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How designers created a jungle to feed children’s curiosity

In the middle of one of the world’s busiest cities, Beijing, renowned designers HIBINOSEKKEI+Youji no Shiro created a space that lets kindergarten aged children learn, explore and play.

The 123s of Architecture

123 Architects’ renovation of a factory turned photography studio in Beijing’s art district shows off the real art that can be achieved in this industry.

The unfolding lotus flower of Hangzhou

While stadiums packed with people aren’t exactly the image we’re all looking for right now we know that one day they will be filled again. In Hangzhou the latest 80,000 capacity stadium by NBBJ is a beautiful example of the clever and beautiful architecture possible with these public spaces.

Mooncraft takes you on a journey

Hong Kong-based o&o Studio took a very specific, and very romantic, image as the inspiration for the branding and design of an uber-cool craft beer and whisky bar in an old grease factory in Shanghai’s South Bund.

An Instrument Coming To Life: Liyang Museum by CROX

Drawing inspiration from an iconic Chinese musical instrument, the Liyang Museum by CROX makes a statement in the landscape.

A Joan Miró inspired bookstore

Panorama Design Group brings an imaginative world to life for knowledge hunting in a kids’ bookstore in Chengdu – and Joan Miró was the source of inspiration.

Tokyo’s sky forest

At Tokyo’s Kojimachi Terrace by Nendo, six of the 11 floors are prised open with landscaped terraces lined with warm timber.

Charlie & Rose

Charlie & Rose stray from the norm with TMK

Japanese dining goes grungy at Hong Kong temakeria TMK, where Charlie & Rose took design inspiration from 1980s Japanese punk rock.

A new era of education at Longyuan School

Architects Zhubo Design-AAO and interior designers H Design were tasked with creating a campus-like school tailored to modern teaching methods in the heart of Shenzhen.

Echigo-Tsumari Triennale

MAD Architects creates a tunnel of light in Japan

For the 2018 Echigo-Tsumari Triennale, MAD Architects has restored the Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel and created several permanent artistic spaces.

MAD Huangshan Mountain Village, aerial shot

Following The Curving Land: Mountain Village by MAD Architects

MAD Architects has designed a ten-building residential project in China that mimics the surrounding mountains.

Super Luxe Hotel Design: The Alila Yangshuo Resort

With architecture by Vector Architects and interiors by Horizontal Space Design, Alila’s second China property is a converted sugar mill on the banks of the Li River—a fantastic blend of the natural and the industrial.

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