Rees Wavedeck – Toronto Waterfront opens – West 8

August 14, 2009,AEDT

Following in the footsteps of the Spadina and Simcoe WaveDecks, the Rees WaveDeck is the third in a series of four urban docks – designed by West 8+DTAH for WaterfronToronto – to create more public space along one of the most heavily used parts of the Toronto shoreline. This 480 | Read More

Robot Carpark opens in Dubai

August 14, 2009,AEDT

Sick of driving around and around on the carpark ramp to get to that elusive spot on the second last or last level of your cities carpark. Well, the future is here. A 765 car stall robotic carpark has just opened in Dubai at an office and hotel development. Able | Read More

Wetland plan gathers dust – Times of India

August 13, 2009,AEDT

The Times of India report The Bidhannagar Municipality had last year proposed that the state tourism department develop the 20-sqkm wetland area almost twice the size of Salt Lake falling under its jurisdiction as an eco-tourism centre. However, no initiative has been taken since then to take the plan forward. The | Read More

Waters Edge re-defines city architecture

August 12, 2009,AEDT

Queensland Business Review reports A new development in Brisbane’s West End is set to draw inspiration from the river city, with nearly an acre of waterscape and open subtropical gardens. Upon completion, Waters Edge will comprise two, eight-story residential buildings, surrounded by 4,000sqm of water-scaped grounds. Landscape architecture firm EDAW | Read More

Stantec to conduct landmark ecological study

August 12, 2009,AEDT

Environmental Expert reports Environmental consulting and engineering firm Stantec has announced its plans to launch a significant pilot study focused on evaluating bat and bird movements off the coast of Maine. The project, the first phase of which will run from late July through October this year, will collect data | Read More

In the News – August 11

August 12, 2009,AEDT

Builders poised to win £1bn masterplan deal [Echo News] Portland’s Bike Master Plan update readies for the spotlight [BikePortland.org] Downtown doesn’t need detailed master plan [Online Athens, USA] Downtown park a step closer [Springfield News-Sun] Architecture panel stalls on City Hall revamp proposal [mydesert.com -Palm Springs, CA] Public consultation sessions | Read More

AEC World Expo Videos – Inspiration for your weekend

August 9, 2009,AEDT

Surfing through the net today and I found this post from Archinect about videos from AEC World Expo Online Conference. 21 videos (about 45 minutes each) from the various professionals. in their fields such as Wil Alsop, Alejandro Zaera Polo, Frank Gehry, Ben Van Berkel, Fred Dust and many others. | Read More

LEED Call for ideas due August 7

August 6, 2009,AEDT

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)invites the public to participate in a LEED Call for Ideas. This call is meant to provide a way for new ideas to be brought forward to help inform improvement to the LEED rating system. USGBC is looking for input on improving existing technical criteria, | Read More

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