From the pyramids of ancient Egypt to modern-day skyscrapers, giant buildings have reflected the diverse consciousness of mankind. Recently a succession of supertall buildings are being constructed in the Middle East, China and elsewhere, and we are on the verge of an era when a height of one mile is a reality. Is human civilization hard-wired to yearn for massive structures?
The site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks near the southern tip of Manhattan Island was full of helmeted construction workers and the roar of heavy machinery in mid-March.
The various people connected to and affected by the redevelopment of Ground Zero in New York City where the World Trade Center once stood had a profound emotional investment in ...
When Munged Dolah opens the curtains of his living room window in the morning, the view is both breathtaking and surreal.
Whether it's the Middle East or China, cities that are turning into major urban centers feel a need to be recognized.
The high-rises that dominate the skyline of Shanghai's Pudong district scream out China's arrival as an economic power.
Many of the new landmarks being built in China's cities have been designed by foreign architects. When I look at these large and daring structures, I get goose bumps from the...
With skyscrapers in the Middle East and China being the focus of attention these days, I spoke with architect Kengo Kuma, who is active throughout Asia and the West, about the...
We sense the transition of the seasons in the redolence of the wind and our hearts flutter at the scent of our beloved. Fragrances add color to our everyday life and enrich our existence. We are unable to resist their bewitching allure.
When the curtain rises, Shugo Ikoh's job as an opera director is done. There is nothing more that he can do. He always sits alone in an aisle seat among the audience.
With oil consumption in the Asia-Pacific region increasing more than 30 percent since 2000, Malaysia has been bolstering its role as an energy consumer and regional hub for energy trading. In cooperation with Singapore, with...
ASICS, Japan’s largest sport shoe, apparel and equipment manufacturer, is gradually starting to make lengthy strides into the global athletic shoe market dominated by U.S.-based Nike and German Adidas.