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Zhangjiagang Church – Zhangjiagang, China

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Location: Zhangjiagang, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
Architect: Büro Ziyu Zhuang/RSAA
Year completed: 2015

AEInterests:
61,400 sqft basilica, with a ring of smaller buildings including prayer rooms, counselling spaces,  a cafeteria, library, museum and a smaller church. Interior lined with 2 cm thick metal plates, 18 cm apart. These fins create the appearance of different spaces depending on a person’s location within the church.

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Written by Cypress Lefebre

November 19, 2019 at 1:30 pm

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Yunnan Provincial Museum – Kunming, China

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Location: No.6393 of Guangfu Road
Architect: Rocco Design Architects
AEInterests:
A 538,000 sqft museum space constructed from 2008 to 2015. Conceptualized as large, strong boxes stacked together holding fragile art. A major motif of the project is the dramatic rock formations Kunming is known for. 

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Written by Cypress Lefebre

November 19, 2019 at 1:30 pm

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Yiwu Grand Theater – Yiwu, Zhejiang, China

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Location: Dongyang River, Yiwu, Zhejiang Province, China
Architect: MAD Architects

AE Interests:
“Floats” on Dongyang River as a Chinese junk. Envisioned as a community space with many entrances and incorporated green space. Passive solar design uses translucent glass facade as warming “greenhouse” in the winter, allows airflow and ventilation in the summer. Includes two theaters that seat 1600 and 1200 respectively, and a conference center that seats 2000. Seats Construction will begin in 2020.

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Written by Cypress Lefebre

November 19, 2019 at 1:30 pm

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China Museum Of The South China Sea

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Building: China Museum Of The South China Sea 
Location: Hainan, China
Architect: Architectural Design Research Institute of SCUT
Construction Consultant: Han Yong
Year: 2017
AE Interest: Museum built to represent a ship/big house/layer on waves on the sea. It has a fully covered double sloping roof with a tropical porch space to incorporate the building into its surrounding rustic and tropical beach area. There is a sea-view corridor parallel with the sea surface as an intermediary between the landscape and exhibition hall. 

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Written by Amy Yao

November 19, 2019 at 1:26 pm

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Jiangshan Martyrs Memorial Hall

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Building: Jiangshan Martyrs Memorial Hall
Location: Jiangshan City, China
Architect: UAD
Design Team: Changqing Ye, Guolei Shi
Year: 2018
AE Interest: The building consists of non-load-bearing walls with symmetrical layouts to give a solemn ambience to honor the martyrs. The orderly arrangement of the walls lead to interactions between light and shadows. It also incorporates green space. 

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Written by Amy Yao

November 19, 2019 at 1:26 pm

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Volleyball Arena of 2nd National Youth Games of China

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Building: Volleyball Arena of 2nd National Youth Games of China 
Location: Taiyuan, China
Architects: China Architecture Design & Research Group 
Year: 2019
Design and Engineer: CUI Kai
AE Interest: The top of the building has sloping roof with 12 arches, each of which has a rhombic side view. The building was cost effective, built with fair-faces concrete and red bricks that lowered cost and construction time but also conveyed simplicity. 

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Written by Amy Yao

November 19, 2019 at 1:26 pm

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Xinjin Zhi Museum

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Written by Timothy Domingo

November 18, 2019 at 12:40 pm

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