By 2012 it is estimated that 65 per cent of Kenya’s population will be living in urban areas. This is also in line with global trends where actually the majority of the world’s population will be living in urban centres in the next 10 or so years.
The new Miami Art Museum has the potential to be a breathtaking, beautiful building, one that could simultaneously express new ideas about architecture and its place in the environment and pay homage to the rhythms, climate and patterns of Miami. The design proposal unveiled Friday is pretty enthralling. It is both daring and familiar: an airy, elegant, ethereal pavilion that captures the sunlight and embraces the bay breezes.
The architects for the new MAM, the Basel-based Herzog & de Meuron, are known for their ability to take a fragment of nature — the composition of a leaf, the structure of a root — and reinterpret it, abstractly, as architecture. And indeed that is the case in the proposed design for this $220 million museum to be located in the northeastern corner of what will be called Museum Park (the current Bicentennial Park).
A tour of the (more or less) finished sections of the new Greenway reveals that intentions have been met – and missed
Each was designed by a different landscape architect. The Greenway, as a result, is an instructive little anthology of three different design goals, three different attitudes toward public space in the city.
It wouldn’t be fair to make final judgments about the Greenway or how well, eventually, it will turn out. Chunks remain unfinished. There are four sites along its length where buildings are proposed. We don’t know yet which of these will be realized, or what they will look like.
Despite a gloomy forecast that the national housing market will continue to slump, most top economists agree that Texas — The forecast is equally rosy for landscape architecture firms who report they are just as busy as or even busier than before
Quintain, Kier Residential or Urban Splash line up for £245m Commonwealth Games scheme.
The £245m scheme, on the banks of the river Clyde, will include 1,500 residential units. Kier Residential and Quintain are understood to have expressed an interest in developing it.
Sources close to the scheme said Urban Splash’s plans for a 585-home development at nearby Bellgrove Street in east Glasgow could be used as a template for the village.