by STIRworld Jun 24, 2022
Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has won the international competition to design a new Culture & Art Centre in Shaanxi province, that will also add to the urban landscape of the city.
by STIRworld Jun 24, 2022
Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has won the international competition to design a new Culture & Art Centre in Shaanxi province, that will also add to the urban landscape of the city.
by Pallavi Mehra Jun 04, 2022
Conceptualised by designer Wang Zhongli of design firm Catanian, the calming space transports guests to a bygone era.
by Jerry Elengical Apr 30, 2022
Carving out functional areas as an organic extension of its lakeside context, the project creates engaging public spaces and intimate exhibition areas linked by ramped walkways.
by Jerry Elengical Apr 23, 2022
Blending subtle concrete architecture with nature, this joint family residence in Zhangzhou by More Than Arch Studio is an inward-looking microcosm of traditional garden landscapes.
by Devanshi Shah Apr 18, 2022
Shenzhen Qizhushe Workshop and Exhibition Space by the Beijing-based practice nests in a renovated industrial factory in the heart of Shenzhen Art Design Center.
by Anmol Ahuja Mar 24, 2022
Host to Aedes Architecture Forum’s latest exhibition, locally titled Jinyun Quarries – The Quarry as Stage, the derelict caverns have been functionally carved out by architect Xu Tiantian.
by Zohra Khan Mar 08, 2022
A magnificent white chapel on Jinting Bay situates itself as "a statue of the sea" amidst a context marked by a soul-less high rise townscape.
by Anmol Ahuja Mar 01, 2022
Designed as an ode to the water village of Jiangnan, Shaoxing, the An Villa uses its internal landscape to manifest nostalgia and memories of rain in its architecture.
by Jerry Elengical Feb 25, 2022
The Ceramic Art Avenue Taoxichuan hosts a Grand Theatre, hotel complex, new public plazas, and a performing arts campus, paying tribute to industrial brick structures in Jingdezhen.
by Jincy Iype Feb 10, 2022
Heatherwick Studio unveils the first phase of 1,000 Trees, a new mixed-use, retail project designed as a pair of forest-capped mountains emerging from Shanghai’s waterfront.
by Jincy Iype Feb 04, 2022
Combining an art gallery and hotel, the Tiangang Art Center by SYN Architects has a massive spiralling ramp that enables shifting positions to view art and the surrounding scenery.
by Jincy Iype Jan 27, 2022
Free flowing yet strict, the Nantong Urban Agricultural Park tourist service buildings by Z-One Architects features three distinct, ovoid figures adorned with light wells and skylights.
by Jerry Elengical Jan 24, 2022
The new UAD Campus in ZITOWN consists of three interlocked cubes sheathed in modular systems of perforated aluminium and UHPC, to demonstrate the beauty of prefabricated design.
by Jincy Iype Jan 10, 2022
Cheng Chung Design’s DongFengYun Hotel Mi'Le – Mgallery in China unfolds as a series of domes and unique brick architecture, in a slow dance of the vernacular and contemporary.
by Jerry Elengical Jan 08, 2022
Developed around the Impression Sanjie Liu shows in Yangshuo County, ‘Bamboo Bamboo, Canopy and Pavilions’ harnesses bamboo to craft an otherworldly journey through nature.
by Jincy Iype Jan 08, 2022
With the midnight dark wood pavilion, LIN Architecture explores how one reacts to space and nature, its form focusing on human behaviour, proxemics and ergonomics.
by STIRworld Jan 06, 2022
Foster + Partners conceives the recently completed Datong Art Museum as an urban living room, its four intersecting, earth-coloured pyramids surrounded by landscaped plazas.
by Zohra Khan Nov 19, 2021
The Shanghai-based studio’s design embodies the Chinese concept of the dichotomy of two elements that exist in opposition yet complement each other.
by Jerry Elengical Nov 15, 2021
As the new global headquarters for Infinitus China, the campus employs interlinked gardens and atria, alongside sinuous forms and sustainable design to foster a sense of community.
by Jerry Elengical Oct 26, 2021
VERO Ecological Tiles Exhibition Hall & Headquarters in Foshan employs an immersive three-storey spatial narrative to illustrate the miraculous beauty of natural life processes.
by Jincy Iype Oct 20, 2021
Imagined as a museum of clouds, the borderless kindergarten design by X + Living is reminiscent of unrestrained childhood fantasies and cotton candy dreamscapes.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Oct 07, 2021
Vladimir Belogolovsky visits Reuse, Renew, Recycle: Recent Architecture from China exhibition at New York’s MoMA and shares his conversation with the featured architects.
by Weili Zhang Sep 20, 2021
Weili Zhang visits the Five Dragons Temple in Yuncheng, Shanxi Province, China, where refurbishment was completed in 2016 by Wang Hui of URBANUS.
by Zohra Khan Sep 14, 2021
The Yang Liping Performing Arts Center in Dali, China, features a porous, partly sunken structure with a gargantuan organic roof, designed by the Beijing-based studio.
by STIRworld Aug 27, 2021
Designed to reproduce ‘thunderstorm in spring, fireflies in summer’, a traditional home in Xiamen, China, receives structural and interior interventions to become a cosy homestay.
by Jerry Elengical Jul 05, 2021
Vienna-based Delugan Meissl Associated Architects revitalises a former coal mining zone in the city of Taiyuan, transforming it into a fluid green landscape with bermed structures.
by Jincy Iype Jun 23, 2021
The adaptive reuse of the century-old General Mansion into Qionghai Resort complex is centered on respecting its heritage, merging ancient composition with modern design.
by Jincy Iype Jun 14, 2021
Sky Yards’ pulled balconies conceal its immediate construction site to reveal dreamy views to the sky and the mountains ahead, presenting an unexplored hotel typology.
by Jincy Iype May 18, 2021
Koichi Takada Architects pair 32 man-made trees powered by the sun with 50 natural ones to form the biophilic Solar Trees Marketplace being built in Shanghai, China.
by STIRworld Apr 22, 2021
Settled between a lake, an urban centre, and a 10,000 sqm park at the heart of Yuhang District, the tower will provide an integrated public space revolving around a courtyard.
