CDR-1288: SR Set: Contemporary Architecture in Asia

The 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing resulted in innovative designs and spectacular new building techniques. Our group includes detailed coverage of three of these memorable structures. Sept. 2011



Ard-42774
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Title: Beijing National Aquatics Center
Creator(s): Peddle Thorp & Walker
China Construction Design International (CCDI)
Description: Overall view, showing the north elevation (left) and the west elevation (right); The Water Cube's design was initiated by a team effort: the Chinese partners felt a square was more symbolic to Chinese
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42775
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Title: Beijing National Aquatics Center
Creator(s): Peddle Thorp & Walker
China Construction Design International (CCDI)
Description: Southeast corner, detail showing steel space frame covered with ETFE pillows; The ETFE pillows allow more light and heat penetration than traditional glass, resulting in a 30% decrease in energy costs
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42777
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Title: Beijing National Aquatics Center
Creator(s): Peddle Thorp & Walker
China Construction Design International (CCDI)
Description: South elevation, detail at entry
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42779
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Title: Beijing National Aquatics Center
Creator(s): Peddle Thorp & Walker
China Construction Design International (CCDI)
Description: North elevation, side view, showing concrete base and use of water
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42781
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Title: Beijing National Aquatics Center
Creator(s): Peddle Thorp & Walker
China Construction Design International (CCDI)
Description: Southwest corner, showing use of water
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42785
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Title: Beijing National Aquatics Center
Creator(s): Peddle Thorp & Walker
China Construction Design International (CCDI)
Description: Overall view showing the south elevation (left) and the east elevation (right) from the Olympic Green promenade
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42787
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Title: Beijing National Aquatics Center
Creator(s): Peddle Thorp & Walker
China Construction Design International (CCDI)
Description: Overall view showing the east elevation (left) and the north elevation (right) from the Olympic Green promenade
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42792
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Title: Beijing National Aquatics Center
Creator(s): Peddle Thorp & Walker
China Construction Design International (CCDI)
Description: South elevation, side view
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42794
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Title: Beijing National Aquatics Center
Creator(s): Peddle Thorp & Walker
China Construction Design International (CCDI)
Description: Interior, southeast corner, showing use of water cascading down glass wall
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42795
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Title: Beijing National Aquatics Center
Creator(s): Peddle Thorp & Walker
China Construction Design International (CCDI)
Description: Interior, southeast corner, circular stair
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42797
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Title: Beijing National Aquatics Center
Creator(s): Peddle Thorp & Walker
China Construction Design International (CCDI)
Description: Interior, view looking up with stair
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42798
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Title: Beijing National Aquatics Center
Creator(s): Peddle Thorp & Walker
China Construction Design International (CCDI)
Description: Interior, view looking up into steel space frame covered with ETFE pillows
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42801
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Title: Beijing National Aquatics Center
Creator(s): Peddle Thorp & Walker
China Construction Design International (CCDI)
Description: Interior, pool area, view looking northwest
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42811
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Title: Beijing National Aquatics Center
Creator(s): Peddle Thorp & Walker
China Construction Design International (CCDI)
Description: Interior, pool area looking north from the mezzanine
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42812
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Title: Beijing National Aquatics Center
Creator(s): Peddle Thorp & Walker
China Construction Design International (CCDI)
Description: Interior, pool area, view looking up showing steel space frame covered with ETFE pillows
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42843
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Title: Beijing National Indoor Stadium
Creator(s): Beijing Urban Engineering Design & Research Institute
Description: General view, showing the east elevation
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42844
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Title: Beijing National Indoor Stadium
Creator(s): Beijing Urban Engineering Design & Research Institute
Description: East elevation, north end
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42845
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Title: Beijing National Indoor Stadium
Creator(s): Beijing Urban Engineering Design & Research Institute
Description: East elevation, detail
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42846
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Title: Beijing National Indoor Stadium
Creator(s): Beijing Urban Engineering Design & Research Institute
Description: South elevation
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42699
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Title: Beijing National Stadium
Creator(s): Herzog & de Meuron
Ai Weiwei
Description: Overall view, looking southeast
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42707
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Title: Beijing National Stadium
Creator(s): Herzog & de Meuron
Ai Weiwei
Description: Overall view, looking east, showing the full west flank from the promenade
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42710
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Title: Beijing National Stadium
Creator(s): Herzog & de Meuron
Ai Weiwei
Description: West flank, showing subterranean entrance
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42715
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Title: Beijing National Stadium
Creator(s): Herzog & de Meuron
Ai Weiwei
Description: West flank, close view of outer steel structure, showing plastic covering at roof
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42716
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Title: Beijing National Stadium
Creator(s): Herzog & de Meuron
Ai Weiwei
Description: West flank, close view of outer steel structure
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42727
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Title: Beijing National Stadium
Creator(s): Herzog & de Meuron
Ai Weiwei
Description: View as one enters the area under the steel structure
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42735
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Title: Beijing National Stadium
Creator(s): Herzog & de Meuron
Ai Weiwei
Description: View on the outer stair
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42747
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Title: Beijing National Stadium
Creator(s): Herzog & de Meuron
Ai Weiwei
Description: Stadium, covering over seating, detail
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42752
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Title: Beijing National Stadium
Creator(s): Herzog & de Meuron
Ai Weiwei
Description: Stadium seating, first level
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42753
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Title: Beijing National Stadium
Creator(s): Herzog & de Meuron
Ai Weiwei
Description: Stadium, general view
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42755
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Title: Beijing National Stadium
Creator(s): Herzog & de Meuron
Ai Weiwei
Description: Stadium, covering over seating
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42761
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Title: Linglong Tower (Multifunctional Studio Tower)
Creator(s): Cui Kai Studio
Description: Overall context view, looking northeast on the promenade
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42762
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Title: Linglong Tower (Multifunctional Studio Tower)
Creator(s): Cui Kai Studio
Description: Elevator detail
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42763
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Title: Linglong Tower (Multifunctional Studio Tower)
Creator(s): Cui Kai Studio
Description: View of one of the six pods
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42764
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Title: Linglong Tower (Multifunctional Studio Tower)
Creator(s): Cui Kai Studio
Description: Stair detail
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42766
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Title: Linglong Tower (Multifunctional Studio Tower)
Creator(s): Cui Kai Studio
Description: Tower summit, close view showing cross-bracing
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42770
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Title: Linglong Tower (Multifunctional Studio Tower)
Creator(s): Cui Kai Studio
Description: View of the tower base
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42771
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Title: Linglong Tower (Multifunctional Studio Tower)
Creator(s): Cui Kai Studio
Description: View of the tower base
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-42772
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Title: Linglong Tower (Multifunctional Studio Tower)
Creator(s): Cui Kai Studio
Description: Context view, looking south on the promenade with the Bird's Nest in the distance
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.