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Pine Park Pavilion / DnA

© Ziling Wang © Ziling Wang
  • Architects: DnA
  • Location: Huangweicun, Songyang, Lishui, Zhejiang, China
  • Lead Architect: Tiantian Xu
  • Client: Songyang Department of River Control and Reservoir Management
  • Area: 197.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Ziling Wang, Dan Han
© Ziling Wang © Ziling Wang

Text description provided by the architects. The pavilion stands next to the village of Huangyu on a paved connecting path along the Songyin River as a tourism infrastructure that enables cyclists and hikers to experience the region.

Winy Maas at Living Environment: "There Are Four Important Points for the Development of Contemporary Housing"

© Maria Gonzalez © Maria Gonzalez

With a presentation by Dutch architect Winy Maas (MVRDV), the third edition of "Living Environment," organized by Russian Ministry of Construction Industry, Housing and Utilities SectorDOM.RF and Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, was inaugurated today in the city of Kaliningrad, Russia. Also participating on the opening day are Martin Sobota (Holland), Elliot Eisenberg (United States), and Brian Mark Evans (United Kingdom).

This year's edition of the forum, entitled "All About Housing," brings together architects, urban planners, businessmen, and government officials to discuss and reflect on trends in the housing market. The forum's main objective is to establish a dialog between the state, real estate developers, and designers to improve the quality of life in Russia.

Benoy will Transform a Power Plant Into a Green, Art Center in China's Gongshu District

Courtesy of Benoy Courtesy of Benoy

The global architects at Benoy have announced their design for The Hangzhou Canal Art Center — a new, green hub for local cultural events and art exhibitions. Located in the revitalizing, Gongshu district in Hangzhou, China, the art center will occupy the former site of a thermoelectric power plant.

Altered Realities: Abstract 3D Murals by Peeta Pop Off the Wall

[ By SA Rogers in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ]

A wall could look as flat as flat gets until street artist Peeta gets his hands on it with a can of spray paint, distorting its surface, confusing its perspective with three-dimensional illusions. Sometimes, the effect is so convincing, you can’t tell which windows are real and which ones are painted, or whether some elements of the composition really are popping out beyond the wall. Hint: if you think they are, like in the case of the windows on the green-roofed building below, you’re probably wrong.

HOW Art Museum / Ares Partners

© Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen

Seoul Coffee / LABOTORY

© Yongjin Choi © Yongjin Choi
  • Architects: LABOTORY
  • Location: 166-31 Ikseon-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Area: 120.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Yongjin Choi

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Here are some photos of Tencent Seafront Towers (2018) in Shenzhen, China, by NBBJ. (Photographs: Fernando Herrera)

Tencent Seafront Towers
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Work begins on world's second-tallest skyscraper in Shenzhen

Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Centre

Construction is underway on the Shimao Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Centre, a 668-metre-high megatall skyscraper in Shenzhen, China. Read more

Chongqing Awe-inspiring Bar / B.L.U.E. Architecture Design Studio

© Guanbo Li © Guanbo Li