Architecture Magazine

Architecture Magazine

Architecture Magazine featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Hengqin International Financial Center

The project is located in Hengqin CBD Island and classified as mix-used land, including office, conference, exhibition, apartment and retail. All functions are planned as a whole to forge it into a landmark. Inspired by "Kowloon map", the project has a unique and spiral shape rising from the ground to the sky to express speed, power, and vitality. In order to achieve such elegant form, state-of-the-art digital techniques are used to rationalize the complex shape and achieve cost control. The project is the combination of traditional Chinese totem and contemporary architecture development.

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Huzhou Cultural and Sports Center

In order to hold the basketball, badminton and karate competitions of the Zhejiang Provincial Games in 2018, and to prepare a preparatory venue for the Hangzhou Asian Games in 2022, Huzhou City selected a grassy triangle island surrounded by water on the south side of the Wuxing District Government Building Venue to build new sports facilities.

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Villa 22

In Villa 22, water serves as the connecting element. Not only did water play a unifying role in the construction process when pouring concrete, it also has a defining function in which the villa is experienced and perceived. This is a villa in which a sleek geometric interplay of lines (with a leading role for concrete, glass, and wood) forms a symbiosis with the rippling water in the swimming pool. This alliance between the hard, unyielding nature of the concrete, the warm appearance of the applied elm wood, and the rippling water gives Villa 22 a welcoming and homely feel.

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Strait Culture

Strait Culture and Art Center covers an area of 143485.78 square meters with a total construction area of 152601.48 square meters. The architectural inspiration that derives from the city flower of Fuzhou Jasmine flower. These jasmine petals are arranged along the riverside in a fan shaped composition and form an urban sculpture and an image of the Jasmine Flower.

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Vanke Yanming Lake

The architectural form replicates the direction of the mountain and lake, and is rotated and dislocated on the second floor of the building to form an 18-meter-long viewing platform, which outlines a highly sculptural form with natural and flexible curves. The arc-shaped exterior wall is like a blank canvas, and with the technique of white space, nature becomes the creator of architectural picture scrolls. With the simple and elegant tones, the charm of light and shadow are intertwined, which together outline a simple and pure world.

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Tianjin Zarsion

Architects initially tried to use symbolic architectural language to establish a connection with the historical environment. In terms of layout, the water drop shape is placed diagonally into the site, which not only elongates the moving line from the city interface to the entrance, but also makes the water drop shape more intuitive in front of the eyes. The profound eaves overhang and large area glass applications create a directionless floating roof, which presents a charming tranquility with the swaying shadows of the trees.

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Design interview of the day

Read the latest interviews and conversations on design, creativity and innovation between design journalist and world-famous designers, artists and architects. See latest design projects and award-winning designs by famous designers, artists, architects and innovators. Discover new insights on creativity, innovation, arts, design and architecture. Learn about design processes of great designers.

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