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Reflecting pool centres XC273 fashion boutique in former Shanghai towel factory

October 27, 2022 Ali Morris 0

Chinese studio Dongqi Design has turned a disused factory in Shanghai into a multi-brand fashion and lifestyle store, adding glossy marble and metal surfaces to offset its exposed concrete shell. Set across three floors, the XC273 retail space houses designer showrooms and pop-ups alongside a small cafe, as well as providing spaces for temporary exhibitions

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Atelier Tao+C creates serene timber and travertine reading room

October 12, 2022 Ali Morris 0

Two vacant ground-floor rooms and an adjoining greenhouse were knocked together and lined with bookshelves to form this private library, designed by Atelier Tao+C for a venture capital firm in Shanghai. Set in a converted 1980s house, which is home to the offices of VC fund Whales Capital, the reading room can accommodate up to

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen wraps China’s biggest library in marble-printed glass facade

September 30, 2022 Christina Yao 0

The long-awaited Shanghai Library East designed by Danish studio Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has opened to the public in China. The 115,000-square-metre Shanghai Library East, located in the Pudong district of Shanghai, is the biggest library in the country. Schmidt Hammer Lassen designed its monumental shape in reference to a unique type of stone from

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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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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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SOM unveils “cloud-like” headquarters for Alibaba in Shanghai

July 26, 2022 Katie Last 0
Alibaba's Shanghai Headquarters by SOM

Architecture studio Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has revealed its design for a headquarters for global technology company Alibaba in Shanghai’s Xuhui District. The 75,000 square-metre building will consist of a group of cuboid-shaped modules containing office space arranged in a form that Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) liken to a cloud. “Pushing and pulling the interior spaces

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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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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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A snaking Shanghai bridge features in today’s Dezeen Weekly newsletter

January 27, 2022 Karen Anderson 0

The latest edition of our Dezeen Weekly newsletter features a bridge that incorporates spaces for play, rest and planting. Brearley Architects + Urbanists (BAU) created a bridge connecting two areas of wetland across Shanghai’s Yuandang Lake. The 586-metre-long bridge for cyclists and pedestrians is a “hybrid structure”, blending architecture, infrastructure and landscape with the existing

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BAU designs winding bridge in China as a “hybrid” of landscape and infrastructure

January 20, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Aerial view of bridge over Yuandang Lake

A snaking bridge that incorporates spaces for play, rest and planting connects two areas of wetland across Shanghai’s Yuandang Lake, in this project by Brearley Architects + Urbanists. The China and Australia-based Brearley Architects + Urbanists (BAU) designed the 586-metre beam bridge for cyclists and pedestrians as a “hybrid structure”, blending architecture, infrastructure and landscape

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