

December 11, 2017 Jessica Mairs 0

These images taken by Dutch photographer Iwan Baan capture the mountainous forms of MAD’s new Beijing skyscraper complex against a humid August sky.  Baan’s photographs show the 10 rounded structures that make up the 220,000-square-metre Chaoyang Park Plaza – completed by MAD earlier this year – juxtaposed with a skyli ne dominated by boxy tower blocks. The photographer, who is

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Vector Architects converts sugar mill into Alila Yangshuo hotel

December 6, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

Vector Architects has transformed a disused sugar mill in China’s mountainous Yangshuo County into a resort hotel featuring a group of gabled masonry structures designed to complement the existing industrial architecture. Alila Yangshuo hotel is situated in a col between two of the karst mountains that makes this area in the Guangxi region a popular

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World Building of the Year 2017 could help 100 million people, says Edward Ng

December 1, 2017 Sebastian Jordahn 0

This award-winning prototype house developed for a Chinese village destroyed by earthquake could protect millions of people around the world, claims architecture professor Edward Ng in this movie Dezeen filmed at World Architecture Festival 2017. The rammed-earth house was designed by the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and a team of seismic design experts at the University

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World Building of the Year 2017 could help 100 million people, says Edward Ng

December 1, 2017 Sebastian Jordahn 0

This award-winning prototype house developed for a Chinese village destroyed by earthquake could protect millions of people around the world, claims architecture professor Edward Ng in this movie Dezeen filmed at World Architecture Festival 2017. The rammed-earth house was designed by the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and a team of seismic design experts at the University

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Hufton + Crow photographs MAD’s Huangshan Mountain Village in the dawn light

November 28, 2017 India Block 0

Photographer Allan Crow battled treacherous terrain, high humidity and swarms of insects to capture these images of MAD’s latest project – a group of topography-inspired housing blocks in China’s Huangshan mountain range. Officially unveiled earlier this month, Huangshan Mountain Village is a housing complex on the shore of Taiping Lake, designed by MAD to mimic the granite contours of

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DL Atelier builds museum with rammed-earth walls near China’s “porcelain capital”

November 27, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

This art museum is located on the outskirts of Jingdezhen, a city famed for its porcelain production, so architecture studio DL Atelier chose to use the local clay-heavy earth for its walls. Sanbaopeng Art Museum was designed by DL Atelier for a site in Sanbao village, on the outskirts of the so-called “porcelain capital”. It is a place where many

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MINI’s co-living destination in Shanghai “brings know-how from vehicles into places where we live”

November 23, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

Car brand MINI is diversifying into urban development with the MINI Living building in Shanghai, which will see a disused industrial complex transform into apartments, offices and leisure spaces. The announcement of the MINI Living building marks the latest stage in MINI’s evolution from a dedicated automobile manufacturer into a multifaceted lifestyle brand, with a focus

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A Tropical Inspired Bar In China Uses Reclaimed Materials And Swings In Its Design

November 17, 2017 Erin 0

Photography by Dirk Weiblen   Q&A Architecture Design Research have recently completed Barraco, a new bar in Shanghai, China, that features recycled materials, swings and a hanging table. The designers searched through demolished buildings around Shanghai to find reclaimed materials, doors and windows, and as-found objects to stage the informal and colorful bar.   Photography by Dirk […]