The Guardian reports
“Andres Duany flew in from America and yesterday unveiled a 64-point litany of mistakes made by British architects and planners over the last 50 years.
Duany is one of the original designers of Poundbury, the prince’s new town in Dorset, and said the leading lights of modernist architecture including Richard Rogers, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid and Peter Eisenman were “increasingly irrelevant”.”
SOURCE: The Guardian – Architect slams ‘dismal’ UK design
Professor Andrew MacMillan and Professor Isi Metzstein have been named as joint winners of the RIBA Annie Spink Award for Excellence in Architectural Education.
[SOURCE: RIBA – Winners of the RIBA Annie Spink Award 2008 announced].
The Mayor of London has launched a website and campaign for Londoners to vote for which park they think deserves upgrading.
Ten of the Forty Seven parks in London will be granted up to £400,000(USD$616,000)
Voting ends on 5pm, 30 January 2009, so hurry and vote now to Help a London Park.
SOURCE: London.gov.uk – Help a London Park.
Ambitious plans to provide a cycle hire scheme in London by May 2010 are achievable according to a feasibility study released on the 18 November. Transport for London has now invited companies interested in running the scheme to get in touch with them.
SOURCE: Greater London Authority – Press Release.