zhangke zao/standardarchitecture 标准营造 - information
01 February 2018
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.
ZAO/standardarchitecture 标准营造,中国目前最优秀的设计团队之一,2001年由张轲创建,其实践超越了传统的设计职业划分,涵盖了城市规划、建筑设计、景观设计、室内设计及产品设计等各种专业。标准营造在一系列重要文化项目的基础上,发展了在历史文化地段中进行景观与建筑创作的特长和兴趣。
zhangke zao/standardarchitecture 标准营造 - Jobs
01 February 2018
1. Senior Architect
1) Bachelor’s degree or above in architecture
2) Min.5 years working experience
3) Strong management and team-work ability
4) Strong communication skills - Chinese and English communication ability is preferred
5) Skillful user of design software (AutoCad, Adobe, etc)
1. 高级建筑师 
1) 建筑学专业本科或本科以上学历 
2) 五年以上工作经验 
3) 较强的团队管理及合作能力 
4) 较强的沟通能力-有中英文基本会话能力为佳
5) 熟练运用设计软件(如Autocad,Adobe系列软件等)
zhangke zao/standardarchitecture 标准营造 - Contacts
01 February 2018
ZAO/standardarchitecture 标准营造
No.2 Huangsi Street Dongcheng District Beijing China Postcode: 100011
Tel: 86-10-62634351
publication inquiry: me@z-a-o.cn
project inquiry: p@z-a-o.cn
job application: hr@z-a-o.cn
ZAO/standardarchitecture 标准营造
01 January 2018
01 January 2018
01 January 2018
16 September 2017
张轲/标准营造 受邀参加芝加哥建筑双年展
12 September 2017
12 September 2017
zhangke zao/standardarchitecture - 155 《建筑学报》 August 2016
01 August 2017
11 February 2017
The Bielefelder Kunstverein holds a solo exhibition of ZAO/standardarchitecture from February 11 to April 17, 2017.
德国比勒费尔德艺术协会于2017年2月11日至4月17日举办标准营造个展“营造 YÍNG ZÀO”。
01 January 2017
Micro-Hutong is an experiment carried out by studio Standardarchitecture in the district of Dashilar in Beijing. A building imagined in 2012 and translated from wood to reinforced concrete in 2016. Through a double process of partial demolition and remodellation, the result of the intervention is a small lot which favours the spatial and functional link to the neighbourhood and a sense of cosy and intimate dwelling.
zhangke zao/standardarchitecture - 153 《ABITARE 560》 December 2016
08 December 2016
There is a growing trend in the Chinese capital to try to bring back to life historic districts with their typical, low-rise houses designed around a courtyard. Here are two of the most interesting projects, by Zhang Ke
zhangke zao/standardarchitecture - 152 《INTERNI 设计时代》 December 2016
07 December 2016
Hutong reform in the past and present
张轲带领的标准营造事务所以尊重历史发展的每个阶段为前提,依据老城中的杂居形态,考虑大杂院当代居民的使用,设计了以“微杂院”、“微胡同” 为代表的胡同更新项目。我们由此为出发点,思考中国城市改造的走向以及当代建筑师的社会责任。
06 December 2016
This project further explores a sustainable renewal strategy for the urban fabric in the Baitasi historical area in an extremely subtle way. It aims to transform a 150 sqm courtyard in a shared space for two households with the insertion of a prefabricated service core in the 80 sqm main apartment and an 8 sqm “Mini House” underneath the pitched roof.
07 November 2016
Zhang Ke, ZAO / standardarchitecture, with the Micro Yuan’er Children’s Library and Art Centre, Beijing, received the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
张轲/标准营造 凭借北京胡同更新项目“微杂院”儿童图书室及艺术中心获阿卡汗建筑奖。
24 October 2016
The goal of Micro Hutong, a 30 sqm hostel, is to search for possibilities of creating ultra-small scale social housing within the limitations of super-tight traditional hutong spaces of Beijing.
01 October 2016
06 August 2016
Lightness is upheld as an overall value - lightness of space, lightness of structure and lightness of work – for people who work and live in and around the building.
27 July 2016
As a donation from ZAO/standardarchitecture to the underdeveloped area in Guangxi autonomous region of China, the project of the new Guangxi Longji Primary School is conceived as a “house” designed for students and teachers, where a series of intimate spaces open to a breathtaking landscape of terraced rice fields.
01 July 2016
Many young Chinese believe that the path to greatness is equivalent to the path to riches. Beijing architect Zhang Ke feels exactly the opposite. After receiving his bachelor and master degrees from Tsinghua University, he was the first Chinese national to secure a place at Harvard University’s prestigious Graduate School of Design. After graduation, he worked for William Rawn Associates in Boston briefly before spending three years at various architectural firms in Manhattan. He quickly learned that the corporate lifestyle was not for him.
01 July 2016
When the struggle of Hutong redevelopment in Beijing has been brought to the front of world’s architecture by Zhang Ke, something big for the contemporary Chinese architecture is probably under preparation.
06 June 2016
In this shift and even search for diversity among dwelling unit types and aggregations of unit types, the small or so-called ‘micro-unit’ has been pursued in a number of contexts, both in China and abroad. In fact, it seems to harken back to the 1930s and the search among those in CIAM for the Existenzminimum or ‘minimum dwelling’ , pegged at a little more than 14 square meters in area.
