Central China’s most populous city gets New Urban redesign by Foster + Partners

June 11, 2015 by  
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Central China’s most populous city will soon be home to a highly walkable and livable urban paradise. Foster + Partners recently received approval for their masterplan of Yuexiu International Financial City, a large and historically significant site in the heart of Wuhan city . Largely informed by Wuhan’s history, culture, and existing urban infrastructure, the masterplan will serve as a “new urban model” that features sustainable urban planning principles, including highly walkable mixed-use spaces. Read the rest of Central China’s most populous city gets New Urban redesign by Foster + Partners Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Foster + Partners , Luke Fox , masterplan , mixed-use , walkable , wuhan , Wuhan masterplan , Yuexiu International Financial City , Yuexiu International Financial City by Foster + Partners

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Central China’s most populous city will soon be home to a highly walkable and livable urban paradise. Foster + Partners recently received approval for their masterplan of Yuexiu International Financial City, a large and historically significant site in the heart of Wuhan city . Largely informed by Wuhan’s history, culture, and existing urban infrastructure, the masterplan will serve as a “new urban model” that features sustainable urban planning principles, including highly walkable mixed-use spaces. Read the rest of Central China’s most populous city gets New Urban redesign by Foster + Partners Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Foster + Partners , Luke Fox , masterplan , mixed-use , walkable , wuhan , Wuhan masterplan , Yuexiu International Financial City , Yuexiu International Financial City by Foster + Partners

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Central China’s most populous city gets New Urban redesign by Foster + Partners

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Central China’s most populous city will soon be home to a highly walkable and livable urban paradise. Foster + Partners recently received approval for their masterplan of Yuexiu International Financial City, a large and historically significant site in the heart of Wuhan city . Largely informed by Wuhan’s history, culture, and existing urban infrastructure, the masterplan will serve as a “new urban model” that features sustainable urban planning principles, including highly walkable mixed-use spaces. Read the rest of Central China’s most populous city gets New Urban redesign by Foster + Partners Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Foster + Partners , Luke Fox , masterplan , mixed-use , walkable , wuhan , Wuhan masterplan , Yuexiu International Financial City , Yuexiu International Financial City by Foster + Partners

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LED-studded Han Show Theater lights up like a traditional Chinese paper lantern in Wuhan

January 2, 2015 by  
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Edouard Martinet’s enchanting metal animal sculptures are made from old bike parts

January 2, 2015 by  
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Researchers find new way to beat antibiotic-resistant infections

January 2, 2015 by  
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Researchers have discovered a way to test bacteria for drug resistance more rapidly. It’s a potentially life-saving method that will enable doctors to find and attack bacterial infections quickly, instead of waiting for a day or more to find out to which drugs a patient might be resistant. More than 2 million people develop drug-resistant infections every year, according to Scientific American,  and 23,000 people die from those infections, due in part to an inability to diagnose and treat the infections quickly and effectively. The current method for testing bacteria for resistance is to “take a sample from the wound, blood, or urine” and expose it to a variety of drugs. It typically takes 16 to 20 hours to grow the bacteria and test it. Read the rest of Researchers find new way to beat antibiotic-resistant infections Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: antibiotic resistance , antibiotics , bacteria , bacteria diagnostic test , bacteria illness , bacteria resistance , CDC , Korean diagnostic test , seoul national university , single cell , single cell bacteria test , sunghoon kwon , superbugs , Tufts University

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Stufish’s Wanda Movie Theme Park is shaped like an enormous golden beehive in Wuhan

December 26, 2014 by  
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Living Bamboo Used to Grow Structures for China’s Experimental ‘City in Sky’

July 22, 2013 by  
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Chinese Counterfeiters Copy Florentijn Hofman’s Giant Rubber Duck Across China

June 3, 2013 by  
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China’s copycat architecture trend has already been well documented – but we never expected the country’s imitators to start replicating gigantic rubber ducks! Florentijn Hofman ‘s giant, inflatable yellow duck has graced ports and harbors across the globe – however its fame has made it the latest target for Chinese counterfeiters. Ever since the 54-foot friendly fowl arrived in Hong Kong , cities across the mainland have sprouted their own unofficial versions. Dubious imposter ducks have shown up in Dongguan, wearing a blue hair bow and long eyelashes; Xi’an, where it was housed behind metal gates; and a duck has been promised to appear in Wuhan next. Read the rest of Chinese Counterfeiters Copy Florentijn Hofman’s Giant Rubber Duck Across China Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: china , china real time , country garden , dongguan , florentijn hofman , Hong Kong , imitation , rubber duck , wuhan , xi’an        

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Chicago firm to build world’s fourth tallest building in China

August 5, 2011 by  
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Ritu Mathur: Wuhan Greenland Center Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill architecture has accomplished another feat by winning the international bid to design Wuhan Greenland Center at Wuhan, a meeting point of Yangtez and Han rivers. The building will highlight China on the world map as it will be the fourth tallest building in the world. The Chicago based firm will be leading an interdisciplinary team consisting of various renowned firms like Thortan Tomasetti for structural engineering, PositivEnergy Practise, an energy service firm and other architect firms HOK Architects, GMP Architects and P&T Architects, for building the 606 meters (1988 feet) building within a span of five years. Picture Gallery Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture to Design World’s 4th Tallest Building Construction is scheduled to begin this summer in Wuhan near the meeting of the Yangtze and Han rivers. This skyscraper is a project of Greenland Group, a Shanghai based company which is into the construction of this high profile building. At 119 levels, Wuhan Greenland Center will have 300,000 square meters of floor area. Out of which 200,000 square meter is earmarked for offices, 50,000 square meter for luxury apartments and 45 000 square meter for a grandiose five star hotel. Besides, the building will also house a 27 meter tall private club which will give the onlookers an opportunity to witness the breathtaking views of the city. The building is being designed with many eco friendly systems inbuilt in the design. Some of the important features are the tapered shape of the building and the tripod base being topped by rounded domes. This design has been developed in view of minimizing wind resistance and vortex action of the building, owing to its height. The corners of the tower will be made of curved glasses providing an apparent contrast with the curtained wall, engulfing the entire body of the building. Fissures in the building will be instrumental in venting wind pressure against the condominium. The architects have very consciously included an array of sustainable elements in the design of the building. For water recycling, a water recovery system will be installed which will take water from the hotel laundry, kitchen, and bathrooms and will reuse it for cooling purpose. For a highly efficient lighting system, low energy consuming lights and lamps will be installed. Besides there will also be a day light responsive system which will turn off lights automatically in case of sufficient sun light. For conservation of water low flow plumbing systems will be installed which will ensure conservation of energy and minimization of potable water wastage. The building is still in the designing phase and is expected to come up as a spectacular building with lots of sustainable systems ingrained in designing. Via: Bustler

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