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Experimental Urban Vision, North Zone
Photo courtesy MAD

Features
March 30, 2009 /

Experimental Urban Vision
MAD
Guiyang, China

Eleven young architects collaborate to design high-density urban nature in China.

The Museum of Islamic Art exterior landscape
Photo courtesy the Museum of Islamic Art
Features
March 30, 2009 /

The Museum of Islamic Art
I.M. Pei Architect
Doha, Qatar

The Museum of Islamic Art is located on the south side of Doha's Corniche on a man-made island sixty meters from the shore. A new C-shaped peninsula provides protection from the Arabian Gulf on the north and from unsightly industrial buildings on the east.

Frog Queen by Splitterwerk in Graz, Austria. Exterior view.
Photo © Nikolaos Zachariadis Features
March 23, 2009 /

Frog Queen
Splitterwerk
Graz, Austria

The building known as "Frog Queen" houses several engineering offices and an attached test facility for an engineering firm based in Graz. The basic geometric shape of the structure is a cuboid.

Shiseikan by Kengo Kuma & Associates in Kyoto, Japan. Photo courtesy Kengo Kuma & Associates Features
March 23, 2009 /

Shiseikan
Kengo Kuma & Associates
Kyoto, Japan

"Our principle for the design of art schools was that the architecture must lift up the students' spirits. Nowadays, we see lots of dry, dispiriting school buildings perhaps because there were requests for the buildings that are easy for maintenance."

National Gallery Extension by Sadar Vuga Arhitekti in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Interior details.
Photo: arcspace Features
March 16, 2009 /

National Gallery Extension
Sadar Vuga Arhitekti
Ljubljana, Slovenia

The completely glazed extension comes across like a see-through interface between park and city.

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