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Double-Crane Lake

The project is located in the International Garden Expo of Zhengzhou Airport District. As local landmark and the most important development, the design fully considered Zhengzhou traditional culture and fast-speed logistic economy bloom. Facing the Double-Crane Lake, the project master layout plan has fully make use of the lake view for the tower orientation by rotating the footprint 30 degrees which also avoids tower overlooking.

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Light Cube

The light cube serves as an public function of Optics Valley Central City and is responsible for holding the annual CIOE. It is also a complement to the functions of the surrounding districts. The project adopts the design of a unique geometric metal truss as the facade, which can reduce 30% of the air conditioning energy consumption; a more than 250 meters reception hall integrated the public transport routes, as well as connected the 37 meters high three storey Exhibition Center.

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The Spiral DNA

Zhengzhou Airport Biomedical Park aims to build an image with demonstrative effect. The Exhibition Center as a small-scale public building for exhibition is designed for industry promotion and image display from architectural form and service space. The design combines the surrounded outdoor sunshade louvers with the ramps circling around the indoor atrium, forming the internal and external double helix DNA shape, which echoes the motif of DNA biomedicine, and also solves the needs of customers.

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Villa AT

Villa AT is located on a high vantage point, with an L-shaped floor plan pivots around a long curved glass façade, offering cinematic views of the landscape. The house stands in contrast to these boxy, conventional forms with a curving façade that uses wood in a fluid, contemporary way. Thin timber slats gently curve around the façade to create strong but soft forms. From a distance, the Villa AT has a serene, minimal appearance, but up close the rough texture of timber slats become apparent.

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T Weekend Residence

A weekend residence provides for a functional lifestyle unlike a vacation house or just a lodging facility. Three different-leveled slabs has been arranged to bring out the characteristics of the site and, they gain both the view from the sloped land and the direct relationship with the earth through gardening etc. By penetrating the core into these three slabs, they are connected and it also functions as a device for gravity ventilation providing a comfortable indoor space.

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Casa Ojala

The architectural limits of forced views, filtered light, controlled air and untouchable canopy are broken. Casa Ojala is a patented project by Architect Beatrice Bonzanigo. It is a small house with high flexibility. Its strenght comes from its innovative manual mechanical system. The surprise and the simplicity with which it changes, create a unique experience of a new and palpable life, a new discovery in the world of static architecture. The limited space converts into an infinite home. The home becomes a surprise, a game, a theatre, fragrances and gestures. The landscape is its facade.

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