Chinese architecture

Stufish’s Wanda Movie Theme Park is shaped like an enormous golden beehive in Wuhan

Stufish’s Wanda Movie Theme Park is shaped like an enormous golden beehive in Wuhan

The Wuhan Bells, a traditional icon of the local Chu-Han culture, inspired the Wuhan Movie Theme Park’s golden hive-like shape. The rounded structures were replicated at different scales and then

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Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster Chosen to Design ‘Hawaii of China’ Project

Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster Chosen to Design ‘Hawaii of China’ Project

Prolific starchitects Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster have been picked to jointly design two of three new resorts in what is being referred to as the 'Hawaii of China.' Slated to be built in the Chinese

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Stunning Sunrise Kempinski Hotel Will Rise Like the Morning Sun in Beijing

Stunning Sunrise Kempinski Hotel Will Rise Like the Morning Sun in Beijing

The Sunrise Kempinski Hotel was designed to look like the rising sun, an image symbolic of China's meteoric rise in the global economy. The hotel's 10,000 glass panels are angled to reflect the different

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KPF’s Pre-Certified LEED Gold Riverside 66 Opens Today in Tianjin!

KPF’s Pre-Certified LEED Gold Riverside 66 Opens Today in Tianjin!

More than just a retail centerpiece for Tianjin's new commercial district, Riverside 66 also serves as a crucial connection node between the Hai He River and the pedestrian realm. The whale-like building

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Chinese Students Unveil Tiny 43-Square-Foot House!

Chinese Students Unveil Tiny 43-Square-Foot House!

We’re no strangers to tiny homes, but these Chinese students just unveiled one of the smallest abodes we've ever seen! Developed as part of a school project at Yangzhou University, this locker-sized

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Wuhan Park Place Lifestyle Project Merges Urban Farming and High-Density Living in China

Wuhan Park Place Lifestyle Project Merges Urban Farming and High-Density Living in China

The neighborhoods in Wuhan Park Place will center around transit stations, ensuring smooth and optimal connectivity between different urban environments. Residential towers will punctuate finger parks

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Studio505′s Wujin Forestry Tower Mimics Stacked Chinese Jade Seals

Studio505′s Wujin Forestry Tower Mimics Stacked Chinese Jade Seals

The Forestry Tower comprises a series of three-story-tall rectangular volumes, each with an angled end wall and slightly offset to give all floors better access to natural light and ventilation. Arranged

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Studio505′s Green-Roofed Phoenix Valley Achieves China’s Highest Rating in Sustainability

Studio505′s Green-Roofed Phoenix Valley Achieves China’s Highest Rating in Sustainability

Although the original competition brief proposed diverting an existing axial canal to a less prominent position on site, studio505 chose instead to integrate the waterway into the site plan as an active

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Dramatic Bamboo Blossom Gate Mimics Chinese Calligraphy Brush Strokes in Hubei

Dramatic Bamboo Blossom Gate Mimics Chinese Calligraphy Brush Strokes in Hubei

Like many of Penda's works, Blossom Gate celebrates bamboo architecture by using the sturdy grass for both the inner framework and the facade. Located in front of the city's largest myrtle flower garden,

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RMJM’s Zhuhai Observation Tower Looks Like a Fish Leaping Out of China’s Pearl River Delta

RMJM’s Zhuhai Observation Tower Looks Like a Fish Leaping Out of China’s Pearl River Delta

Measuring nearly 330 feet in height, the Zhuhai Observation Tower will be clad in 1,400 perforated aluminum panels that will give the building its fish-like look and protect the tower from the sun.

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KPF’s Pre-Certified LEED Gold Tianjin Riverside 66 Will Be One of China’s Longest Buildings Upon Completion This Fall

KPF’s Pre-Certified LEED Gold Tianjin Riverside 66 Will Be One of China’s Longest Buildings Upon Completion This Fall

The massive building will comprise an area of nearly 40 acres and according to Audrey Choi, Job Captain, "will be built with 22 seven-story high concrete ribs and over 10,000 panels of glass." After

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Atkins Unveils “Unusual” Window of Guangzhou Office Buildings on the Pearl River

Atkins Unveils “Unusual” Window of Guangzhou Office Buildings on the Pearl River

Global engineering and design firm Atkins just revealed designs for Window of Guangzhou, a dramatic three-volume development that will become the new architectural icon for the southern Chinese port city.

