Architects Head to Latin America to Weather the Economic Storm – BusinessWeek

Architectural Record via Business Week report “Even as financial troubles mount around the world, some architects are betting on Central and South America”

[SOURCE: Architects Head to Latin America to Weather the Economic Storm - BusinessWeek].

Emerging Architects: tomorrow begins here – Times Online

Times Online reports

“Recently it was reported that in that last recession 40 per cent of architects lost their jobs, and earlier this month the superstar architect Frank Gehry’s first large-scale project in this country, a residential development in Brighton, was cancelled. Once again, things are not at the heights they once were.

Nowhere was this more evident than at the Emerging Architecture Awards last week. These are the world’s leading awards for young architects and, as the name suggests, perhaps the best indicator of the direction in which architecture is heading. So what should we expect on our streets?”

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Winners of design awards – Strait Times

Strait Times reports

“LOCAL architectural firm, Woha, is on a roll. Its founding directors, Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell were named winners of this year’s President’s Design Award on Monday night.

The award, now in its third year, recognises Singapore designers’ ability to develop innovative designs that have contributed to Singapore’s economy, environment and culture.

The winning works will be on display at The Urban Redevelopment Authority Centre from Dec 3 to Feb 28.”

[SOURCE: The Strait Times – Winners of design awards].

ARUP wins ACEA Project of the Year for Beijing Watercube

Engineering and design firm Arup has again triumphed with its work on the National Aquatic Centre, aka the Water Cube. For two years running Arup has received the ACEA’s top prize, with the Water Cube announced as Project of the Year at the 2008 Association of Consulting Engineers Australia (ACEA) Awards for Excellence.

[SOURCE: ARUP – Water Cube wins ACEA Project of the Year]

Sydney Opera House designer dies at 90

“Danish architect Jorn Utzon, who designed the Sydney Opera House, has died at the age of 90”

“Utzon was famous for the design of the impressionist Opera House, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site last year, but he also designed the National Assembly of Kuwait and several prominent buildings in his native Denmark.”

[SOURCE: Reuters & Xinhua – Sydney Opera House designer dies at 90]

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