Archinect - News 2014-07-25T19:15:42-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/96101879/cranes-are-dismantled-from-china-s-shanghai-tower-skyscraper Cranes are dismantled from China's Shanghai Tower skyscraper Alexander Walter 2014-03-20T14:26:00-04:00 >2014-03-20T14:28:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1a/1a3ad11860816c0d5d37176cc8a29d35.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Cranes that have helped to build the Shanghai Tower, China's tallest building and the world's second tallest, are seen being dismantled.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/85236176/the-cloud-pavilion-by-schmidt-hammer-lassen-architects-opens-at-shanghai-west-bund-biennial The Cloud pavilion by schmidt hammer lassen architects opens at Shanghai West Bund Biennial Justine Testado 2013-10-28T19:47:00-04:00 >2013-10-28T19:52:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jo/jojt4uy5co1xwaje.jpg" width="514" height="275" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Cloud pavilion is a public art installation by schmidt hammer lassen architects that opened last week at the Shanghai West Bund Biennial for Architecture and Contemporary Art [...] Additionally, schmidt hammer lassen built support facility pavilions that include a gallery, caf&eacute;, and bookshop.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/83139144/apple-patents-shanghai-apple-store-s-glass-cylinder-entryway-steve-jobs-co-credited-as-inventor Apple patents Shanghai Apple Store's glass cylinder entryway; Steve Jobs co-credited as inventor Archinect 2013-10-01T13:36:00-04:00 >2013-10-01T13:36:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x2/x2wyzcvhpojrige1.jpg" width="514" height="354" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Like the flagship Fifth Avenue Apple Store in New York, the Shanghai cylinder is made almost entirely out of huge monolithic glass slabs, with only connecting joints fashioned out of metal. The Chinese build is more complex, however, as the specifications required the glass pieces required be curved to form arcs. These panels were then joined to create a circle and ultimately a cylinder.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/77831250/aedas-wins-competition-for-xuhui-binjan-media-city-188s-g-1-tower-in-shanghai Aedas Wins Competition for Xuhui Binjan Media City 188S-G-1 Tower in Shanghai Alexander Walter 2013-07-24T14:51:00-04:00 >2013-07-24T16:42:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/om/omyrgs9ahh8b7xs0.jpg" width="514" height="475" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Warped skyscrapers keep trending: global architecture firm Aedas announces its recent competition win in Shanghai &ndash; the Xuhui Binjian Media City 188S-G-1 Tower and Podium.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/74509254/schmidt-hammer-lassen-breaks-ground-on-green-valley-project-in-shanghai schmidt hammer lassen Breaks Ground on Green Valley Project in Shanghai Alexander Walter 2013-06-03T14:33:00-04:00 >2013-06-04T01:05:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sw/sw3fyo8ck321ppgu.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Danish schmidt hammer lassen architects together with local architects East China Architecture and Design Institute, and Shanghai Expo Construction Development Company last week celebrated the ground breaking for, and start of construction of, the new Green Valley project on the site of the former 2010 Shanghai Expo.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/67863736/shanghai-future-city Shanghai, Future City Places Journal 2013-02-18T20:30:00-05:00 >2013-02-19T13:10:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8i/8i18d7cvjj975c8e.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There is only so far the gap between the migrant workers and the local Shanghainese they serve can grow before the foundations of the city buckle &mdash; and only so many well-educated, English-speaking, computer-literate, world-traveling young people the city can welcome before they demand change. Modernity is about more than fast trains and tall buildings. Despite the authorities&rsquo; strict controls, some among Shanghai&rsquo;s millions have surely figured this out.</p></em><br /><br /><p> In just two decades Shanghai has been transformed from "mothballed relic" of Maoism to one of the world's largest and most dynamic cities, complete with the fastest train on earth and more high-rise buildings than Manhattan.</p> <p> In an excerpt on Places from the new book <a href="http://books.wwnorton.com/books/A-History-of-Future-Cities/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>A History of Future Cities</em></a>, Daniel Brook recounts the city's fast-forward and often ruthless reinvention &mdash; and describes what has become an enduring dilemma in Reform-era China. For all its new energy, he writes, "the new Shanghai has yet to live up to the city&rsquo;s historic promise &mdash; to sort out what it means to be Chinese and modern."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65639174/shanghai-wuzhou-international-plaza-by-sda-shenzhen-general-architectural-design-institute Shanghai Wuzhou International Plaza by SDA & Shenzhen General Architectural Design Institute Alexander Walter 2013-01-16T19:37:00-05:00 >2013-01-16T19:37:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2k/2k5sm0d1g9g9a9vj.jpg" width="514" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The entry "Urban Canyon" by the design consortium of Synthesis Design + Architecture and Shenzhen General Architectural Design Institute has recently been awarded first place in the invited international design competition for the enormous mixed-used development, Shanghai Wuzhou International Plaza.