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Plyscraper City: Tokyo to Build 350m Tower Made of Wood

The $5.6bn cost of the 70-storey W350 Project is expected to be twice that of a conventional building Elle Hunt reports: A skyscraper set to be built in Tokyo will become the world’s tallest to be made of wood. The Japanese wood products company [...]

[PHOTOS] An Afternoon Yokohama, Japan

Translated: The kanban says “Family Pub”. Near the Nishi ward office in Yokohama. I wonder how long this establishment has been serving liquor to families? Like many of the building exteriors in the neighborhood, it appears to be [...]

Foreigners Snap Up Record Number of U.S. Homes

Diana Olick reports: Foreign purchases of U.S. residential real estate surged to the highest level ever in terms of number of homes sold and dollar volume. Foreign buyers closed on $153 billion worth of U.S. residential properties between April [...]

The Return of the Roadside Motor Lodge

Kristine Hansen reports: Roadside motels—once the darlings of American travel—had all but faded from the spotlight. Driving by one of these past-its-prime spots might induce a bit of nostalgia (the neon “vacancy” signs, retro architecture) [...]

Architecture: Austin’s Mystical Camelot

Sam Brannan writes: Nestled on a secluded cul-de-sac in Shady Hollow, TX, lies an old-world architectural gem, dubbed Dunvegan Keep, a property that’s gained recognition from neighbors and architecture enthusiasts alike. The price tag for this [...]

Hong Kong – Lippo Center

The Lippo Center (力寶中心) in the Admiralty District of Hong Kong on a perfect Spring weather day today: This is another unique and iconic building along Hong Kong Island’s northern shoreline, near the waterfront of Victoria Harbor. [...]

[VIDEO] Tiny House Japan

Oona McGee reports: …We’ve seen some amazing examples of tiny houses in Japan, but this might just be one of our all-time favourites. Recently featured on YouTube channel Living Big in a Tiny House, this home on wheels was lovingly [...]

HSBC Building, Hong Kong

A view of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation main building in Hong Kong, another landmark in the Central District: The old Bank of China building is in the foreground on the right, and Cheung Kong Center (headquarters of Li Ka SHing, [...]

‘Scream’ Painter Edvard Munch Gets a New Museum

A new museum devoted to Norwegian artist Edvard Munch is slated to open in Oslo in 2020, with 28,000 works including two versions of his painting ‘The Scream’. Ellen Emmerentze Jervell writes: A museum devoted to Edvard Munch, the Norwegian [...]

Hong Kong Split Screen

Looking east and west along Connaught Road in Central District: Hong Kong Island is one of the most geographically constrained urban spaces in the world. The island is small and dominated by very steep hills, rising to a tall spine running its [...]

Hong Kong Jardine House

It’s full of holes … Built in 1973, Jardine House was one of the first modern skyscrapers in Hong Kong.  It is the headquarters of Jardine Matheson, the original Tai Pans and the model for “Struan’s” in James [...]