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Architecture Design and Building in China - 01
Architecture Design and Building in China

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FOOTBRIDGE IN HONG KONG

Permission to construct the new Cheung Kong Center at the corner of Garden Road and Queen's Road Central came with the stipulation that Cheung Kong Holdings, Ltd., would reconnect the two ends of a public footpath that once crossed the site. — Published 2012.0919

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HOLL'S LINKED HYBRID

China's recent willinginess to be an architectural testing ground has left it with a fair share of question marks dotting urban horizons, but in Linked Hybrid the gamble may have paid off. The bold, high-end residential complex in Beijing, by Steven Holl Architects, offers a more pervasive and open sense of neighborhood than most other modern high-rise housing in the city. — Published 2010.0120

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YUNG HO CHANG'S SPLIT HOUSE

Nestled in the hills northwest of Beijing, a lesser-known attraction vies for attention with a well-touristed section of China's Great Wall: eleven ultramodern villas, each designed by a top architect from China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, or Singapore. — Published 2008.1210

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BEIJING BIRD'S NEST - ENGINEERING

Part One of this two-part series on Beijing National Stadium looked at the project from an architecture perspective. — Published 2008.0827

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BEIJING BIRD'S NEST - ARCHITECTURE

This is the first part of a two-part series about Beijing National Stadium. Part one looks at the stadium from the architects' perspective, part two from the engineers'.

In the weeks and months leading up to the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, the Chinese government faced a range of complications, from polluted skies to Tibet protests. — Published 2008.0820

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BEIJING TERMINAL 3 BY FOSTER

The Chinese have long been good at big gestures, and one of Beijing's latest courtesy of London's Foster + Partners is lifting spirits in the capital at a rate of thousands per day. — Published 2008.0723

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ART IN BEIJING

With Beijing hosting the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, the Chinese government has sought, like a typical Olympic host, to make a statement about the country's progress. In China's case, this has included some ambitious and high-profile architecture projects, such as Herzog & de Meuron's spectacular bird's-nest-like National Stadium. — Published 2008.0716

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MAKING THE WATER CUBE

The Beijing National Aquatics Center, often referred to as the "Water Cube," was built for the 2008 Olympic Games. The winning entry in an international design competition was submitted by the China State Construction and Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) with Arup and PTW Architects. — Published 2008.0430

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NEW ARCHITECTS OF CHINA

As China's share of the global limelight grows brighter, it's little surprise that architecture has become one of the country's greatest public relations tools. Signature buildings thrust up all over the place, brash new developments blanket the countryside, and developers' appetites for innovation are hitting extremes. China has always been very much about "face," and with both the Beijing 2008 Olympics and the Shanghai 2010 World Expo on the way, that face is getting a lot of attention. — Published 2007.0919

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POSTCARD FROM SHANGHAI

Dear ArchitectureWeek,

In the interior design of its own three-story office space in downtown Shanghai, China, completed in April 2006, MoHen Design International emphasizes decorative elements. The reception desk is a glass case lit from the inside, an island of light in a dark space. In the main office and work space, cubicles line two opposite walls. Two long faux-finished tables for collaborative work stretch lengthwise down the middle of the room, flanked by furry, bench-style seats. Task lighting drops from the ceiling. — Published 2007.0314

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