Category Archives: International

It is a sad time in the architecture community as we say good-bye to such a strong woman and legendary architect, Zaha Hadid. Like many of today’s STARchitects, Zaha was more than a talented designer, she was an artist and visionary, gaining international fame at the 1988 “Deconstructivism in Architecture” exhibit at the New York […]

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Over the last few years there has been a lot of news about a slumping Chinese economy.  Home sales and retail revenues are down from their highs just a few years ago.  With this boom and bust cycle there are some opportunities developing for well leveraged private developers.

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Check out WHA’s Urban Studio’s latest project from around the world. Located in Tianjin, China, TEDA is a high-density high-rise development designed for the luxury/business oriented buyer. Using the design principles established by the ancient Pingyao City as inspiration, the concept of “The five positions and four directions” of a compass is prevalent throughout the […]

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Upon my return from my most recent trip to China I was bombarded with negative headlines that the Chinese real estate market is on the verge of collapse. Home sales in Shanghaied down 38%! 2010 housing starts in Beijing at its lowest levels in 15 years! China is saturated with western designers and projects that […]

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WHA is excited to announce that our multi-award winning project, Latitude 10, has become open to the public. Located near the bustling beach town of Santa Teresa on the Southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica, Latitude 10 was originally designed as a private beachfront resort for our longtime friends and clients, Bob […]

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