Beijing house by Atelier About Architecture features a storey for a disabled dog

The layout, colour scheme, materials and furniture of this house in Beijing have been built to cater to the needs of the owner’s disabled dog. Atelier About Architecture created Dog House for a client whose pet suffers from a congenital joint disease. The house’s basement is largely the dog’s space. It has been designed with soft flooring to be gentle on

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TAO converts huge Beijing warehouse into moody office and exhibition space

Towering steel bookcases divided up this warehouse building in Beijing, which Trace Architecture Office converted into an office for a local magazine publisher. The office designed by Trace Architecture Office (TAO) for Lens Magazine is located in a warehouse previously operated by the Beijing Municipal Commission of Transportation. The building was constructed in 1958 and

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Remix Studio wraps metal mesh around artists studios and residences in Beijing

Layers of metal mesh are used to regulate the level of privacy and daylight for glazed creative studios added to a residential building in Beijing by local architecture firm Remix Studio. The WanWanShu project involved renovating two existing buildings and adding an extension that connects them in a single volume, to creates private residences topped

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Gridded bamboo framework partitions Beijing office by 0 Architecture

Chinese studio 0 Architecture has converted a traditional courtyard house in Beijing into an office with spaces divided up by screens made from thousands of bamboo poles. Located in the Chinese capital’s Xicheng District, the building is typical of the traditional Siheyuan properties found throughout this neighbourhood. Siheyuan houses feature a series of connected buildings

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Peach House is a contemporary brick-clad courtyard house in Beijing

Architect Frederic Schnee has modernised and extended a traditional house in Beijing by moving the courtyard onto the first floor so a shop can be accommodated at street level. The original building is a typical example of a self-built residence that had undergone multiple adaptations over several decades in response to the changing needs of its

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Jiakun Architects completes first foreign Serpentine Pavilion in Beijing

The first Serpentine Pavilion built outside the UK is a tunnel made out of arched steel beams, built by Chinese studio Jiakun Architects in Beijing. The Serpentine Pavilion Beijing opened in the Chinese capital last week, marking the first time the prestigious project has been located somewhere other than Kensington Gardens in London. The structure

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Not Vital’s Bataan Chapel

Situated in a remote town just 50 kilometers west of Manilla, Swiss artist Not Vital has completed a chapel that expertly blends the lines between art and architecture.
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A Hutong Home Reimagined In Beijing

In response to Beijing’s lack of architectural variety, Seoul-based firm Wonder Architects have renovated a traditional hutong dwelling to create the ‘Tsou’ residence — both preserving and updating an icon of Chinese architecture.
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First foreign Serpentine Pavilion will be built in China this year

The Serpentine Pavilion programme is launching in Beijing, with an inaugural commission by Chinese studio Jiakun Architects to open in May this year. The arched pavilion will be erected outside WF Central, a luxury shopping and hotel complex in the Dongcheng district of the Chinese capital, from May to October 2018. The design comprises an arc of curving

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Ole Scheeren unveils huge art museum slotted in beside Beijing’s hutongs

Architect Ole Scheeren has released the first official photographs of his Guardian Art Center, which he describes as a “big culture machine” on the edge of Beijing’s Forbidden City. Billed as the world’s first custom-built auction house, the huge structure accommodates a wide range of facilities, from art galleries and art-conservation facilities, to a hotel, event

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Penda inserts house-shaped opening into facade of hotel in Beijing’s XinXian Hutong

A gabled opening that references the forms of traditional hutong houses marks the entrance to this hotel in Beijing by architecture studio Penda. The XinXian Inn Hotel is located in the Dongcheng District of central Beijing, where there are many traditional courtyard houses that are now hidden behind modern commercial developments. Penda, which has offices

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Iwan Baan photographs MAD’s Chaoyang Park Plaza in the Beijing haze

These images taken by Dutch photographer Iwan Baan capture the mountainous forms of MAD’s new Beijing skyscraper complex against a humid August sky.  Baan’s photographs show the 10 rounded structures that make up the 220,000-square-metre Chaoyang Park Plaza – completed by MAD earlier this year – juxtaposed with a skyli ne dominated by boxy tower blocks. The photographer, who is

