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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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NL Architects’ Sanya Block 5 is a Lush Garden Hotel for China

NL Architects’ Sanya Block 5 is a Lush Garden Hotel for China

Sanya Block 5 is a hotel that is part of a much larger tourist development which consists of 4 groups of mirrored buildings adding up to 8 in total. The exterior of the buildings feature large outdoor

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Apple Begins Independent Monitoring of Foxconn and Other Factories in China

Apple Begins Independent Monitoring of Foxconn and Other Factories in China

Apple, the world's most valuable company and hip-technology supplier to the masses, has officially begun an independent monitoring process of the factories where more than 90% of Apple products are made.

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Wave of Public Criticism Causes China to Cave on Pollution Control Problems

Wave of Public Criticism Causes China to Cave on Pollution Control Problems

In response to a practical protest by Chinese citizens worried about levels of air pollution, China's government has announced a plan to measure and limit the amount of small particle pollution in the

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Oh, the Irony: “Made in U.S.A” Goods Gain Popularity in China

Oh, the Irony: “Made in U.S.A” Goods Gain Popularity in China

Pick a product sold in the US, and chances are it's made in China. But now in an ironic twist of fate, American-made goods are becoming more popular in China. According to a report by Jing Daily, workwear

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Tim Cook Outraged Over New York Times Accusations That Apple Abuses Worker’s Rights in Chinese Factories

Tim Cook Outraged Over New York Times Accusations That Apple Abuses Worker’s Rights in Chinese Factories

Today a leaked internal email from Apple CEO Tim Cook expressed outrage over the New York Times' scathing exposé revealing the harsh working conditions of Apple's many Chinese suppliers. Cook insisted

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200 Chinese Workers Erect a 30 Storey Prefabricated Hotel in Just 15 Days (VIDEO)

200 Chinese Workers Erect a 30 Storey Prefabricated Hotel in Just 15 Days (VIDEO)

If we hadn't seen a video of the T30 Hotel going up in China, we might not have believed that anyone, anywhere could erect a prefabricated 30 storey tower in just over 2 weeks. But it's true - Broad

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SOM Unveils Soaring Daylit Tower for China’s Greenland Group Suzhou Center

SOM Unveils Soaring Daylit Tower for China’s Greenland Group Suzhou Center

Design Director Ross Wimer commented upon SOM's winning Greenland Group Suzhou Center tower, stating: “This design is the result of a serious interdisciplinary collaboration in our Chicago office. Like

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World’s Largest Bus: China’s 300 Passenger Youngman JNP6250G Set to Serve Beijing and Hangzhou

World’s Largest Bus: China’s 300 Passenger Youngman JNP6250G Set to Serve Beijing and Hangzhou

China has made a momentous step forward for public transportation by unveiling the world's largest bus - the Youngman JNP6250G. The megabus Superliner is 13 meters longer than regular city buses, and it

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JDS Wins Hangzhou Waves Design Competition With 2 Gorgeous Green-Roofed Towers

JDS Wins Hangzhou Waves Design Competition With 2 Gorgeous Green-Roofed Towers

Although the finer details of the project have yet to be released, the Hangzhou Wave towers in China are definitely raising the bar for sustainable architecture. The two volumes have both been manipulated

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Envision Energy’s Flowing Wind Turbine Headquarters is Inspired by Wind Energy

Envision Energy’s Flowing Wind Turbine Headquarters is Inspired by Wind Energy

Located in Jiangyin, China, the new 3-storey 3,000 sq meters headquarters is sited directly adjacent to the assembly facility that fabricates the rotor component of Envision's wind turbine system. The

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Chinese Government Says it Will Control Rainfall to Generate 10 Percent More Precipitation by 2015

Chinese Government Says it Will Control Rainfall to Generate 10 Percent More Precipitation by 2015

China's boom in industry and population has put a strain on its natural resources - not to mention the health of the environment - over the past few decades. In order to alleviate the stress of growing

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gmp Architekten Breaks Ground on New Solar Eco-Park in Qingdao, China

gmp Architekten Breaks Ground on New Solar Eco-Park in Qingdao, China

The new urban quarter will be about 10 sq. km in size - roughly the same as the Berlin Mitte district. Inspired by the surrounding landscape, the park's buildings will mirror the rock formations and green

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Incredible Ice Buildings Rise at Harbin’s Luminous Ice and Snow Festival in China

Incredible Ice Buildings Rise at Harbin’s Luminous Ice and Snow Festival in China

Ice and snow are prominent features in frigid northern climes, around which an incredible culture has emerged. This is particularly true in Harbin, the capital of China's Heilongjiang province. Despite a

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Richard Meier’s Shenzhen Clubhouse is a Naturally Lit Island Oasis

Richard Meier’s Shenzhen Clubhouse is a Naturally Lit Island Oasis

The main clubhouse is designed as a series of jutting white angular facades, with trapezoidal forms intersecting each other. Made from white metal panels, the facades allow daylight to flood the interior

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Nine Dragons Housing Complex is a Green-Roofed Residential Maze in China

Nine Dragons Housing Complex is a Green-Roofed Residential Maze in China

To design the mixed-use complex, YKH_lab began with a 'mat-hybrid' layout to differentiate between public courtyards and private spaces, and to infuse daylighting into all the buildings. The project is a

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Extraordinary 28 Storey Kowloon Office Tower in China Has a Bushy Greenery-Lined Carpark!

Extraordinary 28 Storey Kowloon Office Tower in China Has a Bushy Greenery-Lined Carpark!

We're not 100% what other green features have been incorporated into this design, but give credence to Aedas for attempting to influence a greening trend in the Kowloon Bay area with this incredible

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