Drawing their inspiration from the rock formations of the nearby Huanghsan mountains and the Chinese landscape painting tradition, the architects of MAD designed a housing development on the banks of Taiping Lake in a UNESCO World Heritage site which is an important Chinese tourist attraction.
In Oman the construction of the largest botanic garden on the Arabian peninsula, and indeed the world, is underway. The project was created in partnership with the Arup, Grimshaw and Haley Sharpe Design (hsd) studios.
Architecture’s impact on its context, whether natural or urban, goes farther than the footprint of the building itself; a skyscraper, for example, becomes a landmark visible from a great distance away. The CTBUH presents annual awards for tall buildings that have a positive impact on their surroundings. We take a look at the candidates for the 2018 awards.
A few days before the opening of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia called FREESPACE, the Spanish art collective Boa Mistura has completed the first public square in a refugee camp in Ritsona, Greece.
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