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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Architects Journal reports
The architects shortlisted in the prestigious King’s Cross Square contest remain unbriefed about the project – six months after being selected
Despite being named as finalists for the 7,000m2 project outside the central London station in January, the six firms have yet to receive any further details of the scheme.
SOURCE: Architects Journal – King’s Cross Square contenders in the dark | News |
Shortlist for the project includes Stanton Williams, Gehl Architects, Field Operations, Martha Schwartz Partners, Gustafson Porter, Gross.MaxTechnorati
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West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture reports
Waterfront Toronto, together with the Government of Canada, Province of Ontario and City of Toronto, officially opened the Simcoe WaveDeck, the second and most dramatic urban dock, designed by West 8+DTAH, being built along Toronto’s central waterfront.
The Simcoe WaveDeck, one of four uniquely Canadian wavedecks planned for the area, is as artistic as it is functional. Located just west of Simcoe Street at the water’s edge, the wooden wavedeck features an informal public amphitheatre-style space with impressive curves that soar as high as 2.6 metres above the lake.
Built in less than eight months, the Simcoe WaveDeck joins the Spadina WaveDeck which opened last year in creating more public space along one of the most heavily used parts of the Toronto shoreline. Construction of the third wavedeck at Rees Street is well underway and will open in August.
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For a tour of the Central Waterfront with Adriaan Geuze, Principal at West 8 and Waterfront Toronto Vice-President of Planning and Design, Chris Glaisek,
SOURCE: Youtube – Waterfront Toronto
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