July 24, 2021

Innovative San Jose Campus Will Feature Buildings Blurring the Line Between City and Nature

The new Westbank San Jose Campus boasts not only incredible contemporary architecture but also a team of starchitects reimagining city life in innovative structures. This California campus was made possible by a partnership with Westbank, Urban Community, Peterson and OPTrust and was commissioned to reinspire the residents of Silicon Valley with beautiful design and nature.

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July 18, 2021

20 Architecture-Inspired Jewelry Pieces Any Design Lover Will Want to Wear

Geometric structures, clean lines, ornate details, and raw materials: it’s no surprise that timeless architectural design has sparked the imagination of many contemporary jewelry designers. Inspired by the world built around us, many designers pay homage to architectural pioneers by applying the same precision, balance, functionality, and beauty to their expertly crafted accessories. Whether you’re into classical shapes, Art Deco motifs, or modernist minimalism, we’ve collected a range of architectural jewelry to suit everyone’s aesthetic.

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July 16, 2021

10 Facts about the Sydney Opera House, an Architectural Symbol of Australia [Infographic]

The Sydney Opera House is undoubtedly one of the most famous and recognizable buildings in the world. Its iconic white sails have become a symbol for Australia and an unofficial wonder of the world. Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the Sydney Opera House was created in the hopes of helping “mold a better and more enlightened community” by creating a place to celebrate the arts.

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July 11, 2021

Contemporary Hotel in China Has a Design Inspired by an Ancient Cultural Text

Zhengzhou, China, is considered an undeveloped area of the Henan province, but soon it will be a bustling “paradise city with national customs.” An elegant new hotel by Lacime Architects is the first built project designed to accommodate the expected growth. Called JianYe – LanHai ZhengFeng, its aesthetics are clearly contemporary—there's an elegant curving form and large glass façade—but much of the inspiration comes from traditional Chinese design.

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