Soviet architecture’s legacy in modern design

The Soviet Union built more than 4 million buildings, including more than 400,000 in the first decade of the 20th century.Most of these buildings, which were built with concrete foundations, were designed by architects from the elite, like the architect Nikolai Khruschev.But there were a few exceptions: in the Soviet Union’s second half of the […]

Why Russia won’t let a mosque in New York City be built: A new analysis

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON—It took a long time for a Trump Tower apartment building to come to fruition in New Jersey, and the White House has yet to say whether Trump himself will have a say in the fate of the building.But the construction of a new mosque in downtown Manhattan has been pushed back […]

When it comes to China, the U.S. is the only one who’s going to win in the South China Sea

When it came to China’s maritime expansion into the South East Asia region, the United States was the only country to win a seat on the United Nations Security Council.Yet when it comes back home, America still does not have a seat in the UN Security Council because the U-S.has no veto power.China’s position has […]

How to build an apartment building using an ancient architectural style

An article by Rachael Lees-Parsons for Architects magazine in 2018 describes how architects and engineers have built hundreds of buildings in the Middle East.The article includes photographs and stories from architects and engineering students working in Syria and Israel, as well as from Syrian-Israeli students studying in London.In one example, the article describes how an […]