Asia Now: The Continent's Best Cities for Design

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July 3, 2013
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  A churning metropolis defined by its Indian, English, and Portuguese past, Mumbai, India, now has the poise, populace, and design potential to be one of the 21st century’s most interesting cities. The Kanchanjunga Apartments, designed by Charles Correa in 1974, is Mumbai’s most visible modernist residential building. Photo by: Dustin Aksland  Photo by Dustin Aksland.   This originally appeared in Mumbai, India.

    A churning metropolis defined by its Indian, English, and Portuguese past, Mumbai, India, now has the poise, populace, and design potential to be one of the 21st century’s most interesting cities. The Kanchanjunga Apartments, designed by Charles Correa in 1974, is Mumbai’s most visible modernist residential building. Photo by: Dustin Aksland

    Photo by Dustin Aksland.
    This originally appeared in Mumbai, India.
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  The developer of Three on the Bund gallery gives us a behind-the-scenes tour of the creative side of Shanghai. Photo by: Andrew Rowat  Photo by Andrew Rowat .   This originally appeared in Suddenly Shanghai.

    The developer of Three on the Bund gallery gives us a behind-the-scenes tour of the creative side of Shanghai. Photo by: Andrew Rowat

    Photo by Andrew Rowat .
    This originally appeared in Suddenly Shanghai.
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  It’s been called Byzantium, Constantinople, Stamboul, and Tsarigrad, but as designer Efe Buluc shows us, there’s only one Istanbul. The Ataturk Cultural Center, located in the busy Taksim Square, is home to the opera and many state-sponsored music and performance events.  Photo by: Cristóbal Palma    This originally appeared in Destination of the Week: Istanbul.

    It’s been called Byzantium, Constantinople, Stamboul, and Tsarigrad, but as designer Efe Buluc shows us, there’s only one Istanbul. The Ataturk Cultural Center, located in the busy Taksim Square, is home to the opera and many state-sponsored music and performance events.  Photo by: Cristóbal Palma

    This originally appeared in Destination of the Week: Istanbul.
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  Mason Florence, ex-rodeo rider, photo gallery director, and publisher of Bangkok 101, steers us through Bangkok, Thailand’s “Venice of the East.” The city’s bustling nightscape is captured from a footbridge at the Victory Monument. Photo by: Dave Lauridsen  Photo by Dave Lauridsen.   This originally appeared in The Bangkok Beat.

    Mason Florence, ex-rodeo rider, photo gallery director, and publisher of Bangkok 101, steers us through Bangkok, Thailand’s “Venice of the East.” The city’s bustling nightscape is captured from a footbridge at the Victory Monument. Photo by: Dave Lauridsen

    Photo by Dave Lauridsen.
    This originally appeared in The Bangkok Beat.
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  Hong Kong’s architectural development can be traced through time by viewing it panoramically from the city’s stratospheric escalators. We survey the layers with local architect Rocco Yim. Crossing Victoria Harbor on the Star Ferry is irresistibly romantic. Photo by: Andrew Rowat   Photo by Andrew Rowat .   This originally appeared in Hong Kong, China.

    Hong Kong’s architectural development can be traced through time by viewing it panoramically from the city’s stratospheric escalators. We survey the layers with local architect Rocco Yim. Crossing Victoria Harbor on the Star Ferry is irresistibly romantic. Photo by: Andrew Rowat

    Photo by Andrew Rowat .
    This originally appeared in Hong Kong, China.
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