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Category list : Asia-Pacific

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  • Sinuous curves and peaks in Tokyo’s fractured cityscape

    Za-Koenji Theatre by Toyo Ito, Tokyo, JapanSubscription

    Buildings1 June, 2009

    Toyo Ito creates a complex roof geometry to enliven the otherwise static plan of a new space specifically designed for Japan’s largest dance festival. Photography by Edmund Sumner

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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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    Yiwu: China's trinket townSubscription

    Thinkpiece25 May, 2018

    The Chinese city of Yiwu is undergoing a modern-day Gold Rush of novelty item suppliers

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    Xixi Wetland Center in China by Atelier FrontiSubscription

    Buildings28 August, 2012

    Wang Yun’s thoroughly Modernist buildings, set in China’s only national wetland park, have been left unoccupied − symptomatic of China’s unfulfilled journey from here to modernity

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    Xixi Wetland Center in China by Atelier FrontiSubscription

    Buildings28 August, 2012

    Wang Yun’s thoroughly Modernist buildings, set in China’s only national wetland park, have been left unoccupied − symptomatic of China’s unfulfilled journey from here to modernity

  • Blocks of varying heights frame the main entrance

    Xiging District Housing Design by Michael Sorkin Studio, Tianjin, ChinaSubscription

    Buildings18 August, 2011

    Celebrating invention and authenticity, the AR presents a snapshot of work in progress from around the world

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    World Cities Summit, SingaporeSubscription

    Thinkpiece24 July, 2012

    Development cannot come at the cost of democracy, argues the World Bank and others

  • Studio Mumbai’s 1:1 prototype mockups stand like works of art among the trees

    Workshop by Studio Mumbai, Alibaug, IndiaSubscription

    Thinkpiece23 August, 2010

    Based in a plantation in Alibaug, the Studio Mumbai workshop demonstrates a return to craft

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    Winter Garden Facade in Brisbane by Studio 505Subscription

    Buildings12 December, 2014

    Inspired by the vibrant, luxuriant colours of a winter garden, Studio 505’s facade is a dynamic interplay between colour and technical sophistication

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    Wencun Village, China, by Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu’s Amateur Architecture StudioSubscription

    Buildings17 November, 2015

    Regeneration, or gentrification? Wencun Village proposes an alternative approach to Chinese rural housing and construction

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