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Lecturer Ng's work on Lafayette 148 building featured in Shantou, China featured in Domus

Architecture Lecturer Tsz Yan Ng's work on the Lafayette 148 building in Shantou, China was featured in Marc Neveu's article "Concrete Twist," published in Domus. Completed in 2008 by Mehrdad Hadighi of Studio for Architecture and Ng, the building houses all of the functions of the Lafayette 148 clothing label and is organized around the flow of production, from conception to shipment of the final product. Throughout the building the architects deftly carved into the block to allow light to penetrate into the core and even provide exterior spaces that one is able to occupy. These spaces also help to mitigate the use of artificial cooling by drawing hot air from the building. According to Neveu, "by building upon local traditions of construction, the architects have created an elegantly wrapped building that does more than simply make a fashionable reference."

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May 16, 2012

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