by STIRworld Apr 15, 2021
Made of granolithic concrete and pinewood panel finishes, The Mushroom is shrouded by trees and seems to hover above the forest land, its architecture integrating itself with nature.
by Jincy Iype Mar 19, 2021
The ZCMETAL Headquarters & Exhibition Hall revel in its celebration of stainless-steel in its silvery interiors that evoke the texture and look of natural canyons.
by STIRworld Mar 02, 2021
Conceptualised as a glimpse into the universe as the name suggests, MAD’s Wormhole Library has attained its final, swirling form in white concrete, and is due for opening in Spring 2021.
by Shreeparna Chatterjee Feb 11, 2021
As part of the 4.6-sq-km masterplan in Chengdu, Sichuan, OMA will design an international educational park, while GMP will develop a Transit Oriented Development (TOD).
by STIRworld Feb 08, 2021
ZHA has been announced the designer for Phase-II of the International Exhibition Centre in Beijing, amplifying the city’s strategic position as a hub of knowledge and global exchange.
by Shreeparna Chatterjee Feb 04, 2021
Zhuhai Jinwan Civic Art Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects in southern China will include a 1,200-seat theatre, a multifunctional 500-seat hall, a science centre and an art museum.
by Jincy Iype Jan 21, 2021
Winner of the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2020, Garden Hotpot Restaurant outlines existing foliage and a lotus lake, a fine example of small-scale, low cost architecture.
by Jincy Iype Jan 13, 2021
Vista House is a renovation of a former Italian style home that revels in soft archways, perspective and depth, with marble and copper accents cladding its light tone surfaces.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Dec 16, 2020
Architect Li Xinggang of Atelier Li Xinggang talks to Vladimir Belogolovsky on his Gymnasium at the New Campus of Tianjin University, inspired by the movement of the human body.
by Jincy Iype Dec 10, 2020
Retroscena is a renovated 1950s Italian residence which retains its original Venetian flooring, its interiors defined by blue arches and yellow accents against white surfaces.
by STIRworld Dec 01, 2020
Foster + Partners’ design for Guangming Hub, a new urban destination, integrates three metro lines in Shenzhen and an existing high-speed rail station at the site's centre.
by Jincy Iype Nov 24, 2020
Iridescent archways rise inside cosmetic brand B+Tube’s flagship store in China, its funky, clinical interiors aiming to attract teenagers, to express and explore clean make-up.
by Zohra Khan Oct 19, 2020
A banal, 50-meter long courtyard attached to a former branch office in Qinchang village is transformed into a vibrant public destination by the Chinese studio.
by Jincy Iype Oct 01, 2020
Echoing Terminus’s tech spirit, AI CITY masterplan with Cloud Valley and its wavy green roofscape is imagined as a city where people, nature and artificial intelligence thrive.
by STIRworld Oct 01, 2020
Renovated from an old factory in Beijing’s 798 Art Zone, the photography studio’s organic facade and colourful interiors give its structure a futuristic persona.
by STIRworld Sep 09, 2020
Facing Mt. Luofu and Taiping Mountain in Canton, Guangdong, the Chinese medicine exhibition centre utilises ‘silvering’ aluminium boards to mimic the mountainscape.
by STIRworld Sep 01, 2020
Ma Yansong-led firm reveal the design of the white concrete cast library that will embellish the Haikou coastline and spark public activity in and around the organic architecture.
by STIRworld Aug 28, 2020
In the dynamic context of Shenzhen, the mixed-use tower Prince Plaza uninterruptedly stands in the Shekou view corridor while offering the views of the natural landscape.
by Shristi Nangalia Jun 22, 2020
Vivo headquarters will be a next generation workspace with green hubs on every level of the 32-storied tower promoting health, well-being and sustainability in the built environment.
by Jincy Iype Jun 22, 2020
White built forms blend with the flowing landscape of Nanchang Waves, a community centre comprising commercial areas, a front square and a spiraling observation tower.
by Meghna Mehta Jun 18, 2020
NBBJ is designing a car-free district in Shenzhen, roughly the size of Midtown Manhattan, which will host houses, offices, shops and schools, with sightlines to nature and water.
by STIRworld Jun 12, 2020
The 250m high exploration deck introducing the thrill of walking mid-air opened to the public post lifting of the lockdown in China at the skybridge of Raffles City Chongqing.
by Jincy Iype May 28, 2020
From decay to rebirth: The revamped Holland Dafang Creative Village features an interweaving watchtower, a terracotta clad public hall and spaces that encourage art.
by Jincy Iype May 18, 2020
A prefabricated timber structure extended over the reuse of abandoned concrete foundations and column grid forms the Party and Public Service Center of Yuanheguan Village in China.
by STIRworld May 12, 2020
The project comprising two main towers, a skybridge and a hovering cube is designed as a transit-oriented development within Shenzhen’s Qianhai district.
by Zohra Khan May 07, 2020
Hundreds of polychromatic glass elements injected in a solid white volume gives form to a giant rotating kaleidoscope in the Chinese city of Tianshui.
by Zohra Khan Mar 25, 2020
The winning project of an international competition is designed as a multi-level urban living room with pebble-shaped terraces in the heart of Shenzhen’s Longgang district.
by Meghna Mehta Mar 18, 2020
The museum in Tianjin city consists of five fan-like architectural pavilions that protrude towards the port harbour, symbolising an open palm reaching out from China to the world.
by Jincy Iype Feb 22, 2020
The inauguration of the museum in Shunde, featuring an oculus skylight and a double helix staircase, has been postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak in China.
by Jincy Iype Feb 14, 2020
The renovation project located in Beijing preserves the original Chinese architecture and make some contemporary additions, like a flowing glass veranda, to the Qishe Courtyard.
by Jincy Iype Feb 06, 2020
ZHA's design proposal for China's leading smartphone manufacturer comprises four sinuous linked towers that contain a landscaped plaza, offices, restaurants and large atriums.
by Jincy Iype Jan 28, 2020
ZHA’s project, in Chengdu, reveals undulating clusters set amid greens, that upon completion will create living and working space for Chinese and international start-ups.
by Zohra Khan Jan 17, 2020
The proposal for the new base campus for the Chinese tech giant Tencent features a waterfront park and over 100 buildings with undulating solar roofs and connecting bridges.
