Workplace – The Work Project / Bean Buro

    <figure>
© Bean Buro © Bean Buro
  • Interiors Designers: Bean Buro
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Design Directors: Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui, Lorène Faure
  • Senior Architectural Designers: Elspeth Lee, Isabel Entrambassaguas
  • Contractor / Project Management: Winsmart Contracting Co. Ltd
  • Architectural Designers & Assistants: Michelle Ho, Pauline Paradis, Tommy Hui, Gigi Kwong, Abby Liu
  • Photographs: Bean Buro
  • Branding Consultant: Substance
  • Scent Consultant: Et Projekt
  • Focus Music Consultant: Audio Couture
  • Vertical Garden Consultant: Patrick Blanc
  • Client: The Work Project
© Bean Buro © Bean Buro

Text description provided by the architects. Bean Buro completes an unprecedented workplace consisting serviced offices and co-working spaces that allows members complete freedom to adjust their office space and duration according to their evolving needs. Office bookings can be made as easy as booking a hotel, for stays as short as one day.

© Bean Buro © Bean Buro

Located at Midtown in Causeway Bay in Hong Kong, the project is 33,000sqft over four floors, with a dedicated social floor consists

© Bean Buro
© Bean Buro
© Bean Buro
© Bean Buro
© Bean Buro
Axonometric drawing. Image © Bean Buro
© Bean Buro
© Bean Buro
15/F floor plan
18/F floor plan
© Bean Buro
Continue reading "Workplace – The Work Project / Bean Buro"

Tsinghua Ocean Center / OPEN Architecture

    <figure>
© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan
  • Architects: OPEN Architecture
  • Location: Shenzhen, China
  • Architect In Charge: LI Hu, HUANG Wenjing
  • Design Team: Victor Quiros, ZHAO Yao, ZHANG Hanyang, ZHOU Tingting, YAN Dihua, ZHOU Xiaochen, QIAO Shawei, ZHANG Chang, QI Zhengdong, Joshua Parker, CHEN Chen, Laurence Chan, JIN Boan
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Iwan Baan, ZHANG Chao
  • Local Design Institute: Shenzhen Institute of Building Research Co., Ltd
  • Client : Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University
  • Building Area : 15,884 m2
  • Land Area: 2,439 m2
© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan

Tsinghua Ocean Center, a laboratory and office building for the newly established deep-ocean research base of Tsinghua University, is located at the eastern end of Tsinghua graduate school campus in Shenzhen Xili University Town, and right next to the main campus entrance. 

© ZHANG Chao © ZHANG Chao
Axonometric Axonometric
© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan

Instant university towns are recent Chinese urbanization in epitome: far away from city centers, these isolated

Vertical Campus Design Concept
© ZHANG Chao
Section
© ZHANG Chao
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
Site Plan
© ZHANG Chao
© Iwan Baan
Continue reading "Tsinghua Ocean Center / OPEN Architecture"

NIKE + RUN CLUB Hubs Land in Shanghai / Coordination Asia

    <figure>
© Coordination Asia © Coordination Asia
  • Architects: Coordination Asia
  • Location: Shanghai Times Square, 99 Huaihai Middle Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
  • Design Team: Tilman Thürmer, Manuela Mappa, Vega Li, Yu Yin, Wang Jin Jin
  • Area: 270.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Coordination Asia
  • Client: NIKE SPORTS (CHINA) CO., Ltd
  • Contractor: Wispark Sports
© Coordination Asia © Coordination Asia

Something new has been spotted on Huaihai Road. COORDINATION ASIA just completed the newest running hubs for Nike at Shanghai’s Times Square, home to Asia’s trendsetting department store Lane Crawford. The hub provides gym pop-up services for runners during the chillier months while promoting the Nike+ Run Club, a community that finds the runner in everyone – bringing together people to hone their skills and explore their city through running.

© Coordination Asia © Coordination Asia
© Coordination Asia © Coordination Asia

This spring, runners can kick themselves into high gear with a full-fledged experience placed inside an extraterrestrial setting. The

Floor Plan
© Coordination Asia
© Coordination Asia
Continue reading "NIKE + RUN CLUB Hubs Land in Shanghai / Coordination Asia"

Penghu Qingwan Cactus Park / CCL Architects & Planners + Co-Forest Environment Design Association

    <figure>
© Lin Fu Ming © Lin Fu Ming
© Lin Fu Ming © Lin Fu Ming

From the architect. Qingwan district is located at Penghu's Fongguei Peninsula. Surrounded by sea, it is abundant in marine resources and natural wonders. The basaltic landscape, diverse vegetation, and forts remained from the military days make Qingwan the perfect place for tourism development.

