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MDO converts rammed-earth houses in rural China into holiday villas

January 25, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Guesthouses at Floating Cloud Township Villa

Chinese architecture studio More Design Office (MDO) has converted a cluster of traditional rammed-earth houses in China’s Zhejiang Province into a series of contemporary guesthouses called Floating Cloud Township Villa. The dwellings are located in the village of Qinglongwu in Tonglu County, in an area currently being transformed into a cultural and tourist destination known

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AIM Architecture takes cues from 1970s offices for Hangzhou cosmetics store

January 25, 2022 Alice Finney 0
A yellow and orange office interior

Shanghai studio AIM Architecture has transformed the second floor of a business park in Hangzhou, China, into a store that resembles a 1970s office for cosmetics brand Harmay. The studio reimagined the space as a retro-looking office complete with desk chairs, phoney bookshelves for makeup items and boardroom tables for other cosmetic products. AIM Architecture

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AIM Architecture takes cues from 1970s offices for Hangzhou cosmetics store

January 25, 2022 Alice Finney 0
A yellow and orange office interior

Shanghai studio AIM Architecture has transformed the second floor of a business park in Hangzhou, China, into a store that resembles a 1970s office for cosmetics brand Harmay. The studio reimagined the space as a retro-looking office complete with desk chairs, phoney bookshelves for makeup items and boardroom tables for other cosmetic products. AIM Architecture

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Xiamen pilates studio by Wanmu Shazi resembles a light-dappled cave

January 25, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
Woman sitting crosslegged on floor of T.T. Pilates studio in Xiamen by Wanmu Shazi with light streaming in through rounded windows

Amorphous windows illuminate the cavernous interior of this pilates gym, which designer Wanmu Shazi has created in the Chinese port city of Xiamen. The interior of TT Pilates, which is set inside a high-rise office building, was designed to distance visitors from the hustle and bustle of their urban surroundings. “Pilates is a unique exercise

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Sliced openings reveal internal layout of Suzhou guesthouse by Wutopia Lab

January 21, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Facade of The White Section Homestay by Wutopia Lab

Shanghai studio Wutopia Lab has completed The White Section Homestay, a guesthouse near Suzhou with rooms that appear to float within the building volume. Located in West Lindu, a village to the south of the Chinese city, the 556-square-metre building has an unusual form designed by Wutopia Lab to reveal its internal layout. A sliced

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Sliced openings reveal internal layout of Suzhou guesthouse by Wutopia Lab

January 21, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Facade of The White Section Homestay by Wutopia Lab

Shanghai studio Wutopia Lab has completed The White Section Homestay, a guesthouse near Suzhou with rooms that appear to float within the building volume. Located in West Lindu, a village to the south of the Chinese city, the 556-square-metre building has an unusual form designed by Wutopia Lab to reveal its internal layout. A sliced

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BAU designs winding bridge in China as a “hybrid” of landscape and infrastructure

January 20, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Aerial view of bridge over Yuandang Lake

A snaking bridge that incorporates spaces for play, rest and planting connects two areas of wetland across Shanghai’s Yuandang Lake, in this project by Brearley Architects + Urbanists. The China and Australia-based Brearley Architects + Urbanists (BAU) designed the 586-metre bridge for cyclists and pedestrians as a “hybrid structure”, blending architecture, infrastructure and landscape with

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Drone video showcases exterior of 1,000 Trees by Heatherwick Studio

January 19, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
View of 1,000 Trees in Shanghai

This drone video captures the exterior of 1,000 Trees, a shopping centre in China that Thomas Heatherwick’s studio designed to resemble a greenery-covered mountain. Recently opened in Shanghai, the building is covered with 1,000 structural columns that Heatherwick Studio has turned into planters for over 1,000 trees and 250,000 plants. In the video, the planters

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Spiralling ramp surrounds arts centre in China by Syn Architects

January 17, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Tiangang Art Center has a timber and white painted exterior

A spiralling ramp creates an unfolding, experiential route for visitors through the Tiangang Arts Center, a combined art gallery and hotel in China’s Hebei Province designed by Syn Architects. The centre is located in the village of Tiangang, next to a lake at the foot of the Taihang Mountains. Its distinctive spiral shape, described by

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MAD models “futuristic” cruise terminal in China on gantry cranes

January 13, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Cruise terminal by MAD

A string of orange buildings elevated above ground will mark the Cuntan International Cruise Centre, which Chinese studio MAD has designed for a port in Chongqing, China. Developed by MAD with the China Academy of Building Research (CASR) for Cuntan Port on the Yangtze River, the scheme marries an international cruise terminal with commercial spaces.

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