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    Folio: The Flying CitySubscription

    Essay22 September, 2017

    Georgii Krutikov’s drawings depict a utopia where people work on the ground and live in the clouds

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    Perestroika of lifeSubscription

    Essay22 September, 2017

    The ‘social condenser’ encouraged collective consciousness and elevated the design of life to a science

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    Editorial: Revolutions mean mass housing – and should mean good design Subscription

    Essay20 September, 2017

    WOHA’s public housing in Singapore is a revolution in mass housing design

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    Life and Seoul: Seoul Biennale 2017Subscription

    News18 September, 2017

    The launch of the Seoul Biennale puts the city centre stage

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    Seoul and the city: 2017 UIA CongressSubscription

    News18 September, 2017

    The 2017 UIA Congress focused on urban fabric in general and host city Seoul in particular

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    Sunnyhills Cake Shop in Tokyo by Kengo Kuma & AssociatesSubscription

    Case study13 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

    Building4 September, 2017

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

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

    Case study8 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

    Case study8 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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    Bombay mix: Saat Rasta housing, Mumbai, India, by Studio MumbaiSubscription

    Building24 July, 2017

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