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Architectural Piracy “Could Be Quite Exciting” (Updated)

Architect Zaha Hadid has become a star in China with her designs for the Guangzhou Opera House and the recently opened Galaxy SOHO complex in Beijing. A side effect of this success, Kevin Holden Platt reports at Spiegel Online,...

Land Under Shanghai, 50+ Other Cities Sinking

Unsettling eight-metre cracks in the pavement around Shanghai Tower are the latest reminder of the city’s subsidence problem. While the tower’s planners insist that everything is under control, Caixin points out that...

New Kerala: China to see `green’ building boom

From New Kerala: China will see a construction boom of green, energy-efficient buildings in the coming 15 years, reports Xinhua. By 2020, China will transform all existing buildings into energy-saving buildings, according to Construction Vice Minister Qiu Baoxing. Buildings built after 2005 will embrace new technology that could save 65 percent more energy per square […]

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