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Golden Ridge: Upper Cloister – Beijing/Chengde

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Building: Golden Ridge – Upper Cloister
Location: Foot of the Great Wall : Beijing/Chengde
Architect: Atelier Deshaus
Design/Construction: 2016-Present

AE Interest: Site selection and planning in accordance to neighboring cities, views, and the Great Wall of China. Influenced by terraced farms, a common agricultural practice in Asia. Physical representation of the Chinese symbol “舍” in Zen Hall, where the symbol is split up into roof, beams and columns, and a base. Influenced by Foguang Temple.


Written by Ethan Hobbs

October 22, 2019 at 1:36 pm

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Suzhou Chapel – Suzhou Shi, China

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Building: Suzhou Chapel
Location: Suzhou Shi, China
Architect: Neri & Hu
Completed: 2016

AE Interest: “Floating” white box. Folded metal skin which works with light to expose/hide interior. Subtly hides in nature, combining brick and light while also exposing an almost luminescent cube. Multi-faith space made to accommodate people of different beliefs. Layered design- perforated metal skin and sliced white wall underneath.

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Written by Ethan Hobbs

October 22, 2019 at 12:44 pm

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Xiangmi Science Library – Shenzhen Shi, China

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Building: Xiangmi Park Science Library
Location: Shenzhen Shi, China
Architect: MLA+
Landscape Design: ZEN Landscape
Completed: 2017

AE Interest: Merges traditional Chinese architecture and contemporary architecture. Tree top walkways. Lightweight materials. Integrated with nature. Made to feel as if you are walking through trees.

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Written by Ethan Hobbs

October 22, 2019 at 12:43 pm

Posted in Built