© Lin Fu Ming © Lin Fu Ming

Moreover, the project’s landscape treatment work better enhance the district’s condition for ecological diversity. Vegetation planting and air purifying also help. The integration of different parts within the district not only improves environmental quality but also creates more recreations. During the process of vegetation adjustment, water conservation

Site layout
© Lin Fu Ming
© Lin Fu Ming
© Lin Fu Ming
© Lin Fu Ming
© Lin Fu Ming
© Lin Fu Ming
© Lin Fu Ming
© Lin Fu Ming
© Lin Fu Ming
© Lin Fu Ming
Continue reading "Penghu Qingwan Cactus Park / CCL Architects & Planners + Co-Forest Environment Design Association"

751 Creative Industrial Office Design / hyperSity office

    <figure>
© hyperSity office © hyperSity office

© hyperSity office © hyperSity office © hyperSity office © hyperSity office

  • Architects: hyperSity office
  • Location: Chaoyang district, Beijing, China
  • Design Team: Yang Shi, Guoling Zhang
  • Area: 150.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: hyperSity office
© hyperSity office © hyperSity office

The office of 751D·park is located in the northeast of Beijing, which is transformed from adeclined gas plant built in 1954. The factory is one of the 175 focal state-owned industrial projectsimplemented in the socialist First Five-Year Schema.There was over 1/3gas supply delivered from this factory at that time. In the turn of the 21th Century, it became the agglomeration of creative industry in Beijing.

© hyperSity office © hyperSity office

In an area of about 150 square meters, the new office is on the third level of a three-storey brick building, connected the footbridge system and the boiler area. Given the heritage protection policy that strictly prevents alterations of architectural appearance, the design maintains the general feature of the factory plant

© hyperSity office
Axonometric
Plan
© hyperSity office
© hyperSity office
© hyperSity office
© hyperSity office
Continue reading "751 Creative Industrial Office Design / hyperSity office"

WeWork Weihai Lu / Linehouse

    <figure>
© Jonathan Leijonhufvud © Jonathan Leijonhufvud

© Jonathan Leijonhufvud © Jonathan Leijonhufvud © Jonathan Leijonhufvud © Jonathan Leijonhufvud

  • Architects: Linehouse
  • Location: Weihai Lu, Shanghai,China
  • Area: 5500.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographer: Jonathan Leijonhufvud, Dirk Weiblen
© Jonathan Leijonhufvud © Jonathan Leijonhufvud

WeWork Weihai Lu is nestled in a turn of the century brick building; a former opium factory and artist residence. This building is surrounded by an old residential district in the heart of Shanghai.

© Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen

Linehouse celebrated the grandeur of the building, encapsulating the feeling of a grand hotel, transporting guests and members on an unexpected journey of whimsy, voyeurism and festivity.

© Jonathan Leijonhufvud © Jonathan Leijonhufvud

Upon arrival guests pass through an old laneway, framed by a traditional Chinese arch. The lane walls are painted pink and the floor pink concrete. Above, lights are festively suspended between the laneway walls.

© Jonathan Leijonhufvud © Jonathan Leijonhufvud

The existing site is a combination of a brick historical building with further industrial additions that have been made over the years.

© Jonathan Leijonhufvud
© Jonathan Leijonhufvud
© Jonathan Leijonhufvud
© Jonathan Leijonhufvud
Atrium Section
© Dirk Weiblen
© Jonathan Leijonhufvud
© Jonathan Leijonhufvud
© Jonathan Leijonhufvud
Continue reading "WeWork Weihai Lu / Linehouse"

Cultural Center in Northern Haidian District / THAD

    <figure>
© Wu Jiming © Wu Jiming

© Wu Jiming © Wu Jiming © Wu Jiming © Wu Jiming

© Wu Jiming © Wu Jiming

From the architect. Regional Location The project is located in Wenquan Town, Haidian District of Beijing City, close to Wenquan Road in the south, Baijiatuan Road in the west, Yangjiazhuang West Road in the east and stadium plot in the north. Wenquan Town is known for its hot springs with superior position of Beijing. Haidian District is 430 square kilometers in total with two divisions separated traditionally by Baiwang Mountain. The south is called Mountain Front with approximate 210 square kilometers that was built-up area. The north is named as Mountain Back, which belongs to New Haidian District, with about 226 square kilometers. New Haidian District, possessing

