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Top 7 Architecture of 2018

Feb 10, 2019
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Top 7 Architecture of 2019

Huangshan Mountain Village

Huangshan, located near the ancient villages of Hongcun and Xidi in China’s Anhui province, is home to one of the country’s most beautiful mountains. As a UNESCO Heritage Site, it is a popular tourist destination”. It is a cluster of housing towers which take their forms from the granite contours of the Huangshan mountain range. Ten housing blocks make up Huangshan Mountain Village. The floorplates of each one decrease in scale towards the summit, tapering to create a peak-like formation along the edge of Taiping Lake.

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Morpheus hotel

Morpheus hotel in Macau, China, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, The monolithic 40-storey structure, wrapped in a gleaming aluminium exoskeleton, Yet closer examination reveals the hotel’s futuristic-looking design – which boasts a world-first, free-form exoskeleton with its structural geometric grid negating the need for internal walls or columns that would clutter the hotel’s interior.

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Zaha Hadid’s condos

It is an 11-storey structure that includes 39 private residences and a number of luxury amenities, with steel bands and rounded glass corners beside the High Line park. By Zaha Hadid Architects. Named after its address in Chelsea, 520 West 28th Street.  The building’s elegant hand-crafted metal façade is driven by one continuous line, which loops its way skywards. These dynamic curves create a distinctive chevron pattern that embraces interlacing levels, maximizing privacy and security between residences.

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Battersea Arts Centre

The Battersea Arts Centre (“BAC”) building located near Clapham Junction railway station in Battersea, in the London Borough of Wandsworth that operates as a performance space specialising in theatre productions.

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OMA Rijnstraat 8

Upon its completion in 1992, Rijnstraat 8, the former Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM) building represented both an innovative office typology. In collaboration with the original architect, Jan Hoogstad, OMA has developed an integrated concept for the building based on a renewal of its existing architectural qualities.

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Zaryadye Park

Zaryadye Park is a landscape urban park located adjacent to Red Square in Moscow, Russia, on the site of the former Rossiya Hotel. Zaryadye Park is the first public park built in Moscow for over 50 years. The area of the park’s facilities is almost 78,000 square meters, of which 25,200 square meters is occupied by a multipurpose concert hall. The floating bridge is a thin air structure in the form of the letter “V” with a large outward extension above the water. It towers over the embankment and seems to hover over the Moscow River.

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Apple Store Michigan Avenue, Chicago / Foster + Partners

Inspired by the pulse of Chicago’s artistic energy, Apple has created a new platform for performance in a city charged by music. Located at the intersection of the Chicago River and North Michigan Avenue’s ‘Magnificent Mile’, Apple Michigan Avenue cascades down from Pioneer Court to the river’s edge, creating new connections between the city and the river. It was designed by Foster + Partners.

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