New galleries take shape at Botanical Garden

December 14, 2007,AEST

For years, the aluminum lath house that sheltered the Desert Botanical Garden’s treasured cactus collection sorely needed a dynamic makeover. Considered state of the art in 1950, the space had long ago reached capacity, with specimens poking through the top | Read More

Urban Splash reveals stunning seaside shortlist designs

December 11, 2007,AEST

Six architects vie to redesign Birnbeck Island and Pier in Weston-super-Mare Six architects were shortlisted in an architectural competition to redesign the Birnbeck Island and Pier in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. The competition, which opened in August, is run by Urban Splash | Read More

Experimental designs

December 8, 2007,AEST

Architects Anupam Bansal and Rajesh Dongre find interesting ways to blend their buildings with the surrounding landscape. Most laboratories in India are rather dull box-like spaces — their architecture focussing on functionality without even a passing nod at the aesthetic. | Read More

Housing Policy tabled in Indian Parliament

December 8, 2007,AEST

The National Urban Housing & Habitat Policy 2007 seeks to promote various types of public-private partnerships for realizing the goal of “ Affordable Housing For All’ with special emphasis on the urban poor. This was stated by Kumari Selja the | Read More

Shortage of Skills in the Built Environment

December 6, 2007,AEST

The Construction Industry Council launched their Professional Services Survey yesterday stated that the Built Environment industry requires 12,000 competent new professionals to enter the industry every year to meet demand as major projects such as the Olympics gather speed. Added | Read More

Banking on a Norman Foster Building

December 5, 2007,AEST

The Murezzan is an attractive complex refurbished with new designs by Sir Norman Foster – and in which Credit Suisse has opened its new St. Moritz branch. Inside, a series of works by Swiss artists are on display. An open | Read More

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