One of China’s top pre-mixed beverage brands has established a new plant at the base of the Tibetan Plateau to develop their new domestic brand of spirits. The parcel directly to the south is set aside for tourism uses, and features rustic cask storage, conference center, museum, food and beverage, and temporary hospitality services.
In Spring 2018 we taught a design studio at Tongji University with our host professor, Wang Jun Yang. We introduced two of Shanghai’s most important historic parcels for study: the Dong Ba Kuai “shikumen” neighborhood of Jing’an District. Placing priority on the careful balance of historic preservation and revitalization, the student work featured here revolves around the theme of “Fashion” as one of the early industries in global urban revitalization and as an important factor in Shanghai’s history. Students: Gao Zhou, Wang Yu Ting, Zhang Jin Yi, Guo Qiu Hua, Huang Na Wei and Ka Na Ku Ya (Marvin). HDC visiting critics: Tim Geisler and Marco Egidi. Teaching Assistant: Delta Li
The hot springs resort town of Tengchong in southern Yunnan Province affords unique opportunities for vacationers to relax and enjoy the mountain scenery. The owner of this exclusive guest house is a green wall manufacturer from Beijing who seeks a great investment in China’s hinterlands. Featuring the latest in green energy management and attention to local and regional materials, this resort sets a new benchmark for the region.
MoBar holds the patent for a unique craft beer vending product, and is leveraging it to create a unique entertainment experience in Shanghai’s Xuhui District. Their passion for craft beer and American memorabilia led us to settle on a googie style treatment. Adjoined to one of the city’s new 1,000-unit “talent apartment” compounds, this cinema provides the area’s premier entertainment amenity.
To meet the needs of a growing faith community, Ascension Lutheran Church in 2018 launched an effort to reorganize and add to their facility, Due to the strict zoning regulations of the neighborhood, and the intrinsic historical value of the existing mid-century modern structure, we kept our intervention low-key and intricately detailed.
Working with Denver’s West Colfax Business Improvement District, we won the 2012 Mayor’s Award of Excellence for re-imagining the streetscape and wayfinding elements along this historic commercial corridor.
The central government of China in 2007 created Special Economic Zones to spur development and promote higher standard of living for Chinese in the outer provinces. Working with architects at Werkhart International, we designed a landscape that evokes an affluent Mediterranean lifestyle.
Spanning 1.5 km, this waterfront recreation district serves as the primary cultural district of Suining, at prefecture in central Sichuan province. Drawing from the rich history of Suining, and its local mythology, we created seven districts, each defined in spirit and function by principles of Guanyin philosophy: Gathering; Wellness; Discovery; Harmony; Mercy; Learning; and Conservation. The architectural assemblies and material …
As the first international-standard Le Mans speedway in Taiwan, this resort town will create economic growth and social development opportunities for the country. To maximize the economic benefits, this resort community will include a variety of car-themed entertainment, cultural venues, business and commerce opportunities, as well as accommodations for tourist living ranging from serviced apartments to car camping.
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