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Shenzhen Pingshan Art Museum / Vector Architects

April 14, 2021 Collin Chen 0

Shenzhen Pingshan Art Museum is situated on the boundary of an urban spatial transitioning — to the west, a high density neighborhood for typical urban living; to the east, a large scale urban park. The Art Museum is arranged along the north-south direction, parallel to the border on this long block In terms of the spatial arrangement on site, we fragmented the architectural volume to distribute the various functional spaces of the museum at different levels.

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Tea Room Floating by the River / DCDSAA Dianchuan Architecture Office

April 13, 2021 Collin Chen 0

The project is located at No.10053 Songjin Avenue. Grain warehouses and factories built in succession from the 1950s to the 1990s have been upgraded and transformed into Warehouses on Clouds Cultural and Creative Park through new planning. The park covers an area of 136 mu, with a building area of nearly 40,000 ㎡, including 59 old buildings. The park is divided into International Beer Culture Area, Art Exhibition Interactive Area, Sci-Tech Creative Office Area, Coastal Living, and Leisure Area, and Fashionable Online Celebrity Shooting Area, etc.

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Haina Baichuan Headquarters / Dongxiying Studio CCDI

April 5, 2021 Collin Chen 0

With the development of high-rise buildings for more than 100 years, super buildings dominated by “efficiency, interest and capital” have been created in a simple and repetitive way, constantly refreshing the skyline of the city. For the urban life of the ground space (or near the ground), the vitality of public space contributes little, and high-rise buildings become urban “floating islands” to break free from the shackles of land. Based on the above understanding, the design of the landmark is restrained, the main focus is to activate the low-rise space of the building, to inject more vitality and diversity into the city.

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Cuisuba Yi Cultural & Visitor Center / West-line studio

April 5, 2021 Collin Chen 0

On a northwestern Guizhou typical plateau, placed at an altitude of above 2,000 meters in-between untouched grassland hills and mountains, stands the Cuisuba Yi Cultural & Visitor Center. Completed in March 2021, the center was conceived as a landmark to pay homage to the Yi people, an ethnic minority group mainly residing in the mountainous regions and rural areas of South-West China. The building grows from a slope with a maximum inclination of 20 degrees, surrounded by mountains all around. Commissioned by the Dafang County Tourism Development Office in order to provide the basic structure to promote tourism in the area, the center aims to become a symbolic landmark celebrating Yi culture.

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Cuisuba Yi Cultural & Visitor Center / West-line studio

April 5, 2021 Collin Chen 0

On a northwestern Guizhou typical plateau, placed at an altitude of above 2,000 meters in-between untouched grassland hills and mountains, stands the Cuisuba Yi Cultural & Visitor Center. Completed in March 2021, the center was conceived as a landmark to pay homage to the Yi people, an ethnic minority group mainly residing in the mountainous regions and rural areas of South-West China. The building grows from a slope with a maximum inclination of 20 degrees, surrounded by mountains all around. Commissioned by the Dafang County Tourism Development Office in order to provide the basic structure to promote tourism in the area, the center aims to become a symbolic landmark celebrating Yi culture.

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Qinglian Garden / July Cooperative Company

April 3, 2021 Collin Chen 0

Qinglian Garden is located within a private property in Haiyan county, Zhejiang province. Within the enclosed property wall, the bespoke architecture design is composed of three buildings which are the main house, restaurant,and library, along with parking spaces at the rear of the property. The design scope includes outdoor space on the first floor and a courtyard at the lower level. The design philosophy is to construct a nature-resembling landscape while minimizing artificial traces. In the modern society, people are surrounded by man-made environments most of the time. One should take command of the objects around them, instead of being subservient to the environment. Therefore, designers wish to create a unique space where time will follow the rhythm of nature, uninterrupted by human activities.

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Suspended Pavilion / TJAD Original Design Studio

March 31, 2021 Collin Chen 0

The Suspended Pavilion is located on the Bank of Maozhou River in Bao’an District, Shen Zhen. The original site is cut into two landscape zones by a transverse embankment top road, one near the water bank, the other a low-lying green space. The design takes the integration of context as the starting point to create a large landscape system of architectural landscape integration. The north side of the embankment road was originally a low-lying green space. Through the concept of sponge city, it is supposed to connect the low-lying green space and create an ecological rainwater wetland. Through the linkage of the water system on rainy days, the collected rainwater can freely infiltrate into the land, replenish the groundwater and increase the catchment area. In the low-lying wetland, aquatic plants and water-resistant trees are planted to form a characteristic landscape environment.

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A Robot-3D Printed Concrete Book Cabin / Professor XU Weiguo’s Team

March 31, 2021 Collin Chen 0

A 3D printed Book Cabin made from robots has opened in Shanghai’s Baoshan Wisdom Bay Science and Technology Park. It was designed by Professor Xu Weiguo of the School of Architecture of Tsinghua University and built with printing machines and materials developed by the team. It is part of the “Art Bridge Space” in Shanghai, which can be used for book shows, academic discussions, and book sharing sessions. At the same time, it is also “Art Bridge 2021 Annual Figure”-Xu Weiguo’s artwork.

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Joyson Headquarters / DC Alliance

March 31, 2021 Collin Chen 0

The project is located in Xinzhuang Industrial Zone, Minhang, Shanghai. The owner, Joyson Group, as a company with a German background, chose to build its office headquarters in Shanghai on the main axis of the headquarters economic group in order to highlight the corporate culture. This requires us to build a highly recognized building with a concise and dignified architectural image under the building height limits (less than 60 meters).