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.
The ’almost-floating’ Yiwu Grand Theater features large semi-transparent glass sails sheltering from cold winters while allowing ventilation during the summer.
Nature and architecture meet at the seashore in the semi-submerged sinuous architecture of UCCA Dune Art Museum by OPEN Studio.
A pink and azure misty swimming pool, flower chandeliers and a colourful eggshell castle. Kids and parents are invited to have fun at the in-wonderland Loong Swim Club by X+Living.
MAD Architects’ snowflake-inspired Terminal 3 of Harbin Taiping International Airport in China dialogues with the gentle slopes of China’s vast Northern plains, and the region’s immense snow and ice.
Stellar Works’ 2019 collections by Neri&HU, Space Copenhagen, Yabu Pushelberg and more highlight the international imprint the the Chinese brand as well the strong links with its hometown Shanghai and Milan, the brand’s design ‘godmother’.
At Design Shanghai 2019, 10 Chinese design brands launched brand-new series inspired by millennials’ lifestyle, digital algorithms, paper clips, quirky comics and even Minions.
Vibrant colours interweave with fluid geometries within Zaha Hadid Design’s RE/Form pixelated carpets and installation at Design Shanghai.
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Null and Hot iridescent furniture design collections by Buzao are made from electroplated stainless steel and iridescent blue tinted glass.
Chinese and international creatives met at Design Shanghai 2019. On show electroplated stainless steel benches, inside-out upholstered seats, furniture tuning with the new rituals of Millennials and more…
Neri&Hu’s UNFOLDING VILLAGE installation in Stockholm invites to meander through sinuous living spaces while bringing to the international audience the issue of disappearing communities and village culture across China.
Happy New Year of the Pig 2019! We welcome the Chinese new year with 4 pig-inspired furniture designs bringing good luck into your home.
Sustainability, craftsmanship and technology are at the core of the new collections of 6 emerging Chinese designers on show in Paris. The 2019 RISING TALENT AWARDS shines a light on the country’s rapidly evolving creative scene.
The Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Center by MAD Architects features mountainous ‘liquid’ towers embracing a village-like mixed-use development. Connecting pathways and green contemplative spaces merge nature with the conveniences of modern day living.
A welcoming art installation, a vertical pattern of white-glazed tiles and stainless steel display and shelving fixtures define Little B contemporary design convenience store by Neri&Hu which combines Shanghai’s spontaneity of street culture, vernacular functionality and timeless aesthetics.
Functional approach and linear design in powder-coated stainless steel. Hi Thanks Bye studio is set to present its first collection at London Design Fair 2018.
Computer generated chairs, urban cabinets and mirroring furniture… Chinese creativity goes on show at Design Shanghai 2018.
Trump’s wall and the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) splitting the Korean peninsula in two… These border walls are just the tip of a global iceberg. Archipanic explores protectionist and divisive constructions across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Lasvit’s handblown glassware and lighting elements create glowing patterns composing a contemporary Christmas Tree at The Upper House hotel in Hong Kong. The design will be auctioned off to raise money for charity.
MAD Architects’ Chaoyang Park in Beijing features asymmetrical twin towers which were inspired by Chinese traditional mountain paintings.
In the wake of a devastating earthquake, architecture students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong updated traditional building technologies to support Guangming villagers to build anti-seismic and sustainable homes with affordable materials.
MAD Architects’ WONDERLAND pavilion brings Alice’s White Rabbit in a Beijing’s historic neighbourhood for the joy of kids.
Suzhou Chapel by Neri and Hu features undulating brick walls leading to a floating white box which glows at night.
At Design Shanghai 2017, big international companies showed off along with the status of the art of independent Chinese design. Archipanic selected 10 renown, up-and-coming brands, galleries and designers from Jamy Yang to Yuue, WUU and more.
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.
Bunnies, rhinos, buffalos and sheep make themselves at home in YUSO millennials-friendly upholstered seatings.
Videomapped trees, “archeological” suitcases and a skyline of towers by Zaha Hadid turned into a chess set…10 installations and exhibitions at Design Shanghai 2017.