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Bridge Gallery / Atelier Lai

July 26, 2021 Collin Chen 0

A New Bookstore in the Village. Tourism is the engine that drives the revival of rural areas. In addition to bringing in a time-share accommodation business, cultural tourism can enrich the rural diversity and characters. Undoubtedly, a new bookstore will provide both economic and cultural opportunities for rural areas.

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Xinzhaping Village Renewal / UPA

July 23, 2021 Collin Chen 0

Project Background. Located in Luxi County, Tujia-Miao Autonomous Prefecture of Xinangxi, Hunan Province, Xinzhaiping Village is a village with Chinese minority characteristics, which is known as the “Museum of Chinese Ancient Trees”. The village is spread out along the mountain with ancient tree groups of about 60 acres,where more than 500 trees can date back more than 100 years. The traditional houses are mostly wooden structures, mainly fir and pine, using local materials to form column and tie construction. Most of the villagers are Hmong, who have preserved a great deal of ethnic culture and traditional customs. Though this village is faced with the population loss, economic backwardness, cultural decline and other common problems that most villages face, it also has its own advantages, beautiful natural landscape, unique culture and a large number of ancient and unique construction resources. Since 2017, Sinopec has joined hands with the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation to carry out “Bona Villa” rural tourism poverty alleviation public welfare project in Tujia-Miao Autonomous Prefecture of Xinangxi. After Bona Villa Lahao Stone Houses project in Fenghuang County, UPA continued to carry out Xinzhaiping Renewal Practice in Luxi County, involving in the whole process design of village planning, phase II homestay and phase III public construction.

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River Flows in Mountain Red House / SU Architects

July 23, 2021 Collin Chen 0

The project’s site is located on a steep hillside in Zhangjiajie, with the ridges circling upward and the vertical drop is very large. The Zhangjiajie landform combines the characteristics of Danxia landform and quartz sandstone landform, they are not identical, which results in the formation of a unique peak forest landform. There are steep hillsides stand between the site and the road. Moreover, the dense verdant woods on the hillside adds more fun to the grand view. The entry point of the design is taking the site into consideration due to the enormous terrain difference. Rather than making the site rough and flat to avoid the harsh terrain conditions, it is better to let the building be immersed in everything around it freely, and use the terrain difference to layout the building, then make the building blends in the site as if they naturally grow together.

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Xishan Pocket Park / Atelier XÜK

July 21, 2021 Collin Chen 0

The site of the project is the former Xishan Farmers Market in Dingshu Town, Yixing City, with Baidang River in the south, Dingshan North Road in the east, the community internal road in the west, and the non-metal chemical machinery factory in the north. The site is long and narrow, about 300 meters along the shoreline of the Baidang River. The widest part is about 10 meters. The design strategy is to construct a fully accessible community space with various activities and recreational spaces through the organization of different building types and individual units. The single building includes a pentagonal pavilion, gallery pavilion, bridge, mahjong room, and basketball hall. Although the site is called Xishan Pocket Park, it is treated as an open community space.

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Shanghai Astronomy Museum / Ennead Architects

July 20, 2021 Collin Chen 0

Designed by Ennead, the monumental new museum creates an immersive experience that places visitors in direct engagement with real astronomical phenomena. Through scale, form, and the manipulation of light, the building heightens awareness of our fundamental relationship to the sun and the earth’s orbital motion. At 420,000 square feet, the new astronomical branch of the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum will be the largest museum worldwide solely dedicated to the study of astronomy.

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Short Sentence Office / Woodo Studio

July 20, 2021 Collin Chen 0

Woodostudio has created a new office located in Shanghai ANKEN Park for Short Sentence, which is a local independent womenswear design brand. The design concept starts with a “framed garden”. The site is surrounded by a green landscape. The desire of the client and designer is to maintain a calm relationship between inside and outside with as little contrast as possible. The result is ultimately a uniform concept, serene and simple use of natural using stable raw materials to create space. The function works cleverly to create an aesthetic feeling.

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Short Sentence Office / Woodo Studio

July 20, 2021 Collin Chen 0

Woodostudio has created a new office located in Shanghai ANKEN Park for Short Sentence, which is a local independent womenswear design brand. The design concept starts with a “framed garden”. The site is surrounded by a green landscape. The desire of the client and designer is to maintain a calm relationship between inside and outside with as little contrast as possible. The result is ultimately a uniform concept, serene and simple use of natural using stable raw materials to create space. The function works cleverly to create an aesthetic feeling.

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Terra Centre / One University One Village Team

July 15, 2021 Collin Chen 0

Through the cooperation with Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST), the One University One Village (1U1V) team has improved the construction technology and seismic performance of the earth construction in Southwest rural China. In order to carry out long-term artisans training, to provide space for conducting experiments, research, and practical study, and to showcase the technologies and achievements of new seismic earth construction, the team built the Terra Centre on KUST campus, with funding support from the Chan Cheung Mun Chung Charitable Fund.

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Expansion of Gu Zhenghong Memorial Hall / Atelier Diameter

July 12, 2021 Collin Chen 0

Around a century ago, the abrupt end of the life of a twenty-year-old young worker in a Japanese-owned cotton mill ignited the outburst of the May Thirtieth Movement. His name was Gu Zhenghong. Hundred years later, on No.300 Aomen Road, Putuo District, Shanghai, the very site where the martyr laid to rest, the expansion work of Gu Zhenghong Memorial Hall was completed right before the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) to present a brand-new look in front of the public.

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Shaoxing Beihai Bridge Wooden Structure Museum / UNTITLED ARCHITECTS

July 12, 2021 Collin Chen 0

Temen of Gao Family is located in Beihai bridge Zhijie. It is inside Yeongeunmun of Shaoxing ancient city. Shangda road river near the street connects the Canal in East Zhejiang. It is the busiest waterway in the northwest of the ancient city. Since the Ming and Qing Dynasties, Beihai bridge Zhijie has become a busy street full of merchants relying on the convenient water network. Temen of Gao Family is hidden in the south of Beihai bridge Zhijie. It is only a short distance from the famous Guangxiang bridge of Yuan Dynasty.