Playing Favorites: 5 architects and their favorite materials

Materiality is what creates the experience, like the breath unfettered upon entering a building. It is those perceptible by touch; a hand on the frigid metal knob, back against the wood-paneled wall, or the

Wang Shu takes a fresh look at historic and modern design

Wang Shu's fresh look at the intersection of historic architecture and modern design resolves tensions between global and local cultures.