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Ennead Architects designs Wuxi Art Museum to emulate “natural erosion of spirit stones”

November 29, 2022 Christina Yao 0

New York studio Ennead Architects has revealed its design for a museum that is set to be built within Shangxianhe Wetland Park in the city of Wuxi, China. Named the Wuxi Art Museum, the building will have perforated surfaces and eroded hollows informed by the Taihu stone – a type of limestone often used in traditional gardens

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People’s Architecture Office completes blue-toned makeover of Fuqiang school

November 28, 2022 Amy Frearson 0

Vivid shades of blue and turquoise characterise this school in Shenzhen, China, which has been overhauled by People’s Architecture Office to offer more creative forms of learning. Beijing-based People’s Architecture Office (PAO) has reorganised and extended Fuqiang Elementary School to expand the range of facilities and create more outdoor teaching spaces. The design, called Learning Terraces,

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DJI creates drone tour of Foster + Partners-designed skyscraper HQ

November 18, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Drone manufacturer DJI has revealed a video filmed by a drone that flies around the exterior and interior of its 200-metre-high Sky City headquarters designed by British architecture studio Foster + Partners. Filmed using the company’s DJI Avata drone, the film explores the pair of skyscrapers that were recently completed in Shenzhen and are connected by

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MAD’s undulating concrete library “doesn’t say too much” says Ma Yansong

November 17, 2022 Calum Lindsay 0

In the first instalment of Dezeen’s Concrete Icons series produced in collaboration with Holcim, MAD Architects founder Ma Yansong explains how his studio’s sinuous concrete library in Haikou, China, encourages visitors to use their imagination. Yansong is the first participant in Concrete Icons, a video series profiling the most iconic contemporary concrete buildings by the

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Neri&Hu converts textile factory into headquarters for Chinese pastry brand

November 9, 2022 Christina Yao 0

Chinese architecture studio Neri&Hu has inserted a concrete volume into an old brick warehouse to create a head office and retail store for pastry brand Lao Ding Feng in Beijing, China. Located near the Northeast 5th Ring Road in Beijing, Neri&Hu converted the former textile production factory into Lao Ding Feng’s headquarters as well as a

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Neri&Hu converts textile factory into headquarters for Chinese pastry brand

November 9, 2022 Christina Yao 0

Chinese architecture studio Neri&Hu has inserted a concrete volume into an old brick warehouse to create a head office and retail store for pastry brand Lao Ding Feng in Beijing, China. Located near the Northeast 5th Ring Road in Beijing, Neri&Hu converted the former textile production factory into Lao Ding Feng’s headquarters as well as a

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One Plus Partnership adds sculptural stage spotlights to Shenzhen cinema

November 8, 2022 Christina Yao 0

Chinese studio One Plus Partnership used reflective bronze panels and a variety of spotlights to create a light-and-shadow effect at the Wan Fat Jinyi cinema in Shenzhen, China. The studio chose “stage lighting” as the theme of the interiors to match the concept of the cinema, which caters to both film screenings and live performances.

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THAD draws on contours of nearby mountains for national park visitor centre

November 4, 2022 Jon Astbury 0

Spiralling tiled roofs informed by the contours of the surrounding mountains cover the Jiuzhai Valley Visitor Centre in Sichuan Province, China, designed by The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University. Located at the entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jiuzhai Valley National Park, the centre provides a new exhibition space, visitor centre and

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Beijing Leuchte Lighting Design clads immersive theatre venue in luminous tiles

November 1, 2022 Alice Laycock 0

Beijing Leuchte Lighting Design has orchestrated a lighting scheme for an open-air theatre complex in Emeishan City, China, centred on a pavilion encrusted with 50,000 illuminated tiles. The venue, named Unique Mount Emei Land of Dramas, spans 78,000 square metres and three distinct locations, including the main tile-clad pavilion, an outdoor courtyard area and a

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Zaha Hadid Architects models giant sports venue on Hangzhou tea farms

October 27, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0

A 60,000-seat football stadium is among the features of the terraced Hangzhou International Sports Centre, which Zaha Hadid Architects is designing in the east of China. Over 26.39 hectares, the giant sports venue in Hangzhou will comprise three buildings that also accommodate a 19,000-seat indoor arena, an aquatics centre and practice pitches. Hangzhou International Sports

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