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1 w ago
Contemporary Magazine Libraries
Beijing's Spring Whispers Book Club is a Relaxing Magazine Library
A Beijing Hutong has been converted into the nation’s first magazine library, offering guests a pleasant environment to sit back and enjoy some digestible literature. What makes this library...
1 w ago
Repurposed Mill Hostels
Vector Studio Creatively Repurposed an Old Sugar Cane Mill in China
Vector Studio already has quite a collection of impressive designs under its belt, but its latest innovation involved transforming an old sugar mill into a beautiful hostel. The architecture firm,...
9 w ago
Unstaffed Automated Stores
Suning's Self-Service Stores Show Off Smart Retail Innovations
Just ahead of its 11/11 Shopping Festival, Suning announced that it will be opening four new unstaffed, automated stores in China. The first self-service store Suning Sports Biu was launched this...
10 w ago
Traditionally Inspired Boutique Hotels
The Newly Opened VUE Hotel is Located in Beijing
Located in Beijing, China, the newly finished VUE hotel boasts a design that takes inspiration from the culture and heritage of the surrounding neighborhood. The design-focused hotel transformed a...
11 w ago
Autonomous Convenience Stores
An Unstaffed 'Xiaomai' CPG Store Has Opened in Beijing
With Shanghai already hosting staff-free convenience stores, the Chinese capital city of Beijing is following suit with the new ‘Xiaomai’ store. The CPG retailer in the YOU+ youth...
15 w ago
Speckled Granite Pizza Bars
Lievito is an Elegantly Designed Pizza and Wine Bar
Lievito, a gourmet pizza restaurant and wine bar in Beijing, China, represents one end of the pizza spectrum. The elegantly designed restaurant is clearly put together for the high class crowd, with...
17 w ago
Connected Co-Working Startups
MyDreamPlus Lets Freelancers Find Office Spaces in Their Area
China-based MyDreamPlus is a startup specializing in co-working spaces that are both aesthetically pleasing and connected. As more Millennials embrace the idea of working remotely versus inside a...
25 w ago
Deconstructed Sneaker Masks
Zhijun Wang Adapted Nike's VaporMax Sneakers to Be a Face Mask
Zhijun Wang, a designer who’s based out of Beijing, recently added to his selection of offerings with a face mask that he constructed out of a pair of VaporMax sneakers from Nike. As this...
22 w ago
Public Workout Stations
'Gyms in a Box' Encourage Beijing to Exercise
Committing to an expensive gym membership is hard, and for some, running in public can be an intimidating ordeal, which is why these public workout stations are appearing throughout China’s...
51 w ago
Collaborative Technology Offices
The David Ho Mobvoi Office Boasts a Bright, Spirited Design
Designed by David Ho Design Studio, Mobvoi Inc HQ office is the only artificial intelligence company that provides mobile voice search in Beijing, China, that Google is backing. The technology has...
28 w ago
Updated Industrial Offices
751 creative's Office Marries Vintage Machinery and Minimalist Finishes
751 creative’s industrial office space is located in Beijing, China and is the creative work of hyperSity design studio. Measuring 150 square meters in size, this office combines minimalist...
32 w ago
Twisting Pavement Courtyards
'Twisting Courtyard' Merges Interior and Exterior Spaces
By its very tautology, architecture is a practice of delineating interior and exterior space, but ‘Twisting Courtyard’ works to subvert that notion. As its name states, the home’s...
33 w ago
The Adidas Ultra Boost Nests Were Inspired by an Olympic Stadium
The iconic 2008 Beijing Olympic stadium served the inspiration for the Adidas Ultra Boost Nest sneakers. Since the completion of the 2008 Olympic games, the stadium, dubbed The Bird’s Nest...
40 w ago
Architectural Sledding Paths
A Sledding Path will Loop Around the Roof of the Beijing Civic Center
Beijing might not be known as a winter wonderland, but American architect Andrew Bromberg is bringing some snowy excitement to the Beijing Civic Center with a creative design. The shopping complex&#...
41 w ago
Top 50 Architecture Trends in March
From Celebrity Architecture Classes to Stacked Double Houses
Considering the millennia of history behind architecture as a whole, it’s hard to imagine that the March 2017 architecture trends could manage to put forward completely novel shapes....
48 w ago
Record-Breaking Building Atria
Zaha Hadid Architects' Leeza SOHO has the World's Tallest Atrium
Zaha Hadid Architects, the massive multinational architecture firm, has released new images of its Leeza SOHO building, which rises above Beijing’s Lize Financial Business District. Though the...
50 w ago
Top 100 Architecture Trends in 2016
From Spherical Greenhouse Pavilions to Rose Perforated Museums
Whether they are vast and expansive structures or small homes, 2016 architecture trends are as awe-inspiring as ever. Some of the more prominent themes that can be found in the realm of architecture...
52 w ago
Experiential Lifestyle Stores
Beijing's Artemis Boutique Combines Food, Apparel and Events
The Artemis boutique in Beijing’s Taikoo Li shopping center is catering to a new wave of Chinese consumers by offering a wide range of lifestyle products. Instead of simply selling apparel,...
5 hr ago
Minimalist Homeware Hotels
The Recently Opened ShenZhen MUJI Hotel is Beautifully Anti-Gorgeous
Japense retail company MUJI, will soon be opening the doors on its Shenzhen MUJI Hotel. MUJI shocked fans and the hotel world with this announcement as this is the homeware brand’s first hotel...
9 w ago
Serene Skincare Flagships
NE-ON's 45CM Project is an Homage to Claude Monet's Famous Paintings
French design studio NE-ON looked to classic art for inspiration when creating this skincare flagship in Beijing, China. Designed for luxury skincare brand 45CM, the retail and service space...
10 w ago
Classy Restaurant Sauces
Mr Chow Restaurants Have Released Three Popular Sauces in Grocery Stores
When celebrities dine, they tend to pick their restaurants carefully, and Mr Chow has been a haunt for the famous for almost 50 years thanks to its combination of delicious, Beijing-style Chinese...
21 w ago
Polygonal Skyscraper Facades
Poly International Plaza has a Complex, Geometrical Facade
Poly International Plaza, a new skyscraper in Beijing, is inspired by Chinese paper lanterns. The office building features a complexly three-dimensional facade with massive, folded, rhomboid windows...
28 w ago
Smooth Stark Building Restorations
C Plus Architects Renovated a 1950s University in China
C Plus Architects, a Chinese firm, recently renovated Teaching Building No. 5 at the Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, and the results are impressive. The original faculty...
37 w ago
The Value of Immigration
In Her Talk on Relocation, Jialing Jiang Describes Her Mother's Past
Jialing Jiang, a senior at UNC-Chapel Hill who studies Economics and Philosophy, considers the value of immigration in her talk on relocation. To show her audience how this has impacted her...
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