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Marine Base | 2A2 Architects

Posted by on 25.04.2014 in Architecture
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2A2 architects completed a Marine base in 2011 spread over 10,000sqm in a secluded bay. 2A2 Architects are part of the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design.

Designed for the World University games, this multipurpose development had a relatively small budget of 2000-3000RMB per sq/m, but needed to contain space for over 200 boats. The brief asked the architects for a restrained aesthetic, to work with the environment and not make a big architectural statement, which resulted in the geometric forms of the buildings.

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Huabiao Shan Interview

Posted by on 11.04.2014 in Furniture
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After featuring Huabiao Shan's work from Hangzhou on EightSix a couple of years ago, we were lucky enough to sit down with him this month and discuss his new furniture brand, Shanliang and what motivates him as a young Chinese designer.
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On Friday 11th of April, the Rockbund Art Museum will be hosting a talk on Lu Qianshou, the architect behind Shanghai’s Bank of China headquarters.

From SmartShanghai

The life, times and designs of one of the country’s most distinguished yet overlooked architectural practitioners: Luke Him Sau (Lu Qianshou, 1904–1991). The architect behind Shanghai’s iconic Bank of China Headquarters, he was one of the first Chinese students to be trained at the Architectural Association in London. Speakers are historian, writer and photographer, Edward Denison; Guang Yu Ren, architect and researcher; Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning at Tongji University, Hua Xiahong; and Wang Haoyu, University of Hong Kong. 7pm – 9pm; Free

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