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FLOAT Beijing Monitors Air Quality With High-Flying Kites!

FLOAT Beijing Monitors Air Quality With High-Flying Kites!

FLOAT Beijing is an interactive, community driven art project that uses kite making and kite flying to activate dialogue, map and record air quality in Beijing, China. Urban air quality is a serious issue

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Sky City: Chinese Company BSB to Build the World’s Tallest Building… In Just 90 Days?!

Sky City: Chinese Company BSB to Build the World’s Tallest Building… In Just 90 Days?!

Even since the current world's tallest builing - the Burj Khalifa in Dubai - was completed, there has been a constant battle to build the world's next tallest building. The current record holder stands

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World’s First Cloned Village in China is Now Open to Visitors

World’s First Cloned Village in China is Now Open to Visitors

China has pulled off a feat that no other country would even dream of achieving: a cloned village. Every detail of the original Hallstatt village, a UNESCO protected heritage gem in Austria, has been

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The Shelter: Former Shanghai Bomb Shelter Transformed Into a Nightclub!

The Shelter: Former Shanghai Bomb Shelter Transformed Into a Nightclub!

The Shelter is one of the most popular venues showcasing Shanghai’s underground - as in subterranean and alternative - music scene. The Shelter has taken over one of the thousands of former bomb

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2012 Pritzker Prize Awarded to Wang Shu – First Chinese Architect to Win the Award

2012 Pritzker Prize Awarded to Wang Shu – First Chinese Architect to Win the Award

Wang Shu is the first Chinese architect to be awarded with the Pritzker Architecture Prize. Shu is a 48-year-old architect whose architectural practice, Amateur Architecture Studio, is based in Hangzhou.

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Demand for Fresh Water Causing Oceans to Rise Faster Than Melting Glaciers

Demand for Fresh Water Causing Oceans to Rise Faster Than Melting Glaciers

Waterlevel Photo by Shutterstock A study published in Nature Geoscience concluded that the global demand for fresh water is contributing to the oceans’ rise faster than the impact of global warming

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OMA’s Folded CCTV Tower in Beijing is Now Complete

OMA’s Folded CCTV Tower in Beijing is Now Complete

Construction on the CCTV headquarters began back in 2004, but the frame caught fire in 2009 causing a major setback. The media conglomerate expects to move into the tower where all of their offices will

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Harvest Pavilion Collects the Bounty on an Eco-Farm in China

Harvest Pavilion Collects the Bounty on an Eco-Farm in China

The eco-farm consists of four small-scale public buildings: a club house, a harvest pavilion, a botanical showroom, and an information center. Completed in 2012, the Harvest Pavilion is the first of the

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Awesome Velodrome Trebles as a Bike Pavilion and Cafe in China

Awesome Velodrome Trebles as a Bike Pavilion and Cafe in China

The Dutch are both bike-mad and safety-conscious, so there's no need to worry about anyone crashing down the short flight of stairs that leads to the lower level cafe and bike rental facility. A fence

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Baidu’s Science and Technology Campus is a Circular Green Haven in Beijing

Baidu’s Science and Technology Campus is a Circular Green Haven in Beijing

The green space is so well-articulated that it's possible for students, faculty and visitors to experience all of the seasons on what ZNA proposes to be one of Beijing's greenest university campuses. But

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China Building $3.7 bn, 1,373 Mile, High-Capacity Power Transmission Line

China Building $3.7 bn, 1,373 Mile, High-Capacity Power Transmission Line

China's economy is growing at unprecedented rates, and the superpower has been doing everything it can to generate enough power to support it. So far the nation has invested in everything from alternative

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10 Design Unveils Air-Cleaning Galaxy Yabao Park for Shenzhen, China

10 Design Unveils Air-Cleaning Galaxy Yabao Park for Shenzhen, China

10 Design recently unveiled renders of its futuristic Galaxy Yabao Hi-Tech Enterprises Headquarter Park, which is designed to integrate into the natural landscape of its site in Shenzhen, China. The

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The Garden School is a New Green-Roofed Learning Facility for China

The Garden School is a New Green-Roofed Learning Facility for China

Strategic orientation of the 51,000 square meter Garden School, construction of which is currently underway, makes optimum use of passive solar design, daylighting, and natural ventilation. Some of the

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PooCareTM System Turns China’s Pig Waste into Usable Poo Power

PooCareTM System Turns China’s Pig Waste into Usable Poo Power

Funny pigs image from Shutterstock China’s pig population is approaching one billion, so you can imagine how much pig poo the nation has at its disposal. One Australian firm, CRC CARE, thinks it

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Opus Hong Kong: Frank Gehry’s Airy New Luxury Residences Are Now Complete

Opus Hong Kong: Frank Gehry’s Airy New Luxury Residences Are Now Complete

The Opus Hong Kong for Swire Properties is the city's newest luxury residential building situated on Stubbs Road on The Peak high above the city. With its green hillside location, the Opus enjoys a bit of

