The Beijing firm aoe of Wen Qun has built a spectacular sales pavilion for a luxury residential development of the Chinese real estate company Sunac. After its use as a showcase, it will be turned into a daycare center.
The objective of the architects was to try to hit upon the essence of construction in China through new technologies, materials, and ideas, creating an architectural form that adapted to the contemporary world while upholding the values of Chinese culture.
The challenge of the project lay in future use changes, hence the addition of a removable layer on the facade. Following the Asian style of building with wood and avoiding western geometry, the metal mesh emphasizes the expression of the logic of the laws of nature. The delicate way it hangs makes the gap between skins a visual and spatial interior-exterior fusion, uniting nature and the building. Framed in an exposed metal structure, the translucent materials give a strong sense of depth when contemplated through the visual blur produced by the metal fabric.
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an
architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story,
works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed
on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details),
heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.