Populous has inaugurated the National Speed Skating Oval in the Chinese capital. Dubbed the ‘Ice Ribbon’, the oval-shaped stadium features 22 huge light strands which flow around it to create the impression of fast motion.
The Beijing sub-centre library by Snøhetta features an amphitheatre-like space promoting interaction and exchange of knowledge. Extended from the sculpted reading landscape are columns that support the roof creating a ginkgo forest-like canopy.
CUN Design created the interiors of Qpokee’s flagship store in the Chinese capital blurring the lines between the physical and digital shopping experience.
2019 Best Architecture. Zaha Hadid Architects’ giant starfish-shaped airport in Beijing and Thomas Heatherwick’s architectural sculpture in New York, but also a former locomotive hangar turned into an indoor urban plaza and an inclusive LGBT Center in L.A. are among our favourite architectures of the year.
Zaha Hadid Architects has completed the Leeza Soho Tower in Beijing. The skyscraper contains a mix of shops and offices surrounding a 194.15m-high spiraling atrium.
Scalable, sustainable and designed to fluidly welcome 72-to-100 millions of passengers per year. The new Beijing Daxing International Airport by Zaha Hadid Architects features the world’s largest single-building terminal.
MAD Architects’ Chaoyang Park in Beijing features asymmetrical twin towers which were inspired by Chinese traditional mountain paintings.
MAD Architects’ WONDERLAND pavilion brings Alice’s White Rabbit in a Beijing’s historic neighbourhood for the joy of kids.
Beijing based designer Frank Chou combines metal, wood and fabric to create neat designs for the fan chair and stool for work and home environment.
Daan Roosegarde inaugurates the Smog Free Project, an air-purifying tower envisioning a cleaner urban future. Starting from Beijing.
Renovated split courtyard houses by TAO combine public and private spaces according to Beijing traditional neighbourhoods.
At Design Shanghai, studio Frank Chou presented furniture collections that define the new “fusion” attitude of indipendent Chinese design.
Pop band OK GO made a viral and colourful commercial for a Chinese furniture store turning interiors into psychedelic graphics and optical illusions.
The China Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015 by Tsinghua University and Studio Link Arc will feature an undulating roof floating over multimedia installations and wheat fields.