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 …

Interview: Design Director Marianne Kwok on Hudson Yards’ Edge

Designing a space 1,130 feet above the streets of Manhattan

With many vibrant communities and electric neighborhoods in NYC, no matter where one might find themselves within the city, something is always going on and there is always something to be discovered. On 11 March, Hudson Yards took surprise and discovery to new heights. At 1,130 feet above ground, Edge—the highest outdoor observatory in the Western Hemisphere—opened a year after its home in Hudson Yards …