Foster + Partners win masterpan for Incheon Free Economic Zone

August 31, 2009,AEDT

Foster + Partners, together with PHA and Mobility in Chain, has won an international competition to design the masterplan for the expansion of the Incheon Free Economic Zone, an extensive mixed-use scheme encompassing the islands of KangHwa and OnJin-gun, to the north west of Seoul. Conceived as a self-sufficient, sustainable | Read More

Glenn Murcutt speaks out about Newcastle University

August 14, 2009,AEDT

Glenn Murcutt, the Pritzker prize-winning architect has spoken out about the new and revised architecture and landscape architecture at Newcastle University. Murcutt, particlarly points out that he is amazed at the cutting down of trees and the change in plant material used on the site. He goes on to online | Read More

Melbourne suburbs feeling the squeeze

August 14, 2009,AEDT

Melbourne’s established suburbs will require 316,000 new dwellings over the next 20 years in a forecast released by the Government of Victoria. In order to determine a more accurate assessment the government has ordered 31 municialities to make “capacity assessments”. For more information read the article at The Age – | 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

Leighton awarded expansion of Brisbane’s busway network

August 11, 2009,AEDT

Leighton Contractors, in an alliance with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, SKM and AECOM, has been awarded a combined $282 million contract to deliver the Eastern Busway – Buranda to Main Avenue to expand Brisbane’s unique busway network. The Eastern Busway Alliance will design and construct the 1.05 kilometre | Read More

Taipei Pop Music Center International Design Competition

August 6, 2009,AEDT

CLICK FOR UPDATE OF STAGE 1 SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED ON 23RD OCTOBER 2009 To encourage pop music creation, patronage performing talents and teams, integrate relevant peripheral industrial development, the R.O.C. plans to build a large pop music performing center in northern Taiwan with outdoor performing plaza and relevant measures. It is | Read More

Local Stone banned by Council for being reflective

August 5, 2009,AEDT

Reported today by 3 News New Zealand that the Otago District Council is banning Oamaru Stone as a building material as it is too bright and reflective. One has to wonder if the local council has heard of sustainable design? To ban a locally sourced product that has reflective and | Read More

Wetlands remains a white elephant despite massive upgrade

August 5, 2009,AEDT

TheStarOnline (malaysia) reports MORE needs to be done to keep the Paya Indah Wetlands Sanctuary in Dengkil appealing and meet its objective of being a tourist attraction. The relaunches are not having the desired effect of drawing the crowd. The park has opened and closed on three occasions since the | Read More

1 30 31 32 33 34 49