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WeWorks new coworking space in Shanghai features salvaged materials from the citys past

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 25, 2016 01:06 AM
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by Lucy Wang last modified Sep 22, 2016

Despite its cosmopolitan appearance, Shanghai still retains much of its historic architecture. Longtang (弄堂), or alleyways, are a major part of the urban fabric and refer to the community of homes grouped along an alley. Linehouse references the site’s history as a former neighborhood of longtangs with sectionally cut house-like structures. A gabled skeleton layered with light-filtering polycarbonate panels frames the interior’s central alley-like space. The house-like structure repeats itself...






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