Articles tagged “architecture”

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Rome Accused of Ignoring the Demise of Popular Tourist Site at Pompeii

Rome Accused of Ignoring the Demise of Popular Tourist Site at Pompeii

Naomi O'Leary, Reuters

Tourism is an important economic driver in Italy, especially during the European recession, which makes leaders' delays in the site's restoration baffling and quite risky.

6 years ago

Miami Can’t Quit Its Star Architect Addiction

Miami Can’t Quit Its Star Architect Addiction

Rowan Moore, The Guardian

There are worse problems to have than architectural ambition. It's why Miami's skyline is more interesting than that of any other major U.S. city.

6 years ago

Unlisted Collection Hotels Capture Singapore’s Creative Spirit

Unlisted Collection Hotels Capture Singapore’s Creative Spirit

Greg Oates, Skift

Young ex-lawyer Loh Lik Peng is eviscerating Singapore's staid image with some of Asia's most creative, community-minded boutique hotels.

6 years ago

Switzerland’s Tourism Industry Ditches the Chalet for Modern Architecture

Switzerland’s Tourism Industry Ditches the Chalet for Modern Architecture

Greg Oates, Skift

Switzerland is shifting away from tradition and triteness with a headturning array of next-generation architecture for hotels, convention spaces, and attractions.

6 years ago

China Plans on Building Asia’s Largest Private Museum on an Artificial Island

Daily Telegraph

With this ambitious, surreal museum, China will score one more point to tip cultural world travelers towards its modern marvels instead of Europe's historical monuments.

6 years ago

Shanghai Is Now Home to China’s Tallest Building

Shanghai Is Now Home to China’s Tallest Building

John O'Ceallaigh, The Daily Telegraph

While it may be totally awesome to be up so high, the bragging rights that come with having a business -- hotel, office, or otherwise -- rarely justify the high prices paid to lease the space.

6 years ago

Airport geeks and preservationists team up to save JFK’s Pan Am Terminal

Airport geeks and preservationists team up to save JFK’s Pan Am Terminal

There are only so many historic landmarks you can fit in an airport, but there must be a more creative way to deal with this building than creating another parking structure.

6 years ago

The Venetian skyscraper that may make the Italian city even worse

It's hard to imagine how Venice could be ruined more than it has been by rampant tourism, poor regulations, and a total lack of a local identity that's not in the service of selling luxury goods or kitschy mementos of a once great destination.

6 years ago

World’s most beautiful airports welcome flyers with innovative design

World’s most beautiful airports welcome flyers with innovative design

Well-known architecture critic Paul Goldberger argues that airport efficiency should be a given, but aesthetic design, although becoming more common, is by no means the industry standard.

6 years ago

Hotel design literally frames the Pacific Ocean along the Peruvian coast

Hotel design literally frames the Pacific Ocean along the Peruvian coast

The most remarkable hotel designs are often never built, but their creation is integral to the development of realistic hotel design, even if aspects of each unique idea can only be implemented one at a time.

6 years ago

American war monuments too expensive to restore are left to decay

American war monuments too expensive to restore are left to decay

Anita Hofschneider, Associated Press

These historic monuments would not be so easily forgotten if they attracted tourism or made a profit, but communities are hesitant to fund expensive renovations with low expectations for a ROI.

6 years ago

Singapore will fill its tallest building with a luxury hotel, apartments and offices

Singapore will fill its tallest building with a luxury hotel, apartments and offices

]John O' Ceallaigh, The Daily Telegraph

The now-familiar combination of hotel, office, and apartments may be becoming old hat in Asia's mega-skyscrapers but it's a compelling mix of uses that protects a building during a downturn.

6 years ago