Atelier Zhang Lei designed Shitang Village Internet Conference Center, a public building for a growing community in Jiangning. AZL Architects see the building as another instance of ruralation, the process of renewal of rural areas drawing on their history and traditions.
The latest addition to the Ruralation project from AZL Architects, which also includes the Librairie Avant-Garde bookstore, is the Daijiashan art hotel in Tonglu, eastern China. Home to the boutique hotel is a Shes Tsuchiya, a traditional Chinese dwelling built using rammed earth.
The eleventh Librairie Avant-Garde is located in the village of Daijiashan, near Tonglu in eastern China. Designed by AZL Architects, the bookstore opened by the famous Chinese brand Librairie Avant-Garde is now part of life in the little village, a place for locals and visitors to mingle.
This itinerary in pictures promotes awareness of professional architectural projects for schools all over the world: projects which produce not only a physical shell but above all an educational, psychological and cultural space.
AZL Architects have completed work on Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel in China, a project elaborating on the theme of the architectural façade as threshold, as the place where inside meets outside. The extremely lightweight look AZL Architects have given the Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel makes it the perfect example of the new vocabulary of religious architecture today.
The architecture of the Qingpu Youth Centre in Shanghai could be interpreted as the scale model of one the old neighbourhoods of the metropolis, which no longer exist in the new urban planning east of the city. Atelier Deshaus examined the relationship between old and contemporary and came up with its vision of the city in a work that focuses on young people.
There are some interesting similarities and differences between Mies van der Rohe’s important Farnsworth House project and the clubhouse recently built by Chinese architect Hua Li. If we look at the design and the choice of structural and cladding materials, we can see how the contemporary project stands out from the masterpiece of the past to which it pays homage.
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