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

Ampelonas Apartments in Santorini

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In the beautiful village of Imerovigli, on Santorini Island, the Ampelonas Apartments stand out due to their sophisticated design and relaxing atmosphere. Built in pure Cycladic style but also with all modern facilities, this complex offers stunning views to the Caldera or the vineyards, the vast Aegean Sea and the magnificent sunset of Santorini. Continue reading

A Scenic Walkway Along a River in Portugal

Winding their way through the scenic landscape along the Paiva river in Portugal, the ‘Paiva Walkways‘ were recently completed for explorations of the surroundings at close range.

In a collaboration between the Arouca Municipality and engineer company Trimetrica, the 8km-long route was built to give visitors the chance to experience local natural beauty, including cliffs and waterfalls, as well as offering panoramic views of the valley. Continue reading