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Dong Yugan uses brick to form sculptural surfaces and playful structures at Red Brick Art Museum

This museum in Beijing takes its name from the red brick used by architect Dong Yugan to create spaces that are dramatically illuminated by skylights, perforations and narrow windows incorporated into its homogenous masonry surfaces. Red Brick Art Museum is a folk-based, non-profit art museum showcasing Chinese and world art, which was founded by collectors

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Latticed shell of SOM’s Beijing tower is based on traditional Chinese paper lanterns

The faceted exoskeleton of the tallest of these three office towers in Beijing by Skidmore Owings & Merrill is inspired by the patterns created by the folds on paper lanterns. The concertinaed external layer of the main tower of SOM’s Poly International Plaza creates a thermal envelope around office spaces, which are enclosed in a second layer of interior glazing. The

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MAD creates inflatable pavilion shaped like a rabbit’s head

For this year’s Beijing Design Week, local architecture studio MAD has created an inflatable pavilion with two big floppy ears. MAD created the giant-rabbit-shaped pavilion in a hutong – one of Beijing’s old courtyard-house neighbourhoods – near Lama Temple. Titled Wonderland, it is designed to provide a public space where children in the area can meet and play with

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Baitasi House of the Future features moving walls controlled by a smart TV

Chinese studio Dot Architects has completed a futuristic home in a traditional Beijing hutong, featuring moveable furniture modules and an extension constructed using the WikiHouse open-source architecture platform. Dot Architects developed the Baitasi House of the Future for tech company Whaley, which focuses on smart homes and asked the studio to develop a building suited

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New images capture MAD’s rock-shaped Chaoyang Park Plaza

This new set of images by photographer Khoo Guo Jie captures the mountain-inspired details of Chinese firm MAD’s Chaoyang Park Plaza as it nears completion in Beijing. Khoo Guo Jie’s photographs document the skyscrapers, office blocks and public space that make up the 120,000-square-metre complex built on the southern edge of Chaoyang Park – one of the city’s largest parklands.

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Zaha Hadid Architects reveals progress on Beijing skyscraper with “world’s highest atrium”

Zaha Hadid Architects has released a series of black-and-white photographs showing construction of the vast atrium inside its 207-metre skyscraper in Beijing. The newly released photographs show the building’s twisted structural skeleton at about three quarters complete, with three of the walkways that wrap the central atrium in place. Zaha Hadid Architects report that the

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Chinese cities are “still copying” architecture from other countries says Ma Yansong

MAD co-founder Ma Yansong says that Chinese cities should draw more from the country’s traditional architecture, rather than aping the style of western buildings, in the second part of our exclusive video interview. Ma says that looking at the philosophy of traditional buildings could help the country develop a contemporary style that is uniquely Chinese. Ma, who

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Arch Studio’s Twisting Courtyard In Beijing

Located in the district of Dashilan, just south of Tiananmen Square, Arch Studio have renovated a traditional Siheyuan residency. Their ‘Twisting Courtyard’ is an advance towards more efficient use of space in the Hutong neighbourhoods of Beijing, …

Undulating paving connects inside and outside spaces at Twisting Courtyard house

Beijing practice Arch Studio has renovated a traditional courtyard house in the Chinese capital, adding grey-brick paving that flows from the floor of the outdoor space to form internal walls and roofs. The building is situated in Beijing’s Dashilanr district, south of Tiananmen Square, and was given the title Twisting Courtyard by Arch Studio. The

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Photographs by Yueqi Jazzy Li provide first look at Ole Scheeren’s Guardian Arts Center in Beijing

These new photographs by Yueqi Jazzy Li reveal the “pixelated” forms of the Guardian Arts Center by Büro Ole Scheeren as it nears completion in Beijing. Scheeren’s architecture firm unveiled the new headquarters for the country’s oldest art auction house, China Guardian, in mid-2015. Conceived as the world’s first major museum and auction house hybrid, the arts centre provides two large auction halls, as

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MAD’s mountain-shaped tower complex nears completion in Beijing

