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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 ...
Oasia Downtown, Singapore by WOHASubscription
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 ...
In the shell of a factory, Studio Mumbai rejects the luxury high-rise trend for a collective way of living
Domestic architecture in Japan is a powerful and optimistic force in the face of imminent disaster
AR House Shortlist 2017: decks and outdoor living rooms inhabit the chamfered façade of this house perched on Sydney’s rocky coastline
AR House Shortlist 2017: a new concrete skin and dramatic vaulted roof has given the Captain’s House a new lease of life
AR House Shortlist 2017: behind the suburban mirage lurks an extraordinary concrete-vaulted hideaway
The hypotheses of Rahm’s earlier laboratory experiments are finally being applied on an extensive urban scale in the form of the park in Taiwan
The Seoul Metropolitan Government has announced an international contest – judged by David Chipperfield – for a new 1.2 trillion KRW transport hub in Gangnam (Deadline: 21 June)
The South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has announced an open international contest for a 55 billion KRW National Museum of World Writing in Songdo (Deadline: 2 June)