Celebrated Architect Carlos Zapata’s Bending, Mixed-Use Building in Quito

An "urban sculpture" that strays from the structure of the capital city's existing skyline

Architect Carlos Zapata offers an inimitable addition to the skyline of Ecuador’s capital city, Quito. Named Unique, the building (like many of Zapata’s structures, including Ho Chi Minh City’s Bitexco Financial Tower and Singapore’s Sculptura Ardmore) provides much more than mixed-use real estate. Unique features 99 apartments and five commercial units and also acts as an extension of the Andes mountain range in the distance …

Christian Witkin

Peeling back the layers for a portrait of human truth

by Katharina Galla The portrait photographer Christian Witkin is best known for his advertising and editorial work for major publications like New York Times Magazine, Harpers Bazaar, Vogue and many more. Entering what he calls “the second half of this life”, he is now shifting his professional career to return to his roots in fine art, the foundation of his personal photographic work. “I’ve been …