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Interview with Jon Jerde

The award-winning architect of the Bellagio and Horton Plaza examines inspiration, sustainable design, and the future of architecture. Art and Living: What are your favorite architectural styles? Jon Jerde: We’ve come to the end of…

Zaha Hadid

Guangzhou Opera House, Innovation Tower & Galaxy SoHo   Throughout her early career as an architect, Zaha Hadid has established a daring design vocabulary that has further blossomed  since her 2004 Pritzker Prize win. As the first…

NBBJ

Dalian Stadium & AsiaWorld-Expo   NBBJ is familiar with China, as the global firm has been working there for the past two decades. Most recently, NBBJ, responsible for such US projects as the popular Staples Center in Los Angeles,…

Slade Architecture & Mattel

Barbie Shanghai   Since Mattel, Inc. introduced Barbie in 1959, her popularity has never wavered. She was a toy on which girls worldwide could pin their hopes and imaginations. With her dream house and pint-size furniture to match,…

Builder Without Borders, John Finton

Having conquered America, the master of construction looks abroad   For 20 years, John Finton, the principal of Finton Construction, has been building extraordinary houses. He has collaborated with some of the most gifted architects in…

At the Drawing Table

A look at the early drawings and plans for the USA Pavilion Designed by architect Clive Grout, the USA Pavilion occupies about 64,580 sq ft (6,000 sq m) of the Expo site and stands 56.8 ft (17.3 m) at its highest point. The structure is…
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