Archinect - News 2016-12-06T01:07:09-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149975398/next-architects-design-a-swooping-mobius-strip-bridge-for-changsha-china NEXT Architects design a swooping "Mobius strip" bridge for Changsha, China Nicholas Korody 2016-10-26T13:39:00-04:00 >2016-11-04T00:07:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/iq/iqxukr36wnue612y.jpg" width="650" height="428" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Dutch-Chinese firm NEXT Architects has a well-deserved reputation for designing eye-catching bridges. Their latest project, a bright red, Mobius strip-like pedestrian bridge for the Chinese city of Changsha, is set to become another jewel in their portfolio.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u0/u06tt3wyds2mdqg1.jpg"></p><p>185 metres long and 24 metres tall, the &ldquo;Lucky Knot&rdquo; bridge will span the Dragon King Harbour River in Changsha&rsquo;s &lsquo;New Lake District&rsquo; development. The bridge will offer views of the nearby Meixi Lake and the mountain range that surrounds the city.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gk/gkwhimywfzybbudh.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;The shape of the Lucky Knot was inspired by the principle of the Mobius ring, as well as by the Chinese knotting art. In the ancient decorative Chinese folk art, the knot symbolises luck and prosperity,&rdquo; states John van de Water, partner at NEXT architects Beijing.&nbsp;</p><p>Additional images in the gallery.</p><p>More bridges:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149973601/as-the-city-grows-bridging-manila-s-bay-could-ease-population-strain" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As the City Grows, Bridging Manila's Bay Could Ease Population Strain</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149970065/michael-maltzan-envisions-the-future-of-la-s-infrastructure" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan Envisions the Future of LA's Infrastructure</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149973148/one-of-the-iconic-arches-of-the-old-sixth-street-bridge-in-la-will-be-preserved" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One of the iconic arches of the old Sixth Stree...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/85925398/next-wins-international-bridge-competition-for-meixi-lake-near-changsha-capital-in-china NEXT wins international bridge competition for Meixi Lake near Changsha capital in China Justine Testado 2013-11-06T18:01:00-05:00 >2013-11-06T18:05:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/23/23dvm5bq4nxdeym2.jpg" width="650" height="393" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>NEXT architects from Amsterdam and Beijing recently won first place in a bridge design competition for Meixi Lake near the Changsha capital in Hunan, China. The new bridge is a major part of a development project for the new Dragon King Harbor River district.</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/62219808/editor-s-picks-291 Editor's Picks #291 Nam Henderson 2012-11-27T01:06:00-05:00 >2012-11-27T08:27:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0z/0zdqpzj38e1o74fu.jpg" width="650" height="801" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the latest edition of the Showcase series, Archinect highlighted House in Moreira, by Phyd Arquitectura. The house has "Patios that enable continuity between different spaces of the house and interior/exterior which behave like a sun clock, alternating solid and diffuse light". Thayer-D questioned "What's with conceptual purity at the expense of function and maybe joy?" but Vile Child chimed in "seems SupraJoyful to me"</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mr/mr9njb63m2iz4v0a.jpg" title=""></p> <p> With the latest edition of the <strong>Showcase</strong> series, Archinect highlighted <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/61800615/showcase-house-in-moreira-by-phyd-arquitectura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House in Moreira</a>, by <a href="http://www.phydarquitectura.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phyd Arquitectura</a>. The house has "<em>Patios that enable continuity between different spaces of the house and interior/exterior which behave like a sun clock, alternating solid and diffuse light</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yu/yubt1vzjny2sjxyu.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>Thayer-D</strong> questioned "<em>What's with conceptual purity at the expense of function and maybe joy?</em>" but <strong>Vile Child</strong> chimed in "<em>seems SupraJoyful to me. But I like form and space and mass and light and how the colors outside reflect on the white walls. Shit like that</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4x/4xtkyic5qj5vr3is.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/jvantspijker" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jaakko van &lsquo;t Spijker</a> reported in from the first findings of a studio in the Harvard GSD program, dealing with &lsquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/61783663/harvard-in-rotterdam-harvard-gsd-amo-presentation-in-the-rotterdam-dependence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Elements of Architecture&rsquo;. Which were publicly presented in a packed Dependance at the Schieblock in Rotterdam on Friday night, November 16th</a>. The feature led <strong>glass</strong> to comment "<em>I find OMA creates some of today's most compelling architecture using standard off-the-shelf parts in unique and exhilarating ways.... Do...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/36318183/the-modern-architecture-game-by-next-architects The Modern Architecture Game, by NEXT Architects Archinect 2012-01-30T12:16:00-05:00 >2012-02-06T05:42:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eb/eb90930db33c4128180dbd8470370a19.jpg" width="615" height="409" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Containing almost a 1000 questions, the Modern Architecture Game provides the base for an evening full of insights in the world&rsquo;s most famous architects, buildings and trends of the Western architecture, all through the roll of a dice. The goal is simple: To reach the heart of the board before anyone else. This is done by moving your way through questions of six different categories: Visuals, Architect, Project, Style, Influence and Quote.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/615x/jl/jlzg9gyx9us9or4o.jpg"></p>