Stainless steel partition frames fashion boutique by Xian Xiang Design


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Stainless steel partition frames Wellsky fashion boutique by Xian Xiang Design


A stainless steel wall with rose-tinted windows sits at the centre of the Wellsky store in Hangzhou, China, designed by Xian Xiang Design. Read more


Álvaro Siza clads International Design Museum of China in red sandstone


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International Design Museum of China by Alvaro Siza and Carlos Castanheira

Blocks of red sandstone cover the volumes of a new design museum designed by Álvaro Siza and Carlos Castanheira on the Chinese Academy of Art campus in Hangzhou, eastern China. Read more

Hangzhou bookstore blends postmodern and classical elements


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Harbook store by Alberto Caiola

Giant geometric display stands intersect with imposing steel archways in this newly-opened book shop in Hangzhou, China designed by Alberto Caiola. Read more

Studio8 looks to the landscape of eastern China for the design of Anadu Resort hotel


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Anadu Resort by Studio8

Studio8 referenced tea leaves and bamboo cane throughout the design of this hotel near Hangzhou, China, to keep guests’ attention on the surrounding rural terrain. Read more

XTU Architects proposes algae-covered towers for Hangzhou


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French studio XTU Architects has developed a concept for four twisting glass towers in Hangzhou, China, featuring facades covered in panels impregnated with micro-algae. Read more

Superimpose creates ring-shaped pavilion in rural Hangzhou to teach city dwellers about farming


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Micr-o by Superimpose Architecture Studio

This white circular education centre in western Hangzhou, China, features a decked arena and cosy sleeping areas for children to camp and can learn about sustainable farming. Read more

Superimpose creates ring-shaped pavilion in rural Hangzhou to teach city dwellers about farming


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Micr-o by Superimpose Architecture Studio

This white circular education centre in western Hangzhou, China, features a decked arena and cosy sleeping areas for children to camp and can learn about sustainable farming. Read more

Themed shopping areas appeal to women with different clothing tastes in Hangzhou store


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JOOOS Fitting Room by LI Xiang

Clothing rails made from pieces of colourful metal mesh, lengths of bamboo and black frames define different zones inside this shop in Hangzhou designed by X+Living for the online retailer Tmall.

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Marble powder creates seamless finish for World Interior of the Year says designer Weng Shang Wei


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In this exclusive movie, designer Weng Shang Wei explains how he achieved the deep, uniform shade of black inside the Hangzhou fashion store that was named World Interior of the Year at Inside 2016 last month. Read more

X+Living designs interiors at Chinese hotel for millennials


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Wheat Youth Arts Hotel by XL-Muse

Custom-made artwork cover the walls of social areas in this Chinese hotel by Shanghai studio X+Living, which features interiors and furniture designed to attract younger guests. Read more

Kooo Architects adds wooden lattice ceiling to cafe in China


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        Kooo architects has added wooden beams to a <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/cafes/">cafe</a> in China to form a woven lattice across the ceiling that lets in light (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/09/11/kooo-architects-xie-xie-cafe-hangzhou-china-wooden-lattice/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

23 Pictures Inside The Ripple Hotel At Qiandao Lake In China


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23 Pictures Of The Ripple Hotel At Qiandao Lake, In Hangzhou, China

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Zhongsuhge-Hangzhou bookshop features mirrored ceilings and wraparound bookshelves


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        An oval reading room with stepped shelving and a display room with tree-trunk-shaped columns are among the spaces designed by Shanghai studio XL-Muse for this <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/bookshops/">bookshop</a> in <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/hangzhou/">Hangzhou</a>, China (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/05/22/zhongsuhge-hangzhou-bookshop-li-xiang-xl-muse-mirrored-ceilings-bookshelves-china/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

This Unique New Bookstore Is Filled With Optical Illusions


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Zhongshuge Bookstore in Hangzhou, designed by XL-MUSE

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David Chipperfield creates “village” of stone dwellings in Hangzhou marshland


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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/david-chipperfield/">David Chipperfield Architects</a> has completed a series of stone apartments raised on plinths above the surface of a water garden in <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/hangzhou/">Hangzhou</a>, eastern China (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/10/26/xixi-wetland-estate-david-chipperfield-china-hangzhou/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

An Interview With Zhang Bin, Atelier Z+


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“It’s really easy to build a building. From the very beginning to the realization; it’s very easy! You just give it an interesting form and you get approved. But the real issues are how to make it user-friendly and to enhance the quality of the life of the people trying to escape the influence of the “system”. That’s the challenge. In my experience […] I’ve learned that for architects, both Chinese and foreign, the use of form to create an object is easy but how to do the right thing is very challenging.”
– Zhang Bin, Shanghai, Sept 2013

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LYCS to Break Ground on Zhejiang Printing Group Headquarters in China


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LYCS Architecture has won a competition to design urban headquarters for the Zhejiang Printing Group. Dubbed “The Corner of Hangzhou,” their proposal is informed by the surrounding cultural context, and the distinctive highrise creates both a habitable thoroughfare and a landmark for the city.

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An Interview with Lu Wenyu, Amateur Architecture Studio


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“Every couple of years a new manifesto appears, but how long can it last? We need more people doing instead of talking. [At Amateur Architecture Studio] we spend an enormous amount of time experimenting, trying to resurrect the craftsmanship that is almost lost. We use a method that is passed on, hand-to-hand, to re-establish tradition instead of talking about abstract but empty concepts.”
Lu Wenyu, , 2013

Pier Alessio Rizzardi: “A house instead of a building” is a really famous phrase of Amateur Architecture Studio. What is the meaning behind this concept?

Lu Wenyu: Once, Wang Shu said: “we only make houses, we don’t make architecture.” The house and architecture here have their own meanings. Making a house means making it for the people, making it more tranquil, or closer to nature, more humanized. Instead, architecture is an abstract concept, so many designs nowadays are actually architecture. So this sentence, from almost 20 years ago, “making houses, not architecture”, is about not making that abstract concept, but to make something really concrete and tangible, something that you can touch or that is made with your own hands… so when you see this house, you feel differently.

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An Interview with Lu Wenyu, Amateur Architecture Studio


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“Every couple of years a new manifesto appears, but how long can it last? We need more people doing instead of talking. [At Amateur Architecture Studio] we spend an enormous amount of time experimenting, trying to resurrect the craftsmanship that is almost lost. We use a method that is passed on, hand-to-hand, to re-establish tradition instead of talking about abstract but empty concepts.”
Lu Wenyu, Hangzhou, 2013

Pier Alessio Rizzardi: “A house instead of a building” is a really famous phrase of Amateur Architecture Studio. What is the meaning behind this concept?

Lu Wenyu: Once, Wang Shu said: “we only make houses, we don’t make architecture.” The house and architecture here have their own meanings. Making a house means making it for the people, making it more tranquil, or closer to nature, more humanized. Instead, architecture is an abstract concept, so many designs nowadays are actually architecture. So this sentence, from almost 20 years ago, “making houses, not architecture”, is about not making that abstract concept, but to make something really concrete and tangible, something that you can touch or that is made with your own hands… so when you see this house, you feel differently.

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Foster + Partners completes Apple store in Hangzhou, China


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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/news/"><strong>News:</strong></a> <a title="Foster + Partners archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/foster-partners/">Foster + Partners</a> has released photographs of its new <a title="More Apple Stores on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/apple-stores/">Apple store</a> in Hangzhou – one of five new shops that the company is opening in China ahead of Chinese New Year (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/02/18/foster-partners-west-lake-apple-store-hangzhou-china/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>