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Chapel of Sound in China is given a “science-fiction vibe” in new video

August 8, 2022 Christina Yao 0
Rock-like Chapel of Sound building in China

An otherwordly character explores the Chapel of Sound, a rock-like concert hall designed by Chinese studio Open Architecture, in this video informed by science fiction. Nestled in a valley next to the ruins of the Great Wall of China outside Beijing, the project was completed in November last year. “When I first saw the building,

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Traditional Chinese roof tiles decorate the interior of Blue Bottle Coffee shop in Shanghai

August 5, 2022 Christina Yao 0
Brick-clad bar in Blue Bottle Coffee shop

Japanese studio Keiji Ashizawa Design has used traditional Chinese roof tiles as the key material at Blue Bottle Coffee’s latest shop in Shanghai to celebrate local culture. Set to open on Friday, the cafe is located on the first and second floors of a building connected to the Kerry Centre in downtown Shanghai, close to

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Metaverse real estate community The Row launches with six architectural designs by artists

July 27, 2022 Christina Yao 0
Make room for us by Six N. Five

Designers have created a number of virtual buildings for metaverse community The Row, including a giant statue turned into a house designed by Daniel Arsham and a home that changes colour during different times of the day. Members-only metaverse community The Row has launched with 30 virtual properties created by artists including Arsham, Misha Kahn,

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MAD aims to “challenge to the status quo” with first social housing project

June 20, 2022 Christina Yao 0
MAD social housing

Architecture studio MAD has completed its first social housing development, which consists of 12 residential buildings in Beijing connected with raised walkways and a “floating park”. Named Baiziwan, the development near the Central Business District in east Beijing is divided by roads into six areas that contain multiple apartment blocks. The blocks were built around green spaces, which

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Architects in China adapting to more sustainable and culturally relevant skyscrapers after supertall ban

May 12, 2022 Christina Yao 0
WeBank Headquarters by SOM

China’s decision to ban supertall skyscrapers “will not hinder the potential of architecture” and is in fact leading to more sustainable, culturally sensitive buildings, architects have told Dezeen. After the Chinese government announced a full ban on skyscrapers taller than 500 metres last October, architecture firms working in the country have had to adjust their

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“Projects on hold” as China’s Covid lockdown hits architects and designers

March 21, 2022 Christina Yao 0
Shanghai skyline

Coronavirus lockdowns in major cities in China are impacting architecture projects, causing design fairs to be cancelled and triggering concerns over global supply chains. With the country experiencing record levels of Covid cases, businesses in Shenzhen, Shanghai and other affected regions have had to close or switch to remote working. Rossana Hu, co-founder of Shanghai

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Neri&Hu adds mesh-clad guesthouse to Shenzhen urban village

March 1, 2022 Christina Yao 0

Chinese studio Neri&Hu has converted a nine-storey residential building in Nantou City, Shenzhen, into a guesthouse wrapped in a metal mesh. The Shanghai-based studio aimed to reflect the cultural heritage of buildings in the Nantou City urban village within its design for the guesthouse. It stripped back and cut open the original building’s structure to reveal different

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Open Architecture reveals design for Sun Tower in China

February 27, 2022 Christina Yao 0
Render of Sun Tower in China

Chinese studio Open Architecture has unveiled its design for a viewing tower in the coastal city of Yantai in the north east of China. The Beijing-based architecture studio designed the 50-metre-high tower to look like a giant sundial. The form of the tower, which will act as a landmark in the city’s new coastal district, was informed by

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Linehouse designs Shanghai restaurant informed by New Wave art movement

February 18, 2022 Christina Yao 0
Linehouse restaurant in Shanghai

Design studio Linehouse has filled a restaurant in a Shanghai art museum with mirrors and arched details informed by eastern and western art and design. Located inside the UCCA Edge museum, the New Wave by Da Vittorio restaurant was named after the original UCCA museum’s opening exhibition The New Wave Art Movement, which also set the

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Twelve Chinese architecture projects completing in the Year of the Tiger

February 1, 2022 Christina Yao 0
The Monolith, Ningbo, by Neri&Hu

This week China celebrates Chinese New Year. To mark the festivities, Dezeen has rounded up 12 major Chinese architecture projects set to complete in the Year of the Tiger. DJI Headquarters, Shenzhen, by Foster + Partners Designed by Foster + Partners, this headquarters for a robotics company will have a pair of towers made of stacked

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