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MAR_Casa Marindia in Marindia, Uruguay by MASA<p>The slatted facade behaves as a screen and a veil which can be widely opened, inviting outside nature …

China's Shenzhen city electrifies all 16,359 of its public buses

If you ever see anyone crowing about how nobody's taking the initiative on sustainable transport, point them in the direction of Shenzhen. The Chinese city has announced that it has successfully electrified its entire fleet of public buses, all 16,359 of them. In addition, more than half of …

China

Apple is opening two more R&D centers in China

Apple has announced that it will open two more R&D centers in China, one in Shanghai and one in Suzhou, joining the already planned Beijing and Shenzhen centers that have previously been announced, as noted by <i>AppleInsider</i>.<p>Apple has committed to spending over 3.5 billion yuan (approximately $506.6 …

China is now the biggest producer of solar power

You probably don't think of China as a clean energy champion given its frequent problems with smog and continued dependence on coal power, but you may have to rethink your views after today. The country's National Energy Administration has revealed that its solar power production more than doubled …

China aims to build world’s first exascale supercomputer prototype by end of 2017

Call it a super-supercomputer<p>Building supercomputers is a digital arms race, and China is moving quickly to solidify its lead. Last year, the country unveiled the world’s fastest supercomputer, the Sunway TaihuLight (above). This year, according to state news agency Xinhua, the government has set …

Beijing lingerie factory by Crossboundaries encourages workers to spend time outside

<b>A+Awards:</b> Architizer A+Award-winning studio Crossboundaries has created a canyon through the middle of this production facility for a Chinese …

China's building boom makes 2016 a record-breaking year for skyscrapers

A chart-busting 128 skyscrapers over 200 metres tall were completed last year, 84 of which were in China, according to the latest industry …

Skyscrapers

A Chinese regulator is ordering app stores to register with the government

The rules are aimed to protect consumers<p>In a notice posted to its website on Friday, the Cyberspace Administration of China announced that it would be requiring mobile app stores to register with its offices in an attempt to clamp down on fraudulent applications.<p>The rules go into effect on Monday, …

This Chinese Ice City Is Cooler Than a Tropical Vacation

File under: 'things to Google during lunch'<p>Do you love the chill of winter like… a lot? If so, Harbin, China might be the place for you. Every year, …

Sculpture

World’s highest bridge opens to traffic in southwest China

A bridge suspended above a Chinese river by more than half a kilometre has now opened to the public – becoming the highest of its kind in the …

People's Architecture Office uses prefabricated panels to update Beijing hutong house

People's Architecture Office has overhauled a rundown home in one of Beijing's historic hutong neighbourhoods, using prefabricated panels to create a …

Architecture

Supertall Shenzhen tower by Morphosis reaches full height

A 350-metre-high skyscraper by Morphosis has topped out in Shenzhen, and the US firm claims it will become the "tallest steel building in China".<p>The …

Shenzhen

Neri&Hu transforms Beijing missile factory into car workshop and office

Shanghai studio Neri&Hu has converted a former missile factory in Beijing into a car repair garage and offices with an industrial-style metal …

Architecture

White boxes frame different areas inside Guangzhou coffee shop and co-working space

White boxes contain different spaces for socialising and working inside this multifunctional building in China, which was recently fitted out by …

Architecture

Coop Himmelb(l)au combines flat and curving forms at huge Shenzhen art complex

Triangular facets of stone and shimmering glass provide the irregular form of Coop Himmelb(l)au's Museum of Contemporary Art and Planning Exhibition, …

Architecture

China leads the way as world’s supercomputers get 60% faster than they were in 2015

Today’s desktop and notebook PCs are faster than they’ve ever been, offering up teraflops of computing power and churning through the most arduous …

Neri&Hu designs dramatic light-filled atrium for Shanghai restaurant

Chinese studio Neri&Hu has designed a long communal table and suspended lighting that creates a canopy in the atrium of Shanghai's Chi-Q …

Architecture

Xiaomi made a bendable touchscreen

Lenovo, Samsung, LG, and Xiaomi are all reportedly working on bringing bendable phone screens to the public. We’ve seen some of these prototypes in-person, as well as in leaks online, and today we’re getting a look at Xiaomi’s idea for a bendable touchscreen. A 30-second video put online this past …

Shanghai office transformed into aluminium-clad tech incubator by Schmidt Hammer Lassen

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has transformed an ageing Shanghai office block into a business incubator, featuring a new translucent aluminium …

Startups

Luca Nichetto "completely shocked" by the low price of Chinese design products

Home-grown Chinese design brands will soon be selling affordable products in the west, according to Italian designer Luca Nichetto, who is creative …

Furniture

Eye-like library by MVRDV nears completion in China

Dutch firm MVRDV has revealed its designs for a library with an eye-shaped atrium, which is nearing completion in Tianjin, China (+ slideshow).<p>The …

Architecture

Chinese firm claims Apple copied its design for iPhone 6 (update)

It's tough for foreign companies to do business in China, so much that even Apple is having a hard time. After the iTunes Movies and iBooks Store ban back in April, the previous generation of iPhones have recently been accused of infringing the design patent of some random Chinese company's "100C" …

China’s co-living boom puts hundreds of millennials under one roof

In April 2016 WeWork, a $16 billion company that leases office space and then rents it out to startups, launched its most radical experiment yet. It unveiled WeLive, residential properties in New York and DC that house young professionals in pampered, if cramped, apartments with Silicon …

Startups

New Shanghai skyscraper set to become world's highest elevator test tower

One of the world's biggest elevator manufacturers has unveiled plans to build a 270-metre-high skyscraper in Shanghai that will be dedicated to …

NOWNESS Video: Iwan Baan Captures the Harbin Opera House

Posted by<p>Architecture Main<p>here<p>Every building has a story, and the architectural photography can tell that dramatic and unique tale… if done well. And …

Architecture

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An otherworldly visitor nests in rural China

Guizhou province in the southwest of China is famous for its scenic landscape, unspoilt nature and ancient villages. But that's changing. Right now, engineers are constructing the Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) in the province's Pingtang county. Guizhou was chosen to host …

Telescopes

IKEA fuels demand for western lifestyle in China, say Hay founders

Chinese consumers are developing a taste for western furniture and lifestyles thanks to IKEA, according to the founders of Danish design brand …

Furniture

Xiaomi made a toy tablet that turns into a Transformers robot

Xiaomi and Hasbro gave Soundwave, the Transformers robot that can turn into a microcasette recorder, a makeover fit for the new era. The two teamed up to create a tablet that unfolds into a shiny 190mm version of the Decepticon. Xiaomi's international division VP Hugo Barra said on Facebook that …

iPhone sales growth slows in China

Apple's iPhone remains top dog in China, the world's largest smartphone market, but sales growth there has weakened.<p>For the three months ended January, the iPhone took home a smartphone market share of 25 percent in urban China, research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech said on Wednesday. Though that …

Mobile