Fire safety concerns raised for green roofs – Daily Commercial News

July 14, 2009,AEDT

Daily Commercial News reports California brush fires frequently make the news as they destroy homes and businesses. Supposing a brush fire occurs on top of a downtown highrise? Read more at the SOURCE: Daily Commercial News – Fire safety concerns raised for green roofs

Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Visitor Center

July 10, 2009,AEDT

Image Credit: Brooklyn Botanic Garden With the approach of its centennial in 2010, the Garden looks forward to both celebrating past achievements and creating new ways to engage and inspire future generations. In this spirit, BBG is pleased to unveil plans for an extraordinary new Visitor Center pavilion, which will | Read More

£30m revamp for Redcar seafront

July 8, 2009,AEDT

FOLLOWING an international design competition, one of the region’s most ambitious seafront regeneration plans was unveiled today (3 July) which will transform Redcar seafront and create the first-ever 80ft ‘vertical pier’ on this stretch of coast. A total of £30m is planned to be invested in the seafront defences and | Read More

Memorial for 7/7 victims opened

July 8, 2009,AEDT

IMAGE SOURCE: Mayor of London Mayor of London The fourth anniversary of the 7th July bombings, which killed 52 people in the capital, will be marked today with the dedication of the London Bombing Memorial in Hyde Park. The Mayor of London Boris Johnson will join the TRH The Prince | Read More

Ground work begins at Deerfields Town Square in Abu Dhabi – AMEinfo.com

June 30, 2009,AEDT

AMEinfo.com reports International architecture firm RMJM has been appointed as lead design consultants for the Deerfields project. Mandated to review the architectural design of the entire development and responsible for the engineering delivery, RMJM will also work on implementing improvement changes to the facade, interiors, and landscape design of the | Read More

PUB (Singapore) launches Water Design Guidelines for developments

June 29, 2009,AEDT

PUB reports The ABC Waters Design Guidelines has been launched by Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Dr Amy Khor, on 25 June 2009. It is a document to introduce PUB’s ABC Waters Programme (a strategic programme aims to transform our drains, canals and reservoirs into | Read More

New York Times Magazine – Infrastructure Edition

June 15, 2009,AEDT

New York Times has published a Infrastructure Edition of its Magazine. Included in this edition is a look at the proposed High-Speed Rail in California, the gap in Infrastructure spending in the Economic Stimulus Bill, the Remaking of Paris, and a short piece on James Corner’s home and if your | Read More

German firm to work on Imperial War Museum North exterior | Design Week

June 15, 2009,AEDT

Design Week reports “German landscape architect Topotek 1 has been selected as the preferred design team to work on the external spaces of the Imperial War Museum North in Salford. More than 50 architects and landscape architects entered the Royal Institute of British Architects competition, with Topetek 1 seeing off | Read More

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