by Jincy Iype Jan 10, 2020
The London-based firm’s winning proposal for Alibaba, the world’s largest online retailer, visualises a transparent building with a vibrant, social core.
by Meghna Mehta Dec 05, 2019
Changsha Meixihu International Culture & Arts Centre designed by ZHA induces fluidity to a linear urbanity in China.
by Jincy Iype Sep 27, 2019
Incorporating traditional Chinese architecture in its fluid design, the starfish-shaped airport by ZHA is expected to be the world’s largest, and will be the region’s major transport hub.
by Zohra Khan Sep 05, 2019
Inspired from Chinese junks and ancient vernacular architecture, the winning proposal for Yiwu Grand Theater by MAD Architects is expected to become the cultural heart of the city.
by Zohra Khan Aug 03, 2019
UNStudio’s winning proposal for the first-ever cross-border cable car will connect the cities of Blagoveshchensk in Russia and Heihe in China in just a few minutes.
by STIRworld Jun 26, 2019
Shanghai-based Neri&Hu evokes notions for art and communal space as they design an art centre for the developer group, Aranya.
by Zohra Khan May 24, 2019
ZJJZ, a Shanghai-based architectural practice designs ‘WoodHouse Hotel’ – a series of 10 charred timber cabins atop a hill in rural China.
by Meghna Mehta May 22, 2019
An exemplar for local-meets-global, Studio Anna Heringer designs three hostels in China creating climate effective, locally sustainable and natural buildings.
by Jerry Elengical Jun 28, 2022
Situated near the historic Qingyang Palace, in Chengdu China, the restaurant’s design employs astute landscaping in a meandering courtyard layout that channels Taoist concepts.
by STIRworld Jun 28, 2022
The beachside Sanyea Sjór Seaside Resort in Shenzhen, China, references the local soil and resplendent shoreline it rests near for its earthy, minimal, and geometric architecture.
by Jincy Iype Jun 27, 2022
UAD garbs the spindle-shaped Shunchang Museum in fair granite, its contemporary form linking the urban fabric and the locals with the natural landscape of Nanping City, China.
by STIRworld May 16, 2022
In pursuit of creating transformative spaces, PINES ARCH experiments with the concept of a wormhole for an exhibition space in the Golong Holding headquarters in Hangzhou, China.
by STIRworld May 12, 2022
Thomas Heatherwick led Heatherwick Studio unveils visuals for Hainan Performing Art Centre in China, drawing on the island's volcanic landscape and Hainanese opera costumes.
by Anmol Ahuja May 10, 2022
Designed by Studio Zhu Pei, this public cultural edifice in Anhui, China, manifests courtyards inspired by ancient settlements in the region along its horizontal and vertical planes.
by ABB May 09, 2022
Safdie Architects create a landmark building in China’s Yuzhong district where the Yangtze and Jialing rivers converge.
by STIRworld Apr 28, 2022
An annex to Nanjing University of the Arts, Atelier Diameter’s adjacently double-vaulted structure is an expression of the evolving ethos of modern China’s art education.
by Jerry Elengical Apr 18, 2022
On Tangshan mountain in Jiangsu, China, Hong Kong-based firm Cheng Chung Design has devised an organically naturalistic interior scheme for a hotel settled in a former quarry.
by Jerry Elengical Apr 05, 2022
DOMANI Architectural Concepts sheds light on their subversion of norms in the harmoniously dissonant assembly of jumbled wood panels that define this recording studio in China.
by Devanshi Shah Apr 04, 2022
Located on the second-floor terrace of a mall in Shenzhen, China, the school is one of the few places in this area with the possibility of incorporating a large outdoor space into its layout.
by Jerry Elengical Mar 24, 2022
This ceremonial community lounge for Chinese developer Vanke in Dongguan, China, features sculptural bamboo installations that celebrate the craft traditions of its cultural context.
by Jerry Elengical Mar 16, 2022
The pair of showcases at the HKDI Gallery in Hong Kong and the Future Design Arts Centre in Chengdu, China, examine the practice’s work in redefining urbanism for the 21st century.
by Jincy Iype Mar 08, 2022
GS Design employs an all-white aesthetic for the minimal Sumei Skyline Coast Boutique Hotel in China, with neat arches and geometric reliefs inspired by its beachside setting.
by Jerry Elengical Mar 02, 2022
Located in Xintiandi, a vibrant commercial district in Shanghai, China, this nightclub employs stylised design in dark monochrome to create a theatrical venue for its patrons.
by Zohra Khan Feb 28, 2022
Chinese architects Li Hu and Huang Wenjing reveal their vision for a two-layered concrete shell tower, designed to witness the equinox, in the coastal city of Yantai, China.
by Jerry Elengical Feb 17, 2022
In Qingdao, China, this house of worship reinterprets the essence of a church, employing a layered aluminium façade to create a timelessly modern impression of the divine.
by STIRworld Feb 11, 2022
As China’s capital becomes the first city to host both Summer and Winter Games, STIR takes a look at the branding and design projects that have helped bring the event to life.
by STIRworld Feb 04, 2022
STIR draws a list of new structures and previously existing significant venues that will be hosting the 16-day Winter Games in China.
by Jerry Elengical Jan 17, 2022
Chinese architecture practice YI+MU Design Office infuses new life into a prominent former textile factory in Jinan, China, by reinventing it as a sales and exhibition centre.
by Jerry Elengical Jan 10, 2022
Located in the lively Sanlitun commercial area of China’s capital, this retail space employs worn concrete and vibrant lighting to craft an attractive setting for customers.
by STIRworld Jan 07, 2022
The Norway-based international architecture firm has revealed a sculpted landscape for a library space being developed in the capital of China.
by Jerry Elengical Jan 03, 2022
This extension of Lushan West Sea Resort in Jiujiang, China, evokes a sense of serenity with rippling walls that meander along the site, inspired by traditional shan shui paintings.
by Jincy Iype Dec 15, 2021
The Chapel of Sound by OPEN Architecture sits one with nature as frozen music, a rippling concrete form resembling a natural rock formation in China, emulating the shape of sound.
