Translucent pink box encloses florist at restaurant in southern China

April 22, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Chinese studio 0321 has inserted a rose-tinted box into the front of this restaurant-cum-flower shop in Dongguan, China, allowing diners and passers-by a glimpse of the blooms inside. The Nous restaurant is situated in the city’s Dongcheng district, and offers both a dining space and florist where visitors are encouraged to explore the connection between

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Zaha Hadid Architects will use robots to build barrel-vaulted school in rural China

April 20, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled plans for a primary school in China’s mountainous Jiangxi province, which will feature a series of barrel-vaulted classrooms built in part by robots. Lushan Primary School will be situated 160 kilometres north-west of the province’s capital, Nanchuang, and perched on a small peninsula. It will be able to accommodate up

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This New Restaurant And Cafe Is Located Inside An Old School Building In Shanghai

April 20, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by Coordination Asia   Coordination Asia have recently completed their latest collaboration with Gaga restaurants and cafés, that’s housed inside a historic villa in the heart of Shanghai, China. Built in the late 19th century, the villa was once a Christian girls’ school, however it is now a bright and welcoming cafe and restaurant, spread […]

Hong Kong bridge prepares to open amid fears over structural integrity

April 17, 2018 India Block 0

Chinese authorities have announced that the 55-kilometre bridge between Hong Kong, the Chinese Mainland and Macau is on track to open, despite concerns that parts of the structure have been washed away by the sea. Hong Kong’s Highways Department rebuffed claims that the concrete blocks protecting an artificial island connecting the Hong Kong side of the bridge

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Atelier Tao+C inserts lightwell to brighten interiors of traditional Shanghai lane house

April 16, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Beijing practice Atelier Tao+C has inserted a narrow light shaft into the centre of this 1930s home in Shanghai to illuminate its light-starved rooms. The property is one of a number of dwellings set along alleys in the city’s former French Concession. They alley houses known as lilongs, or lane houses, were popular in Shanghai

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NBBJ completes “vertical campus” for Tencent’s headquarters in Shenzhen

April 12, 2018 India Block 0

At the Shenzhen headquarters of Chinese tech giant Tencent, twin skyscrapers are connected by sky bridges designed to help employees meet. Architect NBBJ designed Tencent’s Global Headquarters specifically to prevent the 10,000 workers of the technology firm from getting siloed in their different departments. Two glass and aluminium towers rise to 50 and 39 stories respectively and are

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Yueqi Jazzy Li captures the “sublime quality” of Jiakun Architects’ Chengdu sculpture museum

March 27, 2018 India Block 0

New photographs by Yueqi Jazzy Li capture the interplay of natural light on the raw concrete walls in this sculpture museum by Jiakun Architects in Chengdu, China. The New York-based architect and photographer travelled to the province of Sichuan to shoot the Luyeyuan Buddhist Sculpture Museum, which completed in 2002. “Nearly 16 years later, it

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Wutopia Lab’s pink and blue houses explore ideas of masculine and feminine

March 23, 2018 India Block 0

Chinese architecture studio Wutopia Lab painted a pair of houses pink and blue, filling one with meat and the other with flowers, to explore constructs around gender and food for an architecture biennale in Shenzhen. The organisers of the 2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture invited Wutopia Lab to renovate the two houses in Dameisha Village, an urban

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Neri&Hu encloses guest rooms and gardens within grid of brick walls at Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat

February 19, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Chinese studio Neri&Hu has completed a boutique hotel in Yangzhou comprising a grid of dark-brick walls that surround a series of courtyards, gardens, guest rooms and service areas. Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat is located close to the Slender West Lake scenic resort in the Hanjiang District to the north of the city’s historic centre. The area

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Lim + Lu uses brightly coloured walls and furnishings for fashion designer’s Hong Kong home

February 14, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Yellow, turquoise, and coral-pink furnishings brighten this previously colourless apartment in Hong Kong, which has been overhauled by local studio Lim + Lu for a fashion designer. The Twin Peaks Residence is located within one of on Kowloon island’s many high-rise residential towers. Its owner, a Parisian fashion designer, approached Lim + Lu to redesign the apartment to

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O’Donnell + Tuomey to build red brick opera house in Shanghai

February 13, 2018 India Block 0

O’Donnell + Tuomey has unveiled plans for three interconnected, angular, red brick opera houses in Shanghai, on the site of the 2010 Expo. The Dublin-based architecture practice has designed three performance venues, each with planted gardens placed on their angled rooftops to create an undulating park for visitors. Conceived as a “city of opera”, the 1,800-seat opera hall,

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Natural materials “create warmth and psychological wellbeing” at Claesson Koivisto Rune’s Xiang Jiang house

February 11, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Timber panels lining the walls of this house in Beijing by Swedish studio Claesson Koivisto Rune create a datum that unites the different spaces and contributes to a warm and soothing ambience. Claesson Koivisto Rune designed the interior for an existing house in the Chinese capital. They chose to create a Scandinavian-inspired space that enlivens

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Golucci Interior Architects Have Recently Completed The Huayue Court Peking Duck Restaurant In Shanghai

February 7, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by Luluxi   Golucci Interior Architects have recently completed the design of the Huayue Court Peking Duck Restaurant that’s located in Shanghai, China. The interior of the restaurant combines traditional elements with modern expressions to create a welcoming restaurant.   On one wall there’s an artistic ink and dye pattern in shades of blue on embossed glass. […]

Grimshaw Architects reveals first image of Chinese Eden Project

February 2, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Grimshaw Architects has released the first visual of the Eden Project in Qingdao, one of six outposts of the Cornish ecological tourist attraction the practice is working on. The Qingdao Eden Project, planned for the city on the east coast of China, is currently being designed by the British practice as part of the ecological park’s international

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First foreign Serpentine Pavilion will be built in China this year

January 31, 2018 Jessica Mairs 0

The Serpentine Pavilion programme is launching in Beijing, with an inaugural commission by Chinese studio Jiakun Architects to open in May this year. The arched pavilion will be erected outside WF Central, a luxury shopping and hotel complex in the Dongcheng district of the Chinese capital, from May to October 2018. The design comprises an arc of curving

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KPF’s Shenzhen skyscraper is now fourth tallest in the world

January 30, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

This 599-metre skyscraper in Shenzhen by architecture firm Kohn Pederson Fox is punctuated by “sky lobbies” and crowned by an observation deck offering the loftiest views in the city. Located in the Futian business district, the glass and stone skyscraper is the headquarters of Chinese insurance company Ping An. The Ping An Finance Centre has 100 floors of offices

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The Modern Sculpture In This Plaza Was Inspired By Pomegranate Flowers

January 24, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by Arch-exist   Landscape architecture firm ASPECT Studios, have recently completed phase 1 of Wantou & Vanke Paradise Art Wonderland, a community social plaza in Hefei, China. The vibrant and developing district is popular with millennials that have an appreciation for design and a unique pursuit for a high end modern living environment.   Photography […]

Ole Scheeren unveils huge art museum slotted in beside Beijing’s hutongs

January 24, 2018 Amy Frearson 0

Architect Ole Scheeren has released the first official photographs of his Guardian Art Center, which he describes as a “big culture machine” on the edge of Beijing’s Forbidden City. Billed as the world’s first custom-built auction house, the huge structure accommodates a wide range of facilities, from art galleries and art-conservation facilities, to a hotel, event

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