Frank Gehry’s New York looks so vivid in miniature, a parallel city of masterpieces in plastic, cardboard, and painted foam. Let’s start our fantasy tour at the vantage point of Brooklyn Heights. That’s the Guggenheim’s downtown branch across the East River, on the Manhattan side, rearing out of the spume, whipping together water, sky, and steel.
read the full article at the SOURCE: New York Magazine – Has New York Lost Its Great Chance With Frank Gehry?
Ball State Daily News Online
North Street Urban Garden – the brainchild of Colby Gray, a landscape architect from Ball State University and Jason Donati, the director for the Department of Stormwater Management – is working to provide a sustainable source of vegetables by offering their abandoned house lot for cultivation. The garden has already planted more than two dozen vegetable types, as well as a handful of herbs and flowers.
SOURCE: Ball State Daily News Online – Muncie’s Urban Garden project utilizes abandoned lots to grow plants – NEWS
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Christopher Hawthorne, Architecture Critic for the Los Angeles Times writes
Reporting from Dubai, United Arab Emirates — If a city can be spectacularly quiet, this waterfront city-state has certainly qualified in recent months. Hundreds of abandoned construction cranes languish above Dubai’s gated communities and beach-side developments and, most dramatically, up and down Sheikh Zayed Road, its high-rise spine……………….
SOURCE: Los Angeles Times – Dubai development may be down, but it’s not out
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Emirates Business 24/7 reports
Architects and designers need to create future projects in such a way that waste can be eliminated right at the construction site, said James Hurley, Head, Resource Efficiency Group (REG), Hyder Consulting.
Speaking during a recent conference on construction waste management, he said the present slowdown in construction activities should be utilised to implement measures for better waste management……
SOURCE: Emirates Business 24/7 – Construction companies need to take steps to manage waste
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The 10 Most Creative People in Architecture | Design & Innovation | Fast Company
Fast Company has produced a special on the creative people of business in every industry and Architecture was one category along with Web, Movies, Health, Marketing, Food and Sports.
The list for Architecture includes the usual list of ‘starchitects’ including Rem Koolhaus, Zaha Hadid, Jacques Herzog, Pierre De Meuron, Norman Foster for the full list go to Fast Company
SOURCE: Fast Company – The 10 Most Creative People in Architecture
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