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Asian Architecture : Buildings by Country
Major Contemporary Developments + Buildings across Asia: New Built Environment
post updated 7 Apr 2020
Asian Buildings – geographical by country
Key Asian architecture tends to be located in China and Japan, with India, Korea and Singapore also strongly featured. Cities such as Beijing, Tokyo and Hong Kong have a good architectural pedigree, with a focus on skyscrapers. Dubai in UAE has also a plentiful supply of interesting buildings, mostly towers.
More new architectural designs in Asian countries online soon
e-architect choose selected what we feel are the most significant examples of Asian Architecture. We try to include Asian buildings / projects that are either of excellent quality and also ones of strong interest to many readers.
We cover completed Asia buildings and new building designs across the continent. We also post architecture competitions across Asia.
World Buildings – geographical
Asian Buildings – Key Recent Architecture
e-architect handpicks what we feel are some of the most important buildings to be constructed in Asia in recent decades
Major recent building in China:
Guangzhou Opera House Building
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
photograph : Virgile Simon Bertrand
Guangzhou Opera House
Like pebbles in a stream smoothed by erosion, the Guangzhou Opera House sits in perfect harmony with its riverside location. The Opera House is at the heart of Guangzhou’s cultural development. Its unique twin-boulder design enhances the city by opening it to the Pearl River, unifying the adjacent cultural buildings with the towers of international finance in Guangzhou’s Zhujiang new town.
Major recent building in India:
Chhatrapti Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2 Building, Mumbai, north west India
Architects: Skimore, Owings & Merrill LLP – SOM
photo © Robert Polidori
Chhatrapti Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2 Building
Inspired by the form of traditional Indian pavilions, the four-story terminal stacks a grand “headhouse,” or central processing podium, on top of highly adaptable and modular concourses below. The terminal’s structural design prioritizes modular construction for economy and facilitation of an accelerated construction schedule.
Two important recent buildings in Singapore:
Marina One Singapore, 5 Straits View
Design: Ingenhoven Architects
image © ingenhoven architects / photo : HGEsch
Marina One in Singapore
The high-density building complex with its mix of uses extends to over 400,000 square meters and, with its group of four high-rise buildings, defines the Green Heart—a public space extending over several stories. This three-dimensional green oasis reflects the diversity of tropical flora.
Sandcrawler Office Building
Design: Andrew Bromberg at Aedas
photography © Paul Warchol
Sandcrawler Office Building
Sandcrawler receives Honor Award at 2017 American Institute of Architects International Region Design Awards. It is the regional headquarters for Lucasfilm Singapore with office spaces to lease.
Major recent building in the Republic of Korea:
Givenchy Flagship Store in Seoul
photograph © Kyungsub Shin
Givenchy Flagship Store Seoul
A building covered by a skin of dark coloured sheets of steel that changes with the light and rests on a glazed base revealing minimalist-style interiors: the new Givenchy Flagship Store in Seoul is a dynamic structure generating varying optical effects.
Major recent building in Japan:
Teshima Art Museum, Japan
Design: Ryue Nishizawa + artist Rei Naito
photograph : Noboru Morikawa
Major recent building in Hong Kong:
West Kowloon Cultural Complex, China
Design: Foster + Partners win
render : Foster + Partners
Some more key contemporary Asian building designs:
Kolkata Airport, India
image from architect
Galleria Centercity, Cheonan, South Korea
photo : Kim Yong-kwan
Tata Housing Gurgaon, India
Design: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
render by architect
Additions / photos for the Asian Architecture page welcome