Downtowns can bring people together for work, commerce, worship or amusement. However, many downtowns in Iowa experienced neglect or decline in the eighties. A public education project analyzed Iowa’s changing downtowns and offered suggestions on revitalizing them.
Bejing Daxing International Airport opened in 2019 as the world’s largest single building airport terminal. Its Starfish form has captured people’s imagination. It is expected to handle 72 million passengers per year by 2025. This airport is a fitting tribute to the legacy of architect Zaha Hadid, who died almost five years ago at the age of 66.
A rock-cut sustainable home for a Buddhist monk in Junagadh in Western India offers a glimpse of what life and architecture were like during the Mauryan Empire (321–185 BCE).