Look Inside a Collection of Beijing-Based Architecture Offices, Photographed by Marc Goodwin

Look Inside a Collection of Beijing-Based Architecture Offices, Photographed by Marc Goodwin, ZAO/standardarchitecture – one office interior photographed by Goodwin. Image © Marc Goodwin
ZAO/standardarchitecture – one office interior photographed by Goodwin. Image © Marc Goodwin

Architectural photographer Marc Goodwin has recently completed the third collection of his “ultra-marathon of photoshoots” – this time in Beijing. Following his unique insight into the spaces occupied by Nordic architectural offices (based in Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Helsinki) and his look at studios both large and small lived in by London-based practices, Goodwin has turned his lens to the burgeoning number of offices in the Chinese capital. From MAD Architects’ magnificent old printing works to ZAO/standardarchitecture’s purpose-built studio, here is a view into the places that architectural offices call home.

URBANUS Architecture & Design, Inc.. Image © Marc GoodwinChiasmus Partners, Inc.. Image © Marc GoodwinZAO/standardarchitecture. Image © Marc GoodwinC+ Architects. Image © Marc Goodwin+24

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Chiasmus Partners, Inc.

  • In this space since: 2010
  • Number of employees: 15
  • Former use: classrooms
  • Size: 120sqm
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Chiasmus Partners, Inc.. Image © Marc Goodwin
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Chiasmus Partners, Inc.. Image © Marc Goodwin

URBANUS Architecture & Design, Inc.

  • In this space since: 2014
  • Number of employees: 45 in Beijing
  • Former use: offset printing factory
  • Size: 860sqm (above and below ground)
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URBANUS Architecture & Design, Inc.. Image © Marc Goodwin
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URBANUS Architecture & Design, Inc.. Image © Marc Goodwin

C+ Architects

  • In this space since: 2016
  • Number of employees: 6
  • Former use: studio
  • Size: 52sqm
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C+ Architects. Image © Marc Goodwin
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C+ Architects. Image © Marc Goodwin

Vector Architects

  • In this space since: 2014
  • Number of employees: 25
  • Former use: university administration office
  • Size: 295sqm
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Vector Architects. Image © Marc Goodwin
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Vector Architects. Image © Marc Goodwin

MAT Office

  • In this space since: 2015
  • Number of employees: 10
  • Former use: hostel (before that a factory)
  • Size: 90sqm
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MAT Office. Image © Marc Goodwin

Crossboundaries Beijing

  • In this space since: 2015
  • Number of employees: 25
  • Former use: auditorium, bar, showroom
  • Size: 350sqm
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Crossboundaries. Image © Marc Goodwin
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Crossboundaries. Image © Marc Goodwin

ZAO/standardarchitecture

  • In this space since: 2015
  • Number of employees: 30
  • Former use: warehouse
  • Size: 580sqm
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ZAO/standardarchitecture. Image © Marc Goodwin

anySCALE Architecture Design Consultants Co., Ltd.

  • In this space since: 2014
  • Number of employees: 25
  • Former use: apartments for diplomats
  • Size: 250sqm
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anySCALE. Image © Marc Goodwin

MAD Architects

  • In this space since: 2008
  • Number of employees: 105
  • Former use: printing works
  • Size: 660sqm
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MAD Architects. Image © Marc Goodwin

LISPACE Design Ltd.

  • In this space since: 2013
  • Number of employees: 10
  • Former use: factory boiler room
  • Size: 180sqm
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LISPACE Design Ltd.. Image © Marc Goodwin

Haskoll Architectural Design Consultancy

  • In this space since: 2015
  • Number of employees: 45
  • Former use: restaurant
  • Size: 1000sqm
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Dublin Rotating Bridge Proposal Aims to Catalyze the City

Dublin Rotating Bridge Proposal Aims to Catalyze the City, Courtesy of Feng Xue, Helen Chan, and Oscar Reyes (FOH)
Courtesy of Feng Xue, Helen Chan, and Oscar Reyes (FOH)

A team composed of Feng Xue, Helen Chan, and Oscar Reyes (FOH) has won Director’s Choice Award in the AC-CA competition to design a contemporary footbridge in Dublin, Ireland. Entitled The Catalyst, the team’s proposal aims to become “a dynamic link which stimulates diverse urban activities and facilitates a spectacular cityscape.”

Designed around the idea of enhancing the surrounding Dockland neighborhood and Dublin as a whole, The Catalyst acts as both a physical link, as well as a new vantage point, encouraging passers-by to pause and reflect on the city.

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The organic, curved form of the bridge is a response to significant buildings in the area, such as the Harp Bridge and Convention Center (CCD). Similarly, the design utilizes a symmetrical approach, in order to resonate with the local Georgian heritage architecture.

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With a pivotal structure driven by a cylindrical motor, the bridge can move for passing boats and larger ships, as well as cultural activities like the Dublin Marine Festival. Moreover, the bridge itself can accommodate film and performances in its amphitheater.

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Courtesy of Feng Xue, Helen Chan, and Oscar Reyes (FOH)

Courtesy of Feng Xue, Helen Chan, and Oscar Reyes (FOH)

Functionally, the new bridge is a meeting place, a viewing platform for visitors, a worker’s break-out area, a lover’s dating spot, a shortcut for pedestrians and cyclists, and an amphitheater for buskers, said the design team. Despite the vast functional possibilities, our bridge proposal respects and realizes the rich historical context of Dublin by creating a space that looks back at its urban context. Our response to the enhancement of Dublin is to create a place that acts as a catalyst to activate and exhibit the transformation of the city. The bridge is a book to the stories of Dublin to be discovered.

News via: Feng Xue.

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