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Chapel of the Jinting Bay / O-office Architects

January 26, 2022 Collin Chen 0

Land and Sea. Ancient China was geographically and politically centered on the mainland, the coastal areas were historically marginalized. These coastal areas, being far from the regime, gave rise to a more relaxed and diverse vernacular, and the geographical environment where land and water intersected brought about a greater sense of spontaneous and local senses. As time passes, with the expansion of the world’s maritime civilization, the coastal zone gradually became the point of communication between China and foreign cultures, further enriching the physical and non-physical cultural ecology of modern coastal settlements.

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Seaside Zigzag Building / TAO – Trace Architecture Office

January 25, 2022 Collin Chen 0

Located in a bay in Rongcheng, Shandong province, the site is surrounded by land on three sides and opens to the Yellow Sea on the north. The local government wishes to build a public facility that provides the tourists a place for rest and relaxation. The building sited on the sandy area between the village and the shore, with its south side connected with the coast road. The terrain of the road decreases from west to east, forming a height difference from 4m to 1m with the site.

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Black Star Pastry Shanghai Flagship Store / Linehouse

January 24, 2022 Collin Chen 0

Linehouse worked in collaboration with Louis Li, principal and creative director of Black Star Pastry, to convert a red-brick old villa on Yuyuan Road, Shanghai into Black Star Pastry’s first flagship store in China. Conceived as two venues over two floors, the ground floor operates as Black Star Pastry’s cake and coffee retail space, while the second floor reveals a new dining space for the brand – Black Star Gallery. The combination of the two spaces creates a futuristic retail complex that encompasses dining, design, art, and lifestyle.

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No.150 Chengfu Road / URBANUS

January 22, 2022 Collin Chen 0

Lacking underground parking, the courtyard will be fully occupied by vehicles. In addition, there are no nearby public amenities, and thus the building is very isolated from its context. Our solution is to make the rooftop terrace a gathering area for young people. Based on this idea, the facade design strategy is to show an intent to connect the ground floor lobby to the rooftop garden.

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Bookcases House / Atelier D+Y

January 20, 2022 Collin Chen 0

This is an irregular school district house that can be rarely seen in other cities but in Shanghai. As the necessity of the family always focuses on children’s learning and growth, we moved from the traditional concept of halls and rooms, and reconstructed the spatial sequence within the house. With bookcases set as the house center, cooking zone, dining and reading areas, sleeping areas and other areas were well arranged according to their dynamics, which formed a gradual sequence that interact with the center.

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Taoranxu Village Fair / Design Center of Haoyuan Group

January 20, 2022 Collin Chen 0

The Tianren Shanshui Art Community was built here around 2020, boosting local development and bringing about benefits to the villagers. Locals began to set up stalls across the village, forming a village fair. At the junction of Art Community and the village, a venue was built, where the villagers sell products, wait for the bus in its shade and celebrate events. The venue functions as an open art gallery at the same time.

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Wisdom Olion Nursery / Atelier Archmixing

January 17, 2022 Collin Chen 0

Wisdom Olion Nursery is transformed from a long factory building. The client asks for many classrooms, but the budget offered is tight. Another challenging thing here is to provide enough surface for kids to have outdoor activities. How to have classrooms as many as possible without losing their quality? How to define an outside space for the activities? We start to develop the project by taking both the two questions that seem not related.

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Wisdom Olion Nursery / Atelier Archmixing

January 17, 2022 Collin Chen 0

Wisdom Olion Nursery is transformed from a long factory building. The client asks for many classrooms, but the budget offered is tight. Another challenging thing here is to provide enough surface for kids to have outdoor activities. How to have classrooms as many as possible without losing their quality? How to define an outside space for the activities? We start to develop the project by taking both the two questions that seem not related.