New images by photographer Edmon Leong offer a first look at the nearly completed glass volumes of MAD’s Chaoyang Park Plaza – a commercial and residential complex based on rock formations in Beijing. MAD’s 120,000-square-metre complex of skyscrapers, office blocks and public spaces is located in Beijing’s central business district, which sits on the southern edge of Chaoyang Park –

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Sledding path to loop around roof garden of Beijing civic centre by Andrew Bromberg

An undulating path will curve around the roof garden of this Beijing shopping centre by American architect Andrew Bromberg, and be covered in a layer of fake snow for sledding in winter. Hong Kong-based Bromberg of architectural firm Aedas, designed the Phase 3C building for the China World Trade Center complex in Chaoyang, the city’s central business district. The building is the fifth

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Micro hostel with tiny concrete rooms installed by Zhang Ke in old Beijing hutong

Chinese architect Zhang Ke has slotted a hostel into one of Beijing’s ancient hutong neighbourhoods, featuring tiny rooms that project at angles into a central courtyard.  Ke and his Beijing studio ZAO/standardarchitecture created the 30-square-metre hostel as part of its ongoing Micro Hutong Renewal project. The aim of this project is to highlight the potential in these traditional courtyard neighbourhoods – which are

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Tiny Treehouse By Wee Studio

Timber hut hidden in the forests of Bejing’s Wuling Mountain, subscribes to ideas of deliberated tiny living and subtle relationship between nature and inhabitation. Designed by local micro-architecture specialists Wee Studio, this tiny house is an o…

Marc Goodwin photographs 11 architecture studios in Beijing

Photographer Marc Goodwin visited 11 architecture studios in Beijing to create this photoset, which offers a glimpse inside the workplaces of MAD, Zhang Ke and Vector Architects. The board variety of offices in the Chinese capital captured by Goodwin, who runs the photography studio Archmospheres, range from a darkly lit former boiler room to apartments once used by diplomats. Zhang Ke’s

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Zaha Hadid Architects’ Beijing tower to feature world’s largest atrium

Construction is well underway on a 207-metre skyscraper by Zaha Hadid Architects in Beijing, which will feature a huge twisting atrium that is expected to be the world’s tallest. Located in the Lize Financial Business District – a new business, residential and transport hub in southwest Beijing – the 46-storey Leeza Soho will feature a mix of

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Store Renovation By B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio

Located in Guozijian Street, a historic district in Beijing, the furniture brand Lost and Found commissioned a store renovation developed by B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio.
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Penda designs modular wooden “village” for Beijing Horticultural Expo

Architecture studio Penda has revealed plans to create a vast network of modular building blocks at the International Horticultural Expo 2019 in Beijing, forming a 30,000-square-metre exhibition space. Penda architects Chris Precht and Dayong Sun plan to build on their experience with modular construction to create the exhibition space for Chinese property developer Vanke. Their aim is to create an alternative to

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Beijing lingerie factory by Crossboundaries encourages workers to spend time outside

A+Awards: Architizer A+Award-winning studio Crossboundaries has created a canyon through the middle of this production facility for a Chinese lingerie brand, which employees can enjoy on their breaks. Aimer, which specialises in underwear and negligees, first approached the firm to design a 14,000-square-metre factory in 2004. However, the company grew rapidly into a fully fledged

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White steel extension and large windows update historic hutong home in Beijing

Chinese studio OEU-ChaO has modernised a residence in one of Beijing’s historic hutong neighbourhoods with a white steel-framed extension and plenty of windows. Architect Zhi Cheng renovated and extended the dilapidated Xirongxian Hutong property for a young couple and their six-year-old son. Measuring just 32 square metres, the residence is surrounded by five similarly petite properties that encircle

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People’s Architecture Office uses prefabricated panels to update Beijing hutong house

People’s Architecture Office has repurposed a rundown home in one of Beijing’s historic hutong neighbourhoods, using prefabricated panels to create a contemporary and light-filled residence. The Beijing studio overhauled and extended the residence in the Changchun Jie Hutong neighbourhood using a series of white panels. The client Mrs Fan had lived in the house as a child until her parents

