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Supertall Towers | Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill

When completed, the recently approved 1609m high Kingdom Tower in Jeddah City, Saudi Arabia, will be the tallest structure in the world. Designed by American firm Adrian Smith +...

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From the Archives #2 | The Old Great Wall

In March 2008 I did a quick trip out to Dunhuang in Gansu province. In addition to these amazing sand dunes on the edge of the Gobi Desert there...

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From the Archives #1 | Raise The Flag

The first overland trip I did in China was a weekend turn around to Datong and Pingyao on an overnight train, in late February 2004. The 40,000 Bhudda caves near Datong,...

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The New Beijing #13 | North Embassy District

This new embassy building, located in the North Embassy District close to Liangmaqiao, is stunning. I haven’t yet established which embassy it is or who designed it – many of...

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The New Beijing # 12 | SOHO Chaowai

Designed by South Korean Architect Seung H-Sang of IROJE Architects + Planners, the Chaowai edition of SOHO is one of the more compelling projects in the SOHO collection. While the...

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The New Beijing # 11 | SOHO Shangdu

Completed in 2007, the Shangdu edition of SOHO is located in the CBD area of Beijing and was designed by Melbourne based LAB Architecture Studio. LAB was also responsible...

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Antony Martin Architects | 2011 Shanghai Expo Australian Pavilion

Melbourne has produced many of Australia’s leading architectural practices and has in the process generated an architectural community that is perhaps one of the world’s most engaging. As a...

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The New Beijing # 10 | 1949 The Hidden City

Hidden a few blocks south east of the SWIRE Sanlitun Village in Chaoyang District, is this superbly executed refurbishment of a collection of old, single level industrial brick buildings. Distributed...

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The New Beijing # 9 | Phoenix Media Centre

Located at the south east corner of Chaoyang Park is this interesting and rather extravagant looking project. I haven’t been able to establish who designed it as yet, so...

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The New Beijing # 8 | GHL SOHO | MADA s.p.a.m.

Located on the western edge of Beijing’s CBD is the SOHO Guanghualu project designed by Qingyun Ma and his studio MADA s.p.a.m.: http://www.madaspam.com/. Preliminary renderings looked promising, however this...

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