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Pre-Announcement: International Tender For the Architectural Design of Qianhai International Financial Exchange Center

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Courtesy of Shenzhen Qianhai Development & Investment Holding Co., Ltd. Courtesy of Shenzhen Qianhai Development & Investment Holding Co., Ltd.

The Overall Planning for the Development of the Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone was approved by the State Council in 2010. The Planning defines Qianhai as an innovative cooperation demonstration zone for Guangdong-Hong Kong modern service industry.

As a strategic platform for the new era of changes and open policies, Qianhai was created and planned by General Secretary Xi Jinping in person. A cooperation demonstration zone of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao, as well as a new city center will be constructed with high standards, basing on the motto  “relying on Hong Kong, serving the Mainland, and facing the world”.

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Valla Park by 02LANDSKAP

6 hours 35 minutes ago
02LANDSKAP: In 2013 02landskap got the assignment to plan the new park in Vallastaden, called Paradiset (Paradise). The park was a part of Vallastaden in the winning proposal Tegar (Allotments) by Okidoki architects. With the basis in the theme of allotments, and the historic pattern of the landscape, 02landskap has created a park that will […]
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House in the Mountain / Gluck+

7 hours ago
© Steve Mundinger © Steve Mundinger
  • Architects: GLUCK+
  • Location: United States
  • Project Team: Shannon Bambenek, Cory Collman, Peter L. Gluck, Charlie Kaplan, Jason LaPointe, Matthew Lawson, James MacGillivray, Scott Scales
  • Area: 2850.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Steve Mundinger, GLUCK+
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Jason Rhoades

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Jason Rhoades
My Madinah: in pursuit of my ermitage . 2004 + The Brant Foundation Art Study Center Until his untimely death in 2006 at age 41, Rhoades carried out a continuous assault on aesthetic conventions and the rules governing the art world, wryly subverting those conditions by activating them within his practice. He conceived his works … Continue reading Jason Rhoades
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A Brief Architectural History of Nightclubs

9 hours ago
The environments of nightclubs shifted along with trends in architecture and design. Pomo theatrics formed the interiors of the Flash Back Discotheque in Borgo San Dalmazzo. Image Courtesy of Paolo Mussat Sartor The environments of nightclubs shifted along with trends in architecture and design. Pomo theatrics formed the interiors of the Flash Back Discotheque in Borgo San Dalmazzo. Image Courtesy of Paolo Mussat Sartor

This article was originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "The Designers Who Made Disco."

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Which Cities Have the Most High-Rises?

10 hours ago

The downtown skyline of a city is perhaps its most symbolic feature. The iconic cityscapes that we know and love are typically formed by skyscrapers, but much of the surrounding context is made up of other high-rise buildings. Yes, there is a difference between a skyscraper and a high-rise. Research company Emporis defines a high-rise as a building at least 35 meters (115 feet) or 12 stories tall. These high-rise buildings play a major role in the more sprawled urban context of larger cities today.

Read on for Emporis' list of the 20 cities in the world with the most high-rises. You might be surprised by which cities made the cut.

1. Seoul, South Korea (33,073)

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Luzhniki Stadium / SPEECH

11 hours ago
© Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov
  • Architects: SPEECH
  • Location: ul. Luzhniki, 24 строение 2, Moskva, Russia
  • General Design And Planning: Mosinzhproekt
  • Architecture, Technology, Site Plan: Speech Architects
  • Graphic Design: Art Lebedev Studio
  • Area: 221000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Ilya Ivanov, Dmitry Chistoprudov
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The iPad App That Can Make Your Client Meetings Fast, Efficient and Productive

11 hours 30 minutes ago

Sketching is the best way to work through design problems. Since no designer is an island, sometimes sketching collaboratively is the best way of working through design problems together. Other times, you sketch a bit, create a proper drawing, and then present to colleagues, clients or stakeholders.

"Whether you're resolving a challenging condition by yourself, or helping a client to visualize, we all sketch it out first," explained Sophie Amini, Creative Director at Pooky. "With Archisketch, more often than not, even I prefer to put aside my paper and pencil and whip off a sketch on my iPad. At Pooky, we work very closely, both with each other and with the manufacturers. We talk through sketches and ideas at length before deciding which samples to get made up. Sketches are translated into technical drawings, from which the manufacturers can work."

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Monadnock

11 hours 45 minutes ago
Atlas House . Eindhoven + Wienerberger Brick Award 2018 Situated on the edge of a typical suburban de­velopment in Eindhoven, this house with a gar­den blends at first sight into its surroundings, meeting the local building code for white, cubic houses. However, on closer inspection, the house re­veals a refined play of mass and material … Continue reading Monadnock
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"Mnemonics": The Romania Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale

12 hours ago
© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage, we present the completed Romania Pavilion. Below, the curatorial team describes the exhibition in their own words.

Mnemonics proposes a contemporary take on the event’s theme and takes an ultimately optimistic snapshot of the public urban space that Romanian society has seen transforming over the past decades. It raises the question of the social and cultural functions of the free public space in Romanian cities.

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Seduction Pavilion: Call for Entries

12 hours ago

YAC – Young Architects Competitions – and the Foundation Fashion Research Italy – in cooperation with the Cineteca di Bologna - launch “Seduction Pavilion”, an architectural competition to design and realize an installation that will became a real landmark of an exhibition that the Foundation is going to dedicate to the endless beauty of aspiring female celebrities and pin-ups. A cash prize of € 10,000 + realization of the 1st prize project will be awarded to winners selected by a well-renowned jury made of, among the others, Patricia Urquiola (Studio Urquiola), Fabio Novembre (Studio Fabio Novembre), Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli (OMA), Claudio Silvestrin (Claudio Silvestrin Architects)

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Black Ridge House / Neil Dusheiko Architects

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