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6 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...
7 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...
14 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&#...
16 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....
22 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...
26 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,...
26 w ago
Minimalist Yogurt Shops
The Le Pur Pop-Up Shop Boasts a Clean and Fresh Design
Last month, the yogurt company ‘Le Pur’ opened up a chic pop-up shop inside the lobby of its Beijing office. Not only does the pop-up cafe create a relaxing space for patrons to enjoy a...
26 w ago
Virtual Reality Cafes
HTC has Opened Several 'Vive VR Cafes' Across China
Virtual reality is one of the most popular new technologies, and HTC’s Vive VR Cafes represent a unique development within the burgeoning industry. Though most of the focus within the industry...
25 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...
33 w ago
The GyroCycle Stabilizes Itself with a Gyroscopic System
Though it may look like something out of a Japanese manga series, the technology behind the GyroCycle self-balancing motorcycle is very real. The company that developed the technology, Thrustcycle...
32 w ago
Austere Hutong Homes
People's Architecture Office Built a Stark Home in a Beijing Hutong
People’s Architecture Office has built a home that makes elegant use of limited space in Beijing’s Changchun Jie hutong. The house, built using People’s Architecture Office’s...
33 w ago
Strategically Lit Hotel Interiors
Lighting Designers Enhanced This Hotel's Appearance with Light
The Tongying Center InterContinental Hotel in Beijing used the expertise of lighting designers to enhance every aspect of this hotel’s aesthetic. The hotel is located in Beijing’s...
34 w ago
Narrow Alleyway Houses
BLUE Architecture Studio's Residence Design is Between a Wall and a Tower
BLUE Architecture Studio’s design for a house in Dengshikou, China, maximizes the space in a confined urban agglomeration. The house is built in a ‘hutong,’ which is a narrow...
34 w ago
Museum-Like Fashion Offices
This Office Space Emphasizes the Luxury of the Brand It Represents
This fashion office belongs to the luxury clothing brand ‘Romeroo’ and is based in Beijing, China. In most areas, the office space looks more like a museum than it does a place where...
35 w ago
Paradoxically Puzzling Auditoria
This Auditorium by Penda Uses Mirrors to Discombobulate Viewers
A new auditorium by Penda, a Beijing- and Vienna-based architecture firm, takes inspiration from the artist MC Escher in its design. Built for the Hongkun Museum of Fine Art, the auditorium by Penda...
37 w ago
Vibrant Gaming Offices
The Funplus Office Includes an "Oxygen Corner" and Other Creative Stations
The HQ office for mobile gaming company Funplus in Beijing is a project of David Ho Design Studio. The design by the David Ho Design Studio makes Funplus’ virtual games into a reality. A...
39 w ago
Deconstructed Sneaker Masks
Zhijun Wang Tore Apart a Pair of YEEZYs and Made Them into a Face Mask
Zhijun Wang, a Chinese designer who’s based out of Beijing, creates unique projects using popular sneaker models, with her most recent being a face mask that’s made from YEEZY Boost 350...
39 w ago
Translucent Orchestral Halls
The China Philharmonic Hall Will Be in Beijing's Business District
MAD, the heavy-hitting Beijing-based architecture firm, has unveiled the first concept images for its design of the China Philharmonic Hall, and it is an ambitious one. The building, which will be...
2 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...
2 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...
11 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...
25 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...
29 w ago
Facial Recognition Menu Boards
KFC's Smart Restaurant Tech Suggests Food by Looking at Guests
KFC is now working with the “Google of China,” Baidu, on its newest smart restaurant in Beijing. One of the most impressive new fixtures in the store is a smart menu board that’s...
33 w ago
Smog-Sucking Vacuum Towers
This Chinese Tower Was Designed As Part of the 'Smog Free Project'
This air pollution-targeting structure was designed as part of the ‘Smog Free Project.’ With thriving industries that have few environmental regulations placed upon them, cities around...
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