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Galaxy Soho

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The Galaxy SOHO project in central Beijing for SOHO China is a 330 000m2 office, retail and entertainment complex that will become an integral part of the living city, inspired by the grand scale of Beijing. Its architecture is a composition of five continuous, flowing volumes that are set apart, fused or linked by stretched bridges. These volumes […]

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Superyacht

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I have found an article about Zaha Hadid that has collaborated with the Hamburg-based shipbuilders Blohm+Voss to design a new concept for a family of superyachts: a 128-meter master prototype that will  eventually spawn five, fully-engineered, 90-meter “Unique Circle Yachts.” According to Hadid, the overall design is informed by “fluid dynamics and underwater ecosystems, with hydrodynamic research […]

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Serpentine Sackler Gallery

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Serpentine Sackler Gallery  The Serpentine Sackler Gallery consists of two distinct parts, namely the conversion of a classical 19th-century brick structure – The Magazine – and a 21st-century tensile structure. The Serpentine Sackler Gallery is thus – after MAXXI in Rome – the second art space where Zaha Hadid Architects have created a synthesis of […]

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Dongdaemun Design Plaza

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Dongdaemun Design Plaza Everyone knows that South Korea is one of my favorite countries. Now, I want to introduce DDP as the first public project in Korea to utilize the 3-Dimensional Building Information Modelling (BIM) and other digital tools in construction. Throughout the design process, every building requirement was considered as a set of inter-related […]

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Greek Architecture

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Greek Architecture For most of us, architecture is easy to take for granted. Its everywhere in our daily lives—sometimes elegant, other times shabby, but generally ubiquitous. How often do we stop to examine and contemplate its form and style? Stopping for that contemplation offers not only the opportunity to understand one’s daily surroundings but also […]

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Ancient Chinese Architecture

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Ancient Chinese Architecture Walled compounds, raised pavilions, wooden columns and paneling, yellow glazed roof tiles,  landscaped gardens, and a careful application of town planning and use of space are all notable features of the architecture of ancient China, with many of them still playing an important part in modern architecture across East Asia. Architects were influenced by […]

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Shinto Architecture

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Shinto Architecture The architecture of the 80,000 Shinto shrines in Japan varies depending on geographical location, the deity worshipped, and the date of foundation. The earlier Shinto shrines tend to be simpler and less decorative affairs than those which came after the introduction of Buddhism and Chinese architectural styles in Japan from the 8th century CE onwards. Later shrines are brightly […]

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Ancient Korean Architecture

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Ancient Korean Architecture The architecture of ancient Korea is epitomized by the artful combination of wood and stone to create elegant and spacious multi-roomed structures characterized by clay tile roofing, enclosures within protective walls, interior courtyards and gardens, and the whole placed upon a raised platform, typically of packed earth. The immediate topography of buildings was also […]

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Heydar Aliyev Center

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Heydar Aliyev Center Zaha Hadid was the first woman that received the Pritzker Architecture Prize, in 2004.In my opinion, she was genius, especially in the arcology (my favorite concept that has been primarily introduced & popularized, by architect Paolo Soleri).So Its time to introduce one of her legendary construction which called Heydar Aliyev Center.Zaha Hadid Architects was appointed as design […]