A building can be designed to satisfy 'by the month' with the regularity of a provider. Or it can give satisfaction 'by the moment,' with the thrill of a lover
Photograph from the February 2012 issue of National Geographic magazine
India's richest shrine goes green | Giant Binoculars Everywhere! | How Plywood Revolutionized Design And Changed The World (No, Really!) | The Organic Architecture of the Smith Mansion | Muslim America moves away from the minaret | How four Chinese-American architects helped shape Los Angeles | Why I became an architect - part II | The architecture meltdown | Encyclopedia of Home Improvement, 1970 | Ai Weiwei [Herzog & de Meuron and Engineers Arup] to Design 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
last word: Tomorrowland - Astana, the new capital of Kazakhstan.
Rich in oil and other mineral resources, Kazakhstan has lavished billions on the new capital, inviting some of the world's leading architects to showcase their work on the Left Bank of the Esil River, which separates the administrative "new city" from the older, mostly Soviet built district on the Right Bank. The results are eclectic, visually arresting, and not to everyone's taste. But love it or hate it, Astana is here to stay.