Managing Traffic in the Urban Age

January 31, 2008,AEST

The human species is, at this moment, in the process of becoming a mainly urban animal after a thousand generations spent mainly in rural conditions. Many economists and sociologists see this trend as our potential salvation in a world heading | Read More

Canadian architecture revival in Toronto

January 31, 2008,AEST

Canadian architecture, especially in Toronto, is undergoing a revival of sorts. Whether the projects are heralded or panned, the Michael-Lee Chin Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum, the colourful box-on-stilts (the Sharp Centre for Design) at the Ontario College of | Read More

WWII-era bomber donated to Great Park

January 31, 2008,AEST

In years past, building a central park was about creating an escape from urban life with little nod to what it was replacing. But the designers (Ken Smith Landscape Architects) of the Orange County Great Park, which is being built | Read More

Romp with architecture mixes styles, results at Crown Hall

January 30, 2008,AEST

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s principles of free-flowing, flexible space were in full view during a first-time collaboration between Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Illinois Institute of Technology architecture students over the weekend. The German-born modernist architect, who designed IIT’s | Read More

Urban Design Competition site choosen in Dallas

January 30, 2008,AEST

464-acre site south of downtown Dallas has been chosen as the study area for the sixth annual ULI (Urban Land Institute,USA) Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition, an ideas competition for university students created to honor the legacy of | Read More

HOK Designs First LEED Gold for Latina America

January 29, 2008,AEST

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has certified the first LEED Gold building in Latin America. Located in Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City, the HSBC Bank Headquarters Tower features a redesigned facade, public spaces, and interiors by architecture | Read More

Green Buildings Don’t Have to Be New

January 29, 2008,AEST

JUST about every month, a glitzy tower rises somewhere in the country, boasting the latest in “green” design and technology. To many people, that is an encouraging trend, especially when considering that commercial buildings account for more than 60 percent | Read More

Hidden Strengths – landscape security

January 28, 2008,AEST

Does security have to be as ugly as a concrete barrier? Or can it be both effective and attractive? Planners in the US capital are putting well-designed physical security to the test The stately white mansion at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue | Read More

Waterfront Toronto selects three finalists

January 27, 2008,AEST

Waterfront Toronto has selected three distinguished teams to participate in a design competition to enhance the public space at the Jarvis Slip. The teams selected to participate in the design competition are: Janet Rosenberg & Associates Claude Cormier architectes paysagistes | Read More

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