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Commissioned by King's Cross and designed by Moxon Architects and Arup, the new Esperance Bridge, named by the children of a nearby school, is inspired by the area’s industrial past. The new infrastructure crosses Regent's Canal to link Pancras Square with the area’s shopping district, Coal Drops Yard and Granary Square, a classic symbol of London.
UAD – The Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zheijiang University Co., Ltd. – has recently completed a new cultural complex in Jiashan, China. The city is an eco-friendly and green development demonstration area in the Yangtze River Delta, thus playing the important role of a laboratory for implementing new architectural and social solutions.
Born in Toronto in 1929, Frank Owen Gehry moved to Los Angeles in 1947, where he first studied art and then devoted himself to architecture, earning his degree in 1954. In the early years he worked for Victor Gruen Associates and then studied urban planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Gehry’s work is situated in the postmodernist current and in Deconstructivism, of which he is unanimously recognized as one of the leading exponents. In his buildings, the typical decomposition and the “seemingly illogical” reassembly nonetheless introduce a constant “dialogue between the forms of the past and those of the present”, revealing “an approach to form and materials that is inspired by painting and sculpture” (Lum). The many distinctive features of Gehry’s style include formal lightness, oblique lines, and the use of materials that are often uncommon. Following his first ....
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