Seattle’s ‘new urbanism': making smart, sustainable, stylish dwellings | Seattle Times Newspaper

Seattle’s ‘new urbanism': making smart, sustainable, stylish dwellings | Seattle Times Newspaper

As questions of density, affordability and livability continue to drive discussions about how to design our urban worlds, architects, citizens and city officials are all looking for a shared sense of what the “new urbanism” means — whether and how to regulate, encourage and ultimately create the kind of built environment we want.

SOURCE: Seattle’s ‘new urbanism': making smart, sustainable, stylish dwellings | Seattle Times Newspaper

Dutch firm could replace Frank Gehry on Miami Beach park project – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.com reports

A Dutch firm known for delivering euphorically original urban designs on a budget is poised to replace the world’s most famous architect on a Miami Beach park project that Gehry quit amid a row with the city over costs.
The firm, West 8, was selected from a dozen applicants for the $13 million park project by a six-person committee representing the city and the New World Symphony………

Read more at the SOURCE: MiamiHerald.com – Dutch firm could replace Frank Gehry on Miami Beach park project

Making Public Places Forum on Twitter *UPDATE*

balmori associates, inc. (@balmorilab) –  landscape and urban designers used streaming video and Twitter t0 hold the  Making Public Places Forum via Twitter. Although there were some technical glitches with the video the Forum continued online with Twitter and various questions from the online community were tabled to the group to answer.

The forum involved Diana Balmori, Erik de Jong and 40 landscape and urban design students looking at the Meat Packing district

To see the Forum discussion go to search.twitter.com and search for #mpplaces

To see the photos taken by Balmori Associates of the Forum and site visit during the tour goto Twitpic

For more information about the Area and Forum download the Info Pack here from Balmori Associates

Struggling RMJM secures China deal – Scotsman.com Business

Struggling RMJM secures China deal – Scotsman.com Business

RMJM, the Scottish architects recently forced to lay off 60 staff, has sealed a contract to design a $30m (£18.5m) sporting complex in north-east China. The firm, which is best known for its work on the controversial Scottish Parliament building, has been appointed sole designer for the five-storey Olympic-standard complex in Dalian.

SOURCE: Scotsman.com Business – Struggling RMJM secures China deal


Burj Dubai opening delayed – The National Newspaper

The National Newspaper reports

“The Burj Dubai, the tallest tower in the world, will be completed in December, three months later than scheduled, according to two contractors involved with the project. The contractors said work still needed to be completed outside and inside the building and the new deadline was December………”
SOURCE: The National Newspaper – Burj Dubai opening delayed

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