Winners announced for Bruce Lee Residence Competition

January 26, 2010,AEDT

The Organising Committee of the Ideas Competition for Bruce Lee’s Residence announced the results for The Ideas Competition for Bruce Lee’s residence, launched on July 20, 2009, aimed to turn the former residence of the late Mr Bruce Lee into an attraction to commemorate Mr Lee’s contribution to martial arts | Read More

Gateway Arch International Design Competition *UPDATE*

January 12, 2010,AEDT

With the January 26 deadline looming for firms to register their interest in the international design competition and 90 firms already registering interest, the CityArchRiver 2015 Foundation announced the members of  the competition jury. The jury consisting of landscape architects, architects, urban designers, critics, curators and a former Deputy Director | Read More

Over 200 interventions to be displayed at Guggenheim exhibit

January 5, 2010,AEDT

For the building’s 50th anniversary, the Guggenheim Museum (NY, USA) invited more than two hundred artists, architects, and designers to imagine their dream interventions in the space for the exhibition Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum. Submissions were received from all over the world from a wide range of | Read More

World’s tallest building opens *UPDATE*

January 5, 2010,AEDT

The building previously known as Burj Dubai is now open and it has new name of Burj Khalifa named after Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, President of the UAE. The height has been confirmed as 828 meters, 200 stories into the sky, exceeding the next highest structure, Taipei 101, by about | Read More

Australian architects think about cities in 2050 and beyond

December 21, 2009,AEDT

The Australian Institute of Architects has announced a shortlist of proposals for the Australia Pavillion at the Venice Biennale. The shortlist of 24 was selected from 129 submissions addressing urban spaces in 2050 and beyond. Some of the proposals include: New cities of 50,000-100,000 in desert areas Cities which feature | Read More

2010 World Architecture report released

December 18, 2009,AEDT

Building Design has just released its 2010 World Architecture report and it has some interesting findings. The some of the world’s architecture firms have shrunk due the Global Financial Crisis while others have increased in size due to the growth of cities in Asia. Building Design states The world’s biggest | Read More

Calls for Collaboration between professions

December 16, 2009,AEDT

Susan Szenasy posted on Metropolis an article titled “United We Stand” in which she recalls some government officials giving encouragement at a recent NeoCon East annual trade show that there is “a new day for government design”. Szeasy goes on to talk about the importance to design of the recent | Read More

US companies on the M&A trail in the UK?

December 11, 2009,AEDT

Building posted a report today that some large US firms the size of Jacobs, AECOM and CH2MHill maybe looking at acquiring firms in the UK. Many UK firms have established offices in Europe, Middle East and North Africa which makes their businesses more appealing as they have established company structures | Read More

Architects resign from Ottawa Urban Design Review Panel

December 10, 2009,AEDT

Earlier this week, Councillor Peter Hume, Chair of the Planning and Environment Committee was informed by letter that all of the architects that were members of the Downtown Ottawa Urban Design Review Panel had resigned. The panel was established in 2005 to peer review design of new developments in the downtown | Read More

£1.5 billion contract awarded for regeneration of Elephant & Castle

December 1, 2009,AEDT

London Borough of Southwark announced that they have awarded the £1.5 billion (circa A$2.7 billion) regeneration of Elephant & Castle to Lend Lease. The project is one of the most significant schemes of its type in Europe, comprising over 300,000 square metres of new build, mixed-use development, together with major | Read More

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