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Neri&Hu transforms Beijing missile factory into car workshop

Shanghai studio Neri&Hu has converted a former missile factory in Beijing into a car repair garage and offices with an industrial-style metal staircase, mesh cages and painted brickwork. Inside The Garage, a mechanics workshop catering to Beijing’s some 7 million vehicles is flanked by offices and a cafe. Neri&Hu wanted to preserve as much of the original building as possible,

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Cun-Design converts Beijing house into film studio with weathering steel and glass extensions

Chinese firm Cun-Design has transformed a typical suburban house in Beijing into a film production studio featuring glass and pre-rusted steel extensions. Cun-Design was asked to oversee the refurbishment of the existing property in the Chinese capital’s Tongzhou District to create a new workspace for Blue Moon Films. The detached house located on the bank

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Mirrors reflect arched openings and steps inside wooden auditorium by Penda

Penda has set this auditorium for a Beijing art museum inside a wooden box, which features arched openings, and mirrors that reflect endless iterations of its curved cutaways.  Beijing- and Vienna-based Penda designed the Hongkun Art Auditorium to host lectures, readings, exhibitions and art sales. It is located on the outskirts of the city, next door to the Hongkun Museum of Fine Art, which

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MAD reveals plans for translucent China Philharmonic Hall in Beijing

Chinese studio MAD has released visuals for its new concert hall in Beijing, which will be draped in a translucent fluted facade. MAD’s China Philharmonic Hall will be located on an 11,600-square-metre site beside the Workers Stadium in Beijing’s central business district. It will provide the first permanent residence for the China Philharmonic Orchestra. The 26,587-square-metre classical music venue will contain a main

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The Capilla Seashore

Chinese practice Vector Architects built a futuristic, yet traditional chapel on the waterfront of Bohai Coast in China. With its unspoilt view onto the sea, visitors may feel like drifting on a boat. Vector Architects was founded in 2008 in Beijing. The relationship between architecture and living, place, perception, and tectonic are the core directions in […]

Zhang Ke slots work and play spaces into Beijing’s ancient hutong courtyards

Through a series of renovations and new insertions, Chinese architect Zhang Ke has transformed some of Beijing’s ageing hutongs into hubs of activity. Zhang Ke and his studio ZAO/standardarchitecture embarked on the Micro Hutong Renewal project to highlight the potential in these hutong neighbourhoods – which are largely unique to the Chinese capital, but are gradually being demolished. The aim is

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Doughnut-shaped television studio in Beijing is enclosed in a latticed shell

Wrapped in a latticed glass and steel skin, this ring-shaped building by architecture studio BIAD UFO provides the new headquarters for Chinese broadcaster Phoenix Television (+ slideshow). Beijing Institute of Architectural Design and Un-Forbidden office – BIAD UFO for short – designed the Phoenix International Media Center for a plot on the corner of Chaoyang Park in the Chinese city. Two More

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Max Gerthel Studio covers former junkyard in Beijing hutong with inflatable canopy

Beijing Design Week 2016: Max Gerthel Studio has created an events pavilion that inflates and deflates to mimic a breathing octopus – joining the ranks of design practices to have made inflatable pavilions (+ movie). The Beijing-based studio created the structure to serve as an events pavilion for the Baitasi hutong area. It transformed a gated square, usually overflowing with trash, into a playful space More

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Wee Studio completes crowdfunded treehouses on the edge of a woodland stream

This pair of stilted wooden huts are set among poplar and hawthorn trees in a stretch of woodland at the foot of Mount Wuling in Beijing’s Miyun District (+ slideshow). Designed by local micro-architecture specialists Wee Studio, the tiny huts have a combined floor area of just 8 square metres. They host a tearoom, a bedroom and bathroom, and More

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The San Shan Bridge By Penda

Beijing and Vienna based creative collective Penda designed the San Shan Bridge as part of the infrastructure program for the Olympic Winter Games 2022.
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Vector Architects drapes steel mesh to create new entrance to M Woods museum in Beijing

