INSTITUTIONAL

Cherem Arquitectos was presented with a challenging site for Birkat Itzjak, an Orthodox Jewish temple for the Comunidad Maguén David. ...
In steady progression, tiny ecosystems rich with flora and fauna are changing the face of our built environment. From reducing ...
Reverence is the theme in any house of worship. In the case of the tidy Votive Chapel, reverence takes on ...
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we revisit the landmark National Center for Civil and Human Rights by ...
Aimed at stressed-out city dwellers, Sangha by Octave is a lakeside health-and-wellness retreat and residential development. At its center stands ...
It’s an architectural performance piece, undeniably the highlight of Norman Foster and Thomas Heatherwick’s master plan for the Bund Finance ...

3 Chinese Projects Merge Asian Tradition With Contemporary Design

Asian tradition merges with contemporary sensibilities at these three spaces in China.

Firm: Shanghai Hip-Pop Architectural Decoration Design Co.

Project: Setsugekka, Changchun.

Standout: Japan’s age-old concept of snow, moon, flowers, metaphorically winter, fall, spring, is symbolized by the color-changing LEDs at this glass-walled sushi restaurant.

Firm:  Archstudio.

Project: Buddhist shrine, Tangshan.

Standout: In humble deference to nature, this meditation center in board-formed concrete is sited to rise from the ground in a way that preserves the site’s existing Japanese pagoda trees.
 

Firm: CL3.

Project: Tao Hua Yuan, Tangshan.

Standout: Chinese courtyard houses inspired a pavilion that contains a restaurant, adorned with paper lanterns and scholar’s rocks, and a room for practicing calligraphy.

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