“A MARINA, five hotels, hundreds of flats and a new home for The Royal Yacht Britannia all feature in the latest plans for the regeneration of Leith Docks.
Forth Ports has today released the first detailed plans of a £700 million scheme, which will herald the largest expansion of Edinburgh for hundreds of years.”
[SOURCE: Scotsman.com News – The £700m Quay to the future]
CNN.com talks to Jonathan D. Solomon, Assistant Professor of Architecture at Hong Kong University about a concept known as “urban densification”
read CNN interview @ the [SOURCE: CNN.com – Urban densification: Creating space to live]
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Building.co.uk reports that “Architect McDowell + Benedetti has won the competition to masterplan a former JCB site in Staffordshire.”
SOURCE: Building.co.uk – McDowell + Benedetti wins 9ha Uttoxeter masterplan scheme
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