by Anmol Ahuja Dec 11, 2021
Delving into principles of modern, shared living, the Beijing-based studio introduces a community-oriented twist in the architecture of theTang Hotel in Hebei, China.
by Jincy Iype Dec 02, 2021
Shanghai United Design Group intentionally kept the Dysis Chapel of Poly Shallow Sea in Hainan, China, non-religious in nature, highlighting instead, enduring spirituality and romance.
by Anmol Ahuja Dec 02, 2021
Bringing the luxury fashion brand’s 50th Couture collection to China, Balenciaga’s refurbishment of the museum showcases a tapestried contrast to the concrete exteriors.
by Jincy Iype Nov 29, 2021
Introspective and spiritual in approach, Studio 10’s Hall of Immortality in the Longshan Cemetery in rural China is a triangular concrete monolith symbolising the inescapability of death.
by Jincy Iype Nov 23, 2021
Clothed in canary yellow, PIG Design’s NEOBIO in Shenzhen, China, is inspired by fantastical childhood memories, as a refreshing departure from streamlined, grey workspaces.
by Anmol Ahuja Nov 15, 2021
Designed in collaboration with South China University of Technology, the pavilions, titled Flower, Embrace, and Breeze, serve as a micro-renovation, lending new life to the urban park.
by Zohra Khan Nov 01, 2021
Drawing from triggers on how space can activate behaviours, the pavilion design by the Shanghai-based studio turns a countryside landscape in China into a public space.
by Jerry Elengical Oct 27, 2021
Combining cloud-like built forms with circular green spaces, Steven Holl Architects’ recent project in Shanghai, China, links nearby developments through stretches of public parkland.
by Jincy Iype Oct 16, 2021
Immersed into the powerfully natural hills of Tai’an, China, The Hometown Moon by Syn Architects is a womb-like ceremony hall and chapel that revels in romantic symbolism.
by Jincy Iype Sep 25, 2021
An elevated timber bridge connects the scattered, double brick-clad vertical pods topped with skylights to form Grotto Retreat Xiyaotou, a hostel complex in China’s Hebei province.
by Jincy Iype Sep 02, 2021
Sans ornamentation, Vermilion Zhou's adaptive reuse of a Victorian clubhouse in Beijing, China, into the all-white Song Art Museum unifies oriental and western design thought.
by Jerry Elengical Aug 30, 2021
Taking urban farming to new heights, the 218m-high structure in Shenzhen, China, will be the first skyscraper with a vertical hydroponic farming system covering its entire façade.
by Aastha D. Aug 20, 2021
Reuse, Renew, Recycle: Recent Architecture from China will confront notions of expansive urbanscapes, to redefine and reimagine contemporary Chinese architecture.
by Jerry Elengical Aug 14, 2021
Adopting a sculptural deconstructivist style influenced by the crystalline masses of nearby rock formations, this multi-use facility in Chongqing, China, is perched atop a cliffside.
by Jincy Iype Aug 12, 2021
Wutopia Lab’s Duoyun Bookstore in China embodies fairytale lightness in its four volumes clad in white continuous perforated aluminium panel walls, united by a central courtyard.
by Jerry Elengical Aug 02, 2021
In Chengdu, China, this awe-inducing bookstore creates a paradise for bookworms with swooping arches, vast mirrored ceilings, and seemingly endless shelves.
by Jerry Elengical Jul 13, 2021
Showcasing advancements in agricultural science, an intricate network of voids, spaces, and platforms defines exhibition and retail spaces of this research facility in Sanya, China.
by STIRworld Jul 10, 2021
Peacebird Fashion Centre in Ningbo, China, assumes an inward looking, vortexed form to echo the iconic fashion company’s outlook, fusing the traditional and contemporary.
by Jincy Iype Jul 03, 2021
Ninety-nine islands form this aerial tower visualised by Sou Fujimoto Architects, floating over Shenzen Bay in China. It is the winner of Qianhai’s New City Center Landmark competition.
by Jincy Iype May 29, 2021
Conceived by the Pritzker winning architect, a 500-metre ribbon of steel and aluminium encircles the two distinct wings of Suzhou Bay Cultural Centre in China.
by Jincy Iype May 11, 2021
Roman arches fuse with Italian piazzas and Chinese tea rooms in the pristine white art hall complex by aoe, sitting amid nature in Chengdu, China, as a landmark of cultural exchange.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Apr 24, 2021
Vladimir Belogolovsky asks Wang Shu of Hangzhou-based Amateur Architecture Studio about the essence of his work and what western architects could learn from China.
by Anmol Ahuja Apr 21, 2021
Marking the school’s inaugural academic year and Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s first completed building in China, the Tianjin Juilliard School is a spiritual extension to its New York Campus.
by Jincy Iype Apr 01, 2021
Afterain is an immersive, nature-themed multimedia restaurant in Hangzhou, China, that features an explosion of indoor gardens in its glass and timber-lined, minimal interiors.
by Jincy Iype Feb 14, 2021
Designed by Cheng Chung Design, the restaurant sits within an unusual cluster of mounds made by artist Luo Xu in China, with its red brick skin echoing inside its arched interiors.
by Jincy Iype Jan 28, 2021
Terrazzo flooring, fresh plants and a suspended silvery metal grid define the fluid, dreamlike interiors of the café in Fuzhou, China, which marries surreality with simplicity.
by Jincy Iype Jan 06, 2021
Built for Yabuli CEF by MAD Architects, the Entrepreneurs’ Congress Center in China has a vast, sinuous form that mirrors and blends into its mountainous site, and is nearing completion.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Jan 04, 2021
Vladimir Belogolovsky talks to Iwan Baan about his trips to China, his collaborations with architects there, and the photographer’s concern for disappearing culture.
by Anmol Ahuja Dec 10, 2020
Located in the Huadu district of Guangzhou, China, the whimsical looking building is a 2000-seater purpose-built theatre that is due for opening in early 2021.
by Anmol Ahuja Dec 02, 2020
Located within the Guangming Science City in China, the museum designed by Zaha Hadid Architects has already begun construction and will open to the public in late 2023.
by STIRworld Oct 26, 2020
Wutopia Lab's 'White Upland' in China is a communal garden inspired by elements from dreams, aiming to rejuvenate a sales centre with an eccentric and metaphorical entrance.
