20. 08. 2013

Construction Vs. Criticism: Galaxy Soho and Sky City come under fire

On the face of it, Galaxy Soho, Beijing and Sky City in Changsha might not have much in common. One’s a mixed-use prestige project designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, with eggish curves straight out of...

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16. 08. 2013

The Harder They Fall: The Risky Business of China’s Big Building Boom

While a lack of necessary permits recently stymied China’s construction of Sky City, the latest contender in world’s never-ending Tallest Building competition, the nation suffers no shortage of ridiculously tall buildings. At a height...

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16. 08. 2013

Wuhan: The next New York?

On July 4, the Wuhan local government announced its intention to transform its city of 10 million into a world-class cosmopolitan metropolis comparable to London, New York, Paris and Tokyo by 2049. The...

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16. 08. 2013

Beijing Mountain Villa

A Chinese businessman who built a house covered by an artificial mountain on top of a 26-storey apartment block in Beijing has been told to remove it or face having it demolished. Local...

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08. 08. 2013

China Tried To Build A City To Replicate Paris … And Here’s What It Looks Like Now

If you visit Tianducheng, a day trip from Shanghai in China’s Zhejiang province, you will be confronted by a 354-foot replica of the Eiffel tower. Development on this Paris replica in China began in...

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08. 08. 2013

43,000 more museums? Gao Peng on China’s museum challenge – interview

China constructs over 100 new museums every year, a situation that presents challenges as well as opportunities to the country’s arts practitioners. At 32, Gao Peng has youth and energy on his side,...

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