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    Sunnyhills Cake Shop in Tokyo by Kengo Kuma & AssociatesSubscription

    Buildings13 September, 2017

    Glass does not have a monopoly on transparency. Using the ancient and fiendishly complex Japanese joinery technique of jigoku-gumi, which literally means ‘interlocking hell’, Kengo Kuma enveloped this Tokyo bakery in a hectic cloud of wooden struts. The interior is not visible from the street, making display of the wares on sale impossible, but the building is instantly recognisable –from a distance, it is reminiscent of a wasp nest – making it a striking advertisement for the business. And ...

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    ​Tsinghua Architecture School extension in Beijing, China by Li Xiaodong AtelierSubscription

    Buildings4 September, 2017

    Within strict space and budgetary constraints, the simplicity of Li Xiaodong’s Tsinghua University extension belies its experimental integrity

  • Contest site: Yilong Futuristic City

    Competition: Yilong Futuristic City, ChinaSubscription

    Competition28 August, 2017

    An open international competition has been launched for a new 1,258km2 metropolitan area in China’s Guizhou Province (Deadline: 15 November)

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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 ...

  • Contest site in Guiren, Tainan

    Competition: Greater Tainan Expo Centre, TaiwanSubscription

    Competition31 July, 2017

    Tainan City has announced an open international design contest for a £45 million exhibition centre in Southern Taiwan (Deadline: 30 August)

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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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    Designing for the moment: on 70 years of Japanese house architectureSubscription

    Thinkpiece19 July, 2017

    Domestic architecture in Japan is a powerful and optimistic force in the face of imminent disaster

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    The Captain's House, Fuzhou, China by Vector ArchitectsSubscription

    Buildings14 July, 2017

    AR House Shortlist 2017: a new concrete skin and dramatic vaulted roof has given the Captain’s House a new lease of life

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    Inside outing: Inverted House, Japan, by Oslo School of Architecture and Design + Kengo KumaSubscription

    Buildings27 June, 2017

    AR House Highly Commended: Inverted House subverts conventional ideas about houses by embracing rather than sheltering from the elements