by STIRworld Aug 22, 2020
Designed by London-based ZHA, the stunning saddle-shaped stadium with fluid geometries will play host to the 2023 Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup in China.
by Dilpreet Bhullar May 27, 2020
Italo Calvino’s book Invisible Cities offers an opportunity to brush-up the history of relationship between China and Italy that goes beyond the pandemic perils.
by Sukanya Garg Mar 16, 2020
STIR in conversation with Melbourne-based design studio ENESS about latest immersive installation Airship Orchestra, which was on display in Shanghai, China, till February 14.
by Jincy Iype Mar 11, 2020
The tranquil tea pavilion in China features rooms for reading, dining, tea making and a sales office, summarising communal Xiamen traditions of brewing tea amid nature.
by Meghna Mehta Mar 03, 2020
Chris Precht, in an interview with Arjun Malik, speaks on his life as an architect, living in the countryside and the future of architecture in India and China.
by Meghna Mehta Feb 06, 2020
Safdie Architects’ mixed-use development in China’s Yuzhong district knits the towers both horizontally and vertically, with the gigantic skybridge transforming the city’s skyline.
by Zohra Khan Jan 06, 2020
Creating the image of a 'mountain plateau', the winning proposal overlooking the historic canal in China comprises a museum, a conference centre, a hotel and a public plaza.
by Jincy Iype Dec 04, 2019
The snowy white museum housing three exhibition galleries and a sweeping esplanade is a partnership between the West Bund Group, China, and Centre Pompidou Paris.
by Zohra Khan Nov 26, 2019
The Beijing-based architect, whose free-flowing designs have turned around the architectural landscape of China, turns 44 today.
by Jincy Iype Nov 21, 2019
Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, the skyscraper stands tall in China’s capital, a parametric design integrated with sustainable strategies.
by Sukanya Garg Nov 04, 2019
Winner of the Venice Architecture Biennale’s Golden Lion Award, Ishigami dived into his processes, approach and style for his first solo exhibition in China, Freeing Architecture.
by Georgina Maddox Oct 15, 2019
Photographer Sandeep Biswas travels through reflected and refracted imagery in the New York, Rome, Bangkok and China, and takes us along on this journey of visual poetry.
by Jincy Iype Aug 22, 2019
Ranging from designer carpets to glassware, the new Zaha Hadid Design collection at the leading design event in China manifested the late iconic architect’s design methodology.
by Jincy Iype Jul 16, 2019
A finalist at the Lexus Design Awards 2019 during the Milan Design Week, product designer Shuzhan Yuan from China, tackles off shore oil spills with his project, Hydrus.
by Zohra Khan May 22, 2019
A utopia of curious encounters await visitors at the Dream and Maze guest rooms designed by Studio 10 in China.
by Zohra Khan Jan 07, 2022
China-based architect Rossana Hu opens up about the goodness in her strict upbringing, and how her five-year maternity leave has helped her connect with other women.
by Jincy Iype Sep 14, 2020
STIR X Script Made In series: Anubhav Gupta picks vibrant and diverse product designs by Ishrat Sahgal, Tejas Sidnal, Chinar Farooqui, Tushant Bansal and SPIN from India.
by Sukanya Garg Sep 02, 2019
American artist Doug Aitken’s first solo exhibition in mainland China, at Faurschou Foundation, Beijing, was on display till August 4, 2019.
by Meghna Mehta Jul 06, 2019
World Architecture Festival reinforces a sustainable future as it announces 534 entries, majorly from China, Australia, UK, US and India, for the awards to be held in Amsterdam.
by Jincy Iype Jun 29, 2022
MAD Architects' Baiziwan Social Housing in Beijing connects the neighbourhood to the city, with 4,000 affordable households in 12 Y-shaped towers linked by an elevated public park.
by STIRworld Jun 28, 2022
Ai Weiwei's Arch is a 40-foot-tall stainless steel sculpture that signifies freedom of expression.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Jun 01, 2022
The hybrid format of Art Basel Hong Kong 2022 saw participation of 130 galleries from 28 countries and territories with an emphasis to underscore the leading art voices from Asia.
by STIRworld May 18, 2022
3C Awards announce the winners of LIV Hospitality Design Awards and SIT Furniture Design Award, showcasing exceptional design interventions in hospitality and furniture designs.
by Jerry Elengical May 14, 2022
The Beijing and New York-based practice has devised a program for a campus centre within a new international school articulated as sculpted volumes separated by landscaped voids.
by Anmol Ahuja Apr 30, 2022
Springing from the ground like a bamboo shoot, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding by UDG Atelier Alpha boasts unique influences and sophisticated programming.
by Jerry Elengical Apr 13, 2022
This retail space in Guangzhou pays homage to Space Age aesthetics and retrofuturism, by harnessing the power of nostalgia to craft an odyssey through space and time.
by Anmol Ahuja Apr 06, 2022
Designed by locally based WCY Regional Studio, the structure revels in its bare, unadorned materiality, and brings an array of cultural activities together in its spatial sanctum.
by Weili Zhang Mar 22, 2022
A visit to the Wutopia Lab-designed Architectural Model Museum, an innovative and focused new addition to Shanghai’s burgeoning collection of exhibition spaces.
by Anmol Ahuja Mar 17, 2022
Spanning a narrow water body in Gulou Waterfront Resort, this latticed wooden structure is defined by intricate joinery and a definitive callback to the region’s cultural roots.
by Zohra Khan Mar 05, 2022
Located in an overcrowded neighbourhood of Shenzhen, the intervention cuts through the massing of an old residential building to design the Nantou City Guesthouse.
by Sukanya Deb Feb 18, 2022
Vincent Leroy speaks about the materiality and monumental nature of his international site-specific installations, across exhibitory spaces and naturally forming environments.
by Devanshi Shah Jan 14, 2022
STIR speaks with Aric Chen on decolonising cultural terminology, his new role as the General and Artistic Director of Het Nieuwe Instituut (HNI) in Rotterdam, and working with an asterisk.
by Anmol Ahuja Jan 05, 2022
Breaking new ground in retail and café design, Zolaism Café by B.L.U.E Architecture Studio innovates in materiality to append its structure and introduce a natural reminiscence.
