The push to greener housing – Canada

April 5, 2008,AEST

“Once people become more aware of green issues, they recognize the advantages,” he says. “If a house, because it is well-insulated and has an efficient heating system, costs $300 less a month to maintain than a similar neighbouring house, that | Read More

Foster + Partners opens office in Abu Dhabi

April 5, 2008,AEST

Building on Foster + Partners’ pioneering work in the region and consolidating the practice’s long-term commitment to further development, HRH The Duke of York is to open a new Foster + Partners office in Abu Dhabi on April 3rd. The | Read More

OMA to Redevelop Modernist London Icon

April 2, 2008,AEST

The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has been selected to redevelop the iconic Commonwealth Institute in Kensington and Chelsea, London, by Chelsfield, one of the United Kingdom’s major property development groups, and their partner Ilchester Estate. The project includes the | Read More

ESCAP Chief calls for greater aid for developing countries

April 1, 2008,AEST

Bangkok (UN Information Services) – Noeleen Heyzer, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), today called on developed countries to help meet the technological and financial needs of | Read More

Jean Nouvel wins Pritzker Prize

March 31, 2008,AEST

Jean Nouvel of Paris, France has been chosen as the 2008 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. The formal ceremony for what has come to be known throughout the world as architecture’s highest honor will be held on June 2 | Read More

World Landscape Architecture Month – April 2008

March 31, 2008,AEST

April 1 will not only be another April Fool’s Day but also the start of Landscape Architecture Month with events being organised by Landscape Architecture organisations around the world. Check with your local organisation about what is going on in | Read More

Can eco-density be beautiful? – Crosscut Seattle

March 29, 2008,AEST

Can eco-density be beautiful? By Adele Weder Vancouver, B.C. wrestles with how to make new buildings and greater density produce better, less uniform architecture. It turns out nobody has a very clear image of what that would look like. …..Nobody | Read More

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