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Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Glass

To celebrate the launch of ArchDaily Materials, our new product catalog, we've rounded up 10 awesome projects from around the world that were inspired by one material: glass. Check out the projects after the break...

Architecture City Guide: Shanghai

Courtesy of Flickr CC License / showbizsuperstar
Courtesy of Flickr CC License / showbizsuperstar

This week, with the help of our readers, our Architecture City Guide is headed to Shanghai. Shanghai is noted for having more Art Deco buildings than any other city, including László Hudec’s Park Hotel, which is not on our list but will be added in a future guide. Like many cities in China, Shanghai’s rapid growth has meant a boon in contemporary architecture styles. We put together a list of 12 modern/contemporary buildings that we feel provides a good starting point. It is far from complete. There are dozens of other great buildings that are not our list, and we are looking to add to the list in the near future. Please add your favorites in the comment section below so we can add them on the second go around. Again thank you to all our readers who sent in their suggestions and photographs. The city guides would not be possible without your help.

To check out other cities visit our world map or our Architecture City Guide page. The Architecture City Guide: Shanghai list and corresponding map after the break.

The Qingpu Wetlands / logon architecture

Courtesy of logon architecture
Courtesy of logon architecture

German-based logon architecture shared with us their project The Qingpu Wetlands, an urban landscape proposal in Qingpu, one of the industrial districts of Shanghai. More images and architect’s description after the break.

Chongqing New World Shopping Center / logon architecture

Courtesy of Logon Architecture
Courtesy of Logon Architecture

German-based logon architecture shared with us their project for the Chongqing New World Shopping Center, which includes luxury residential housing, a highrise tower and a 5-star hotel. More images and architect’s description after the break.