Open Architecture converts airport fuel tanks into gallery spaces

Five aviation fuel containers on the former Longhua airport in Shanghai have been transformed into art and culture park Tank Shanghai, by local studio Open Architecture. Open Architecture has created 60,000 square metres of gallery space on the former industrial site, for Chinese collector Qiao Zhibing. Tank Shanghai sits atop a landscaped “super-surface” – a newly constructed ground […]

Atelier Tao + C uses wooden structure to divide U-shape Room in Shanghai

A plywood volume that contains sleep, study and bathing spaces adds structure to this unusually-shaped Shanghai apartment, which architecture studio Atelier Tao+C has recently overhauled. Fronted by a huge bay window that curves out from its front facade, the aptly named U-shape Room apartment has been overhauled to feature a multifunctional wooden volume that Atelier […]

Snøhetta to build Shanghai Grand Opera House with spiral staircase roof

Snøhetta has revealed visuals for a major new opera house in Shanghai, featuring a spiralling stepped roof that will connect the upper levels of the building with a riverside plaza. The architecture and design firm, which was founded in Norway, teamed up with Chinese studio ECADI on its competition-winning design for the Shanghai Grand Opera House. Set to be […]

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