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Solar Skywalks

World's metropolises - like Beijing - have a large number of footbridges traversing busy traffic arteries. They are often unattractive, downgrading the overall urban impression. Our idea of cladding the footbridges with aesthetic, power generating PV modules and transforming them into attractive city spots is not only sustainable, but creates a sculptural diversity that becomes an eye-catcher in the cityscape. E-car or E-bike charging stations under the footbridges utilize the solar energy directly on site.

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HKBCF - Passenger Clearance Building

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is a large sea-crossing linking Hong Kong with Zhuhai City and Macao. The Passenger Clearance Building (PCB) serve as a transportation hub to provide clearance facilities for goods and passengers respectively using the bridge. The objective of the HKBCF is to create a new landmark building that reflects Hong Kong as a vibrant global and metropolitan city, and a gateway of Hong Kong to serve for the western part of Pearl River Delta via HZMB.

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The Landmark

The Landmark is a major new landmark proposed for the Lower North Shore of Sydney, Australia. The Landmark signifies the surrounding native landscape and geology by its seamless integration with lush green spaces. The design is inspired by the tranquil water surfaces of Sydney harbour reflecting the ever-changing dynamics and colour of city and sky. The spectacle reflections are captured in the best possible views with the unique configuration of each floor and balcony throughout the building.

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House On Pipes

A grid of slender steel pipes laid out in a staggered manner minimise the building footprint while providing the rigidity and stability to hoist the living space above this. In keeping with the minimalist icon approach, this farmhouse has been designed within the framework of the existing trees to reduce the internal heat gain. This has been further aided by the intentional staggering of the Fly ash blocks on the facade with the resultant void and shadow naturally cooling the building. Elevating the house also ensured that the Landscape was uninterrupted and the views were unrestricted.

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Flying

The project is located at Jiangyin city on the edge of the Yangtze River. The Yangtze River is China's largest river, and it has nurtured the advanced Yangtze River Economic Belt. Designers use the advantages of geographical location to create an urban art experience center.This project is an integrated design that combines architecture, interior, landscape, and soft design.The whole design concept revolves around the flying over the water surface. Looking at the whole building, the design of the structure is like a pair of flying wings.

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Samaranch Memorial

Maybe nothing is more suitable to demonstrate a great spirit than an excellent building. The buildings transformed by the Olympic rings commemorate Samaranch and inherit the Olympic spirit. The multiple use functions of the memorial and its low-carbon design are a good interpretation of smart sustainable design. The building should grow with people and the environment. The supporting commercial buildings are integrated into the landscape to protect the overall natural landscape and form a large and varied experience space.

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