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Obama Library Architects on the Importance of 'Context and Place'

Asia Society Hong Kong center. (Michael Moran)
Current Affairs

Tod Williams and Billie Tsien will design President Obama's presidential center in Chicago.

Photos: Creating a 25,000 foot 'Vertical University' in Nepal

The ‘Vertical University’ will provide youth new avenues of place-based education from Koshi Tappu to Kanchenjunga, linking the formal Government curriculum with indigenous knowledge. (Nirman Shrestha)
Multimedia

Activist, lawyer, and rural-development worker Rajeev Goyal discusses an innovative plan to conserve Nepal's biodiversity.

Watch: 90 Mesmerizing Seconds Floating Above Myanmar's Land of 2000 Temples

Hot air balloons fly over ancient temples in Bagan, Myanmar, at sunrise on November 25, 2014. (Phyo Hein Kyaw/AFP/Getty Images)
ArtsMultimedia

Let the website Jungles in Paris take you on a breathtaking tour of the ancient city of Bagan, the world’s largest collection of religious structures.

Interview: Photographing the 'Shabby, Squalid Dignity' of the Kowloon Walled City

Lights illuminate the Kowloon Walled City at night. Originally a Chinese fort, the Walled City became a crowded residential dwelling after the British occupation of Hong Kong, and was ultimately demolished in 1993. (Greg Girard)
Lifestyle

Greg Girard and Ian Lambot share their stories of photographing the notorious Hong Kong enclave that was torn down just over 20 years ago.

Interview: What It Was Like to Photograph the 'Shabby, Squalid Dignity' of the Kowloon Walled City

Arts

Greg Girard and Ian Lambot share their stories of photographing the famed Kowloon Walled City.

Why Tokyo's Two Towers Embody Shift 'From Modern to Postmodern'

The Tokyo Sky Tree (R), Genmori-bashi and a Tobu 6050 series train in October 2011. The Tokyo Sky Tree opened in May 2012. (ykanazawa1999/Flickr)
Lifestyle

The self-consciously futuristic Tokyo Tower is now an icon of the past, whereas the newer Tokyo Sky Tree's traditionalism unmistakably fits into a 21st-century aesthetic.

Interview: Gisue Hariri on Her Persian Influences and Women in Architecture

Gisue Hariri (R) and Mojgan Hariri (L), sisters and co-founders of the multidisciplinary architecture and design firm Hariri & Hariri. (Karin Kohlberg)
Lifestyle

Gisue Hariri of Hariri & Hariri talks about how her Iranian childhood influenced her architecture, designing for Mozart's hometown, and what needs to be done to get more women into her field.

Book Excerpt: 'Shanghai Gone' Depicts a City Consuming Its Own Past and People

Policy

Qin Shao's wrenching new study of a frantically developing Shanghai introduces the concept of "domicide" — the eradication of a home against the will of its dwellers.

Photo of the Day: Park in Style in Singapore

A stylish and modern parking lot in Singapore on August 7, 2012. (Eduardo S. Seastres)
Multimedia

A stylish and modern parking lot in Singapore on August 7, 2012. (Eduardo S. Seastres)

What to Do With Manila?

Roxas Boulevard in Manila, Philippines (Agustin Rafael Reyes/Flickr).
Lifestyle

Heritage conservation and cultural tourism are global trends — and the Philippines should not be left behind, writes Ivan Henares.