The Twisty, Bendy, Far-Out World of Asian Architecture

Barun Roy says that some of the most adventurous, bizarre and impractical architecture is being built in Asia.

Roy writes:

"Take Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, for example. Architect Moshe Safdie has hitched an entire ship deck of a park 650 feet up in the sky and slung it across three cascading, 55-storey hotel towers that resemble a deck of cards. At that height, the visionary architect has created 12,400 square metre of space, longer than four-and-a-half A380 Jumbo jets lined on end, where up to 3,900 people can gather at any one time, surrounded by 250 types of trees and 650 types of plants. There are restaurants and entertainment areas, as well as an infinity swimming pool three times the size of an Olympic one."

Roy talks about new designs going up in China, Taiwan and Korea, including a New Urbanism-inspired "port and cruise service centre" in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Full Story: Asia in wonderland

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