China, which seems to complete mammoth infrastructure projects on a routine basis, has claimed another world-beater with the opening of the longest sea bridge.
The 26-mileJiaozhou Bay crossing connects the bustling port city of Qingdao, south-east of Beijing, to the industrial district of Huangdao. — guardian.co.uk
For as long as I can remember, right back to when I was a teenager trying to piece together the story of architecture, the ziggurat at Eridu had been a presence in my life. I was haunted by the thought that somewhere in deepest Mesopotamia, today's southern Iraq, there lay, in ruins and largely hidden under sand, what might be the world's first monumental building: the mother of all architecture in the world's first metropolis. — Jonathan Glancey
... one of the big problems in Britain – a country infamous for its visual illiteracy, or so say outsiders – is that architecture isn't taught to children, not much in the home, and much less at school. What an all-embracing discipline it is, though, for teachers and pupils alike: a fusion of art, maths, geometry, geography, physics, technology, politics, economics and environmental concerns. — guardian.co.uk
Turner Contemporary, a brand-new public art gallery that opens on the seafront at Margate next week, glories in sunlight. — Guardian
Turner Contemporary Margate's brand new gallery opens on April 16th 2011. It stands where JMW Turner painted his epic seascapes. Jonathan Glancey wonders will "it attract artists back to the town? Glancey goes on to write "What Chipperfield has designed is further inland, a bold yet simple gallery...
Amanda Levete made her reputation working with in the influential architectural practice, Future Systems. She talks about her 'spectacular failures', and also her many thrilling triumphs — guardian.co.uk
'Innovation' has become a content genre, a weird form of reality television, and one that is equally divorced from reality. For me, the way back to reality is an end-run. Always an end-run.
'Innovation' has become a content genre, a weird form of reality television, and one that is equally divorced from reality. For me, the way back to reality is an end-run. Always an end-run. — Guardian
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