Harbin Opera House

MAD Architects unveils the completed Harbin Opera House, located in the Northern Chinese city of Harbin. In 2010, MAD won the international open competition for Harbin Cultural Island, a master plan for an opera house, a cultural center, and the surrounding wetland landscape along Harbin’s Songhua River. Continue reading

Gran Mediterraneo Tower, Tel Aviv

Designed by belgian architect David Tajchman, the ‘gran mediterraneo’ is a conceptual highrise building conceived for the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. The scheme brings together a range of innovative functions, including an automated car-park and induction charging stations for electric driverless vehicles. The multistorey tower boasts a topological geometry that contrasts the contemporary orthodox approach of stacked horizontal slabs wrapped with mirrored glass. Continue reading

A Look at the Met Breuer Metropolitan Museum of Art Before the Doors Open

Once home to the Whitney Museum of American Art on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the imposing, bunker-like building on Madison Avenue has been leased to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and rechristened as the Met Breuer. The space will be dedicated to highlighting modern and contemporary artistic movements, along with their art-historical influences. It will open to the public on March 18, 2016.The Granite Exterior, Now With a Spot of Red Continue reading