Chinese studio Archi-Union has converted an office block in Shanghai into an art gallery with a concrete staircase twisting through its middle (+ slideshow). More »
Berlin and Shanghai-based studio Playze stacked up perforated shipping containers to create offices for an organic farm in Shanghai, China (+ slideshow). More »
News: Chinese architects need to develop their own design manifesto to stem the tide of "half-assed" building projects in the country, according to Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu of Shanghai studio Neri&Hu. Update: this interview is featured in Dezeen Book of Interviews, which is on sale now for £12. More »
Architecture and design studio HRC Design Works has transformed an ageing warehouse beside the HuangPu River in Shanghai into a leisure and shopping destination with a plant-covered cafe and a cave-like shoe store. More »
Architecture studio Neri&Hu has opened a design gallery, shop and event space in a former colonial police station in Shanghai’s Jingan district. More »
News: China will produce as many world-class designers as Japan within 20 years, according to Hong Kong-based industrial designer Michael Young. More »
As part of the series of Dezeen Talks filmed at the Inside awards in Barcelona, Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs talks to Lyndon Neri of Neri&Hu about the Waterhouse at South Bund, a hotel inside a former headquarters of the Japanese army, which won the overall award. More »
Inside world festival of interiors is taking place on the third floor of the Centro de Convenciones Internacionales de Barcelona until 4 November – see all our stories about Inside here, including interviews with the judges on Dezeen Screen.
Dezeen Wire: safety concerns have led local officials in Shanghai to propose the introduction of a regulation banning the use of glass curtain walls on new schools, hospitals and residential buildings - China Daily
A number of recent incidents involving falling glass in the city, which has the highest number of glass-clad buildings in China, have led to concerns that poor installation and maintenance are increasing the chances of injury to the public.
Naked mannequins sit on the walls and ceiling of this MC Escher-inspired clothes store in Shanghai. More »
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