An elevated walkway in the Lujiazui district of Shanghai, China

  Lujiazui, formerly known as Lokatse from its pronunciation in Shanghainese, is a locality in Shanghai, a peninsula formed by a bend in the Huangpu River. Since the early 1990s, Lujiazui has been developed specifically as a new financial district of Shanghai. The decision to earmark Lujiazui for this purpose reflects its location: it is located on the east side of the Huangpu…

The Michael Lee-Chin Crystal Building, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario Canada

The controversial Michael Lee-Chin “Crystal”, a multimillion-dollar expansion to the museum including a new sliding door entrance on Bloor St. first opened in 2007. The Deconstructivist crystalline form is clad in 25 percent glass and 75 percent aluminium, sitting on top of a steel frame. The Crystal’s canted walls do not touch the sides of the existing heritage buildings, but are used to…