Sellar Group in talks over 250 metre residential skycraper – CNplus.co.uk

Nick Whitten at CNplus.co.uk reports “Developers are understood to be holding talks with Mayor of London Boris Johnson over plans for 250 metre high skyscraper nicknamed the Breadsticks.

Sellar Property Group is reportedly working with Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron on the plans for the three predominantly residential glazed towers at a site next to the Shard in London Bridge.”

read more @ the SOURCE: CNplus.co.uk – Sellar Group in talks over 250 metre residential skycraper.

AILA Conference – Early Bird rate finishes JAN 30

The Australian Institute Landscape Architects(AILA) annual conference that will be held in Melbourne, May 7–9 2009 is about to close its early bird rate which is a saving of $110AUD (over 14% saving) on the full rate.

Go to Registration  today to get the early bird rate

For more information goto the conference website

Observatory owners plan to save 3 buildings -TheStar.com

The Star(Toronto) reports “Metrus, the company that purchased the sprawling David Dunlap Observatory lands from the University of Toronto last year, has finally publicly revealed which parts of the property it’s prepared to see preserved from development.”

[SOURCE: TheStar.com | GTA | Observatory owners plan to save 3 buildings]

£12m grant for seaside culture – Design Week

Design Week announces “Great Yarmouth, Southport, Hastings and Bridlington have won £12m to renovate and create new arts and cultural venues, in the second wave of the Government’s Sea Change programme.”

[SOURCE: Design Week.£12m grant for seaside culture]

A New Look at the Landscaping Artist Roberto Burle Marx – NYTimes.com

Larry Rohter of the New York Times writes

“Brazil teems with jungles, forests and all sorts of exotic plants, flowers and trees. But until the Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx came along to tame and shape his country’s exuberant flora, his countrymen had mostly disdained the natural riches that, often literally, flourished in their own backyards”

read this great article @ the [SOURCE: NYTimes.comA New Look at the Landscaping Artist Roberto Burle Marx]

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