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/57039308/shanghai-satellite-scam Shanghai Satellite Scam Metropolitan Monk 2012-09-11T12:27:00-04:00 >2012-09-12T19:38:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c9/c9e6q9gvu4ylrvg6.jpg" width="514" height="189" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Recently <a href="http://movingcities.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MovingCities</a> went scanning the thematically and sketchy styled satellite towns [a Dutch, Nordic, Italian, Spanish, British, German, Canadian and even Chinese one] dotting the periphery of Shanghai. The text, published earlier in Bauwelt, <a href="http://movingcities.org/movingmemos/bauwelt-shanghai-satellite-towns/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">can now be read online</a>. A few extracts:</p> <p> Where in western cultures signs of historicism &ndash; Las Vegas, Disneyland, Amsterdam &ndash; are support by ideas of ideology, tourism or preservation, in developing, or even redeveloping, cultures similar signs of historicism are oftentimes understood from economical, real-estate or consumer perspectives.</p> <p> The first thing one notices upon entering these guarded territories, is how small they are. Yes, they are walkable and varied in form, street section and amount of public space. They are definitely no districts, almost not even towns, and even in the case of Holland Village just a square and a street. They are stretches of land, tucked away in-between other real-estate development.</p> <p> Nordic Town is alr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/51165956/flip-city-shanghai-by-pinkcloud-dk FLIP/CITY SHANGHAI by PinkCloud.dk Alexander Walter 2012-06-12T17:47:00-04:00 >2012-06-12T17:49:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bz/bzqxbkbbw3qj6frb.jpg" width="514" height="348" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Copenhagen firm PinkCloud.dk has shared with us the concept FLIP/CITY, a recent shortlist entry in the 2012 Rethinking Shanghai competition. Design team members Nico Schlapps and Fabian Busse decided to literally flip a flat cityscape vertically to create, explore and grow new types of spaces.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/36320593/the-10-fastest-growing-and-fastest-declining-cities-in-the-world The 10 Fastest-Growing (and Fastest-Declining) Cities in the World Archinect 2012-01-30T12:44:00-05:00 >2012-01-30T12:53:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c3/c39f4d29d760f4728b427edb5e14cfda.jpg" width="514" height="183" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Shanghai is the fastest-growing city in the world, according to MetroMonitor, a quarterly analysis from the Brookings Institution that compares the 200 most prosperous metros by income and job growth. The victims of the euro zone crisis dominate the end of the list. Athens, Lisbon, and Dublin, the capitals of the three most endangered nations in Europe's sovereign debt crisis, made up the bottom three.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/28478613/hip-cities-that-think-about-how-they-work Hip Cities That Think About How They Work Archinect 2011-11-23T11:46:07-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:31:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/6419d6247b96df0a830f70e9b2783492.jpg" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This survey is not based solely on quality of life, number of trees or the cost of a month&rsquo;s rent. Instead, we examine some cities that aim to be both smart and well managed, yet have an undeniably hip vibe. Our pick of cities that are, in a phrase, both great and good...</p></em><br /><br /><p> The NYT selects Auckland, Berlin, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Curitiba, Santiago, Shanghai and Vilnius as the hippest cities for young professionals.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/21114887/beyond-infinity-a-disorienting-installation-by-serge-salat ‘Beyond Infinity’, A Disorienting Installation by Serge Salat Archinect 2011-09-20T15:05:50-04:00 >2011-09-22T14:03:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mw/mwpmhybg1qsvwbt8.jpg" width="514" height="412" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Is this what Disco looks like? I&rsquo;m a bit conflicted about how to describe the interior of this installation by Serge Salat, because I&rsquo;m not sure how to combine the following words into a single sentence (other than just listing them): Sol LeWitt, Fractals, Disco, Kaleidoscope and LED.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/18147188/5-cities-5-congestion-solutions 5 Cities, 5 Congestion Solutions Archinect 2011-08-25T19:07:07-04:00 >2011-08-26T13:00:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dc/dc7a2ead3159d714b8e618d4fefb51b4.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Once the definitive bicycle city, Beijing is responding to growing congestion and ongoing smog by setting a new target: for 23% of commuters to pedal to work by 2015. To achieve this target, new infrastructure for cyclists is to be wheeled in, with improved bicycle lanes, more parking facilities and a rental scheme to put a further 50,000 bikes on the roads by 2015.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/8311143/plan-of-the-city-skyscrapers-on-mars Plan Of The City - Skyscrapers on Mars Alexander Walter 2011-05-31T18:40:10-04:00 >2011-05-31T19:03:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rj/rjdj5j9qizbypily.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Check out this new animated film, Plan Of The City, conceived and directed by Joshua Frankel, featuring flying skyscrapers from New York and Shanghai, remixed cities, the Martian landscape and a chamber ensemble. The film is, in part, a love letter to architecture, urban planing, and impossible proposals for each. It is also an experiment in extending the concept of collage through live action video and animation.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>