Laid out like tree branches in the Xixi National Wetland Park in Hangzhou – in Zhejiang province, eastern China –, the Xixi Artist Clubhouse was designed as a small village community by Zhang Lei, of the Nanjing-based office AZL Architects. Comprising five similar buildings, each with a floor area of 800 square meters, the entire complex follows a modular pattern. Each building offers living accommodations and studios for artists and designers in a central volume six meters tall, two-story and concrete-structured, with two branched arms protruding from it, single-level and steel-framed; all in accordance with a Y-shaped modular floor plan. The translucent white polycarbonate panels of the enclosures create an interior of diffused light, and at night a play of lights seeming to float in the horizon.
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.