K-STATE PROFESSORS TEST NATIVE PLANTS AS ROOFING ALTERNATIVE

July 17, 2009,AEDT

image source: Kansas State University MANHATTAN — Two faculty members from Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning and Design have taken gardening to new heights. R. Todd Gabbard, assistant professor of architecture, and Lee Skabelund, an assistant professor of landscape architecture, have installed an experimental green roof — or | Read More

World Landscape Architect goes Mobile

July 14, 2009,AEDT

World Landscape Architect has a new mobile text-based edition for those of you on the go and like to read on the train or sitting back at your favourite cafe reading World Landscape Architect. To get the mobile edition you don’t have to go to a new link,  just go | Read More

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

Beyond the Crisis: Towards a New Urban Paradigm – Archinect : Features

July 8, 2009,AEDT

Archinect reports “This article by Laura Burkhalter and Manuel Castells explores the urban dimension of the current economic crisis, describes the failure of the city forms developed in the 20th century, and outlines a series of alternative proposals on transportation, housing, public space, and urban planning………..” read the full article | 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

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