Tackling the Energy Monster – landscape architects in the news

June 16, 2008,AEDT

Other companies are trying to save on gas by buying hybrids. Rana Creek Habitat Restoration, a Carmel Valley, Calif., landscape-architecture and ecological-design firm with 32 employees, traded in four of its 10-auto fleet for various hybrids. They altogether cost about $130,000, but each uses only about $25 a week in | Read More

Going Green From The Ground Up – Texas Contractor

June 16, 2008,AEDT

The green build wave is rising, and right now general contractors have the opportunity to ride its crest. It is fast becoming expected that professionals in the building trades are ready, willing and able to work green — and that means understanding the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED standards (Leadership | Read More

Ecotowns: for and against – Times Online

June 16, 2008,AEDT

The Times has published an insightful article about the ‘eco-towns’ proposed by the UK Government Ten new clean, green ‘eco-towns’ will be built by 2020. And pigs might fly, say critics. They argue that the government is bulldozing through a programme that will create the slum estates of the future | Read More

Winners of IFLA2008 Student Competition

June 16, 2008,AEDT

The head of the jury, Prof. Beverly Sandalack has announced the three winners of the IFLA Student Competition 2008. The winners are (in random order):– ‘Waving Mat’ by Li Jinhzhu, Zhao Yue, Yuan Shouyu, Ling Chunyang and Chen Jing of the School of Architecture, Tianjin University, China– ‘Kemet’ by Philipp | Read More

New green materials testing lab for Dubai – Xpress

June 15, 2008,AEDT

Dubai Municipality has established a new laboratory for testing green materials. The new initiative will be used for assessing the characteristics of these materials as per the international approved standard specifications, said Eng. Hawa Abdullah Bastaki, Director of Dubai Central Laboratory Department. She said the initiative is also in line | Read More

Foriegn firms aren’t just in India for the cash

June 15, 2008,AEDT

The Times of India looks at foreign firms in India and talks about Be it a slum redevelopment project in congested Mumbai or Kolkata’s new museum of modern art, the global imprint on the country’s fast-changing urban landscape is evident. Made in India but designed by a clutch of foreign architects | Read More

RhinoTerrain 1.0 for Rhinoceros 4.0 Released

June 13, 2008,AEDT

RhinoTerrain SARL today announced the release of RhinoTerrain 1.0 for Rhinoceros 4.0, a plugin for generation and analysis of accurate 3D terrain models for use in Architecture, Survey, Civil Engineering and Landscaping practices plus support for output to 3d printers. Features include Fast Terrain Creation, True terrain visualisation, Contour Curve | Read More

IHG to open tallest hotel in Vietnam by 2011

June 13, 2008,AEDT

InterContintenal Hotels & Resorts(IHG) to open Vietnam’s tallest hotel in 2011 InterContinental Hanoi Landmark to occupy upper floors of a new 336-metre tower, one of the world’s tallest buildings  IHG announced the addition of InterContinental Hanoi Landmark, Vietnam’s tallest hotel, to its growing list of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts under | Read More

Seattle Treescape: A bigger canopy

June 13, 2008,AEDT

In a city that says it wants to restore its green, two Seattle City Council members have a good idea: Protect remaining groves of trees. Council President Richard Conlin and Councilwoman Sally Clark say the city needs to update Department of Planning and Development rules on protection of tree groves | Read More

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