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Rem Koolhaus’ CCTV Headquarters redefined the skyscraper

May 12, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Aerial view of CCTV Headquarters by OMA

We continue our deconstructivism series by looking at the CCTV Headquarters in Beijing by Rem Koolhaus’ studio OMA, a building that redefined the traditional form of skyscrapers. Situated on a prominent site on Beijing’s Chang’an Avenue, the 54-storey tower known locally as “big pants” for its distinctive shape, was designed to house the headquarters and production

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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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Sculptural partitions shape blue-tinged interior of Taste of Dadong restaurant in Shanghai

May 8, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
Curved partitions inside blue restaurant

Huge curving walls divide the blue-lit dining spaces inside this restaurant in Shanghai, designed by Chinese studio AD Architecture. Conceived by AD Architecture to deliver an “emotional”, dream-like dining experience, Taste of Dadong is steeped in an inky-blue light that seeps from LED panels in the walls and hidden strip lighting in the ceiling. Carving

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Dezeen Debate newsletter features a supertall skyscraper in China

May 5, 2022 Karen Anderson 0
Supertall skyscraper in China

The latest edition of Dezeen Debate features plans for a 350-metre-high skyscraper in China. Subscribe to Dezeen Debate now! Architecture studio Büro Ole Scheeren has designed Nanjing Nexus, a supertall skyscraper that is set to be built near the Yangtze River in Nanjing, China. Commenters are impressed. One called it “innovative and attractive”. Other stories in

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Penda China designs rural resort to look like a traditional village

April 28, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Image of the foggy roofline at In S&N Resort

The stone and timber dwellings of this holiday resort on the outskirts of Beijing have been designed by local practice Penda China to look like traditional village buildings. Sitting alongside a river at the base of a mountain valley, the new In S&N Resort in West Dharma Village provides 24 guest rooms for rural getaways,

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Büro Ole Scheeren designs octagonal supertall skyscraper with shimmering facade

April 27, 2022 James Parkes 0
Render of Nanjing Nexus lit at night

Architecture studio Büro Ole Scheeren has unveiled plans for the 350-metre-high Nanjing Nexus skyscraper in China. Named Nanjing Nexus, the supertall skyscraper was designed for a site near the Yangtze River in the financial district of the Chinese city of Nanjing. Designed by Büro Ole Scheeren, the supertall skyscraper – a building over 300 metres – will have an

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DnA_Design and Architecture transforms Chinese quarries into cultural spaces

April 24, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Quarry performance venue

Chinese studio DnA_Design and Architecture has transformed a series of former stone quarries in Zhejiang Province into cultural spaces, making sensitive insertions into their grand hand-carved interiors. The abandoned quarries, which are among the thousands located in China’s Jinyun county, have been converted into facilities for locals and tourists as part of a broader project

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3andwich Design shelters desert camp centre with a rusted steel shell

April 23, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Exterior of Service Center of the Desert Galaxy Camp

Chinese studio 3andwich Design has completed a facilities centre for a desert campsite in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China, with a weathered steel shell that looks like it is buried in the sand. Two new structures provide catering facilities, storage, a multifunctional hall and a nearby outdoor stage for the Desert Galaxy Camp, which

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Dezeen Debate newsletter features Thomas Heatherwick’s “volcanic” performing arts centre in China

April 14, 2022 Karen Anderson 0

The latest edition of Dezeen Debate features Heatherwick Studio’s design for a performing arts centre planned for Hainan, China. Subscribe to Dezeen Debate now! Set to be built in the city of Haikou on the island province of Hainan, the Hainan Performing Arts Centre will form part of a large-scale master plan to create a new

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Heatherwick Studio designs volcano-like performing arts centre for China

April 6, 2022 James Parkes 0
Colourful tiles will adorn the exterior of the Hainan Performing Arts Centr

British designer Thomas Heatherwick’s studio has revealed visuals of a performing arts centre planned for Hainan, China, that draws on the island’s volcanic landscape and Hainanese opera costumes. Set to be built in the city of Haikou on the island province of Hainan, the Hainan Performing Arts Centre will form part of a large-scale master

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