By Liu Linzi BROAD Group have proposed a project to build a “Sky City” in 2012: an 838-metre high, 208-storey skyscraper in Changsha, China. It will include shops, residential accommodation for 30,000 people, five schools, sports facilities, and a 1000-bedroom hotel… as well as four helipads and a 12km ramp
By Li Yirong ‘The highest skyscraper in China, named Jinji Tower, will be constructed in Suzhou which is a prefecture-level city located in south Jiangsu province. Upon its completion, the skyscraper will reach a height of over 700 metres.’
Ye Weiliang and Zhou Yi are the heads of an architect’s studio that has been bucking the trend on the usual design processes prevalent in China. Instead of the usual attitude of favoring new build, this studio strongly believes in the protection of heritage from macro to micro scale.
by Ru Jia The Spring Festival Gala is the most splendid party (and TV show) in China, which is live broadcasted on the eve of the Lunar New Year. In a sense, watching the gala has become a new Spring Festival culture, but as well as spectacle, it also brings [...]
By Cui Can The old town of Dukezong in Shangri-La County，Yunnan province was virtually destroyed by fire on January 11, 2014. It was reported that two third of the town had been wiped out and the local economy had been very badly affected.
DAtrans is an international architecture office located in M50 of Shanghai. Recently, its director Chen XuDong gave a lecture entitled “context, surface and symbiosis”. We travelled to his office to explore some of his ideas further.
Interviewers: Thomas Kirby & Lv Yixin Photographer: Kong Ye – Recently Fergus Comer, project architect for Heatherwick Studio based in Shanghai, gave a lecture at XJTLU about the company’s work across the globe
- By Mengfei Yu, Jiehan Li, Hugh Gibbs and Xinyue Zhong – Walking around the China Academy of Art (CAA) Campus in Hangzhou, you cannot escape the feelings of nature that has impacted the design development of architect Wang Shu.
- By Chien-hua Huang – The first West Bund Biennale (The West Bank Architecture and Contemporary Art Biennale 2013) has now open to the public. It includes a series of work including architecture, contemporary art, theatre and incorporates sound tools, videos, spatial experiences, etc.. The exhibition for this event is [...]