Experimental designs

December 8, 2007,AEDT

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. The new development at the National Centre for Biological Sciences | Read More

London’s 2012 Olympics Stadium Panned – Architectural Record

December 8, 2007,AEDT

The British architectural profession has had a largely negative response to plans for London’s 80,000-seat Olympic stadium, which were unveiled last month. Critics say that the design, by HOK Sport and architect Peter Cook of HOK, lacks the flair of conceptual images shown during London’s bid to host the 2012 | Read More

Housing Policy tabled in Indian Parliament

December 8, 2007,AEDT

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 Minister of State for Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, PIB | Read More

Shortage of Skills in the Built Environment

December 6, 2007,AEDT

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 pressure is being put on the industry because 20% of | Read More

Banking on a Norman Foster Building

December 5, 2007,AEDT

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 day is being held on Saturday, December 15, 2007, giving | Read More

The Changing Meaning of Urban Space in Yerevan

December 4, 2007,AEDT

Recently, I had the opportunity to be present at a debate about education reform among workers at the Yerevan State University. The occasion was the introduction of the credit system, the latest stage in the reforms. The main argument was that “the Soviet education system was the best in the | Read More

Burt Hill Opens First US-Based International Studio

December 4, 2007,AEDT

Responding to the needs of its growing client base overseas, Burt Hill announces the establishment of an International Studio. This full-service studio, which offers architectural, site, engineering, and creative services, will support and expand the capabilities of the firm’s existing offices abroad in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE and Ahmedabad, | Read More

$3 Billion Grand Avenue Project Starts Construction

December 4, 2007,AEDT

Construction work is underway on The Grand, one of the largest vertically-integrated, mixed-use projects under construction in the nation. The multi-phase 3.6 million square foot development spanning three city blocks will cost an estimated $3 billion to develop. Phase I has been designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry for the | Read More

1 55 56 57 58 59