Archinect - News 2014-08-27T14:59:53-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/101013571/from-tower-bridge-to-sydney-harbour-welcome-to-china-s-city-of-clones From Tower Bridge to Sydney Harbour, welcome to China's city of clones Alexander Walter 2014-06-03T13:21:00-04:00 >2014-06-03T13:27:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cb/cbde74fcd2e7533168282e83fe7056f1.jpg" width="460" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Suzhou is like many Chinese cities. It has a historic core, including nine Unesco world heritage sites, as well as many beautiful gardens, waterways and temples. [...] But Suzhou has also embarked on another fascinating project: urban mimicry. From Venetian-style &ldquo;water town&rdquo; districts to Dutch-style suburban living, Suzhou hosts what journalist Bianca Bosker calls &ldquo;original copies&rdquo;: simulations of western landmarks. The city is fast becoming China&rsquo;s city of clones.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100170732/colossal-bavarian-castle-set-to-open-in-dalian-china" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Colossal Bavarian Castle Set To Open In Dalian, China</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/50566573/chinese-secretly-copy-austrian-town" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chinese secretly copy Austrian town</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/100170732/colossal-bavarian-castle-set-to-open-in-dalian-china Colossal Bavarian Castle Set To Open In Dalian, China Alexander Walter 2014-05-21T13:47:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T20:02:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fc/fcb594f50e0df6f55b5a5077f4418ba3.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Luxury hotel chain Starwood Hotels unveiled the upcoming opening of The Castle Hotel in Dalian, a major seaport city in China&rsquo;s northeastern Liaoning province. This makes it one of the various examples of European-inspired architecture sprouting across China in recent years. Starwood Hotels announced in a press release of the opening of The Castle Hotel later this year, when it is done with its final stages of interior renovation.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/50566573/chinese-secretly-copy-austrian-town" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chinese secretly copy Austrian town</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93082062/olympics-deja-vu-sochi-s-fisht-stadium-vs-at-t-stadium Olympics deja vu: Sochi’s Fisht Stadium vs. AT&T Stadium Archinect 2014-02-07T17:15:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T19:17:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/05/05154d7e7b4d0b9a4135ea23d27db091.jpg" width="514" height="382" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Fisht reproduces Cowboys signature pair of arched trusses, and shares its bulbous, hump-back shape &mdash; albeit with a wave-like articulated roof of polycarbonate. What it appears not to share, at least from the images available online, is the sensitive way Cowboys Stadium hits the ground, slanting in to minimize its bulk. Fisht is a lot more ham-fisted, flaring out and surrounded by all manner of circulatory junk.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d4/d4e0fc8482874f6dc80e3153f6bbf172.jpg"><br><em>Cowboys Stadium</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/64639943/editor-s-picks-296-happy-gregorian-or-julian-calendar-new-year-s-day Editor's Picks #296- Happy (Gregorian or Julian calendar) New Year's Day! Nam Henderson 2013-01-02T01:22:00-05:00 >2013-01-15T09:12:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/up/up6c9oxu67x2wxz4.jpg" width="514" height="566" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>fschlem started a blog The Dirty South...The blog takes it name from a studio titled the "Dirty South," offered at the Georgia Tech. The studio was the brainchild of TVSDesign Distinguished Studio Critic Jennifer Bonner and it&rsquo;s goal was to look at the city of Atlanta through the filter of the rap ideology of east coast/ west coast/ dirty south, translated to the realm of architecture...Connely Farr thought "wow. really interesting idea for a studio..."</p></em><br /><br /><p> Just like last year, Archinect has begun the transition into the new year by reflecting back on the 2012 by sharing the most trafficked pages in Archinect's diverse online ecosystem, with a list of 12 top 12 lists for '12. As always, they listing the most popular pages from across the site, based exclusively on visits by unique page-views. Released so far are the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64541821/archinect-s-top-12-news-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">12 most visited News posts</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64543225/archinect-s-top-12-features-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">12 most visited Feature articles during 2012</a>.</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/64356800/archinect-s-12-top-12-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tomorrow the 12 top 12 BLOGS,BLOG POSTS and LIVE BLOGS&nbsp; will be announced</a>.</p> <br><p> <strong>News</strong><br> Michael Kimmelman reviewed the new Stedelijk Museum and reflecting on it&rsquo;s design asked "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64208091/why-is-this-museum-shaped-like-a-tub" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why a tub?</a>" <strong>Thayer-D</strong> offered up a few guesses but then gave up and replied "<em>Why IS this museum shaped like a tub?</em>". <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> added "<em>Building aside, it is a good museum with an excellent director, Ann Goldstein, who was a great curator here in Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art since the 80's. She is one of the best curators anywhere when it comes to conceptual art. Sh...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/59095386/why-cities-want-parks-in-the-sky Why cities want parks in the sky Nam Henderson 2012-10-11T16:35:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T20:04:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vc/vce0hxmbzn73a534.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It has been so popular that other cities are following suit, with plans to replicate the formula in London. What is the secret of its success?</p></em><br /><br /><p> Following the success of NYC High Line park/project, cities around the world from: London, Chicago,&nbsp;Philadelphia and Rotterdam are looking to replicate their own versions. Robin Banerji reports that some are even hoping to use "<em>more besides disused railways</em>". She also touches on some of the value added results of the park's success.</p> <p> Photo via the <a href="http://www.thehighline.org/galleries/images/high-line-flickr-pool" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.thehighline.org/galleries/images/high-line-flickr-pool</a></p>