Fountain figures might pour cold water on project

December 14, 2007,AEST

As workers pounded in tall fence posts and moved stacks of metal barriers into Washington Square Park on Monday and Tuesday, cordoning off the area for Phase I of the park’s renovation, opponents were making a last-ditch effort to derail | Read More

New galleries take shape at Botanical Garden

December 14, 2007,AEST

For years, the aluminum lath house that sheltered the Desert Botanical Garden’s treasured cactus collection sorely needed a dynamic makeover. Considered state of the art in 1950, the space had long ago reached capacity, with specimens poking through the top | Read More

Residents may get new view

December 14, 2007,AEST

City landscape architects will go to work on the railroad running through Scarborough and Riverdale over the next few months, to try and find a way to hide two intrusive new signal towers from residents along the line. The two | Read More

Casting Rutland alley as a park

December 13, 2007,AEST

Rutland residents weighing in on the future of the Center Street Alley expressed interest in commercial use, grass and trees and, above all, flexibility at the city’s most hidden park. Long underutilized and frequently victimized by vandals, the park recently | Read More

When practicality outweighs the aesthetic

December 13, 2007,AEST

The Seattle Department of Transportation is trying to figure out where new trees should be placed in medians along a stretch of Southwest Admiral Way to address sight-distance issues raised by the community. The medians were replaced as part of | Read More

Winners announced for Portland Courtyard Design Competition

December 12, 2007,AEST

The City of Portland invited designers to produce design possibilities of housing oriented to shared courtyards. Portland is promoting courtyard housing as an additional infill housing type that can provide a quality living environment at densities higher than conventional detached housing. | Read More

People’s Park – Competition or Design by committee

December 12, 2007,AEST

A debate over whether UC Berkeley should sponsor an open competition to choose a new design for the historic site erupted after People’s Park Community Advisory Board member and architect Sam Davis suggested holding a competition last week. While some | Read More

Urban Islands

December 10, 2007,AEST

Modern residential projects are offering ample green spaces and robust facilities alongside homes to satisfy customers’ cravings for urban living in an rural setting. But, despite much ballyhoo about modern garden cities, today’s developments bear only a passing resemblance to | Read More

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