San Luis Obispo reports
More than 130 graduating Cal Poly architecture students recently gathered with families, friends and professors in Cal Poly’s Chumash Auditorium to wander among wooden structural models, backdrops displaying digital drawings, floor plan designs and the cross sections of model buildings.
SOURCE: San Luis Obispo – Caal Poly architecture students display visions for the future
Topos 67 deals with good design, and the broad affiliated subject of materials and details. These days “right materials” increasingly involve eco-friendly, non-polluting production and short, energy-minimised transport. Topos presents different designs and projects involving such materials from all over the world – whether in Tenerife, Milwaukee, Melbourne, New York, Chile or Denmark.
The issue also presents the work and philosophy of Mcgregor + Coxall, an award-winning Sydney-based landscape architecture office that is a proponent of the new wave of environmentally focused landscape architecture framed within a modernist design approach.
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BBC NEWS reports
“A high-rise tower for animals in the industrial heartland of Leeds is offering a unique solution to the decline of urban wildlife. Can it work?
Rising 40 feet (12 metres) above canals once lined with textile mills and factory chimneys could soon be another kind of tower – a high-rise for all creatures great and (mainly) small.”
read more @ the SOURCE: BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | Can animals live in high-rise blocks?
“How should we greet the news today that the Frank Gehry–designed arena for the Nets in Brooklyn has officially been scrapped in favor of a cheaper scheme by Ellerbe Becket, the Kansas City, Missouri, firm specializing in convention centers and sports complexes?”
read the full article @ the SOURCE: Metropolis POV » On Second Thought
National Post reports
“The whimsical wavedeck bridge under construction at Lower Simcoe Street will be open for public use next Thursday, says Adriaan Geuze(West 8), the Dutch mastermind behind the city’s gradually improving waterfront……”
read the full article at the SOURCE: National Post – Wavedeck curves, dips on waterfront
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“Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Governor David A. Paterson, Congressman Charles B. Rangel, and Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert C. Lieber today joined community leaders and elected officials to celebrate the opening of West Harlem Piers Park. The $20 million, two-acre park connects West Harlem to the Hudson River greenway and features a docking pier, a fishing pier, bicycle and pedestrian paths and landscaped open space.”
SOURCE: City of New York
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