© Wu Jiming
Master plan
© Wu Jiming
Ground floor plan
© Wu Jiming
4F plan
© Wu Jiming
© Wu Jiming
© Wu Jiming
© Wu Jiming
© Wu Jiming
© Wu Jiming
© Wu Jiming
© Wu Jiming
© Wu Jiming
© Wu Jiming
© Wu Jiming
Continue reading "Cultural Center in Northern Haidian District / THAD"

Weinan Culture and Art Center / THAD

    <figure>
© YAO Li © YAO Li

© YAO Li © YAO Li © YAO Li © YAO Li

  • Architects: THAD
  • Location: Weinan, Shaanxi Province, China
  • Principal In Charge: ZHUANG Weimin
  • Design Team: ZHUANG Weimin, ZHANG Wei, GAO Guocheng, LIANG Sisi, KANG Liqiao, PAN Anping, LIU Yichuan, LUO Xinyu, MI Zhong, GAO Guisheng, XU Hua, LI Shuqin, et al.
  • Site Area: 40000 m2
  • Photos: YAO Li
  • Client: Weinan Municipal Bureau of Culture
  • Total Floor Area: 33942 m2
  • Height: 24.0 m
  • Design Period: 2009.7~2010.9
  • Time Of Completion: 2014.8
© YAO Li © YAO Li

Identifying the Problems 

The construction of large and medium-sized theaters in second- and third-tier Chinese cities has been in full swing since the beginning of the new century. However, such theaters have faced various problems regarding their operation and maintenance. Our survey of nearly twenty cases has been conducted and the results can be summed up as follows: 

  1. Such theaters cannot sustain normal operation because of ill-chosen business orientation, excessively high operation
    © YAO Li
    © YAO Li
    © YAO Li
    © YAO Li
    Master Plan
    © YAO Li
    © YAO Li
    © YAO Li
    Continue reading "Weinan Culture and Art Center / THAD"

Deep³ Courtyard / SU Architects

    <figure>
© ShengLiang Su © ShengLiang Su

© ShengLiang Su © Su Architects © ShengLiang Su © ShengLiang Su

  • Design Team: ShaoXun Guo, Shuo Li, QingYuan Yu, FangCheng Zhou
  • Structural Engineer: MingYi Zhang
© Su Architects © Su Architects

The site of project locates in the region south of Yangtze River, this region is the motherland of Chinese triditional landscape art. The Architect aims to reflect the modern construction technology and living comfort, though this project trying to discuss about how to satisfy the spiritual needs for those Chinese who still really treasured Chinese trditional Cultures of living and abandoning themselves to the nature, to be retired from the noisy world. Therefore, on the existing long and narrow site, architect purposely enlarged the longitudinal scale of circulation, scenic views and even timeline though the strategic transition and composition of spaces, in order to form a

© ShengLiang Su
© ShengLiang Su
© Su Architects
© ShengLiang Su
© ShengLiang Su
© ShengLiang Su
© ShengLiang Su
Floor Plan
© ShengLiang Su
© ShengLiang Su
© ShengLiang Su
Section
© ShengLiang Su
© ShengLiang Su
© ShengLiang Su
© Su Architects
© ShengLiang Su
© ShengLiang Su
Continue reading "Deep³ Courtyard / SU Architects"

Tea House in Li Garden / Atelier Deshaus

    <figure>
© TIAN Fangfang © TIAN Fangfang

© TIAN Fangfang © TIAN Fangfang © TIAN Fangfang © TIAN Fangfang

  • Client: Exception
  • Structure Design: Zhang Zhun
  • Sturcture Engineer: structure AND architecture OFFICE
  • Landscape Design: July Cooperative Company
© TIAN Fangfang © TIAN Fangfang

The Tea House is located in an approximately 110 m2 little garden, where a tall paulownia stands and covers our little building under its huge crown. Before that, this small place could not be seriously called garden, for it was something residue left by two staircases connecting to the neighboring office. Therefore, how to make the Tea House occupy this space at a minimum level so as to form a garden, becomes a key point in the design process.

