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Mustard yellow tiles clad the walls of this Chengdu hotel by Archetype

July 26, 2021 Ali Morris 0
Buda Hotel interior by Archetype

Grid patterns and crisp lines are softened by an earthy colour palette in this hotel interior in Chengdu, China, by local firm Archetype Design Organization. Located in a building from 2002 that was previously used as shops and offices, the 3,209-square-metre Buda Hotel is sandwiched between the city’s busy Yizhou Avenue and a quiet community neighbourhood.

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MVRDV unveils terraced LAD headquarters in Shanghai designed as “agricultural oasis”

July 13, 2021 Cajsa Carlson 0
LAD headquarters Shanghai

Dutch architecture studio MVRDV has released designs for a terraced office block clad in solar panels for Chinese agriculture development company Lankuaikei Agriculture Development. Located lakeside in Lingang New Town, Shanghai, the building will feature a “technological” roof that will follow the shape of its 11 stepped storeys. The northern part of the roof is

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Architect Alison Killing wins Pulitzer Prize for exposing alleged Chinese internment camps

July 7, 2021 Cajsa Carlson 0
Pulitzer Prize winner Alison Killing

British architect Alison Killing has become the first of her profession to win a Pulitzer Prize for reportage with a series of articles revealing a network of Chinese prison camps allegedly built to incarcerate Muslims. Killing, who is an architect and geospatial analyst based in Rotterdam, is thought to be the first architect to win

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MAD designs Cloud Center in China to resemble a floating cloud

July 7, 2021 James Parkes 0
It has a white reflective exterior

Architecture studio MAD has revealed its design for a multi-purpose cultural centre in China that was informed by clouds and space. The Cloud Center will be located in Qinhuangdao, near the Beidaihe coastline in northeastern China, where it was created for arts and culture community Aranya. The centre was designed to resemble a “floating cloud

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Rooi uses plywood joinery to revamp post-war Chinese apartment for modern life

July 7, 2021 Ali Morris 0
Post-war Beijing apartment by Rooi

Multifunctional plywood structures that create spaces for sleeping, storage and drinking tea feature in this compact apartment in Beijing designed by Rooi. Rooi aimed to create a unique apartment in the block of thirty-six identical units that was built in 1950 to provide accommodation for the families of workers employed at a nearby research institution.

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Runxuan Textile Office features curvilinear aluminium facade

July 2, 2021 James Parkes 0
The building has a squared form

Design studio Rationale International — Masanori Design Studio has created an office in China with a curvilinear facade and undulating ceiling that draws on the qualities of fabric. The Chinese studio drew on the process of cloth production and interpreted the movement of textiles through an architectural language to create the design. “We innovatively applied

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FOG Architecture creates “modern cave” for ToSummer’s Beijing store

June 23, 2021 James Parkes 0

Chinese studio FOG Architecture has added curved walls, mirrored surfaces and faux stone to the interiors of aromatherapy brand ToSummer’s flagship store in Beijing. Located in Beijing’s Taikoo Li Sanlitun shopping village, FOG Architecture designed the 170-square-metre ToSummer store to recall the atmosphere of a cave. “The brand’s concrete requirement for this space design was a modern

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Ten-storey stainless-steel apartment block built in 28 hours

June 22, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
10-storey stainless-steel apartment block in 28 hours

Chinese company Broad Group has erected a modular 10-storey apartment block, named the Living Building, in just over a day in Changsha, China. A timelapse released by Broad Group shows the 10-storey building being erected in China by a large team of workers and three cranes in 28 hours and 45 minutes. According to the

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LUO Studio uses rotating walls to create flexible Beijing bookshop

June 20, 2021 Ali Morris 0
Mumokuteki Concept Bookstore by LUO Studio

Translucent rotating walls pivot to transform the interior of this bookshop in Bejing by Chinese architecture firm LUO Studio. Located in the 479-square-metre basement space of a shopping mall in the Chinese capital, the Mumokuteki Concept Bookstore sells books as well as design objects, flowers, food and coffee. The shop occupies the mall’s former equipment

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Jean Nouvel unveils bright red covered shopping street in Shanghai

June 12, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
The building has red internal facades

Ateliers Jean Nouvel has completed a mixed-use building in Shanghai’s Huangpu district with a covered shopping street flanked by bright red offices adorned with earthenware planters. The studio headed by Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel designed the Henderson CIFI Tiandi building for property development and investment company CIFI Holdings. The building is located on Jian Guo

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