Highline Section 2: Moving along *UPDATE*

December 23, 2010,AEDT

*UPDATE* The Highline Blog has posted a video of a walk through of Section 2 under construction explaining the new features. You can help the Highline prepare for opening Section 2 next year with a gift by December 31. Section 1 of the Highline designed by James Corner Field Operations | Read More

A Prison interacting with the landscape

December 23, 2010,AEDT

C. F. Møller Architects recently won the competition to build a new state prison on the island of Falster, Denmark. The new state prison for approximately 250 inmates is designed as a low, urban structure, centred round the various leisure and working facilities, which are connected via several streets and | Read More

Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial Winners announced

December 22, 2010,AEDT

Recently the Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial oganization (ACBHM, Inc.) announced the winner of the Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial as “Fractured Landscapes,” submitted by Columbia School of Architecture students – Patrick Lausell and Paola Marquez. The text of the “Fractured Landscapes’ submission by the Columbia University School of Architecture students | Read More

IFTF publishes The Future of Cities, Information, and Inclusion

December 17, 2010,AEDT

Institute  for the Future (IFTF) just published The Future of Cities, Information, and Inclusion – a ten year forecast map charts the important intersections between urbanization and digitalization that will shape this global urban experiment, and the key tensions that will arise. Its an interesting way to look at cities, | Read More

Plan & Section interview with Diane Balmori

December 17, 2010,AEDT

Chelsea Larsson has just posted an interview with Diane Balmori at her Plan and Section blog. Chelsea asks Diane about her new book A Landscape Manifesto [Amazon Link] and the process of design. read the interview at New Word: Interview with Diane Balmori, A Landscape Manifesto

Le Monolithe and Cour de Loges completed: West 8

December 16, 2010,AEDT

Recently MVRDV and West 8 announced that ‘Le Monolithe’ in Lyon, France is complete. The contemporary urban block with five separate volumetric volumes designed by 5 different architects including MVRDV, Pierre Gautier, Manuelle Gautrand, ECDM and Erik van Egeraat. The public plaza – ‘Cour de Loges was designed by WEST | Read More

What to do with stalled construction sites?

December 16, 2010,AEDT

Nathaniel Popper at the LA Times has answered the question with a summary of how cities, architects, publications, and other groups are addressing stalled projects in cities across the USA in the article Cities embrace temporary fixes for stalled construction projects.  Its a great read and file this article under | Read More

Mohsen Mostafavi Interview by ECOSISTEMA URBANO [VIDEO]

December 14, 2010,AEDT

ECOSISTEMA URBANO based in Madrid has some interesting projects, blog, network and tv. Recently they posted a 5 minute interview with Mohsen Mostafavi – Dean of Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He speaks of responsibility from a discipline and ethical perspective. [ecosistema urbano] is an innovative agency focused on | Read More

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