by Zohra Khan Dec 31, 2021
STIR looks back at five projects that demonstrated intriguing applications of this woody grass in the areas of architecture, interior design, and temporary urban spaces.
by Anmol Ahuja Dec 21, 2021
Designed by a collaboration between Zone of Utopia and Mathieu Forest Architecte, the tourist centre in Xinxiang is arranged like ice cubes, finding tranquility in contradictions.
by Devanshi Shah Dec 16, 2021
From Prada to Bulgari: a look back at five mesmerising facades for luxury retail stores that transformed the urban streetscape and showcased brand identity.
by ABB Dec 15, 2021
The four-minute videos demonstrate the use of technology and thoughtful design to foster a smarter, sustainable environment.
by Anmol Ahuja Dec 07, 2021
Inspired by Chinese face-changing opera art and online avatars, Liǎn, designed by Jann Choy, explores the relationship between our online personas and offline selves.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Dec 04, 2021
Vladimir Belogolovsky speaks with Meng Yan of URBANUS about how to turn seemingly impossible, ugly, and negative conditions into something positive.
by Jincy Iype Nov 13, 2021
X+Living’s dreamlike Shenzhen Zhongshuge bookstore and retail space wows with a spiraling sculptural bookshelf, redolent of the twisting trajectories of time and history.
by Devanshi Shah Nov 11, 2021
As the Director of Sustainable Design at Ronald Lu & Partners, Hong Kong, MK Leung talks to STIR about how the term sustainability can be put into practice.
by Rahul Kumar Nov 05, 2021
The immersive travelling exhibition at Museum of Art Pudong, Shanghai, explores the magic of the extra-terrestrial through classical art forms alongside virtual reality installations.
by Anmol Ahuja Oct 16, 2021
Characterised by strong visual and architectural contrast, this structure in Yinchuan city boasts an industrial aesthetic in its exterior, embracing biophilic principles in its interiors.
by Jincy Iype Sep 16, 2021
TRI-ORANGE DESIGN’s adaptive reuse of a derelict Chinese plant into Moments Photography Base is raw yet elegant, converging elements of its industrial past with the present.
by Jincy Iype Sep 15, 2021
aoe's Guilin Lebei Homestay Hotel features raised wooden pods linked by a winding walkway strewn within a scenic site in Guilin city, with a flowing creek and greenwood for company.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Aug 30, 2021
Vladimir Belogolovsky talks to Dong Gong of Vector Architects about the importance of throwing away what he knows well to keep exploring architecture’s new territories.
by Pallavi Mehra Aug 11, 2021
Designed by local firm Lukstudio, the retail design for Scandinavian brand Akenz is an immersive experience, with interiors divided into two zones - the indoors and outdoors.
by Jerry Elengical Jul 31, 2021
The world’s largest astronomy museum in Shanghai functions as a veritable astronomical instrument, with immersive spaces to remind visitors of humanity's place in the cosmos.
by Soumya Mukerji Jul 30, 2021
British architect Alison Killing’s investigation mapping suspected internment camps in the Far East earned her a big win and big learnings in synergy.
by STIRworld Jul 19, 2021
LAD HQ by MVRDV combines high and low tech sustainable solutions under one soaring technological roof.
by Shraddha Nair Jul 09, 2021
Taiwanese artist Yuan Hui-Li’s solo exhibition at Tina Keng Gallery in Taipei, Taiwan, is an exploration of the female narrative in shanshui painting traditions.
by Anmol Ahuja Jun 22, 2021
An urban intervention reminiscent of a Chinese street market and a shortcut connecting two streets, this red avenue by Ateliers Jean Nouvel is a shaded commercial haven.
by Jerry Elengical Jun 21, 2021
The Playscape by we architech anonymous crafts a fluid landscape of voids, mounds and pipes to encourage children to learn about balance and mobility through different activities.
by Jincy Iype Jun 16, 2021
MAD Architects reveal Jiaxing Civic Centre that aims to create an accessible urban space, its curvy white roof like “a tarp blown by the wind” unifying three venues under it.
by Zohra Khan Jun 15, 2021
Shanghai-based Neri&Hu covers 'The Relic Shelter' in rammed earth and copper roof as it creates an enclosure for a Chinese artefact in the old town of Fuzhou.
by Jincy Iype Jun 12, 2021
A family of four seed-shaped wood houses designed by ZJJZ Atelier sits nestled in a Chinese pine forest, its cladding mirroring the natural surroundings and passing seasons.
by Shraddha Nair Apr 28, 2021
Masters at Tina Keng Gallery re-contextualises the greater Chinese modernism, through the works of artist Wu Dayu.
by STIRworld Apr 08, 2021
Dreamy translucent fabrics, flowy paths and abstract enclosures adorn the exhibition that traces the relationship between fashion and nature from the 16th century to the present day.
by Manu Sharma Apr 06, 2021
Chinese artist Ding Peng’s bleak vision of the future is explored through his art practice.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Mar 30, 2021
The Chinese artist, Li Gang, traverses through a slew of disciplines - painting, printmaking, architecture and installations – to oversee artworks as a means to promote world peace.
by Anmol Ahuja Mar 03, 2021
A striking blue colour and a wave like thick sheath wrapping around its three-sided layout lend this library-cum-theatre in Shanghai its famous nickname, ‘the blue whale’.
by Jincy Iype Mar 01, 2021
A collaboration between FAB Cinema and Zhongshuge Bookstore, the hugely cinematic design features reflective planes, arched corridors, a glut of bookshelves and lined lighting.
by STIRworld Feb 18, 2021
J&A and Sepanta Design ‘provoke emotion’ in the 13 stations of Chengdu's Metro Line phase 1, reflecting the city's creativity and progressiveness in its futuristic interior design.
by STIRworld Jan 15, 2021
Zaha Hadid Architects wins competition to build Tower C at Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters Base, imagined as two towers linked at the base by layered green terraces.
by Anmol Ahuja Dec 30, 2020
Located in the bustling Jing’an Temple area in Shanghai, this adaptive reuse of the four-storey concrete structure, No. 31, comes with special significance for the global practice.