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MAD Architects Unveil Mountain-Shaped Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Center

MAD Architects Unveil Mountain-Shaped Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Center

Located in one of China's most historically and culturally significant cities, the Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Center will strive to preserve traces of the city's historic past while celebrating its

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen Designs Green Roofed Cultural Hub for Ningbo’s Labor Union

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Designs Green Roofed Cultural Hub for Ningbo’s Labor Union

Built to accommodate the almost 3 million Ningbo Labor Union members, the cultural hub is split into two separate buildings that are terraced downwards toward the center of the site, where a landscaped

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AEDAS Unveils Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Administration Information Building in China

AEDAS Unveils Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Administration Information Building in China

The Sino-Foreign cooperative university is part of a new program approved by the government in 1994. The University decided to build a world-class university dedicated to training experts. Its

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6 Awesome Repurposed Silos From Around the World

6 Awesome Repurposed Silos From Around the World

Some of the most beautiful designs we've seen over the years include stunning renovations of decommissioned industrial buildings. The most successful among these manage to keep the patina and grungy feel

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Chinese Developer Attempts to Copy Colonial Williamsburg, VA, Replicates Hipster Williamsburg, Brooklyn Instead

Chinese Developer Attempts to Copy Colonial Williamsburg, VA, Replicates Hipster Williamsburg, Brooklyn Instead

China's copycat architecture trend has been well documented - so far the nation has built full-scale replicas of the Eiffel Tower, the canals of Venice, and even an entire Austrian village. However when

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Construction Starts on La Vita Tower, Nanjing’s First Building to Implement a Chilled Beam System

Construction Starts on La Vita Tower, Nanjing’s First Building to Implement a Chilled Beam System

Just one part of the first phase of a mixed-use project slated for the center of Nanjing's up-and-coming central business district, the 14 story mixed-use building has three floors of retail at its base,

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Golden Doughnut-Shaped Skyscraper Completed in Guangzhou, China

Golden Doughnut-Shaped Skyscraper Completed in Guangzhou, China

The Milan-based architecture studio designed the building for an international competition held in 2099 and envisioned a 33-storey high hollow circular building. The team wanted to avoid copying western

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BDP Design Studio Inaugurates Striking Green-Roofed Planning and Exhibition Hall in Suzhou, China

BDP Design Studio Inaugurates Striking Green-Roofed Planning and Exhibition Hall in Suzhou, China

The combination of the two incongruous structures with opposing geometrics gives off a certain sophisticated character to the project while simultaneously providing an amazing display of energy

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2014 China Flower Expo Pavilions Resemble Giant Floating Flower Petals

2014 China Flower Expo Pavilions Resemble Giant Floating Flower Petals

Located on the banks of West Tai-hu Lake, the curveacous forms of the two pavilions represent floating flower petals, however the complex itself has deeper attachments to the surrounding landscape. The

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Extravagant Ring-Shaped Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort Spares Energy in China

Extravagant Ring-Shaped Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort Spares Energy in China

The design is based on the idea of unity and infinity. At night the ring is reflected in the lake and looks like a full luminescent moon. The luxurious development has porticoes and ceilings inlaid with

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Dynamic Luminous Moon Gate Cultural Complex Boasts a Slew of Sustainable Technology in Taichung

Dynamic Luminous Moon Gate Cultural Complex Boasts a Slew of Sustainable Technology in Taichung

The building is located in the Gateway District of Taichung Gateway Park and houses a library and museum in opposite volumes. The library is located in the horizontal oval space, while the museum takes up

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MAD Architects Unveil Mountainous Skyscrapers for Beijing’s Chaoyang Park

MAD Architects Unveil Mountainous Skyscrapers for Beijing’s Chaoyang Park

Ma Yansong of MAD Architects wants to create a unique Chinese architecture that embraces contemporary design while still pulling from the country's traditional roots. To that end, he's unveiled plans for

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Bizarre Chinese Temple Discovered Atop a 21-Storey Luxury Apartment Building in Shenzhen

Bizarre Chinese Temple Discovered Atop a 21-Storey Luxury Apartment Building in Shenzhen

A Chinese microblogger recently noticed a curious architectural object built upon the roof of a housing complex in Shenzhen. A mysterious temple has been sitting atop the 21-story luxury apartment

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Gensler Tops Out World’s Second Tallest Tower in Shanghai!

Gensler Tops Out World’s Second Tallest Tower in Shanghai!

Today Gensler announced that the world's second tallest skyscraper has been topped out in Shanghai. The twisting, mixed-use Shanghai Tower soars up to 632 meters - a height only eclipsed by the the Burj

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Discovery of “Corrosive” Concrete Halts Construction of China’s Tallest Building

Discovery of “Corrosive” Concrete Halts Construction of China’s Tallest Building

Several major construction sites in Shenzhen, China have been temporarily closed due to reports of the use of cheap, unsafe and corrosive concrete. A public investigation revealed that several developers

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BLUA’s Civic Sports Center is a Naturally Cooled Artificial Mountain in Hangzhou, China

BLUA’s Civic Sports Center is a Naturally Cooled Artificial Mountain in Hangzhou, China

Located near the Qian Jiang River, the building site connects the natural and urban fabric of the city. The role of the Civic Sports Center will be to activate an otherwise dormant part of the city by

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LYCS Architecture’s Hangzhou Spruce Art Center Sits Serenely On its Wooded Site

LYCS Architecture’s Hangzhou Spruce Art Center Sits Serenely On its Wooded Site

The design of LYCS Architecture's Spruce Art Center is a response to two fundamental architectural challenges: it seeks to evoke new spatial meaning while reconciling an existing structure; and to produce

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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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