Luo Studio Transforms a Warehouse into a Medicinal-Plant Mecca in Jiaozuo, China
Using local pine, Luo Studio transformed a warehouse into a medicinal-plant mecca, simultaneously building green and revitalizing industry in Jiaozuo, China.
Isometric CAD renderings model the latticelike shelves, inspired by centuries-old bamboo weaving techniques, Luo Studio created for the Yuntai Ice Chrysanthemum Industry Park, an outlet for ice chrysanthemum medicinal products in an existing building in Jiaozuo, China.
Thin, 2-inch-wide ribbons of locally sourced, inexpensive pine were bent into shape by hand. They were then bolted to an iron framework.
The resulting structure was attached directly to the building’s steel armature creating a canopy with corridors below it.
The 17-foot-tall canopy system nearly fills the 6,500-square-foot industrial building, its handmade quality nodding to how each piece of ice chrysanthemum is manually picked, dried, and baked by villagers (much of this industry disrupted in the last two years by COVID-19 and flooding); the 12 local varieties displayed here are for tour groups and distributors to browse before participating in livestream auctions. Like the canopy, the freestanding display units are also pine.
Gensler Explores Building the Materials of Tomorrow
The building material of tomorrow could be one from our past: wood. Take Next: Lab Building of the Future, a Gensler Research Institute concept that envisions the evolution of science workplaces, an exercise undertaken b…
30 Sustainable Projects Leading the Way for Green Design
Sustainability is more important than ever and is on its way to becoming a standard in architecture. These projects prove that green design is good for all.
ROOI Design and Research Creates a Striking Outdoor Installation in Guangzhou, China
An outdoor installation in China by ROOI Design and Research addresses conservation, culture, and coming together safely during the pandemic.
Headquarters Reboot: Standard Architecture x Nadel
Nadel’s headquarters reboot included multiple skylights, outdoor lounges, and a plan to bridge the bi-level interiors, thanks to Standard Architecture.
Houston’s Brava Tower Blends Newspaper History with Modern Luxury
Brava, a rental tower by MaRS and Munoz + Albin, makes headlines with nods to its site’s newspaper history, underscored by contemporary art and amenities.
This Home Sits on an Exclusive São Paolo Golf Course
Sited on an exclusive golf course near São Paolo, lush greens and local stone distinguish an expansive ground-up home by Studio Arthur Casas.