A Boutique Hotel in Yangzhou Connected By Courtyards

Chinese architecture firm Neri&Hu have designed the Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat, a boutique hotel crafted from reclaimed brick, and built around a series of small lakes.
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Neri&Hu encloses guest rooms and gardens within grid of brick walls at Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat

Chinese studio Neri&Hu has completed a boutique hotel in Yangzhou comprising a grid of dark-brick walls that surround a series of courtyards, gardens, guest rooms and service areas. Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat is located close to the Slender West Lake scenic resort in the Hanjiang District to the north of the city’s historic centre. The area

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Taipei’s latest skyscraper inspired by the shape of bamboo shoots

Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners is set to design the latest addition to Taipei’s skyline – a green bamboo-shaped skyscraper that will house not one, but two luxury hotels. The Italian multi-disciplinary design practice is creating the 280-metre-tall Taipei Sky Tower (TST) for Taipei-based developers Riant Capital Limited. With its curved edges, angled tip and grooved green

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Watch Jaime Oliver and Rossana Hu discuss designing for collective experience at World Architecture Festival

Architects Rossana Hu and Jaime Oliver discuss designing religious, arts and civic facilities for the collective experience at the World Architecture Festival 2017 in Berlin. Watch the livestream here from 2pm UK time. The livestream is now live and you can watch it above or on Dezeen’s Facebook page. Jaime Oliver is the director of OHLAB, the

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Neri&Hu’s Suzhou Chapel combines textured brick base with ethereal white cube

Perforated metal surfaces form a white “veil” around the main hall of this chapel designed by Neri&Hu for a hotel complex near the Chinese city of Suzhou. Lyndon Neri and Rosanna Hu’s Shanghai studio designed Suzhou Chapel for a site within the Sangha resort, which is described as “a life learning and wellness community on the shores

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Neri&Hu revives 1930s Shanghai theatre with dramatic stone and bronze details

Chinese studio Neri&Hu has used smooth grey stone and fluted bronze to revive the grandeur of a 1930s theatre in Shanghai. The locally based firm, led by architects Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu, sought to restore the character of the old theatre, which had lost much of its original details, thanks to piecemeal adaptions over the years. “The

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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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Neri&Hu bases Shanghai burger restaurant on 1950s diners

To make this Shanghai restaurant feel like a retro American diner, Chinese studio Neri&Hu added bold tiles and an angular roof that overhangs a foldable glazed facade (+ slideshow). Located in the former French Concession, Rachel’s Burger restaurant was envisaged as “a porous space” that can be completely opened up onto Wukang Road. Taking the Modernist More

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Neri&Hu’s architecture “challenges the accepted values of society”

Movie: architect Rossana Hu explains why she and her partner Lyndon Neri turned the theme of “feeling good in architecture” on its head in their keynote speech at this year’s Inside Festival. “This year we were given the topic of feeling good in architecture and interior design,” says Hu in the movie, which was filmed […]
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