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2 d ago
Airy Greenhouse Cafes
This Converted Greenhouse Cafe in Beijing Was Designed by Four O Nine
Located in Beijing, Cafe 27 is a charming new greenhouse cafe that was designed by Shanghai-based Four O Nine. Boasting a creative organic menu and a stunning supply of natural lighting, Cafe 27 is...
1 w ago
Floating Foggy Restaurants
Diaoye Niunan in Beijing Lets You Sit on Floating Tables and Chairs
Diaoye Niunan is a modern restaurant in Beijing that boasts an ultra-chic interior. Tables have been isolated from others with thin screens in between to provide privacy. The tables and chairs have...
2 w ago
The Seashore Library by Vector Architects is Located at Bohai Bay in China
Just a few hours outside of Beijing, you’ll find Bohai Bay, which is the home of the Seashore Library by Vector Architects that’s designed for collaboration and quiet time by the sea....
3 w ago
Extreme Movie Theme Parks
20th Century Fox World Will Have Rides Based on Titanic and Aliens
20th Century Fox World is set to become the most extreme movie theme park in the world. Plans for construction of 20th Century Fox World in Dubai were recently announced, and the lineup of...
6 w ago
Fan-Powered Racing Events
This Electric Motor Racing Event Lets Fans Give Racers More Power
The Beijing ePrix by Formula E is not just any electric motor racing event—this year, it will have fans serve as more than just spectators. The event’s social media campaign for ‘...
7 w ago
Recreated Childhood Games
The 'Jianzi Box' is a Modern Version of an Ancient Chinese Game
The ‘Jianzi Box’ in Beijing is meant to reinvigorate a sense of community in the city while paying homage to an ancient game. The object of Jianzi was to keep a heavily-weighed...
7 w ago
Bamboo Cane Pavilions
Penda's Rising Canes Structure Has a Modular-Friendly Construction
The Rising Canes pavilion is only the latest architectural project from Penda that appears to promote the use of bamboo as a more widely used construction material. The Chinese architecture and...
8 w ago
Revamped Courtyard Designs
This Abandoned Courtyard Received a Facelift from Vector Architects
Vector Architects re-created this elegant courtyard after it was abandoned. The team created a visually delightful and minimalist approach that transformed the dingy yard into a place of serenity...
5 w ago
10 Eccentric Asian Cafes
From Mystical Pony Cafes to Shirt-Pressing Cafes
A growing number of eccentric Asian cafes are meeting a contemporary interest in coffee culture in cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. This comes in at a time when natives and tourists...
14 w ago
These Gender Equality Comics Use Humor to Illuminate Injustice
For this year’s Beijing 20 Summit, the UN asked young women aged 18 to 28 to create gender equality comics. The comics demonstrate the reality of gender inequality from a global perspective,...
9 w ago
The 'Jianzi Pavilion' is Made with 15,000 Pink & Blue Suspended Feathers
‘SPARK’ architects created this whimsical structure titled ‘Jianzi Pavilion.’ The entire hut-like building is comprised of 15,000 feather balls. The goal for this project...
10 w ago
Futuristic Fitness Galleries
Nike has Invaded a Gallery to Promote a Holiday Collection
An art Gallery in Beijing has been transformed to something akin to a Nike theme park. The Nike residency coincides with the 2015 World Athletic Championships and gave the retailer an opportunity to...
10 w ago
Architecturally Asymmetrical Villas
The Fairyland Complex Uses Curved Walls to Inspire Harmony
Built on the waterside in Beijing, this housing complex from UNStudios incorporates unique curved walls and whimsical wooded pathways to create harmony between private dwellings and communal spaces....
14 w ago
Futuristic Electric Supercars
This Concept Vehicle Could Become China's First Eco-Friendly Car
Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting just announced plans to produce China’s first eco-friendly car. Following in the footsteps of Elon Musk, Yueting wants to build electric vehicles for the world&#...
15 w ago
The Studio Roosegaarde Jewelry Line is Part of the Smog Free Project
In an effort to raise awareness about smog and pollution, Studio Roosegaarde is designing jewelry. The Smog Free Project from Dutch designer Dan Roosegaarde involves air-purifying towers as well as...
16 w ago
Upscale Courtyard House Hotels
The Temple House Hotel is a Luxury Hotel in Chengdu
The Temple House Hotel is a luxury hotel located in Chengdu, a burgeoning financial city in China. Designed by Make Architects, the luxurious accommodations adhere to a traditional Siheyuan ‘...
17 w ago
These High Fashion Dresses are Supercharged with Car Parts
Experimental Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht recently designed four stunning dresses that are supercharged with car parts. The designer is well known for her projects that infuse fashion with new...
20 w ago
Contemporary Plastic Tea Houses
This Members-Only Tea House is Made of Plastic Blocks
This dramatic plastic tea house is a perfectly executed combination of tradition and modernity. Designed by the renowned Kengo Kuma Architects, the Beijing tea house has a members-only policy and is...
3 w ago
'Shower Beijing' by Sun Sichen Would Reduce Smog by Creating Rain
The smog and pollution levels in Beijing are some of the highest anywhere on earth, which prompted the creation of ‘Shower Beijing’ by Sun Sichen that would utilize simple technology to...
5 w ago
Insult Prevention Campaigns
This 'Words Can Be Weapons' Art Series Transforms Insults into Guns
The ‘Words Can Be Weapons’ campaign aims to teach people in China about the harm of insults, and the deep lasting effects they can have. By using art, Hidden Foo makes viewers stop and...
6 w ago
The 'Resonet' Responds to Vibration Stimuli with Sparkling Lights
The ‘Resonet’ is an interactive light display that reacts to vibration stimuli. The elegant light is a combination of a net-made chandelier and a responsive device. The name Resonet...
16 w ago
This Shanghai Restaurant is Part of the Hutong Brand's Expansion
This Shanghai restaurant is a new outpost for Taiwanese dining chain Hutong, which only recently began expansion into China. The Hutong (“alleyway”) Restaurant chain is inspired by...
23 w ago
Synthetic Rhino Horns
'Pembient' is Combating Rhino Poaching by Creating Biotech Synthetic Horns
Pembient is a start-up company working to counteract the amount of rhino poaching taking place in Africa and Asia. Rhino poaching is an illegal act that is used to obtain the valuable rhino horns,...
23 w ago
This Beer is Made from Fake Rhino Horns to Raise Awareness About Real Rhinos
‘Pembient’ recently partnered with one of Beijing’s largest breweries to produce a beer made from fake rhino horns. Illegal rhino poaching has been on the rise recently and...