Plan Plan

We decide to put the building in the northwest corner where the paulownia stands, clinging to the

© TIAN Fangfang
Axonometric
© TIAN Fangfang
© TIAN Fangfang
Front Elevation
Section
© TIAN Fangfang
Continue reading "Tea House in Li Garden / Atelier Deshaus"

Yi She Mountain Inn. / DL Atelier

    <figure>
© Sun Haiting © Sun Haiting

© Sun Haiting © Sun Haiting © Sun Haiting © Sun Haiting

  • Architects: DL Atelier
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Area: 660.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Sun Haiting
  • Landscape: DL Atelier
  • Heating And Ventilation: Zheng Limei
  • Interior: DL Atelier, Warming House
© Sun Haiting © Sun Haiting

Over these years, I always go camping with family or friends to deep mountains and forests, to desert or snow land. Those were where we enjoy the broad starlit sky together and keep far away from crowded city life. In the city, people race against precious time, yet time flies so slowly by spending in vain here. We were not swayed by considerations of gain and loss, which help us learn more in the process of wasting time.

Site Plan Site Plan

Our Inn lies beside Ming Dynasty Tombs on one hour’s drive from Beijing, which is convenient for guests to switch from the bustling city life to quiet seclusion time. Even in the days of

© Sun Haiting
Diagram 1-Concept
© Sun Haiting
© Sun Haiting
Plan
© Sun Haiting
© Sun Haiting
Diagram 2
© Sun Haiting
© Sun Haiting
© Sun Haiting
Section
© Sun Haiting
Continue reading "Yi She Mountain Inn. / DL Atelier"

Evening Radisnce / LCGA Design

    <figure>
© Hey! Cheese © Hey! Cheese

© Hey! Cheese © Hey! Cheese © Hey! Cheese © Hey! Cheese

  • Architects: LCGA Design
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Architect In Charge: Gina Chiu & Circle Huang
  • Area: 136.0 m2
  • Photographs: Hey! Cheese
© Hey! Cheese © Hey! Cheese

From the architect. A design project aside the riverside of the Tamsui River makes the river scene available to the viewers in the living room, the dining room and the master bedroom. To keep the interior room wide and open, the spatial see-through exceptionally highlights the riverside scenery and advantageous lighting. To include utmost daylight in public room, a see-through L-shape metal rack of the TV wall that segments the master bedroom and the living room visually separates the TV back wall from the ceiling and the column. 

© Hey! Cheese © Hey! Cheese

A window partition that segments the bedroom and the living room makes the both share natural daylight without dialogues and dally routines with lamps on and off and curtains open and

© Hey! Cheese
© Hey! Cheese
Plan
Continue reading "Evening Radisnce / LCGA Design"

Dushan School Complex / West-line studio

    <figure>
Courtesy of Martina Muratori Courtesy of Martina Muratori

Courtesy of Martina Muratori Courtesy of Martina Muratori Courtesy of Martina Muratori Courtesy of Martina Muratori

  • Architects: West-line studio
  • Location: Dushan, Qiannan, Guizhou, China
  • Architects In Charge: Haobo Wei, Jingsong Xie
  • Area: 56491.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Martina Muratori
  • Design Team: Yuanping Li, Xiaoqiang Yang, Dingping Fu, Hongbo Shi, Minghua Ou, Zhipeng Zhu, Hongsen Kang
  • Graphic Design: Martina Muratori
Courtesy of Martina Muratori Courtesy of Martina Muratori
Master plan Master plan

Dushan Town is located at the so called "South Gate of Guizhou" at the border with Guangxi province. The main residents in this area belong to Buyi, Miao and Shui ethnic minorities.  The complex of buildings grows on the top of a long foundation stripe, 527m long and 330m wide. The north area is pretty mountainous and mainly residential, on the west there is the highway and both east and south are arterial roads. 

Courtesy of Martina Muratori Courtesy of Martina Muratori

Architects based the design of this school complex in order to create a

Courtesy of Martina Muratori
Section
Courtesy of Martina Muratori
Elevation + section
Continue reading "Dushan School Complex / West-line studio"

Courtyard near West Sea / META – Project

    <figure>
© Su Chen, Chun Fang © Su Chen, Chun Fang

© Su Chen, Chun Fang © Su Chen, Chun Fang © Su Chen, Chun Fang © Su Chen, Chun Fang

  • Architects: META - Project
  • Location: West Sea, Beijing, China
  • Design Team: Wang Shuo, Zhang Jing, Yaping Wu, Yin Cheng, Qianqian Chang, Han Wang, Guowei Zhang, Tian Lan
  • Area: 800.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Su Chen, Chun Fang
  • Lighting Consultant: Xiaowei Han
© Su Chen, Chun Fang © Su Chen, Chun Fang

Unlike the introverted quality of the traditional courtyard house, the owner of this site asked for a variety of mix-use program, including tea house, dinning, party space, office, meeting, as well as dwelling and entertainment. The contemporary and sometime “public” program opened up the courtyard to become “extraverted”, so as to induce more human interactions. 

