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Twelve Chinese architecture projects completing in the Year of the Rabbit

January 20, 2023 Christina Yao 0

As China prepares to celebrate Chinese New Year tomorrow, we round up the 12 most anticipated architecture projects set to complete in the country this year. After the government scrapped its zero-Covid policy at the end of last year, a flurry of high-profile architecture projects in China are now expected to open soon having suffered

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Chinese architects and designers confident of bounceback as Covid restrictions ease

January 19, 2023 Christina Yao 0

Architects and designers in China have told Dezeen they expect domestic and international work to ramp up now that tight Covid restrictions are finally easing. “I believe as a Chinese architect, it’s an opportunity for us to take projects from overseas,” said Weico founder Wei Sun. “We will also look into doing more international projects

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Atelier d’More designs curved concrete Sleeping Lab hotel in Beijing

January 8, 2023 Christina Yao 0

Shanghai studio Atelier d’More has turned a concrete brick building outside Beijing, China, into a boutique hotel with a courtyard filled with sculptural concrete dividers. Located in Huangmuchang Village, the Sleeping Lab hotel building previously held residential housing and offices and features an enclosed courtyard typical of homes in this area. Atelier d’More retained and

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Grimshaw and Farshid Moussavi create metaverse social spaces

December 16, 2022 Christina Yao 0

Architecture studios Grimshaw, HWKN, WHY and Farshid Moussavi have partnered with metaverse company Pax.world to create a series of virtual hubs informed by the ancient Silk Road. Each architecture studio designed a metaserai – a concept referring to caravanserai, which were roadside inns on the Silk Road – where users of the metaverse can trade, attend cultural events, and network.

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Heatherwick Studio opens “first permanent overseas base” in Shanghai

December 16, 2022 Christina Yao 0

British designer Thomas Heatherwick’s studio has opened its first office outside of the UK at 1000 Trees in Shanghai, a commercial building designed by the practice that opened late last year. Its Shanghai studio will house a team of ten and be located on the fourth floor of the newly developed shopping centre, alongside the M50 art

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Neri&Hu inserts shed into old lane house for Blue Bottle Coffee shop in Shanghai

December 9, 2022 Christina Yao 0

Chinese studio Neri&Hu has inserted a stainless-steel shed into a Shanghainese lane house for Blue Bottle’s latest coffee shop in Shanghai, which opened to the public last week. Located in Zhangyuan in one of the area’s 140-year-old traditional Shikumen mansions, Neri&Hu’s design for the coffee shop aims to evoke “an intimate and nostalgic experience and

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RSHP unveils design for “open and welcoming” Shenzhen skyscraper

December 9, 2022 Christina Yao 0

Architecture studio RSHP has revealed its design for an office skyscraper in Shenzhen, China, with glazed office wings extended from a central concrete tower. Named Shenzhen-Hong Kong Innovation Integrated Service Centre, the building in the Futian Free Trade Zone, south of the Shenzhen Central Business District will be 212 metres tall. The 45-storey skyscraper has two glazed

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All(zone) unveils bright orange fabric MPavilion in Melbourne

December 8, 2022 Christina Yao 0

This year’s MPavilion designed by Bangkok-based studio All(zone) has opened to the public in the Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne. Topped with a bright orange canopy, the pavilion was designed to celebrate outdoor life in the city of Melbourne, while mimicking the feeling of being underneath a tree. Commissioned annually by charity The Naomi Milgrom Foundation, the ninth edition was designed by

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Dezeen’s top 10 Chinese architecture projects of 2022

December 8, 2022 Christina Yao 0

Including a pool-topped library and a half-buried stadium, Dezeen’s China editor Christina Yao continues our review of 2022 with a roundup of Chinese architecture projects completed this year. With China under extreme covid lockdown restrictions throughout the year, architects in the world’s most populous country have increasingly focused on socially and environmentally conscious work. Here are

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SANAA creates Sydney Modern to be “harmonious with its surroundings”

November 29, 2022 Christina Yao 0

Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning studio SANAA has completed an extension to the Art Gallery of New South Wales within a series of pavilions that step down towards Sydney Harbour. Set to the public on 3 December, Sydney Modern was designed to contrast with the existing art gallery’s 19th-century neo-classical architecture, with the two buildings connected by a public art

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