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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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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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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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Lukstudio creates theatrical shop for Chinese fashion brand Dear So Cute

November 13, 2018 Katie de Klee 0

Lukstudio has designed a shop and cafe for fashion platform Dear So Cute in Haining, east China, with theatrical flourishes to engage with young shoppers. The Dear So Cute space in Haining, a city to the west of Shanghai, is both a retail store and cafe, inspired by the fashion and cafe culture of Seoul. The shop

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Foster + Partners breaks ground on Shanghai skyscraper

September 25, 2018 India Block 0

Work has begun on a 200-metre-high office tower designed by Foster + Partners in Shanghai, as part of a regeneration programme in the east of the city. The 42-storey tower is being built for property development company China Resources Land in the Shanghai’s Suhewan district. It will be the first office tower in this primarily

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Foster + Partners breaks ground on Shanghai skyscraper

September 25, 2018 India Block 0

Work has begun on a 200-metre-high office tower designed by Foster + Partners in Shanghai, as part of a regeneration programme in the east of the city. The 42-storey tower is being built for property development company China Resources Land in the Shanghai’s Suhewan district. It will be the first office tower in this primarily

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Neri&Hu animates Little B store in Shanghai with white-glazed tiles and neon lights

August 18, 2018 Natashah Hitti 0

Chinese studio Neri&Hu has paired curved white-glazed tiles with stainless steel at this high-end convenience store in Shanghai, designed for lifestyle brand The Beast. The Little B retail store sits amongst the narrow alleys that make up Shanghai’s central Xintiandi district, which is made up of reconstructed mid-19th-century Shikumen – or “stone gate” – houses.

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Wutopia Lab lays out Shanghai Sanctum bookstore to be map of the human psyche

August 1, 2018 Katie de Klee 0

Chinese architecture studio Wutopia Lab has transformed Building 25 of the Sinan Mansions in Shanghai into a bookstore that takes inspiration from the human body and mind. The studio designed the bookstore, named Sinan Books: Shanghai Sanctum, for the Shanghai Century Publishing Group and Yongye Group to be a space for learning and thinking. “Sinan Books is

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114,000 Feet Of Chains Decorate The Interior Of This Restaurant

July 17, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by Chen Xuan, Min   Architecture firm Spacemen, have recently completed Icha Chateau, a modern restaurant located within a mid-19th century colonial heritage building in Shanghai, China.   A sculptural brass cage, that lights up at night, has been integrated into the facade of the building and provides a glimpse into the restaurant. Photography by […]

Yushe Design slots office around existing trees in Shanghai suburb

June 17, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Trees grow through holes in the concrete floors and ceilings of the Shen Shen Garden office in Shanghai, which was designed to preserve the site’s natural features. Local studio Yushe Design developed the project as a workspace away from the bustle of downtown Shanghai. Located in a suburb of the Chinese city, the building combines offices

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Yushe Design slots office around existing trees in Shanghai suburb

June 17, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Trees grow through holes in the concrete floors and ceilings of the Shen Shen Garden office in Shanghai, which was designed to preserve the site’s natural features. Local studio Yushe Design developed the project as a workspace away from the bustle of downtown Shanghai. Located in a suburb of the Chinese city, the building combines offices

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Coordination Asia turns historic Shanghai building into restaurant for the Instagram generation

April 27, 2018 India Block 0

An old school building in Shanghai has been transformed by Coordination Asia into a restaurant with social media-optimised decor. The local architecture and interior design studio overhauled the 19th century building for Gaga restaurants, to create Changning Villa. “The Gaga restaurants attract a young, well-informed Shanghai crowd that is constantly on a hunt for the

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Coordination Asia turns historic Shanghai building into restaurant for the Instagram generation

April 27, 2018 India Block 0

An old school building in Shanghai has been transformed by Coordination Asia into a restaurant with social media-optimised decor. The local architecture and interior design studio overhauled the 19th century building for Gaga restaurants, to create Changning Villa. “The Gaga restaurants attract a young, well-informed Shanghai crowd that is constantly on a hunt for the

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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 […]

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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Drone footage shows progress on Ennead Architects’ Shanghai Planetarium

April 6, 2018 Fiona Hartley 0

Our latest captioned movie shows drone footage of Ennead Architects’ Shanghai Planetarium as construction progresses.  The planetarium in Lingang near Shanghai, China, will include a 78 foot-high solar telescope as well as a youth observation camp and observatory.  Installation of the exterior aluminium cladding will commence later this year, with the project on track to open 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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