Pastel colours and polka-dots cover a fantastical miniature city for children in Shenzhen

Architecture studio X+ Living has built a polka-dot slide into a ball pit and giant pastel parasols within the Shenzhen Neobio Family Park in a shopping centre in China. Shenzhen Neobio Family Park is the latest in the Neobio series of immersive parent and child restaurants with playgrounds that X+ Living has been building in China. Parents can […]

Arch Studio surrounds holiday house in China with covered courtyards

A brick holiday home in Tangshan, China designed by Arch Studio has four external terraces partially sheltered under a pitched roof. Replacing a demolished wooden dwelling, the site is near to an organic food plant and a Buddhist shrine also completed by Arch Studio. Aptly named Courtyard Villa, the holiday home is an inversion of […]

Foster + Partners reveals visuals for gridded Alibaba Shanghai headquarters

Foster + Partners has unveiled a proposal for Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba‘s headquarters in Shanghai that will be built within a giant grid. Alibaba Shanghai will be manufactured off-site before being built on Xuhui Riverside, where it will overlook the Huangpu River and Pudong Central Business District. Foster + Partners designed the Alibaba headquarters alongside a giant […]

Archi-Union surrounds internet conference centre with robot-built pavilions

Archi-Union has surrounded the Light of Internet World Internet Conference Centre in Wuzhen, China, with pavilions that were built using robotic construction techniques. The conference centre, which has a curving tiled roof and a facade of angled glass, sits in a landscaped park on a site northwest of the town surrounded by farm houses. The […]

Herzog & de Meuron reveals visuals of museum complex beside China’s Grand Canal

Herzog & de Meuron has unveiled its proposal for a linear museum complex in Hangzhou that will sit beside China’s Grand Canal and celebrate the history of the artificial river. It is the winning entry in a design competition for the Grand Canal Museum Complex, and will be built at the junction of the Hanggang […]

Green ceramic tiles cover extension of a house in rural China

Wonder Architects have used pale green ceramic tiles to clad a house extension in Yangqing, China, that mirrors the form of its traditional neighbours. Called Intertwine House, the building closely resembles the dimensions and pitched roofs of the village’s existing houses, so old and modern architecture sit side by side. Wonder Architects said they wanted to […]

Atelier Tao+C lines walls of capsule hotel with bamboo bookshelves

Bamboo bookshelves line the triple-height atrium of a glass-walled capsule hotel and library in Zhejiang Province, China, by Atelier Tao+C. Surrounded by mountains, the hotel in the village of Qinglongwu was built inside an old rammed-earth structure that has been given a glazed gable-end extension. A wooden extension covered in translucent corrugated plastic panels projects […]

Spiral lookout tower gives views of the mountains in Shenzhen

A spiral staircase twists 810 degrees to form a viewpoint designed by architecture studio Doarchi to look out over the mountains close to Shenzhen. Called Tower of Spiral, the stairs wrap around a small pool used for irrigation for nearby fields. Surrounded by grass, sunflower fields and the mountains in the distance, the base of the […]

CROX designs aluminium-clad museum shaped like an instrument

The curvaceous, aluminium-clad form of Liyang Museum in China, was designed by architecture practice CROX to recall the essence of a musical instrument. Liyang Museum, sits in a landscape of undulating green hills alongside a lake in in Jiangsu Province. CROX wanted to translate the sound of an ancient Chinese instrument called the Guqin, a […]

LLLab uses red brick and slate for retreat close to the Great Wall of China

Chinese architecture studio LLLab has designed a hotel on the outskirts of Beijing as a village-style complex of buildings made from local brick and slate. The hotel is situated in Beijou Village, a short distance from the Great Wall of China, on a site formerly occupied by a gas station. Called San Sa Village, the […]

Explore contemporary architecture in Beijing’s hutongs on our new Pinterest board

Our latest Pinterest board features innovative architecture in Beijing’s historic hutongs, including radical transformations of traditional courtyard houses such as this one by Chinese architect MAD. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest or visit our hutongs board to see more examples. Once common in Beijing and other northern Chinese cities, hutongs are narrow streets or alleys formed […]

Vector Architects creates public space with Changjiang Art Museum

The pale brick volume of the Changjiang Art Museum by Vector Architects includes a raised public square and footbridge for the city of Taiyuan. The museum is located in Changjian village at the northeast corner of the city  in Shanxi Province, in an area that was largely demolished in 2016 to make way for rapid […]

Zaha Hadid Architects completes Leeza Soho skyscraper with world’s tallest atrium

The 45-storey Leeza Soho skyscraper, designed by the late Zaha Hadid in Beijing, China, contains the world’s tallest atrium twisting through its centre. Designed by the late founder of Zaha Hadid Architects before her death in 2016, the skyscraper is located in the Fengtai business district. Commissioned by Soho China, the developer of Galaxy Soho and Wangjing Soho, the Leeza […]

Zigzagging white ramps encourage interaction at Huandou School in China

Trace Architecture Office designed zigzagging ramps running round Huandou School in Haikou, China, to encourage interaction and play between students outside the classroom. Monolithic white pillars surround the internal courtyard of the school, which sits within a dense residential area. Trace Architecture Office (TAO)  said the design is intended “create a nurturing environment that celebrates […]

David Chipperfield completes iridescent West Bund Museum containing Centre Pompidou outpost

A public esplanade envelops David Chipperfield‘s West Bund Museum in Shanghai, which contains the Centre Pompidou‘s first Chinese outpost. The art museum was designed David Chipperfield Architects as a key part of Shanghai’s West Bund masterplan that is transforming a former industrial site on the Huangpu River into a 940 hectare cultural district. It takes […]

Heatherwick Studio reveals 1,000 Trees nearing completion in Shanghai

Heatherwick Studio has released photography of its plant-covered 1,000 Trees development in Shanghai, which has had its scaffolding removed. Split across two sites beside the city’s M50 arts district, 1,000 Trees will be two mountain-like peaks that contain a mix of retail, offices, eateries, event venues and galleries. The latest images unveiled by Heatherwick Studio […]

Yan’an University Campus evokes the city’s ancient stone cave dwellings

Stacks of rough stone and concrete form the campus of Yan’an University in China, designed by the Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University to recall the city’s famous cave dwellings. This first stage of the campus includes two museums and a library, housed in ziggurat-style buildings sitting atop arcaded bases. Yan’an University, in […]

White steel and mirrored halls form sci-fi themed architectural model museum in China

Wutopia Lab has used over 5,000 white steel pipes to form the structure of The Last Redoubt, China’s first museum for architectural models. Steel walkways connect rooms lined with thin white columns, where the models are displayed on floating white shelves at different levels. Designed by for exhibition company Fengyuzhu, the museum is divided into […]

Boutique hotel complex coated in brown mortar to appear weathered

A cluster of rustic rooms forms the new Lost Villa Boutique Hotel in Zhongwei, China, designed by DAS Lab to blend into the desert landscape. The 15 hotel rooms are arranged around a series of low-walled courtyards and pathways, close to the bank of the Yellow River and surrounded by trees. Coated with a dusty brown […]

Atelier Liu Yuyang reuses old farmhouses to create boutique hotel in rural China

A mountainous river valley forms the backdrop to the XY Yunlu Hotel, which Atelier Liu Yuyang has built within a series of renovated farmhouses in Guangxi, China. Shanghai studio Atelier Liu Yuyang overhauled the five disused buildings to create 23 guest rooms for the boutique hotel, which is located within a village in the Li […]

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