Vector Architects has draped lengths of wire mesh over the entrance to a museum housed in a former warehouse in Beijing (+ slideshow). The local studio was asked to transform the entrance to the M Woods museum in Beijing’s 798 Art Zone, to improve visitor experience and create a stronger visual identity for the building. The small holes in More

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Penda and Arup design Olympic bridge made up of intersecting rings

Architecture studio Penda has teamed up with engineering firm Arup to design a bridge made up of overlapping rings for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Designed to span the Gui River, the bridge will create a new direct route between central Beijing and Zhangjiakou, a district to the northwest of the city where many outdoor competitions will take More

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Trapezoidal glass panels create prismatic facades for SOM’s Beijing skyscraper

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has completed a 55-storey tower in Beijing with exterior glass panels that function as prisms, capturing and refracting daylight (+ slideshow). The mixed-use tower, called the Beijing Greenland Center, is located in the Dawangjing business district and sits halfway between the city’s historic core and international airport. Rectangular in plan, the More

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MAD’s sinuous Harbin Opera House photographed in the snow by Iwan Baan

These new images by Dutch photographer Iwan Baan offer a look at the MAD-designed Harbin Opera House in China after heavy snowfall (+ slideshow). The huge cultural building features a three-petalled plan that encompasses two concert halls and a large public plaza. Externally, it boasts sinuous curves created from smooth white aluminium panels and glass, while its interior features More

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ReMIX Studio’s Shunyi House extension features louvred cladding and an all-white interior

Narrowly spaced steel louvres wrap around the exterior of this extension to a house in Beijing, providing privacy and creating linear patterns of light and shadow throughout the minimal white interior (+ slideshow). Local architecture firm reMIX Studio oversaw the expansion of a villa in the northeastern district of Shunyi for a couple of screenwriters More

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Staggered terraces cover roof of Beijing art museum by Praxis d’Architecture

This art museum by Chinese firm Praxis d’Architecture features textured tiled walls, protruding windows and stepping roof terraces that overlook a lake near Beijing (+ slideshow). The 4,700-square-metre Spring Art Museum hosts an artists’ residency programme and exhibition spaces in Beijing’s Songzhuang suburb. A couple of contemporary art enthusiasts commissioned the Beijing practice to design the museum to promote More

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Elevation Workshop builds new wooden cabins around the hot spring at Beijing hotel Why

A steaming hot spring is screened behind bamboo shoots at this hotel near Beijing, which features seven new suites by local studio Elevation Workshop (+ slideshow). Elevation Workshop was asked to design the new timber-clad lodgings for Why, a hotel to the north east of the Chinese capital. The team was also charged with renovating 20 existing cartoon-themed suites, and all 27 surround a More

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MAD’s sinuous Harbin Opera House completes in north-east China

Beijing studio MAD has completed an opera house in the Chinese city of Harbin, featuring an undulating form that wraps two concert halls and a huge public plaza (+ slideshow). The Harbin Opera House is the first and largest building that MAD has designed as part of Harbin Cultural Island, a major new arts complex among More

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Penda unveils vision for bamboo city made from interlocking modular components

Architecture studio Penda has unveiled new CGI renderings detailing its vision for a city of 200,000 people that would be creating using an innovative modular bamboo structure. Penda, a Beijing- and Vienna-based studio, believes its design for structures built from interlocking horizontal and vertical bamboo rods could be used to sustainably build the infrastructure of an […]

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Penda’s bamboo pavilion could be expanded to create homes for 200,000 people

Architecture studio Penda has created a rope-bound bamboo pavilion as a mock up of a modular housing system developed to provide sustainable housing schemes for populations of up to 200,000 (+ slideshow). Penda, whose first ever project was a proposal for a sculptural bamboo entrance to a flower garden in China, first unveiled its concept for a modular hotel […]

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Archicao’s tiny Humble Hostel expands and contracts with a rolling facade

Beijing architect Cao Pu has created a compact hostel in a traditional hutong courtyard that gets even smaller when its front wall is rolled back to provide extra external space (+ slideshow). The 12-square-metre Humble Hostel is located in Beijing’s historic Dashilar neighbourhood – one of the city’s few remaining areas of ancient alleyways and courtyards […]

