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MUDA Architects completes bookshop in Chengdu with roof shaped like “a flipped book”

September 25, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0

Chinese studio MUDA Architects has designed a lakeside bookshop in Chengdu featuring a roof that resembles an upturned book and windows that extend below the water level. The architecture of the Xinglong Lake Citic Bookstore aims to embody MUDA Architects’ concept of the building as a visual representation of a book that has fallen from the

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Neri&Hu creates “nomadic” office interiors for Shanghai media company

September 20, 2022 Christina Yao 0
Red Plus studio by Neri&Hu

Chinese architecture studio Neri&Hu has designed a flexible office space in Shanghai for the changing needs of media company Red+Plus Studio’s employees. The Shanghai-based studio stripped back the 529-square-metre space, located on the second floor of a factory building within a former industrial campus, by removing numerous layers of previous renovations. The concrete structure of the building was left exposed

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Vermilion Zhou Design Group opts for rich hues in revamp of Haidilao hotpot restaurant

September 20, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
Shenzhen's Haidilao restaurant by Vermilion Zhou Design Group features blue-green interiors

Shades of blue and green feature throughout this hotpot restaurant in Shenzhen, which has been updated by Chinese studio Vermilion Zhou Design Group. Haidilao, which was established in 1994, is the biggest hotpot restaurant chain in China, with overseas branches in cities such as London, New York and Sydney. When its Shenzhen location was in

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Condition_Lab intertwines spiral staircases at children’s library in China

September 18, 2022 Amy Peacock 0
Pingtan Book House exterior with transparent and solid windows lit up at night

Architecture research studio Condition_Lab has completed the Pingtan Book House in China’s Hunan province, which features a double-helix staircase designed to provide space for children to read and play. Located in a village of Pingtan, the 80-square-metre library sits on the perimeter of a primary school courtyard that serves as a playground for over 400

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Wutopia Lab completes museum and dance studio influenced by Chinese ink drawings

September 3, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Monologue Art Museum by Wutopia Lab

The inky brushstrokes of traditional Chinese paintings influenced the fluid forms of this museum complex that architecture firm Wutopia Lab has designed for a property developer in Qinhuangdao. The Shanghai studio headed by architect Yu Ting designed the Monologue Art Museum for Beijing-based property investment and development firm Sino-Ocean Group. Located at the centre of

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MAD’s Cloud Center under construction in Qinhuangdao

September 2, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0
Structure of Aranya Cloud Center

Chinese architecture studio MAD has revealed photos of its sculptural Cloud Center building in Qinhuangdao, China, which was designed for arts and culture community Aranya. Images of its construction show the 2,500-square-metre building’s bulbous shape taking form, as well as the beginning of the process to clad its overhanging roof in white-stained glass. The cultural center,

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Arch Studio extends courtyard home in China beneath wave-like roof

September 1, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Interior of a wood and brick kitchen

Chinese practice Arch Studio has renovated and extended a courtyard home called Mixed House on the outskirts of Beijing, China, by inserting a timber structure topped by a wavy roof. The project updates the original organisation of the site, which featured a building to the north and one to the south that each opened onto

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Aedas unveils “most twisted tower in the world” in Chongqing

August 31, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Twisted skyscraper in Chongqing by Aedas

Architecture studio Aedas has unveiled its Dance of Light office skyscraper in Chongqing, China, with a twisted facade informed by the shape of the northern lights. Located on Xingfu Plaza in the Jiangbei District of Chongqing, the 180-metre-tall tower has two double-curved facades that create the impression that the building is being twisted. Aedas designed the 39-storey skyscraper

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3andwich Design tops clifftop library in China with circular pool

August 24, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Water Drop Library in Shuangyue Bay by 3andwich Design

Chinese studio 3andwich Design has unveiled the circular Water Drop Library in Shuangyue Bay, China, which is topped with a pool overlooking the sea. Set on the hillside above Shuangyue Bay near Huizhou City in China’s Guangdong Province, the library consists of two geometric forms – a circular library and a long white wall. “The library strives

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Muda Architects models Tianfu Museum of Chinese Medicine on yin-yang symbol

August 23, 2022 Christina Yao 0
Aerial visual of Tianfu Museum of Chinese Medicine

Chinese studio Muda Architects has revealed its design of a museum in Chengdu that will be dedicated to the history of Chinese medicine and arranged in the shape of the yin-yang symbol. Named the Tianfu Museum of Chinese Medicine, the 13,000-square-metre building will occupy a site beside Huitong lake in Pengzhou. Local studio Muda Architects’

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