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]

Winners of the RIBA Annie Spink Award 2008 announced

Professor Andrew MacMillan and Professor Isi Metzstein have been named as joint winners of the RIBA Annie Spink Award for Excellence in Architectural Education.

[SOURCE: RIBA – Winners of the RIBA Annie Spink Award 2008 announced].

Utah Museum of Natural History – Architectural Record

Architectural Record reports

“Polshek Partnership has designed a new, 161,000-square-foot facility for the Utah Museum of Natural History in Salt Lake City. The $98 million project will enable the 45-year-old institution to better showcase its collection of fossils, rocks, minerals, and other artifacts.”

[SOURCE: Architectural Record – Utah Museum of Natural History]

Moh Architects wins RIBA contest for Urban Splash’s Walsall waterfront regeneration – Building Design

Vienna-based Moh Architects has won the RIBA competition to design a new waterfront project in Walsall for Urban Splash.

[SOURCE: Building Design – Moh Architects wins RIBA contest for Urban Splash’s Walsall waterfront regeneration ] .

CREDIT - MOH ARCHITECTS

[IMAGE CREDIT MOH ARCHITECTS – IMAGE SOURCE: Building Design]

Function meets form – The National Newspaper

National Newspaper reports that

“Marks Barfield Architects, the award-winning London-based practice, are aiming for an organic look that is informed by nature.

DAD, a project by Abyaar, a Kuwaiti boutique real estate developer, is a 26-hectare commercial, residential and retail project within Dubai’s International Media Production Zone. And Marks Barfield has been commissioned to design several core components of it: 11 residential buildings with a gross built area of 2.1 million sq. ft., a central clubhouse, children’s playground and seven retail units. Central to the project will be the three Pebble buildings. Construction is scheduled for completion in the last quarter of 2011.”

[SOURCE: Function meets form – The National Newspaper].

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