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    ‘Some buildings are created icons, some achieve iconicity, some have iconicity thrust upon them’Subscription

    Thinkpiece11 August, 2017

    A new analysis of iconic architecture shows how it becomes emblematic of the immaterial forces behind it, but crucially disregards the agency of architects

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    Yun House Boutique Eco-Resort, China by Ares Partners + Atelier Liu Yuyang ArchitectsSubscription

    Buildings8 August, 2017

    The rediscovery of the countryside by China’s middle classes has led to a boom in rural tourism, which has helped redirect cash from the wealthy coast into the undeveloped interior. However, this has often resulted in insensitive building projects, and the ‘nong jia le’ (‘happy farmer home’) idyll frequently turns out to be a mass tourist hell. In response, an eco-tourism movement has developed, offering smaller scale, more deeply embedded experiences of life away from the city. For ...

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    Oasia Downtown, Singapore by WOHASubscription

    Buildings8 August, 2017

    The hotel-in-the-tower has sprouted ever taller since the Waldorf Astoria relocated to a 47-storey skyscraper in 1931; this was the tallest example of the type in the world until Stalin’s Hotel Ukrainia was completed in 1957. In recent years, hotels have become standard anchor tenants of skyscraper developments, hollowing out their tips as plunging atria. These have, however, been sealed volumes – until WOHA designed a hotel for Singapore, its upper reaches a huge cylindrical trellis ...

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    Punta Sirena Hotel, Chile by WMR ArquitectosSubscription

    Buildings8 August, 2017

    The beach hotel usually comports itself in serene and brilliant white curves, borrowing the sleekness of the ocean liner, but the surfing resort of Curanipe in central Chile is a place for less sedentary approaches to the water. In response, WMR Arquitectos have not opted to emulate the quaint traditional buildings of the town, either; their only nod to the vernacular is their use of wood, with eucalyptus and pine filling the black steel frame of their building. This takes the form ...

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    Sofitel Vienna, Austria by Jean NouvelSubscription

    Buildings8 August, 2017

    ‘Jean Nouvel has created a ceiling for the city, in the form of gigantic artworks by Pipilotti Rist which cover the ceilings of the top floor restaurant and atrium of his Sofitel tower’

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    Typology: HotelsSubscription

    Thinkpiece7 August, 2017

    Anonymous rooms for anonymous and rootless lives, the hotel has long been a giant metaphor for modernity

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    Gens: ‘finding a challenge is always the starting point’Subscription

    Thinkpiece4 August, 2017

    Traditional and contemporary architecture co-exist at this French barn converted into mixed housing for the elderly

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    The Table House in Cape Town, South Africa by Noero Architects and Rainer HehlSubscription

    Buildings2 August, 2017

    From the most elemental ingredients of architecture comes a future for those who lack it most

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    Charles Moore (1925-1993)Subscription

    Thinkpiece28 July, 2017

     Charles Moore was the wizard who led us out of the sterility and self-importance of Modernism and showed us that we could go home again

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    Bombay mix: Saat Rasta housing, Mumbai, India, by Studio MumbaiSubscription

    Buildings24 July, 2017

    In the shell of a factory, Studio Mumbai rejects the luxury high-rise trend for a collective way of living

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