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Curving stone walls wrap individual blocks in Beijing housing complex by UNStudio

Small strips of clay-coloured stone create textured, undulating facades for the houses in this Beijing development by UNStudio (+ slideshow). The Fairyland Guorui Villa complex by Dutch office UNStudio occupies a site near the convergence of two rivers on the outskirts of Beijing, China. The 56 clay-coloured residences, which were commissioned by the Beijing developer Guorui Group, sit along the […]

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Studio Pei-Zhu converts a Beijing factory into Minsheng Contemporary Art Museum

An angular extension covered in a shiny skin of metal panels marks the entrance to this museum for contemporary art in Beijing, which is housed in a former factory converted by local architecture firm Studio Pei-Zhu (+ slideshow). Minsheng Contemporary Art Museum occupies a building with a total floor area of roughly 35,000 square metres that […]

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Arch Studio transforms Beijing hutong into tea house with curving glass courtyards

Curving glass walls enclose bamboo-planted courtyards in this tea house, which occupies a formerly derelict building complex in one Beijing’s ancient neighbourhoods (+ slideshow). Chinese firm Arch Studio was asked to redevelop the group of grey brick buildings in eastern Beijing, believed to predate the Qing Dynasty that ruled Imperial China between 1644 and 1912. The studio began by […]

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NEXT Architects uses terracotta and granite for housing complex on China’s Min River

NEXT Architects chose both ribbed terracotta and smooth granite to clad the buildings of this housing development in China, which are stacked to maximise views over a nearby river and mountains (+ slideshow). Lianjiang Butterfly Bay is a high-density housing development set on the banks of a branch of the Min River, to the north of Fuzhou in Fujian Province. NEXT Architects […]

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Open Architecture completes a “free-form” Beijing school surrounded by gardens

Gardens are slotted into gaps between the wings of this Beijing school by Open Architecture, and extend over mounds containing a subterranean swimming pool and an auditorium (+ slideshow). The Garden School – one of the nominees for this year’s Designs of the Year awards – is located in the Changyang area of the Chinese capital’s Fangshan […]

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Ole Scheeren combines an auction house and museum beside Beijing’s Forbidden City

Ole Scheeren’s architecture firm has unveiled a new headquarters for China’s oldest art auction house, which is now under construction just two blocks away from Beijing’s Forbidden City (+ slideshow). Conceived as the world’s first major museum and auction house hybrid, the Guardian Art Center by Büro Ole Scheeren will provide a new base for […]
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Zaha Hadid unveils designs for “world’s largest airport passenger terminal” in Beijing

News: architect Zaha Hadid is working with airport specialist ADPI on plans for a major new terminal in Daxing, Beijing, that will accommodate 45 million passengers per year. The Beijing New Airport Terminal Building will be located on the opposite side of the city from Beijing’s existing Capital Airport, which was completed in 2008 by […]
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“Chinese architecture will benefit” from CCTV building, says Rem Koolhaas

News: Rem Koolhaas has defended the design of OMA’s CCTV tower in Beijing, after the Chinese president called for an end to the construction of “weird architecture” in the country. “I don’t have the slightest difficulty in saying, or showing, or demonstrating, that CCTV is a very serious building,” Koolhaas told Dezeen, when asked to respond to […]

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Courtyard House Plugin by People’s Architecture Office repurposes ancient Beijing residences

Beijing Design Week 2014: People’s Architecture Office has developed a panelling system for building temporary living spaces within the ageing structures of the city’s hutong districts (+ slideshow). Beijing studio People’s Architecture Office created the Courtyard House Plugin modular system as a lightweight and non-permanent solution for making the dilapidated buildings of Beijing’s historic neighbourhoods habitable again. […]

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Li Xiaodong wins inaugural Moriyama Prize for “modest” Liyuan Library

News: Chinese architect Li Xiaodong has become the first recipient of the Moriyama Prize – a new award launched by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and architect Raymond Moriyama to rival the Pritzker and Stirling prizes. Launched earlier this year, the CAD$100,000 (£55,000) Moriyama Prize is one of the highest value award in architecture […]

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