Image courtesy of MAD
Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Center by MAD
The Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Center is a city-scale urban project, with an overall building area of approximately 560,000 sqm. Working at this scale, MAD strives to capture a fully realized “Shanshui City”— a concept at the center of MAD’s designs that adapts the traditional Chinese Shanshui ethos of spiritual harmony between nature and humanity to the modern urbanenvironment.
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The Pearl of Istanbul by Forum Studio
Envisioned by Turkey’s business and civic leaders, and designed by the urban planning and architectural design team at Forum Studio, the Pearl marks Istanbul’s rebirth as a global destination. Situated in a natural bluff just outside of the bustling city center of Istanbul, the Pearl takes full advantage of its connection to the Marmara Sea, the natural beauty of the site’s topography contributing to the region’s reputation as a cosmopolitan resort.
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MAAT Museum by Amanda Levete
MAAT (the Museum of Art Architecture and Technology) is a new institution designed by Amanda Levete currently under construction on the banks of Lisbon’s Tagus river. With work in Portugal now reaching its climax, the building is set to open its doors this October. Led by director Pedro Gadanho, MAAT will explore contemporary culture through visual arts, new media, architecture, technology, and science.
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The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945
Art Gallery, Barbican
From 23 March 2017 to 25 June 2017
The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945 is the first major UK exhibition to focus on Japanese domestic architecture from the end of the Second World War to now, a field which has consistently produced some of the most influential and extraordinary examples of modern and contemporary design.
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Mies Van Der Rohe and James Stirling Circling the Square
The Architecture Gallery, Riba, London
From 8 March 2017 to 25 June 2017
In spring 2017 the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) presents a major new exhibition, Mies van der Rohe & James Stirling: Circling the Square, offering a renewed examination of two iconic architectural schemes proposed for the same site in the City of London. Commissioned by architectural patron and developer Lord Peter Palumbo, Mies van der Rohe’s unrealised Mansion House Square project will be explored alongside its built successor, James Stirling Michael Wilford & Associates’ newly listed No. 1 Poultry.
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Álvaro Siza, Sacro
Gallery 2bis, MAXXI, Roma
From 9 November 2016 to 26 March 2017
The best architect is time.
Great inclined walls, a sinuous layout, ample spaces alternating with others that are deliberately restricted in dialogue and contraposition with those of the museum: this is how the great Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza has imagined the exhibition featuring drawings, projects and objects that reveal his relationship with the sacred.
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Jardins de l’arche tower by Ateliers 2/3/4/
Nanterre, La défense, Paris
Competition: December 2016
An unusual tower with hanging gardens, in the centre of the new district La Défense, this 200-metre tall skyscraper quite singularly extends the great historic axis of Paris.