“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 at the [SOURCE: Archinect : Features : Beyond the Crisis: Towards a New Urban Paradigm]
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 to create a unique and vibrant promenade which will attract visitors with a network of beautifully designed public spaces incorporating water cascades, sunshine traps, performance space and sheltered seating from which to view the towns distinctive seascape.
The winning design team led by Harrogate-based landscape architects Smeeden Foreman working in collaboration with Seven Architecture, Arup and Davis Langdon, aims to bring characteristics of the beach up onto the promenade, using textures, colours, shapes and sights from the seafront in seating, paving and the ribbons of a wave canopy stretching along the coastline.
Text and Image SOURCE: Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
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 of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and The Prime Minister to meet the families of the victims of the bombings and representatives of the emergency services and will attend the dedication ceremony.
During the ceremony the names of all those killed in the bombings will be read out and followed by a minutes silence.
SOURCE: Mayor of London
Financial Times reports
Designed by Carmody Groarke, the London architects, in collaboration with the victims’ families and in consultation with Anthony Gormley, the artist, the memorial which works both as a single sculptural group and as a marker to each of the 52 people who were killed. The architects say it captures “the notion of the singular and the collective loss”.
SOURCE: Financial Times Memorial for 7/7 victims opened
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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 mall.
SOURCE: AMEinfo.com – Ground work begins at Deerfields Town Square in Abu Dhabi | MBI
Christopher Hawthorne, Architecture Critic for the Los Angeles Times writes
Reporting from Dubai, United Arab Emirates — If a city can be spectacularly quiet, this waterfront city-state has certainly qualified in recent months. Hundreds of abandoned construction cranes languish above Dubai’s gated communities and beach-side developments and, most dramatically, up and down Sheikh Zayed Road, its high-rise spine……………….
SOURCE: Los Angeles Times – Dubai development may be down, but it’s not out
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