01 June 2016
28 May 2016
Opening at the end of May 2016, the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale has drawn the world’s attention to its fascinating venues, again. As one of the three Chinese participants in the central exhibition, “Reporting from the Front,” Zhang Ke brings his vision of the frontline of Chinese architecture to global visitors.
zhangke zao/standardarchitecture - 147 《Architecture and Urbanism》 March 2016
01 March 2016
Cha'er Hutong (Hutong of tea) is a quiet spot in the busy Dashilar area, situated I km from Tiananmen Square in the city center. No. 8 Cha'er Hutong is a typical "Da-Za-Yuan" (big-messy-courtyard) once occupied by over a dozen families. Over the past five decades each family built a small add-on kitchen in the courtyard. These add-on structures form a special density that is usually considered urban scrap and almost all of them have been automatically wiped out with the renovation practices of the past years.
zhangke zao/standardarchitecture - Yarlung Tsangpo River Hostel, Tibet
10 December 2015
The hostel is situated along the slope of the Yarlung Tsangpo River near Pai Town, the small locality that marks the entrance to the Grand Canyon. The site is facing the river to the north, the 7,782 m-high peak of Namcha Barwa to the east, the 7,294 m Gyala Peri Peak to the northeast, and Mount Duoxiongla to the south. To design a hostel with one hundred rooms in such an environment posed a great challenge for the architects. Inspired by the “steps” strategy often seen in local villages when built on slopes, they decided to design a series of stepped, single-storey, linear buildings, each with unimpeded views of the river and mountains to the north and east. On four steps, each set back and grouped in a cresent-shaped form, the building is integrated like a horizontal cut in the foot of the mountain. With roofs covered by earth, shrubs and rocks, the building gently embeds itself into the sloped landscape. Viewed from a distance, the hostel disappears like a few thin leaves floating along the river.
04 December 2015
Cha’er hutong is a quiet spot among the busy Dashilar area, situated one kilometer from the Forbidden City in the city centre of Beijing. The #8 Cha’er Hutong courtyard is a typical “Da-Za-Yuan”—big messy courtyard—once occupied by over a dozen families. Over the past fifty years, each family built a small add-on kitchen in the courtyard. These add-on structures are usually considered as urban scrap and all of them have been wiped out with the renovation practices during the past years.
01 December 2015
ZAO/standardarchitecture + Embaixada
Abstract: This essay discusses the relationship between architecture and landscape in Niang’ou Boat Terminal in Tibet, a project designed by ZAO/standardarchitecture + Embaixada. Through an analysis of building concept, circulation, as well as construction materials, the essay explores the contemporaneity and spirituality of architecture in a strong regional background.
zhangke zao/standardarchitecture - 142 《C3》 October 2015
01 October 2015
Cha'er Hutong (Hutong of tea) is a quiet spot among the busy Dashilar area, situated one kilometre from Tiananmen Square in the city center. No.8 Cha'er Hutong is a typical "Da-Za-Yuan" (big-messy-courtyard) once occupied by over a dozen families. Over the past five decades each family built a small add-on kitchen in the courtyard. These add-on structures form a special density that is usually considered as urban scrap and almost all of them have been automatically wiped out with the renovation practices of the past years.
베이징 천안문 광장 근처의 다실라 지구는 번화환 도심과는 또 다른 분위기의 동네다. 복잡하게 얽힌 골목을 따라, 중국 전통 주거인 사합 원 형태의 집들이 늘어서 있어 예스러운 분위기가 느껴지기 때문이다. 그러나 사실 이 집들은 사합원을 현대적으로 변형시킨 것이다. 베이징 인구가 급증해 집이 부족해지자, 대형 주택이었던 사합원을 쪼개어 다 세대 주택으로 사용했던 것이다. 자연히 공간은 부족할 수밖에 없었 고, 각 세대는 필요에 따라 마당에 공간을 덧붙여 가며 생활했다.
zhangke zao/standardarchitecture - 138 《INTERNI 设计时代》 Jul&Aug 2015
01 August 2015
Zhang Ke: Pursure the eternality of architecture
zhangke zao/standardarchitecture - 141 《室内设计师》 July 2015
01 July 2015
西藏娘欧码头是继2008年完工的派镇码头之后,标准营造与西藏旅游股份公司合作完成的又一码头项目。娘欧码头坐落在尼洋河和雅鲁藏布江的交汇口。 这里保留有完好的原始景观,而河岸边日益频繁的居民日常活动也似乎等待着一种介入,把自然元素串联起来,形成一个关于天空、山川与人的完整故事。
01 July 2015
ABSTRACT ZAO/standardarchitecture recently completed their new office building. This essay explores the design pursuit behind this project and leads to the discussion about tectonic and sensibility.
摘要 标准营造新近完成了在北京的新办公室建筑。作者检视了这个项目背后的设计追求,并由此引申到建构与感知的讨论。
zhangke zao/standardarchitecture - 139 《安邸 AD》 June 2015
01 June 2015
zhangke zao/standardarchitecture - 144 《建筑创作》 April 2015
01 April 2015
The urban-rural dichotomy has always played a vital role in understanding how things evolved to where they are in present day's China. The dynamism between these two ends has helped shape the entire social-political landscape of the country. Yet, it may no longer hold true to place a clear distinction between the two with new ideas emerging in urbanization theories. Can we bring bucolic life into the city? Can we create urban convenience in the countryside? Or can we come up with a novel alternative that blends the advantages of the two?
zhangke zao/standardarchitecture - 134 《世界建筑》 April 2015
01 April 2015
The new ZAO/standardarchitecture studio, located to the North of Qingnian Lake Park,was renovated from an aged warehouse, with its old industrial facade still displaying on the street front. The interior has grown from the idea of "room inside room", with of a couple of service rooms floating amidst a free flowing, unified space.