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August 18, 2014 /

Travel guide: Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China

In Hong Kong, Chinese for 'fragrant harbor', visitors are immediately taken: The city’s location on the water, the high mountains and the narrow urban strip in between, causing its forced drive into the sky, have led to the development of the most breathtaking skyline in the world.

Tama Art University Library. Exterior view from the north-east. Photo by Iwan Baan Travel
August 11, 2014 /

10 Libraries Worth Visiting

The library is fighting for its survival. The digital revolution has struck a hard blow to the library's historic status of being the only place of accumulated knowledge. Luckily, a number of contemporary projects seem determined in wanting to ensure the continued relevance of the library as an institution and societal focal point.

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August 04, 2014 /

10 Architectural Highlights in New York

New York, city of soaring skyscrapers and posterchild of Western capitalism. The city sports some of modern civilization’s crowning structural achievements, such as the emblematic Art Deco-style Chrysler Building, Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Building and possibly the world’s most famous skyscraper, the Empire State Building.

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July 28, 2014 /

7 Bridges You Ought to Cross

Making structures to overcome obstacles is inherent in human nature. Although the concept of a bridge is simple in nature, modern bridge design and construction entails serious ingenuity. Today, the construction of bridges is a cross-disciplinary enterprise that requires the close collaboration of artists, architects, designers and engineers.

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July 21, 2014 /

8 Architectural Highlights in Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Like a northern Venice, the city's primary tourist draw is its canals and quaint, narrow, 17th century UNESCO-listed houses. But don't be fooled, the city has heaps more to offer its visitors architecturally than merely charm and atmosphere.

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