ORDOS 100: Christ & Gantenbein

The 058 villa by Christ & Gantenbein is at the same time a simple house following the rules of the masterplan, as a surprisingly rich spatial system offering unexpected relations of the interior and the exterior, creating a private labyrinth to live in. To the outside the fragmented geometry of the volume and the mirror cladding create a distance; the house is present and absent at the same time.

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Villa // Ordos 100 // Inner Mongolia // China // FRENTE / Juan Pablo Maza

From FRENTE:

‘The immediate context drove the decision of designing an introvert villa for the Ordos 100 project in China. As a result of the extreme weather, it has been chosen to bury the house taking advantage of the generosity of underground temperatures and therefore neutralizing the harsh winter and summer weather conditions.

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ORDOS 100: I|K Studio

This villa is located in plot #55 of the ORDOS 100 project.

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Ordos 100: Rojkind Arquitectos

This villa by Rojkind Arquitectos is located in plot #67 of the Ordos 100 project. ‘The scope of the project is to Develop 100 hundred villas in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China, for the Client, Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd. FAKE Design, Ai Wei Wei studio in Beijing, has developed the masterplan for the 100 parcels of land and will curate the project, while Herzog and de Meuron have selected the 100 architects to participate.

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Villa Of Captured Distance // Ordos 100 // Inner Mongolia // China // Obra Architects

Villa Of Captured Distance // Ordos 100 // Inner Mongolia // China // Obra Architects // 1

Villa of Captured Distance is a 1000 m2 villa designed as part of a complex of 100 villas designed by 100 architects from around the world.

Ordos 100 was originally organized by Jacques Herzog and Ai Weiwei, part of a development referred to as Ordos Project in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China. Obra Architects‘ project is located in lot #16 and is included in the first phase of projects which are planned for construction later this year.

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ORDOS 100: Lyn Rice Architects

LRA is one of a handful of architects from the United States selected by Herzon & de Meuron to design a 10,000sf villa in China’s Inner Mongolia province as part of acclaimed artist, Ai Weiwei’s 100 Ordos Master Plan. Situated on an arid grassland site, LRA’s Villa 007 will be one of 100 villas designed by 100 invited international architects and organized around a new Ordos cultural center which includes an adjacent museum and artist housing.

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ORDOS 100: Slade Architecture

This villa by Slade Architecture is located in plot #31 of the Ordos 100 project.

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‘Mongolian Mountains’: Ordos 100 Villa By Manuel Herz

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This is the design by Basel-based architect Manuel Herz for the Ordos 100 project in Inner Mongolia, China, curated by Ai Weiwei and Herzog & de Meuron.

From the architect:

‘What is the relationship between residential architecture and the specificities of a site? Should architecture react to a given situation and embed itself into a local context and culture? Or should it introduce novel elements, displace spatial conditions, or even create something akin to a fata-morgana?

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