Tempe building to be supergreen

Innovative green features in Tempe’s new Transportation Center will make it one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the nation when the office block opens next month.

SOURCE: AZCENTRAL.com – Tempe building to be supergreen.

Breathing Buildings

Azure Magazine has published an interview by Paige Magarrey with Paul Kephart of Rena Creek about his work with architects Renzo Piano and William McDonough in creating living buildings.

read more @ the SOURCE: AZURE MAGAZINE

Super Shopping Centre opens in London – mixed reactions

Westfield London – a new 1.7 billion pound shopping centre has opened to mixed reviews. Many think that the architecture may be understated and could be more grand and uplifting and that it feels like a place just for retailers to push their wares.

In recent years more and more shopping malls are becoming the ‘town squares’ of suburbs and cities with more and more emphasis placed on the secondary uses of shopping malls such as dining out, concerts, people watching and general passive recreation rather than consumption. Although these secondary activities are not welcome by some shopping centre managements.

What do you think of the new Westfield London merely a place to shop or does it add more to the community and area?

Improving Montreal will take more than attracting one star architect

Henry Aubin, The Gazette’s regional affairs columnist, heralds the coming of star French architect Paul Andreu to a corner of the Quartier des spectacles as, if not a mythical event, “one that will breathe a breath of fresh air for the city’s stuffy insular architectural establishment.”

SOURCE: The Gazette – Improving Montreal will take more than attracting one star architect.

Irish architects win World Building of the Year for Milan development | Europe | News

Irish firm Grafton Architects have won the first ever World Building of the Year award for their new faculty building for the Luigi Bocconi University in Milan.

SOURCE: Propertywire.com – Irish architects win World Building of the Year for Milan development

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