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Typology: Opera HousesSubscription

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Since its birth in the Renaissance, opera has been claimed as a reincarnation of community-forming Greek drama, while being used to represent the power of the state − whether feudal, dictatorial or democratic

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Architecture Becomes MusicSubscription

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As abstract art forms based on rhythm, proportion and harmony, architecture and music share a clear cultural lineage. Now, through digital expression, architecture can attain new heights of creative supremacy

The granite rainscreen is draped over the internal volumes, in the form of a softly eroded pebble

Guangzhou, China – A rock and a high place: British architects complete major projects in China’s third citySubscription

By Rob Gregory

Guangzhou Opera House testifies to the city’s huge cultural ambitions

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Cathedral of culture: Sydney Opera HouseSubscription

By Tom Heath

Originally published in the AR September 1973: at the time of its opening in October, the Sydney Opera House will already be considered a piece of architectural history

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