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Place To Be: Ripple Hotel, Qiandao Lake

Place To Be: Ripple Hotel, Qiandao Lake

Architecture | Iconic Architecture

The meandering topography of the hedged Qiandao Lake permeated by a zillion scattered islands, had a profound impact on the metamorphosis of the Ripple hotel in Hangzhou. The secluded haven is an emblem of beauty, restoring the former consigned-to-oblivion architecture and lifestyle of the Chinese civilization.

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Meet The Maker: Santiago Calatrava

Architecture | Iconic Architecture

Emerging as a world renowned, neo-futuristic architect was neither through architecture nor a post-graduate degree in engineering alone, but it was Santiago Calatravas underlying artistic and sculptural sensibilities funneled through ...

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Vernacular Architecture: Things To Know

Architecture | Vernacular Architecture

History has Vernacular architecture's record of being the most primitive form of architecture and perhaps the most alluring as well. Ironically, it somehow lost its appeal with the superimposing of myriad layers ...

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In The Lap Of Luxury: The Boulders, Arizona

Architecture | Iconic Architecture

With a quaint resemblance to the make-believe Flintstone fantasy of Bedrock town, woven into the wild outdoors of the foothills of the Sonoran Desert in Scottsdale, the Boulders is a ...

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Iconic Architecture: Aldar Coin, Abu Dhabi

Architecture | Iconic Architecture

Conforming to the infinite circumference of the circle, the makers of this architectural marvel transfigure the brief of a regular commercial building into the most sought after skyscraper in the ...

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Sustainable Structural Skins: Beauty with a Purpose

Architecture | Green Design

Contemplating the crude artistry of the Native American abodes, the stone igloos of South America as well as the rock cut caves at Guyaju, China, the enclosing walls are defined ...

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Meet The Maker: Frank Ghery

Architecture | Iconic Architecture

Frank Owen Goldberg is one of those architects who make you want to jump the gun when you're wrapped up in ground breaking and simply inconceivable designs, set in motion ...

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Adaptive Re-use: Stella Matutina

Architecture | Iconic Architecture

From rehab to fab, what was once an old dilapidated factory is now a heart throbbing arena dedicated to the display of long gone collectives with new age adjuncts.

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X Hot LEED Certified Hotels For A Cooler Planet

Architecture | Green Design

What a nectar laden flower is to a honeybee, the hotel is to a sojourning traveler and whilst hotels use up the integral hours in a day, the potential for ...

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Mediterranean Architecture: Things To Know

Architecture | Vernacular Architecture

Mediterranean architecture was a typical knee jerk reaction to the increasing wealth and fascination for leisure in the US in the 1920s. It is hand over fist, the style of styles extracted ...

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Iconic Architecture: Seattle Library

Architecture | Iconic Architecture

Gracing the skies in all its flame and flare, the Seattle Library is a leading - edge adaptation of the au fait library with an uncut, hewn out sculptured massing of ...

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Modern Meets History: Royal Ontario Museum

Architecture | Iconic Architecture

One of the largest museums in North America, the Royal Ontario Museum is the combined handiwork of an earnestness that seeks to restore and replenish historical architecture in a modern ...

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Iconic Architecture: Petersen Automotive Museum

Architecture | Iconic Architecture

A Race against time and speed in a shoot-out for the finest form in town, the Petersen Automotive museum races its way to the crossroad of LA's fabled Miracle Mile. ...

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