CHINA

 DESTINATIONS / ASIA / CHINA

FACTS /  China is the world's most populous country having over 1.3 billion people.  It is also the world's largest country by land area. The coastline along the Pacific Ocean is 9,000 miles.  For millenia, China's political system was based on hereditary monarchies known as dynasties.  China is a single party state governed by the Communist Party of China.  They control Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.  
 
FINDS / Antique Chinese Coins from Year 24 (1898).  Valued at 7,000 dollars.
 
EXPLORE / China's landscape is diverse with several desserts, many mountain ranges, as well as subtropical areas.
 
ART / Sky Courts Chengdu China 
Old meets new architecture.  Asked to reinterpret the Chinese courtyard typology as a modern corporate clubhouse, Sky Courts uses its constraints (the building typology and a mandate for sloped roofs) as opportunities to transform this traditional building type into a contemporary architectural proposition for a mixed modern mixed-use program. / By Howeler + Yoon Architecture

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