Beautiful organic food facility mimics the shape of traditional Chinese courtyard houses

October 25, 2016 by  
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Located on a 6,000-square-meter site surrounded by village housing and farmland, the Organic Farm processing plant disguises its industrial purpose with a series of fragmented structures arranged around a central courtyard. Most of the buildings are single-story with pitched roofs to complement the surrounding flat farm fields and small-scale architecture. The buildings are separated into four processing areas—Material Storage, the Mill, Oil Pressing Workshop, and Packing Area—each with access to smaller courtyards. Covered walkways link the different blocks. The inner courtyard is the Grain-Sunning Ground. Related: ARCHSTUDIO inserts a modern teahouse into an ancient Chinese structure A 60-centimeter-tall cement base protects the glued-timber-framed buildings from ground moisture. Translucent polycarbonate sheets clad the facades to let in copious amounts of natural light ; at night the buildings appear to glow like a lantern. “The space, structure, materials and the multiple layered exterior courtyards together creates a warm, natural, and continuous working atmosphere for this farm,” writes ARCHSTUDIO. + ARCHSTUDIO Via Dezeen Images via ARCHSTUDIO

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The Fangshan Tangshan National Geopark by HASSEL Studios celebrates the diversity of the Palaeozoic era

August 17, 2015 by  
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Heller Manus Architects wins competition to design Xiangyun Island International Cruise Terminal

May 14, 2011 by  
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Niddi: Heller Manus Architects, a San Francisco, California-based architecture company has recently won a competition to design the new Xiangyun Island International Cruise Terminal situated at the Bohai Sea – the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea on the coast of Northeastern and North China. The competition was won by the architects in collaboration with AECOM, a global provider of professional technical and management support services, in this case transport. The to be constructed terminal at the Tangshan Bay, China, will serve as a connecting link to a major tourist attraction coming up at the Bohai Sea, located an approximate of 149 miles from east Beijing and christened the Tangshan Bay International Tourist Island

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Google partners with Lighting Science Group to bring out Android LED light bulbs

May 14, 2011 by  
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Phani: Search engine major Google has hit the headlines yet another time.

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