Hutong Children's Library & Art Centre by ZAO/standardarchitecture / Zhang Ke

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ZAO/standardarchitecture / Zhang Ke
Design.- 2012-2014 Completed.- 2014
Built area.- 190 m²; Site area.- 350 m²
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Zhang Ke ZAO/standardarchitecture

Founded by Zhang Ke in 2001, ZAO/standardarchitecture is a leading new generation design firm engaged in practices of planning, architecture, landscape, and product design. Based on a wide range of realized buildings and landscapes in the past ten years, the studio has emerged as the most critical and realistic practice among the youngest generation of Chinese architects and designers. 

Consciously distance themselves from many of the other “typical” young generation architects who are swallowed by a trend of noise making, the office remain detached in a time of media frenzy and their focus is consistently positioned on the realization of urban visions and ideas. Although standardarchitecture’s built works often take exceptionally provocative visual results, their buildings and landscapes are always rooted in the historic and cultural settings with a degree of intellectual debate.
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