Archinect - News 2014-10-25T08:19:31-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/78759271/galaxy-soho-accused-of-damaging-old-beijing Galaxy Soho accused of damaging 'old Beijing' Archinect 2013-08-05T15:02:00-04:00 >2013-08-08T06:13:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/48/482bea6d0bf0580a6ff7e368d500c2d9.jpg" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center (CHP) is a philanthropic body, dedicated to preserving local culture. It recently wrote to RIBA after the architectural body awarded Zaha Hadid Architects' Galaxy Soho complex a 2013 International Award for architectural excellence, chastising RIBA's choice of winner.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/76318017/meet-zhang-xin-a-chinese-real-estate-mogul-who-s-richer-than-oprah Meet Zhang Xin, a Chinese real estate mogul who's richer than Oprah Archinect 2013-07-02T18:31:00-04:00 >2013-07-08T18:09:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e4/e4513603dae6780405a664a34769dced.jpg" width="300" height="169" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Zhang, a Chinese real estate developer, is the seventh richest self-made women in the world, worth $3.6 billion, according to Forbes. She's worth $800 million more than Oprah Winfrey, the world's best known self-made female billionaire. Not only does Zhang's rags-to-riches story mirror that of China itself, but it is Zhang who has shaped much of the country's modern urban landscape, with the logo of her company SOHO China, on the side of buildings wherever you turn in Beijing.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8m/8m7c2a7se1tav3ak.jpg" title=""><br><em>Galaxy SOHO, designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Zaha Hadid for Zhang' SOHO China, was built in 2012 on a 50,000 square meter plot in central Beijing. It was Hadid's first building in Beijing.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/64347686/zaha-hadid-vs-didah-ahaz Zaha Hadid vs. didaH ahaZ Orhan Ayyüce 2012-12-29T00:47:00-05:00 >2013-01-01T19:58:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ms/ms37l3ajxs26kkki.jpg" width="514" height="534" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Star architect Zaha Hadid is currently building several projects across China. One of them, however, is being constructed twice. Pirates are the process of copying one of her provocative designs, and the race is on to see who can finish first.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Does she have anything to say to thousands of architecture students who copy her designs every semester?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/60801947/editor-s-picks-288 Editor's Picks #288 Nam Henderson 2012-11-05T23:50:00-05:00 >2012-11-26T19:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5i/5ig4pob14l2z64va.jpg" width="514" height="773" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In 2012, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/60584804/student-works-drx-2012-minimal-surface-highrise-structures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the DRX (The Design Research Exchange a non-profit residency program for researchers hosted by HENN Architekten) took place in Berlin from July 16th, 2012 through September 7th, 2012</a>. Participants included four invited DRX Experts and eight invited DRX Researchers all of whom focused on the topic Minimal Surface Highrise Structures. As part of the DRX 2012, three prototypic 500m (1,640ft) tall Highrise Structures were developed as so-called ProtoTowers.</p> <p> The latest edition of the <strong>Working out of the Box</strong> series <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/60372984/working-out-of-the-box-skip-schwartz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">features Skip Schwartz</a> who is currently the CEO of a heath care service/technology company that provides primary healthcare to people mostly on a virtual basis.&nbsp; The two main lessons that he gained from architecture school and the architecture industry were that "<em>Design counts</em>" and "<em>Project management counts</em>".</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br> The world lost three very talented architects last week including, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/60369458/lebbeus-woods-dead-at-72" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lebbeus Woods</a> dead at 72, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/60245032/john-m-johansen-last-of-harvard-five-architects-dies-at-96" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John M. Johansen</a> the last surviving member of the Harvard...</p>