Before . Image © Su Chen, Chun Fang Before . Image © Su Chen, Chun Fang

These required us to break the general understanding of the courtyard as an enclosed typology by introducing the experience of “meandering in the hutongs” into the courtyard, and the interventional approach was derived from

Diagram 1
© Su Chen, Chun Fang
© Su Chen, Chun Fang
Detail
© Su Chen, Chun Fang
Detail
© Su Chen, Chun Fang
Plans
© Su Chen, Chun Fang
Continue reading "Courtyard near West Sea / META – Project"

House of Gang xia Jie Cun / Atelier KAI Architects

    <figure>
© A Duo © A Duo

© A Duo © A Duo © A Duo © A Duo

  • Architects: Atelier KAI Architects
  • Location: Chongyang, Xianning, Hubei, China
  • Architect In Charge: Xie Kai
  • Design Team: Liu Xingang, Wen Liang, Su Cong
  • Area: 270.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: A Duo
© A Duo © A Duo

Jie, a friend of the architect,  previously engaged in the production of hand modeling. In recent years, the construction industry downturn affected his work, so Jie intended to build a house in his hometown with the money saved over the years. 

© A Duo © A Duo

Jie's hometown is a village on the edge of Xianning, Hubei. Gang xia Jie Cun, as the name suggests, is s single surname village. Village has hundred-year-old history,  where all of people surnamed Jie. Single surname is common in the south village. Kitchen God is seated in the entrance to a village. Ancestral hall is in the center of the villige. The ancient rural social system of this farming civilization has been preserved

Situation
© A Duo
Diagram
© A Duo
© A Duo
© A Duo
Diagram
© A Duo
© A Duo
Diagram
Continue reading "House of Gang xia Jie Cun / Atelier KAI Architects"

Nanning Planning Exhibition Hall / Z-STUDIO + ZHUBO DESIGN

    <figure>
Aerial photo. Image © Courtesy of ZHUBO DESIGN Aerial photo. Image © Courtesy of ZHUBO DESIGN

Exterior. Image © Courtesy of ZHUBO DESIGN Exterior. Image © Courtesy of ZHUBO DESIGN Interior. Image © Courtesy of ZHUBO DESIGN Aerial photo. Image © Courtesy of ZHUBO DESIGN

  • Architects: Z-STUDIO
  • Location: Qing Xiu District, Nanning City, Guangxi Province, China
  • Lead Project Designer: Feng Guo Chuan
  • Project Team: Zhang Chun Liang, Yi Yu Jun, Jia Yao Dong、Liang Qi Bo、Liu Hui、Liu Hai Long、Gao Jing Jing、Yang An、Liu Li Li, Zhao Bao Sen, Zhang Mei Song
  • Area: 21238.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of ZHUBO DESIGN
  • Client: Nanning Weining Assets Management Co., Ltd
  • Budget: Approx. CNY 267,000,000
Exterior. Image © Courtesy of ZHUBO DESIGN Exterior. Image © Courtesy of ZHUBO DESIGN

Urban planning exhibition halls in China should be public buildings for citizens, but in reality, these buildings are largely used for government to attract investments. Therefore, a grand square built in the front helps to highlight the elevation of the box-like building. It is common in Chinese that public buildings only show the power of the authority, instead of serving the public. The project is located at

Concept Analysis
Aerial photo. Image © Courtesy of ZHUBO DESIGN
Concept Analysis
Elevation Analysis
Exterior. Image © Courtesy of ZHUBO DESIGN
Elevation Diagram
© Courtesy of ZHUBO DESIGN
Function Analysis
Interior. Image © Courtesy of ZHUBO DESIGN
Interior. Image © Courtesy of ZHUBO DESIGN
Roof garden. Image © Courtesy of ZHUBO DESIGN
Master plan
Roof garden. Image © Courtesy of ZHUBO DESIGN
Continue reading "Nanning Planning Exhibition Hall / Z-STUDIO + ZHUBO DESIGN"

Chetian Tourist Center / West-line studio

    <figure>
© Jingsong Xie / West-line studio © Jingsong Xie / West-line studio

© Jingsong Xie / West-line studio © Jingsong Xie / West-line studio © Jingsong Xie / West-line studio © Jingsong Xie / West-line studio

© Jingsong Xie / West-line studio © Jingsong Xie / West-line studio

The Tourist Center is located just outside Chetian Village (车田村), on the main road arriving from Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou province. The stone village, famous for its houses built with local blue-stones, has more than 400 years of history and its population is mainly composed by Miao (苗), one of the oldest ethnic minority groups in China. 

