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WAC's most-read architecture news in 2020

United Kingdom Architecture News - Dec 18, 2020 - 13:01   8419 views

WAC's most-read architecture news in 2020

After released top 10 architecture books of 2020, we have rounded up top 10 most-read stories of 2020, their view numbers show our readers highly interested to those stories. 

The stories include James Law's egg-shaped the Cybertecture building in India, 15 movies worth watching in the quarantine, BIG's three-island masterplan in Malaysia, a 1,000-bed hospital built in six days for coronavirus patients in Wuhan and more.

Read WAC's most-read architecture stories in 2020 (listed by the number of views):


WAC's most-read architecture news in 2020

Image © James Law Cybertecture

The Cybertecture Egg In India By James Law

An article by WAC's India Reporter Aarushi Mathur explores the concept of Cybertecture which is proposed by Hong Kong based architect and entrepreneur James Law.

He proposed the Cybertecture building in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, the concept is an-egg shaped structure and proposes an intelligent system without any columns in which it reduces construction material usage to approximately 15% in comparison to usual buildings.

The story received over 67,000 views.

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WAC's most-read architecture news in 2020

The Grand Budapest Hotel, courtesy of Sunday Best.

15 Movies Worth Watching In The Quarantine

WAC's selection brings you the best movies that should be watched in the quarantine. Although every movie is not directly related to architecture, you can travel to colorful journey through the movies' backdrops and scenes that were captured.

The list includes four Oscar-winning film "Parasite", Quentin Tarantino's Once "Upon A Time…in Hollywood", "The Architect", Italian director Paolo Sorrentino's "Youth" released in 2015 and Wes Anderson's great "The Grand Budapest Hotel".

The story received over 60,000 views.

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Image © Vinesh Gandhi & DSP Design

Corporate Office Building For I-Flex Solutions Is An Iconic Benchmark In Bengaluru

WAC's India Reporter Aarushi Mathur's another story covers the corporate office building for I-Flex solutions by DSP Design in Bangalore. Developed in response to the client's desire to create an iconic building, the story explores the technical and architectural details of the building, with the extension of interior spaces.

"Designed with their own distinctive features, the clear glass facades retain the harmony of the built, allowing the landscaped exteriors to become an extension of the interior spaces, so that one is constantly in visual contact with nature."

The story received over 48,000 views. 

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Image courtesy of Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu

China Is Building 1,000-Bed Hospital In 6 Days To Fight Coronavirus In Wuhan

When the coronavirus pandemic hit Wuhan in December 2019, Chinese government's actions against the pandemic have been followed from all over the world. 

Building a 1,000-bed hospital in only six days was one of most interesting stories of the 2020 and the construction of the hospital was even live streamed to see how the hospital is built from day to day.

China also built a second hospital, named Leishenshan Hospital, the construction of the second hospital was completed in 15 days.

The story received over 21,000 views. 

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Image © Celso Mellani

Casa Container Marília Built A Self-Sustained Container House Raised On Metal Pillars In Brazil

Casa Container Marília - Arquitetura has designed a container house that is raised on metal pillars in Brazil, the house, named Hanging House, was built from recycled maritime containers and 80 per cent of the materials are entirely recycled for this house. 

Surrounded by native trees, the house proposes an ideal living with its compact, light construction system, the house addresses to the city's local ecosystem, with sustainability and recyclability.

The story received over 20,000 views. 

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Image © GK Publications Pvt. Ltd

Comprehensive Study Guide For GATE AR - 2021 By Jinisha Jain Released In India

WAC's India Country Editor Pappal Suneja covers the updated edition of the book "GATE 2021: Architecture & Planning" guide written by Jinisha Jain and published by GK Publications Pvt. Ltd.

Released as learning material and comprehensive study guide, the 816-page book covers all the past GATE question papers as well as other competitive exams conducted by the UPSC, state Public Service Commissions, development authorities, ISRO, nbcc DMRC and psu's for admission to post graduate, M Phil, PhD programs and government jobs in India. 

The story received over 20,000 views. 

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Image © Hajizadeh & Associates Architects Office

In Search Of Life - Rethinking Notre-Dame

WAC's Iran Reporter Hanieh Lotfipour's story explores a proposal for the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, the cathedral was extensively damaged by a massive fire exploded on April 15, 2019.

Named In Search Of Life - Rethinking Notre-Dame, the proposal, designed by Hajizadeh & Associates, was based "on the history of religious beliefs, especially during the middle ages era. This results in adapting those paramount insights to the contemporary point of view which has been spreading moderately but constantly among most of the people in the world."

The story received over 17,000 views. 

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Image courtesy of BIG

BIG, Hijjas, Ramboll Unveil Masterplan For BiodiverCity Including Three Diverse Islands In Malaysia

BIG's new masterplan in collaboration with Hijjas, Ramboll has been listed in one of WAC's most read architecture stories in 2020. 

The new masterplan, named BiodiverCity Penang, covering a total of 4,500-acre area, will support the Penang2030 vision "with a clear focus on livability, on stimulating a socially and economically inclusive development, and on environmental sustainability for future generations."

Set to be built as an international competition project organized by the Penang State Government, the masterplan will contain three diverse islands, with public beaches, 600 acres of parks and a 25km waterfront on off the shore of Penang Island with a new mobility network.

BIG's Jamie Maslyn Larson, Landscape Architect and Director of Landscape Architecture at Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), spoke to WAC's India Country Editor Pappal Suneja as part of WAC's Live Interview Series. Watch Jamie Maslyn Larson's interview on IGTV

The story received over 16,500 views. 

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Image courtesy of of Astin John

Designer Astin John Unveils The Design For The Maharashtra Hyperloop Terminal

WAC's India Reporter Aarushi Mathur's story explores a new design of hyperloop terminal in India, the terminal set as public infrastructure will be built along Mumbai-Pune expressway and it will reduce their 150 kilometer journey to a time span of 30 minutes. 

Designed by Astin John, the designs scheme is inspired by "the aerodynamic free flow of air, the hyperloop terminal is a fulcrum of transportation, linking a massive vehicular diversity in Mumbai." 

The design of the terminal is developed by using parametric modeling that creates a responsive building facade, which will reposed "to climatic conditions via sensors and an actuator."

The story received over 16,000 views.

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Image © Hajizadeh & Associates Architects Office

Arak's Martyrs Square

WAC's Iran Reporter Hanieh Lotfipour's article covers the design of the Arak's Martyrs Square in Iran. Proposed by Hajizadeh & Associates, the design is aimed to be the "square as the city", the square is designed with an amphitheater-looking space with several urban stairs.

While the one point of the square is elevated with a mountainous monument, the other point crushes the square in with water, purity and a symbolic tree.

The story received over 15,000 views.

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