Asphalt receiving new attention

The Boston Globe (Boston.com) reports on Paula Meijerink, assistant professor of landscape architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design(GSD) who has been looking at innovative ideas for asphalt design and has started a website – onasphalt.com – that brings together students, designers and industry professionals.

For more information go to the SOURCE: Architect finds beauty in the asphalt jungle – The Boston Globe.

 


Wellington City Council: Let’s Do It Again – Scoop.co.nz

Wellington City Council doesn’t like its five-year old upgrade to the pedestrian Mall. The City has decided to reinstate the two-lane road with two-way traffic. The City’s reasoning is to reinstate the precinct known as the Golden Mile in Wellington, it would also allow bus routes to pass through the mall at a 30km/h(18mph) speed limit.

[SOURCE:Scoop: Wellington City Council: Let’s Do It Again].

Research and Markets: Design with Constructal Theory

Research and Markets has announced that they have published a new report – “Design with Constructal Theory” which is a revolutionary new approach based on physics for understanding and predicting the designs that arise in nature and engineering, from the tree and the forest to the cooling of electronics, urban design, decontamination, and vascular smart materials. This book shows how you can use the method of constructal theory to design human-made systems in order to reduce trial and error and increase the system performance.

[SOURCE: Research & Markets]

 

Subway station architects intend to cheer you up

The Start reports

“In anticipation of the extension of the Spadina subway north from Downsview, the TTC has hired a gaggle of globe-trotting architects to design six new stations.

Among them are two leading U.K. practitioners, Will Alsop and Norman Foster, both of whom have worked in Toronto. Alsop, of course, is the author of the celebrated “flying tabletop” at the Ontario College of Art and Design. Foster’s only local project is the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Pharmacy Building.

“If you can cheer someone up for a few minutes,” Alsop declares, “it’s worth it.” “

SOURCE: TheStar.com | Columnist | Subway station architects intend to cheer you up.

Lighthouse Must Wait To Learn If Funding Available – The Herald

“SCOTLAND’S centre of architecture and design, The Lighthouse in Glasgow, will have to wait another month to see if it can receive a boost in funding from Glasgow City Council to help it avoid the prospect of closure.”

SOURCE: The Herald – Lighthouse Must Wait To Learn If Funding Available

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