Atkins: Another two years of recession

November 27, 2009,AEDT

Architects Journal recently reported that the chief of Atkins has warned that …We are in for another two years of recession…. Although on the positive side he also intimated that we are at the bottom of the recession. read the full article at the [SOURCE: Architects Journal – Expect another two years | Read More

Edinburgh College of Art launches its ‘Vision’ of academic research

November 27, 2009,AEDT

Edinburgh College of Art is delighted to launch Vision, a major new publication about its current and future research projects in the creative disciplines. A lavishly illustrated book, Vision includes focus features on the College’s current research groups as well as profiles of over 100 staff and their ‘visions’ of | Read More

Re:Vision Dallas winner announced

November 25, 2009,AEDT

Urban Re:Vision and the Central Dallas Community Development Corporation announced that “Forwarding Dallas” has been selected as the winning design from Re:Vision Dallas, an international design competition. The challenge, to transform a vacant inner-city block behind City Hall into a carbon-neutral community, drew hundreds of entries from top architecture firms | Read More

Hong Kong Building regulations under review

November 23, 2009,AEDT

news.com.hk reports The Council for Sustainable Development will recommend ways to deal with the problem of ‘inflated’ buildings in the first half of next year, Secretary for Development Carrie Lam says, adding the Government will review parking space proportions in buildings. As Hong Kong has a comprehensive railway system which | Read More

The Rooftop Garden Climbs Down a Wall

November 20, 2009,AEDT

Ken Belson of the New York Times has written an interesting piece about green walls which looks at the green wall as a source of food production. Belson talks to a varied number of designers, universities and manufacturers about the green walls as food production. He also states that at | Read More

Urban Garden inside Bank of America

November 20, 2009,AEDT

WRT’s New York office have installed living sculptures in the Urban Garden Room at Bank of America Tower’s 60-foot high street-level atrium space at One Bryant Park, New York. The Durst Organization, the building’s owner and developer, commissioned WRT to create an appropriate – natural – signature for New York | Read More

Canada’s biggest green roof was technically challenging: LA

November 20, 2009,AEDT

Journal of Commerce reports The biggest living roof in Canada is surrounded by water on three sides, and the marine deck on which the building sits is supported by stilt-like piles. It also features slopes of up to 53 per cent. Bruce Hemstock, of PWL Partnership, a Vancouver landscape architecture | Read More

WPA 2.0 & WPA 2.0 SE winners announced

November 20, 2009,AEDT

PORT, Andrew Moddrell and Christopher Marcinkoski, from Chicago and New York for their project, Carbon T.A.P. // Tunnel Algae Park. The jury of Elizabeth Diller, Cecil Balmond, Marilyn Taylor, Walter Hood, Stan Allen, and Thom Mayne was unanimous in its decision citing two primary qualities: The floating, carbon-capturing bridge between | Read More

New sample designs for Sydney railway stations

November 18, 2009,AEDT

Sydney Metro have released sample designs for Pyrmont and Rozelle metro stations are now online following a second successful design principles workshop. The three different visions for how the stations might look were developed during the workshop process, which was held to develop draft design principles to guide future station | Read More

Michigan school creates sustainable architecture program

November 17, 2009,AEDT

design-training.com reports Michigan”s Ferris State University has announced plans to introduce a new undergraduate degree program in sustainable design. Beginning in fall 2010, the Bachelor of Science in architecture and sustainability program, a degree offered through the school”s College of Engineering Technology, will create nine new courses focusing exclusively on | Read More

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