Vector Architects transform a real estate agent’s sales space into an installation. The architects interpreted the changes in the city of Heifei, China with a pavilion where people can talk, watch the city as it grows and perceive the changes taking place.
Vector Architects have designed a contemporary multilevel building in Bayuquan, China, an exhibition centre for the Vanke real estate group which becomes part of the city’s waterfront. The materials chosen for the building’s cladding underline a compositional solution in which the boundaries between inside and outside are blurred.
The Seashore Library, winner of the Archmarathon prize, is one of Vector Architects’s most surprising projects. A concrete block on the beach in Beidaihe New District, China, represents Vector Architects’ reflection on the relationship between landscape and architecture.
Vector Architects renovated the Captain’s House, a home like many others on Huanggi Peninsula in China’s Fujian province. In Vector Architects’ project, the Captain’s House becomes a ring joining the two walls over the sea.
Alila Yangshuo is a disused sugar mill in Yangshuo, on the Li River in China, which Vector Architects have converted into a hotel complex. Chinese studio Vector Architects appropriated the spirit of the place to transform it into a picturesque scenario.
There is a trend in China toward reclaiming traditional forms of urban and rural architecture for conversion into hospitality facilities such as hotels, resorts and temporary residences. Thus local architectural history becomes the focus of attention for tourists.
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