// arthitectural / China
  • Construction has begun on SPARK’s competition-winning design for a 127,000 sq m mixed-use development that will serve as a new leisure and business centre in Beijing’s developing Daxing district. The Vanke-Shoukai joint-venture development will incorporate an expansive publicly accessible park environment between office, residential and retail buildings. The design represents a dedicated effort to provide […]


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  • Designed for Hong-Kong by Levon Airapetov and Valeria Preobrazhenskaya, the contest project of a skyscraper continues the search for a fresh view of the architectural matter characteristic of these authors, and at the sane time proposes a new look at the grammar of the high-rise architecture. Originally, the project was developed for the international contest […]


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Recently crowned as the world’s second-largest economy, China continues to develop new and interesting ways of embracing the free market economy; this time by experimenting with private funding for public buildings. The Two is an example of this inventive approach, where buildings are designed to respond to current and anticipated demographics, cultural and technological changes […]


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Project Description Hidden away from the road, the site is surrounded by a verdant screen of mature trees from adjacent properties. Breezes blowing transversely across the site being another notable aspect of the location. The owner had wanted a contemporary home that prioritized environmental coolness as a consistent attribute and to be able to enjoy […]


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