The Guardian reports
“Andres Duany flew in from America and yesterday unveiled a 64-point litany of mistakes made by British architects and planners over the last 50 years.
Duany is one of the original designers of Poundbury, the prince’s new town in Dorset, and said the leading lights of modernist architecture including Richard Rogers, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid and Peter Eisenman were “increasingly irrelevant”.”
SOURCE: The Guardian – Architect slams ‘dismal’ UK design
Media bistro talk to “Award-winning landscape architect David Font is the head of seven-year-old Font Designs, …..with the opportunity to interview him on the eve of Design Miami”
[SOURCE: mediabistro.com – Seven Questions for David Font ]
Miami Herald reports on the new Amazon Exhibit
“Designed by Jones & Jones Architects of Seattle, famous for their work onthe San Diego Zoo and portions of Walt Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Amazon and Beyond began with the idea of promoting conservation, said Greg Murphy, landscape architect and project manager.”
SOURCE: MiamiHerald.com – Amazon exhibit brings rain forest to Miami Metrozoo
Architectural Record via Business Week report “Even as financial troubles mount around the world, some architects are betting on Central and South America”
[SOURCE: Architects Head to Latin America to Weather the Economic Storm – BusinessWeek].
Metropolis Magazine talks with Landscape architect Tom Oslund about the making of a I-35 bridge memorial, his Zen time, and ecology vs. aesthetics.
read more @ the [SOURCE: Metropolis Magazine – The Work of an Outsider].
Times Online reports
“Recently it was reported that in that last recession 40 per cent of architects lost their jobs, and earlier this month the superstar architect Frank Gehry’s first large-scale project in this country, a residential development in Brighton, was cancelled. Once again, things are not at the heights they once were.
Nowhere was this more evident than at the Emerging Architecture Awards last week. These are the world’s leading awards for young architects and, as the name suggests, perhaps the best indicator of the direction in which architecture is heading. So what should we expect on our streets?”
read more about this article @ the SOURCE:Times Online – Emerging Architects: tomorrow begins here