Beijing based OPEN Architecture was tasked to design a dormitory for a local IT company in Fuzhou. Based on traditional tulou round houses common in Fujian province, the 3 courtyard buildings provide rest space for all workers. The buildings contain circulation on the inside of the courtyards, and with views across the sea on the exterior. Services are set into the raised mounds at the base of each building, and each has a green roof for communal activities. The hope is that by providing workers with a healthy environment, they will foster a strong sense of community.
London’s famous ACE Cafe has opened its first overseas branch in Beijing’s 798 district. Designed by DEEP Architects, the building includes a living facade which breathes and moves throughout the day. Crafted onto the original 751 train station, the original brick structure has been retained, with DEEP using shipping containers to provide building services.
A project from Atelier CNS in Guangdong, a collection of artist studios with digitally produced CNC milled facades. Having been limited to square footprints by the developers, the architects design the 10 volumes with differing facades. Completed late last year, the buildings are now occupied by artists and small shops.