LA Times takes a look at the Best and Worst Architecture
“China stood astride the architecture world this year. Its Olympic class of landmarks offered a dizzying range of styles — some sleek, some daring and some thoroughly conventional — and at least three individual buildings”
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Morpeth Herald reports
“A £25m blueprint to regenerate four coastal villages in Castle Morpeth has finally been unveiled.
The CELL Masterplan contains a number of projects to help the communities of Cresswell, Ellington, Lynemouth and Linton thrive following years of suffering the economic and environmental impacts of the coal mining industry closures.”
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A plan for rebuilding the county seat of Beichuan, devastated in the 8.0-magnitude May 12 earthquake, went through an expertise appraisal by China’s construction authority on Saturday.
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Daily Sound reports
“……City of Santa Barbara officials say the recently completed quarter-acre Bohnett Park extension at the corner of San Andres and Victoria streets is akin to a miracle.
Billy Goodnick, a city landscape architect, said the land purchases, combined with coordinating the park project with restoration efforts on Mission Creek, were “career makers.””
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Architects Journal asks some top UK architects “I’ll remember 2008 for…”
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Karie Jacobs write a piece for Metroplis Magazine
“Recent trips to Dubai and Shanghai have our columnist pondering how Jane Jacobs might react to these unbridled cities.”
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Pamela Buxton of Building Design reports
“US architect Paul Nakazawa found his forte was coaching others to make the most of their talents. With a client list including Morphosis and OMA, here he talks to Pamela Buxton about how to survive the downturn”
read the full article @ the [SOURCE: Building Design – Nakazawa’s practical magic]