by Anmol Ahuja Dec 17, 2020
ZHA’s new masterplan proposal transforms Shenzhen’s Huanggang Port Area into a world class national centre for technology innovation with green pockets and pedestrian spines.
by Jincy Iype Dec 04, 2020
The flowing organic roof of YueCheng Courtyard Kindergarten signifies endless possibilities, sitting in colourful contrast to Beijing’s historic grey courtyard structures.
by Zohra Khan Nov 06, 2020
Turning the hazy bubble of dream into reality, the Meland Club's interiors by the Chinese studio present a world abstracted by strange forms, quirky illustrations and bold colours.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Nov 03, 2020
The Beijing-based architects of Atelier Alter speak with Vladimir Belogolovsky about their different backgrounds, dealing with tabula rasa, and the need to test their own ideas.
by Anmol Ahuja Oct 24, 2020
Inspired by the region’s native ties to the exquisite fabric, the Guangzhou Show Theatre evokes the texture and drapery of Chinese silk, both in form and face.
by Zohra Khan Oct 12, 2020
The Baoshan Waste-to-Energy Exhibition Center reveals a translucent polycarbonate skin that preserves the industrial memory of Baosteel and paves way for an ecological future.
by Zohra Khan Sep 25, 2020
A floating glass volume punctuated with geometric insets and imposing prism-like cutouts shape the new headquarters for the digital workforce of Tencent in Beijing, China.
by STIRworld Aug 31, 2020
Designed for Space Perspective, Spaceship Neptune will shuttle space explorers and research payloads to the edge of space in a high-performance balloon and pressurised capsule.
by Shraddha Nair Aug 29, 2020
Once an architect by profession, now an artist by vision, Cyril Lancelin creates inflatable structures of artificial landscapes and a novel experience for the viewer.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Aug 26, 2020
Art and science have seen overlap in terms of the presence of UV light exposure, whether used in the creation of alternative photographic process or to disinfect places.
by STIRworld Aug 21, 2020
Chinese firm Rooi Design and Research creates an eco-friendly and economical furniture showroom that explores the circular economy model.
by Meghna Mehta Aug 06, 2020
The open and inviting Apple Sanlitun, with a glazed façade and integrated solar array in a retail store, brings structural stability and social vibrancy to the neighbourhood.
by STIRworld Jul 25, 2020
MAD’s ambitious culture park in Houhai, Shenzhen, includes a Creative Design Hall, the Shenzhen Science and Technology Museum and green spaces along the oceanfront.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Jun 16, 2020
Architect Liu Jiakun reveals what discouraged him from pursuing architecture as a profession, and what rekindled his interest while he practiced meditation, painting and writing.
by Zohra Khan Jun 02, 2020
The Beijing-based studio uses modular concrete and metal elements to achieve accelerated construction for Jinlong School in the Pingshan district of Shenzhen.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky May 15, 2020
Li Hua of Trace Architecture Office discusses with Vladimir Belogolovsky the significance of modern architecture, interpretation of materials, and the importance of asking questions.
by Jincy Iype Apr 28, 2020
Boston-based industrial designer Mian Wei has crafted a ‘no screws’ wooden table with a minimal aesthetic, inspired by Dougong, an ancient Chinese interlocking method.
by Malaika Vaz Apr 10, 2020
In our Climate vs. COVID-19 series, experts tell us what the Coronavirus can teach us about the bigger environmental crisis, and why prudence, not panic, is the solution.
by Zohra Khan Mar 27, 2020
The project by Italian architects Carlo Ratti and Italo Rota converts shipping containers to self-standing hospitals to combat the shortage of ICUs during the Coronavirus pandemic.
by STIRworld Mar 14, 2020
As museums and galleries shut doors and major events get suspended due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, STIR brings you a list of missed action in art, design and architecture.
by Jincy Iype Mar 05, 2020
The Chinese architectural firm converts a former, abandoned church into an abode for poetry, housing 1000 books in various languages in its metallic, revamped interiors.
by Shraddha Nair Feb 29, 2020
For her first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom, Chinese artist Cao Fei uses virtual reality in an immersive setting to contemplate interactions between humans and machines.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Feb 22, 2020
Vladimir Belogolovsky reviews architect Rem Koolhaas’ latest provocation Countryside, The Future, not a typical art or architecture show, at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, USA.
by Zohra Khan Feb 15, 2020
The two architectural firms bring nature and technology in a sculpturesque urban installation, Sandwaves, in the sand-swept landscape of Diriyah, in Saudi Arabia.
by Meghna Mehta Feb 08, 2020
STIR @ Women in Design 2020+: The London-based artist says she likes to give people a sense of belonging through her works.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Feb 07, 2020
Moshe Safdie, in an interview with Vladimir Belogolovsky, presses on his profession's need to expand responsibilities and work on macro scale to improve the quality of life.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Jan 15, 2020
The Chinese architect, in an interview with Vladimir Belogolovsky, shares why he likes to work on small, self-initiated projects, and the subjectivity he tries to bring to his work.
by Zohra Khan Jan 08, 2020
The weightlessness of glass and its interaction with light is beautifully explored in the design of the Geijoeng Concept Store by the Chinese studio.
by Shraddha Nair Jan 04, 2020
The documentary film by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei takes the audience to 23 countries as it delves into the reality of the refugee crisis we face today.
by STIRworld Dec 30, 2019
STIR rounds up 10 projects that were being worked on drawing boards across the world in 2019; those that chart out a sustainable, modern and technologically advanced future.
by STIRworld Dec 26, 2019
The 1000 Trees project, split over two plots of land, uses the top of concrete columns as planters, making them a key feature of the building located near Shanghai’s arts district.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Dec 19, 2019
Chicago architects Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill like to take up challenges because “to do something conventional would be a complete waste of efforts”.
by Meghna Mehta Dec 09, 2019
Some of the most brilliant design talent from across the globe competed in front of a live jury at the coveted World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam. Here are the show stealers.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Oct 31, 2019
The partners and co-founders of Shanghai-based studio Neri&Hu offer a glimpse into their firm's vision, explaining their approach to adopt the concept of ‘reflective nostalgia’.
by Meghna Mehta Oct 29, 2019
Based on the sub-theme Opportunity, an entire district at the Expo 2020 showcases pavilions of countries like Austria, Japan, Switzerland and Ukraine among others.
