May 8, 2021

10 Gravity-Defying Structures by Santiago Calatrava, Legendary Architect and Engineer

Spanish-Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava is well known for his incredible soaring structures. He is one of those star architects who has a style so well defined that it is recognizable to people who may not necessarily consider themselves architecture lovers. Part of what defines Calatrava's unique style is the impressive structural capabilities of his buildings combined with their sculptural elegance.

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May 3, 2021

15 Must-See TV Shows for Architects and Architecture Lovers

Have you ever binge-watched a show while working on your latest project? This is nothing new for many architects and designers; but even if you’re not the type to watch while you work, there are certain shows that can inspire you during your downtime with incredible examples of world building and amazing architecture.

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May 2, 2021

Dynamic Metal Ribbon Twists and Turns Around New Cultural Center in China

French architect and Pritzker Prize winner Christian de Portzamparc has just completed a new project called the Suzhou Bay Cultural Center. Designed for the waterfront of China's Lake Tai, the new building is wrapped in an impressive metal ribbon that twists and turns in gravity-defying motions reminiscent of a roller coaster. The architect describes that the ribbon serves to connect the two separate wings of the complex—both to each other and to the site.

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April 30, 2021

China Is Getting a Futuristic Cultural Center That Looks Like a Giant Floating Cloud

Another incredible cultural center has just been announced for Shenzhen, China. Japanese architecture firm SANAA, led by prestigious architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, won the Shenzhen Maritime Museum competition with their futuristic design featuring a billowing roofscape. The project, titled Clouds on the Sea, won the bid against other popular firms like Kengo Kuma & Associates, Sou Fujimoto Architects, UNStudio, and Open Architecture.

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