Looking like a horseshoe, the Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort by MAD – the Beijing studio headed by Ma Yansong – rises from the shores of Lake Taihu in Huzhou, a city in the eastern Chinese province of Zheijiang. The main volume – 100 meters high and 116 meter wide – contains close to 300 rooms. About 40 villas and other freestanding buildings – for restaurants, conference rooms, and events venues – complete the hotel facilities. With a total area of 95,000 square meters, the complex will officially open in December, though some rooms are already in use.
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an
architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story,
works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed
on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details),
heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.