by Zohra Khan Oct 07, 2019
Focusing on providing a sensory tea drinking experience to the Chinese, Tingtai Teahouse in Shanghai, by architecture studio Linehouse, blends the traditional with the modern.
by Georgina Maddox Aug 05, 2019
Chinese artists Tao Aimin and Chen Haiyan reclaim their lost heritage and the vanishing narratives of women in an exhibition curated by Maya Kóvskaya, at INK Studio in Beijing.
by Sukanya Garg Jul 29, 2019
Shanghai and New York-based Miao Ying explores restricted Chinese internet through Hardcore Digital Detox, commissioned for the M+ Stories online platform.
by Sukanya Garg Jul 16, 2019
Contemporary Indian artist Nalini Malani called attention to world conflicts through her exhibition, Can You Hear Me?: Nalini Malani 1969-2018, at Arario Gallery, Shanghai.
by Sukanya Deb Jun 26, 2022
Second in the three-part series, Khoj presents an immersive exhibition that investigates into air and its toxicities, through language, body, sound, and gaming.
by STIRworld Jun 23, 2022
Looking at the practice of Salman Toor, Gilbert Lewis, Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, Camilo Godoy and Laura Aguilar that concerns the queer community.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Jun 19, 2022
Pennsylvania-based multidisciplinary artist Samuelle Green with her installation works bring home significant points on ecological imbalance and the necessity to restore it.
by Anmol Ahuja Jun 10, 2022
Co-founder of Fuorisalone, Brera Design District, and Studiolabo, Paolo Casati engages in a perceptive conversation with STIR on the events’ jubilant return to Milan Design Week 2022.
by Dilpreet Bhullar May 23, 2022
Dutch collective Vendel & de Wolf creates on-site light installations for the public viewing to visually articulate the inherent beauty of the existing environment.
by Anmol Ahuja May 11, 2022
STIR mourns the demise of prolific structural engineer and designer Mahendra Raj (1924-2022), reminiscing his distinct works that truly married architecture and engineering.
by Anmol Ahuja May 07, 2022
Designed from the ground up by Grzywinski+Pons, the thirteen storey mixed-use structure serves as an architectural intermediary between heritage and contemporary.
by Shraddha Nair May 07, 2022
Chun Kwang Young exhibits 'hanji'-based artworks in the Palazzo Contarini Polignac Venice Art Biennale 2022, which includes an outdoor pavilion designed by Stefano Boeri.
by STIRworld May 04, 2022
Excerpts from Vladimir Belogolovsky’s new book, Imagine Buildings Floating Like Clouds, which juxtaposes 101 distinct visions of leading creatives.
by Jerry Elengical Apr 28, 2022
Combining biomimicry and digital design, this flue-enclosing structure creates a stunning visual landmark for a new low-carbon energy centre in Manchester, UK.
by Rosalyn D`Mello Apr 25, 2022
Indian scriptwriter Aastha Tiku’s film, Sherni, shares ideological resonances with a work-in-progress by a South Tyrolean museologist and researcher duo.
by Anmol Ahuja Apr 13, 2022
A cubical harbinger of fortitude and contrast, the Miner Road Residence by Faulkner Architects expends a zero-maintenance materiality in the summer climate of Orinda, California.
by Zohra Khan Apr 12, 2022
The Chinese practice has designed 'The House of Remembrance' with features such as a memorial garden and an evocative roof that house a family of three siblings.
by Anmol Ahuja Apr 02, 2022
Dubbed the world’s first ‘hyper SUV’, the bold design of the Lotus Eletre merges the agility of a sports car with extraordinary comfort, accessibility, and performance.
by Rahul Kumar Mar 25, 2022
In a recent show at Chemould Prescott Road, the artist showcased works that emerged from his research of astrophysics, and personal experiences of migration and bereavement.
by Zohra Khan Mar 24, 2022
'House as Garden' by the late architect is his vision to provide a "beautiful life" to the African American community of Chicago's West Woodlawn.
by Zohra Khan Mar 22, 2022
The Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group interprets a striking combination of a corridor and an atrium to conceive the form of this upcoming healthcare architecture in Aarhus, Denmark.
by Anmol Ahuja Feb 24, 2022
Conceived as a personal project during COVID lockdowns, the British designer's series of illustrations celebrates the vibrant spirit of postmodern icons in architecture.
by STIRworld Feb 24, 2022
British contemporary artist Damien Hirst’s major solo exhibition with 24 large scale paintings opens at the National Art Center, Tokyo, in Spring 2022.
by Afra Safa Feb 21, 2022
From lost heavens to ecological values of the Iranian vernacular architecture, context-oriented architect Firouz Firouz talks about how architecture needs to redefine itself.
by Jerry Elengical Feb 19, 2022
This residential complex in Merano, a city in Italy’s South Tyrol region, relies on a strong spatial grid and monochrome materiality to bring order to its natural context.
by Anmol Ahuja Jan 22, 2022
While the Italian artist-designer-filmmaker-animator barely begins to scratch the surface of his repertoire, Virgilio Villoresi coalesces his dreamy inspirations in a conversation with STIR.
by Sukanya Deb Jan 19, 2022
Looking at the 11-episode video project, Where Did Macy Go, by artist Ziyang Wu, who archives and speculates around the COVID-19 global pandemic and its societal implications.
by Anmol Ahuja Jan 14, 2022
The renowned Swiss architect designs the multi-storey office building in Basel, Switzerland, as a structural expression unto its own.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Jan 13, 2022
Vladimir Belogolovsky speaks with Berlin and India-based architect, Anupama Kundoo, about the need to experiment more boldly and how good enough can be perfect.
by Nadezna Siganporia Jan 05, 2022
The Milan-based interior designer transforms a 200-year-old, broken-down house into the Sicilian countryside holiday home of her dreams.
by Zohra Khan Dec 30, 2021
In the capital of Cyprus, the international firm has transformed a section of an ancient dry moat overlooking Venetian fortifications into a multi-level public plaza.
by Anmol Ahuja Dec 29, 2021
From period dramas to fantasies to sci-fi epics, STIR rounds up the best of architecture and design in this year’s mainstream cinema offerings.