America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools 2009 :: DesignIntelligence

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Sasaki Associates has oldest green building in Massachusetts – Watertown, MA – Watertown TAB & Press

Sasaki Associates, a world-famous architecture firm, has over the years turned its Pleasant Street headquarters into a petri dish for green design.

read the full article @ the SOURCE: Wickedlocal.com – Watertown’s Sasaki Associates has oldest green building in Massachusetts 

Foster + Partners with Aston Martin win joint first prize in competition to design a new bus for London

The joint submission by Foster + Partners and Aston Martin has won first prize, alongside Capoco Design, in Transport for London’s competition to design a new bus for the capital. The two iconic British brands worked together to challenge preconceptions of bus design with a vehicle that is environmentally sensitive, accessible, convivial and reinvents a much-loved symbol of London for the modern era.

Read more & see the images @ the [SOURCE: Foster + Partners].

Green lobby irked by mindless beautifying-The Times of India

The Times of India reports

“City environmentalists and architects are frustrated with KMC’s mindless beautification drives at the city’s parks and tanks, which often endup destroying nature, rather than preserving it.

Conservation architect Manish Chakraborti blamed KMC’s poor planning and the reliance on contractors for the exclusion of tanks from the city. “The KMC does not involve city planners, designers or landscape architects when they want to beautify a place. Instead, they leave it to the wisdom of small-time contractors, who have no aesthetic sense,” he said.”

read the full article @ The Times of India – Green lobby irked by mindless beautifying-Kolkata

Urban otters join foxes and squirrels in Britain’s towns and cities – Telegraph

Telegraph reports

“They were driven to the edge of extinction by pollution, but now otters are staging a comeback that is seeing them even move into Britain’s towns and cities.”

Read the full article @ the SOURCE: Telegraph.co.uk – Urban otters join foxes and squirrels in Britain’s towns and cities

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