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.
Happy 2022, happy Year of the Tiger! A denim fashion collection co-designed by tigers, a wallcovering paying tribute to an extinct feline and artificial animal parts for Chinese Medicine that save big cats’ lives.
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.
Atelier tao+c conceived and created the interior design of the Capsule Hostel and Bookstore in Qinglongwu, China, as “a building inside a building.” The project has been named the World Interior of the Year for 2021.
Minimal interiors contrast and dialogue with a sinuous ceiling and a bold facade at the Banu restaurant by Studio Link-Arc in Zhengzhou.
Leading Chinese and international brands go on show at Design Shanghai 2021. The fair returns to the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center with a program of talks and a range of exhibitions exploring how design can have a positive impact on people and the environment.
Located in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District on the Victoria Harbour waterfront, the M+ Museum building comprises a semi-transparent tower housing a research center, shops, and restaurants which intersects a horizontal slab filled with exhibition galleries. The museum is set to open at the end of 2021.
The sensuously curved and multi-functional organic concrete structure of the Wormhole Library is punctured, creating voids of varying sizes that let the light into the interiors.
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From 26 to 29 November, Design Shangai 2020 returns in a bigger location showcasing leading and emerging Chinese design as well as international furniture brands.
A translucent roof and verdant terraces define the massive Xi’an International Football Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects conceived as a temple for sport lovers.
Present and future encounter in MAD Architects’ masterplan for Shenzhen Bay Culture Park. The 51K sqm site comprises cultural and entertainment venues and green spaces dotted by buildings resembling monumental stones.
The Shanxiao Pavilion by architecture firm aoe is a glass cube wrapped by a cloud-like grid running across the facades. The building appears to raise from misty waters and merges into the surrounding nature to almost disappear.
Rainbow gradient splashes and geometrical misty glass surfaces contrast in BUZAO’s HALO design collection for Gallery All.
The Quzhou Sports Campus and public park by MAD Architects in China features a stadium, a pool and other buildings, all hidden in gentle green slopes.
WJ Design has designed the interiors of the natural light-filled Anshuka Western-style pastry store in Hangzhou blending with the Chinese city’s street-scape.
Fuorisalone 2020: in April and from 15 to 21 June the Milan Design Week diffused festival extend its influence digitally with ‘Fuorisalone TV’ and ‘Fuorisalone Meets’ virtual platforms as well as special e-fairs dedicated to Chinese and Japanese design.
While scientists, doctors, and nurses form the first line of defense, architects and designers can contribute to find solutions with design thinking.
China is facing a progressive isolation disrupting travel and business due to the Corona virus outbreak. Some of the country’s international events like DesignShanghai have being canceled, multinationals like Apple and Ikea shut the their stores, the stock exchange goes on a rollercoaster and major production plants stop, pausing whole supply chains on a global scale.
In order to contain the Corona virus outbreak the Chinese government has quarantined the whole city of Wuhan. We look into he most ambitious lockdown in the history of human civilization which turned a vibrant metropolis into a ghost town where silence reigns on empty streets, emergency hospitals are being built in few days and people living in high-rise apartment blocks shout words of encouragement to their neighbours at night
Developed as a new civic space as well, OPPO headquarters by Zaha Hadid Achitects comprise four interconnected skyscrapers filled with natural lights.
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’.