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Ultra-Modern Triple V Gallery Juts From the Landscape in Three Sharp Points

Ultra-Modern Triple V Gallery Juts From the Landscape in Three Sharp Points

The shape of the triangle is repeated in the floorplan of the Triple V, as well as the pitched roof. The sharp peaks also allow for easy rainwater run off, protecting the roof from water damage, and

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Report Says Chinese Textile Polluters Disregard Environmental Regulations

Report Says Chinese Textile Polluters Disregard Environmental Regulations

Bad news for the fashion industry - nearly 50 major apparel brands have links with factories that have been disregarding China’s environmental laws, according to Cleaning Up the Fashion Industry, a

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CUBE TUBE is a Pixelated Office & Restaurant in China

CUBE TUBE is a Pixelated Office & Restaurant in China

The 'CUBE' building is a square 32 meter office tower, while 'TUBE' is a 55 meter long restaurant. Most buildings in the area are based on the Tei Kanmuri style, but the client wanted a landmark building

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GMP Architekten Unveils Plans for Naturally Daylit Changzhou Culture Center

GMP Architekten Unveils Plans for Naturally Daylit Changzhou Culture Center

GMP Architekten recently won first prize in the international competition to build the culture center in the newly created Changzhou city center. The 350,000 sq meter project will be six times larger than

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Chinese Cities Are Sinking Due to Excess Groundwater Use and Rapid Growth

Chinese Cities Are Sinking Due to Excess Groundwater Use and Rapid Growth

New studies are showing that Chinese cities are slowly sinking as a result of rapid development and excess groundwater use. According to reports, as many as 50 cities across the country are affected by

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Chinese Artist Recycles Automobiles Into Transformer Robots, Builds Theme Park

Chinese Artist Recycles Automobiles Into Transformer Robots, Builds Theme Park

Zhu has been working on his Mr. Iron Robot theme park for over a decade, but he opened the park just last month after moving into a 225-hectare abandoned factory in Jiaxing, east China's Zhejiang

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Meets with Chinese Government Officials

Apple CEO Tim Cook Meets with Chinese Government Officials

Apple CEO Tim Cook is in China this week meeting with Chinese government officials, seeking to clear up trademark and labor issues with the company's second-biggest market. In recent weeks, Apple has come

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Kengo Kuma’s Xinjin Zhi Museum Has a Pretty and Practical Perforated Facade

Kengo Kuma’s Xinjin Zhi Museum Has a Pretty and Practical Perforated Facade

The Xinjin Zhi Museum is located at the foot of Laojunshan mountain in Xinjin and serves to usher people to the holy place of Taoism. Dedicated to the religion of Taoism, the design of the museum shows

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More Than 30 Million People in China Live in Eco-Friendly Caves

More Than 30 Million People in China Live in Eco-Friendly Caves

In China, calling someone a caveman shouldn't be taken as an insult - in fact, Mao Zedong lived in a cave before becoming the country's leader. Today, many Chinese people still live in caves. And we

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gmp Architekten to Design Gorgeous New Hangzhou South Railway Station

gmp Architekten to Design Gorgeous New Hangzhou South Railway Station

gmp Architekten's design for the Hangzhou South Railway Station was recently awarded first prize and will renovate and extend the existing station. After its completion, Hangzhou South will be the third

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NPR Retracts Apple Factory Exposé But Many Horrific Truths Still Remain

NPR Retracts Apple Factory Exposé But Many Horrific Truths Still Remain

On Friday, NPR’s This American Life retracted its most popular episode ever (888,000 downloads): a stunning exposé of Apple’s employee abuses at Foxconn Technology, their supplier in Shenzen, China.

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Mike Daisey’s Lies Lead NPR to Retract Story About Apple Factory Abuse

Mike Daisey’s Lies Lead NPR to Retract Story About Apple Factory Abuse

On Friday This American Life, a popular public radio show, retracted a story on Apple factory abuse in China that turned out to be full of fabrications. In January, the show, hosted by Ira Glass,

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6 Incredible Futuristic Train Stations

6 Incredible Futuristic Train Stations

Newport Station in Wales This Grimshaw Architects-designed rail station in Newport, Wales is a spiraling futuristic facility that connects both sides of the city. Newport Station was renovated in 2010 in

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Wang Shu’s Xiangshan School Campus Brings Chinese Architecture Back To Its Roots

Wang Shu’s Xiangshan School Campus Brings Chinese Architecture Back To Its Roots

Wang Shu and his wife Lu Wenyu (Amateur Architecture Studio) began designing the Xiangshan School in 2002 and construction was completed in 2004 - a testament to how rapidly projects get built in China.

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Wang Shu’s Powerful Ningbo History Museum is Made of Rubble

Wang Shu’s Powerful Ningbo History Museum is Made of Rubble

Through an international design competition, Wang Shu won first place to design and built the Ningbo History Museum dedicated to the history of humanities and the arts on the east coast of China.

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