© Jingsong Xie / West-line studio © Jingsong Xie / West-line studio

The Village runs parallel to a river and the local traditional architectural style is characterized by single units (stone houses with open air courtyards) repeated in a parallel way. Each unit is linked to the others and all these parallel

© Jingsong Xie / West-line studio
Floor Plans
© Jingsong Xie / West-line studio
© Jingsong Xie / West-line studio
© Jingsong Xie / West-line studio
© Jingsong Xie / West-line studio
Axonometric
© Jingsong Xie / West-line studio
Continue reading "Chetian Tourist Center / West-line studio"

DressingForFun / NTYPE

    <figure>
© Xiao Yi © Xiao Yi

© Xiao Yi Interior Courtyard . Image © Xiao Yi Interior . Image © Xiao Yi Open deck. Image © DressingForFun

  • Client: DressingForFun
Before-After. Image © Joao Lemos Before-After. Image © Joao Lemos

Chinese residential buildings dated from 1980s/90s are now facing challenges of being upgraded in order to adapt to new needs and current way of living.

© Joao Lemos © Joao Lemos

The site consists of two parts, the front part along the street, and the back part which is an apartment with a separate access from the residential building. In-between there is an open space, forgotten and abandoned by its previous users, hidden behind by a brick wall.

Floor Plan Diagrams Floor Plan Diagrams

In the design, this open space is revealed, transformed into three green patios, and a transparent glass pavilion connecting the front and the back, providing the space with a continuous sense of interior/exterior with natural light, enriching, and adding stimulating moments to the

© Xiao Yi
Axonometric
Entrance. Image © Joao Lemos
Interior Courtyard . Image © Xiao Yi
Interior . Image © Xiao Yi
Continue reading "DressingForFun / NTYPE"

House Parts Office / People’s Architecture Office

    <figure>
Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office

Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office gif 3: Tricyle Meeting Room

  • Architects: People's Architecture Office
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Principals: He Zhe, James Shen, Zang Feng
  • Design Team: Jiang Hao, Zhang Zhen, Amy Song, Ren Depei, Chen Yihuai
  • Area: 350.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office
  • Client: xiaozhu.com
Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office

Headquartered in Beijing, Xiaozhu commissioned People’s Architecture Office and People’s Industrial Design Office to design Sliced House, their latest office space located in the city’s hi-tech center. Xiaozhu (literally ‘small pig’ but homophonous with ‘short stay’) is a peer-to-peer housing rental website. The startup is China’s rival to Airbnb and part of the country’s new ‘shared economy’.

Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office

Launched four years ago, Xiaozhu is now valued at $300 million plus. The unpredictability of such rapid growth requires a highly flexible work environment. Our design features spaces and furniture that easily combine and separate, mobile

Layout Options
Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office
Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office
Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office
Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office
Diagram
Continue reading "House Parts Office / People’s Architecture Office"

inSports Beijing / Powerhouse Company

    <figure>
© Powerhouse Company © Powerhouse Company

© Powerhouse Company © Powerhouse Company © Powerhouse Company © Powerhouse Company

  • Architects: Powerhouse Company
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Partners In Charge: Nanne de Ru, Stijn Kemper
  • Design Team: Anne Larsen, Ryanne Janssen, Thomas Grievink, Frank Loer, Borys Kozlowski, Yoko Cao, Erik Hoogendam, Mika Woll, Matteo Pavanello
  • Area: 1000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Powerhouse Company
  • Client: Yintai Group
  • Light Design: LDPi
  • Local Architect: GRN Design
  • Client Project Team: inluxury team
  • Ski Simulators: SkyTechSport
© Powerhouse Company © Powerhouse Company

Powerhouse Company has completed its most recent project in Beijing, China. The 1,000 m2 project, located on the ground floor of the Yintai centre at Guomao, is a multifunctional social venue with ski and snowboard simulators, a sports area and dance club, all shaped in a white mountain landscape under a warm golden sky. 

© Powerhouse Company © Powerhouse Company

The project is located between JianWai SOHO and the Park Hyatt hotel. The site is the latest addition to John Portman’s Yintai Centre,

Floor Plan
Bar. Image © Powerhouse Company
Mountain platform and simulator. Image © Powerhouse Company
Axonometric
© Powerhouse Company
Continue reading "inSports Beijing / Powerhouse Company"