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 […]

Watch Rossana Hu and Jaime Oliver discuss designing for collective experience at World Architecture Festival

November 16, 2017 Sebastian Jordahn 0

Architects Rossana Hu and Jaime Oliver discuss designing religious, arts and civic facilities for the collective experience at the World Architecture Festival 2017 in Berlin. Watch the livestream here from 2pm UK time. The livestream is now live and you can watch it above or on Dezeen’s Facebook page. Jaime Oliver is the director of OHLAB, the

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Stefano Boeri imagines dome-covered Mars colony with “vertical forests”

October 22, 2017 India Block 0

Stefano Boeri has suggested that a “new Shanghai” made up of “vertical forests” could be built on Mars, should rising sea levels render Earth uninhabitable. The ambitious Mars-based eco city envisioned by the Italian architect would be made up of his studio’s signature plant-covered towers built under giant sealed “space-proof” domes. The hypothetical project was dreamed up in response to

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Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio complete Shanghai skyscraper duo

October 12, 2017 Jessica Mairs 0

Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio teamed up to design this pair of 180-metre skyscrapers, which stand at the intersection of Shanghai’s old town and a new financial district, the Bund Finance Centre. The “landmark” towers are located on the south side of the Bund Finance Centre, a 420,000-square-metre masterplan developed by the two studios. Located on

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Work starts on Schmidt Hammer Lassen-designed innovation centre adapted to Shanghai’s extreme weather

September 20, 2017 India Block 0

Architecture firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen has designed a business incubator for Shanghai, featuring sheltered terraces that allow for year-round outdoor use. Construction began on 18 September on the new CaoHeJing Guigu Creative Headquarters in Shanghai’s technology hub. The project is the third collaboration between Schmidt Hammer Lassen and the government-backed CaoHeJing Hi-Tech Park. CaoHeJing Hi-Tech Park

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This Children’s Shoe Store Was Designed To Be Full Of Whimsy And Wonder

September 11, 2017 Erin 0

Photography © Katsumi Hirabayashi   PRISM DESIGN have recently completed Fly Pony, a new children’s shoe store in Shanghai, China, that is full of wonder and represents a story of a young child.   Photography © Katsumi Hirabayashi The designer’s explain, “In the teeming city, Shanghai, people talk about a boy called Tim, who is coming […]

Heatherwick Studio releases new video of 1000 Trees under construction in Shanghai

August 10, 2017 Jessica Mairs 0

Thomas Heatherwick’s studio has revealed its own video and photographs of its tree-covered development in Shanghai, following the release of drone footage earlier this week. Heatherwick Studio’s 1000 Trees, previously called Moganshan, is currently under construction next to the city’s M50 arts district. The huge tree-covered development design is split across two sites, connected by a narrow strip of land containing a

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Centre Pompidou to open Shanghai outpost in David Chipperfield’s West Bund Art Museum

August 8, 2017 Ali Morris 0

The Centre Pompidou has announced that it will open a Chinese outpost in Shanghai’s David Chipperfield-designed West Bund Art Museum in 2019. Called the Centre Pompidou Shanghai, the new gallery will be installed as part of a long-term cultural cooperation project between France and China that will start in 2019 and run until 2025. The announcement

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Drone footage shows Heatherwick Studio’s “tree-covered mountains” underway in Shanghai

August 7, 2017 Jessica Mairs 0

Work is well underway on Heatherwick Studio’s “tree-covered mountains” in Shanghai, as shown in this flyover movie filmed by a drone. One thousand trees dot the terraced forms of Moganshan, a project designed by Thomas Heatherwick’s London studio for a six-hectare site adjacent to Shanghai’s main art district, M50. A rendering of the project was first unveiled in December 2015, but this footage

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The study takes centre stage in bookshelf-lined apartment in Shanghai

August 5, 2017 Ali Morris 0

Atelier TAO+C has renovated a top-floor apartment in one of the earliest high-rise residential buildings in Shanghai, adding bookshelves all around its perimeter. The renovation sees the 95-square-metre, one-bedroom apartment turned into what the architects call one enormous “study room or home library”. The flat sits within the ISS Normandy Apartments, designed by the Hungarian-Slovak

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Aranda\Lasch creates exhibition design for Kaws retrospective in Shanghai

June 23, 2017 Alice Morby 0

Kaws’ eight-metre high sculptures skim the ceiling of the Yuz Museum in Shanghai, which is currently hosting the artist’s first retrospective in Asia and features exhibition designs by Aranda\Lasch. The New York- and Arizona-based design firm, founded by Benjamin Aranda and Chris Lasch in 2009, based its design around the large-scale works Kaws produces. “Kaws likes to

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UNStudio completes Shanghai shopping centre covered in diamond shapes

June 20, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

Tessellating diamonds create an intricate grid of solid and void across the facade of this shopping centre that Dutch firm UNStudio has completed in Shanghai. Called Lane 189, the seven-storey shopping centre is located in the heart of the Chinese city, in the Putuo District – an area with a diverse mix of old and new buildings.

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Foster and Heatherwick complete Shanghai theatre with curtain-like facade

June 9, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

Images have emerged of a new arts and culture centre by Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio, which forms part of a new financial quarter the two firms are building on Shanghai’s waterfront. The Fosun Foundation is the centrepiece of the Bund Finance Center, a new mixed-use complex designed by Norman Foster’s architecture firm and Thomas Heatherwick’s

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Vertical farm designed to produce food amidst Shanghai’s skyscrapers

May 31, 2017 Calum Lindsay 0

The latest video in our Dezeen x MINI Living Initiative series investigates a design for a hydroponic vertical farm nestled among the skyscrapers of Shanghai. US architecture firm Sasaki Associates has designed the farm to produce food for the inhabitants of China’s largest city. The farm’s output will largely consist of leafy greens like kale, spinach and lettuce, which are

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WeWork opens “whimsical” co-working space in former opium factory

February 9, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

Shanghai studio Linehouse has transformed a former opium factory with green-painted metalwork and pastel-coloured terrazzo to create the Chinese flagship for co-working company WeWork. Located in Shanghai’s Jing’An district, the 5,500 square-metre WeWork Weihai hosts more than 1,300 members of WeWork, a co-working company that offers rented desk spaces at relatively low cost, with shared amenities for workers. Local

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