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Spotlight: Toyo Ito

As one of the leading architects of Japan's increasingly highly-regarded architecture culture, 2013 Pritzker Laureate Toyo Ito (born June 1, 1941) has defined his career by combining elements of minimalism with an embrace of technology, in a way that merges both traditional and contemporary elements of Japanese culture.

Tower of Winds. Image © Tomio OhashiTama Art University Library. Image © Iwan BaanSendai Mediatheque. Image © Nacasa & Partners Inc.Taichung Metropolitan Opera House. Image © Lucas K. Doolan+ 16

Suzhou No.2 Libary / gmp

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Suzhou, China
  • Architects: gmp
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  45300
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

China Southern Power Grid Green Campus Offices / von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects (gmp)

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Guangzhou, China

Tianjin Binhai Museum / gmp Architects

Detailof street facade. Image © Christian GahlInner facade. Image © Christian GahlEntrance from cultural concourse. Image © Christian GahlExhibition area with mobile wall elements. Image © Christian Gahl+ 15

  • Architects: gmp Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  26500
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017

Tianjin Binhai Cultural Center / gmp Architects

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Binhaixinqu, China
  • Architects: gmp Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  31600
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017

Guangxi Culture & Art Center / gmp Architects

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Nanning Shi, China
  • Architects: gmp Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  113764
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

Chao Hotel Beijing / gmp Architects

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Chaoyang Qu, China
  • Architects: gmp Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  31372
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

9 Inventive Large-Scale Stadiums and Their Constructive Details

Stadiums —new or remodeled— provide excellent and innovative examples of architecture on a large scale; they are required to shelter thousands of people, including the athletes of the games they host. In addition to the technical aspects and considerations related to sports, these structures apply interesting cladding systems, with some stadiums even generating the energy needed to function.

Read on for more about stadiums and their structures in detail.

Basketball Stadium in Dongguan / gmp architekten. Image © Christian GahlMineirão Sports Complex / BCMF Arquitetos. Image © Leonardo Finotti Arena da Baixada / carlosarcosarquite(c)tura. Image © Leonardo Finotti Arena Tele2 / White arkitekter . Image © Åke E:son Lindman+ 29

Huawei Technological Factory Buildings / gmp Architects

HUAWEI Technology Park, Beijing. Image © Christian GahlR&D building entrance courtyard. Image © Christian GahlLobby R&D building. Image © Christian GahlHUAWEI Technology Park, Beijing. Image © Christian Gahl+ 12

  • Architects: gmp Architects ; Design: Meinhard von Gerkan, Stephan Schütz with Nicolas Pomränke, Stephan Rewolle
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  139355
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017

Sergei Tchoban: “We Cannot Avoid Looking At Architecture; Architecture Should Be Beautiful”

After receiving his education at the Repin Institute for Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in St. Petersburg, Sergei Tchoban moved to Germany at the age of 30. He now runs parallel practices in both Berlin and Moscow, after becoming managing partner of nps tchoban voss in 2003 and co-founding SPEECH with Sergey Kuznetsov in 2006. In 2009, the Tchoban Foundation was formed in Berlin to celebrate the lost art of drawing through exhibitions and publications. The Foundation’s Museum for Architectural Drawing was built in Berlin in 2013 to Tchoban’s design. In this latest interview for his “City of Ideas” series, Vladimir Belogolovsky spoke to Tchoban during their recent meeting in Paris about architectural identities, inspirations, the architect’s fanatical passion for drawing, and such intangibles as beauty.

Villa in Wasiljewo, 2009, near Saint Petersburg. Image © Aleksey NaroditskyMuseum for Architectural Drawing, 2013, Berlin. Image © Roland HalbeActor Galaxy, 2015, Sotchi. Image © Aleksey NaroditskyExpo Pavilion Milan, 2015, Milan. Image © Aleksey Naroditsky+ 45

Dayuan International Center / gmp Architekten

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  • Architects: gmp Architekten
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  192
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015

Guanghualu SOHO 2 / gmp Architekten

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  • Architects: gmp Architekten ; Design: Meinhard von Gerkan, Stephan Schütz with Stephan Rewolle
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  103000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015

SOHO Fuxing Lu / gmp Architekten

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  • Architects: gmp Architekten
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  136540
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015

3Cubes Office Building / gmp Architekten

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  • Architects: gmp Architekten
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  90650
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015

13 New Buildings Join the World's 100 Tallest List in Record-Breaking Year

This past year was a record-breaking season for skyscraper construction. According to a new survey by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), 2014 saw the completion of 97 buildings that were at least 200 meters tall. Of those, 11 were 300 meters or taller, earning them the classification of “supertall.” These are the highest figures on record, with 2011, for example, seeing only 87 200-meters-plus buildings completed.

In addition, in 2014 the total height of completed buildings (23,333 meters) broke the 2011 record of 19,852 meters. With major countries like China becoming increasingly urbanized, and the world economy recovering from recession, the CTBUH expects that these numbers will only increase. See the details of CTBUH’s report, and learn what the numbers may predict about the future of skyscraper construction, after the break.

Benois House / Tchoban Voss Architekten

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Basketball Stadium in Dongguan / gmp architekten

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  • Architects: gmp architekten ; Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz with Stephan Rewolle
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  60600
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014

Tianjin Grand Theater / gmp Architects

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