The theatre that defies gravity and provides a new home for Chinese opera in Hong KongXiqu Centre, Hong Kong
Engineering that makes you feel on top of the worldSkywalk, King Power Mahanakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
As this year's award season draws to a close, we head to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Here we explore some of the challenges faced in engineering the new 150-ft spherical theater, which required an unusual base-isolated system and a revolutionary design for seismic-proof bridges.
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