Li Xiaodong wins inaugural Moriyama Prize for “modest” Liyuan Library

News: Chinese architect Li Xiaodong has become the first recipient of the Moriyama Prize – a new award launched by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and architect Raymond Moriyama to rival the Pritzker and Stirling prizes. Launched earlier this year, the CAD$100,000 (£55,000) Moriyama Prize is one of the highest value award in architecture […]

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Richard Meier reveals 163-metre skyscraper underway in Taiwan

News: American architect Richard Meier has unveiled his design for a 163-metre-high skyscraper that is already under construction in the Taiwanese city of Taichung. The Taichung Condominium Tower is designed by Richard Meier & Partners to create 110 luxury apartments in the centre of the city, with a private swimming pool, fitness centre and sky garden. The buildings […]

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Garden chapel by AZL Architects features semi-transparent walls and a butterfly roof

Vertical lengths of timber mask the interior of this chapel designed by AZL Architects in eastern China, which features a distinctive V-shaped roof (+ slideshow). Chinese studio AZL Architects designed Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel for a riverbank site in Wanjing Garden, a park in the city of Nanjing, where it hosts weddings and other religious services. […]

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Small Project of the Year 2014 award goes to a community library with a rooftop playground

World Architecture Festival 2014: a village library in China with a roof that doubles as a playground has been selected for the inaugural Small Project of the Year award at the World Architecture Festival. Architects John Lin and Olivier Ottevaere worked with a team of students at the University of Hong Kong to design and build […]

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