Professor sees past connections in cultural landscapes

December 31, 2007,AEDT

Anita Clark interviews Professor Arnold Alanen a man who ‘sees the world through different eyes’. Professor Alanen talks about how cultural landscapes exhibit links to past uses and human influences. A professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Wisconsin –Madison looks at cultural landscapes to interpret our past and their influence | Read More

Art Attack – Phoenix Sculpture makes a come back

December 28, 2007,AEDT

As we reported earlier this month that Phoenix had dropped the controversial art piece by Janet Echelman. However the city has had a change of heart and decided after the public rallied for the sculpture to be reinstated. Read more at Newsweek  

American Institute of Architects – Illinois great places

December 26, 2007,AEDT

 The members of six Illinois chapters of the American Institute of Architects selected the sites, which are all public spaces, to celebrate the AIA’s 150th anniversary, notes the Web site http://illinoisgreatplaces.com. University architecture and landscaping recognized by American Institute of Architects.

Manhattan is Year of Building Furiously

December 26, 2007,AEDT

Nicolai Ouroussoff of the New York Times looks at how New York and in particular Manhattan has turned a corner as it has unveiled many new architecture landmarks in the last year including the IAC Building, Renzo Piano’s Tower and how in the coming years more architectural marvels will grace | Read More

Waterfront plan: A magnet and, hopefully, model

December 24, 2007,AEDT

Relax, Toronto, all is not lost; the wheels of change grind no slower here than in any other city. So says Dutch landscape architect Adriaan Geuze, whose firm, West 8, is now redesigning the central waterfront in partnership with Toronto’s DTAH. “Bureaucratic resistance is normal,” he says, smiling reassuringly. “It’s | Read More

The Biggest Mies Collection

December 22, 2007,AEDT

On the edge of downtown Detroit, just east of the Chrysler Freeway and not far from Detroit’s still-troubled neighborhoods, lies Lafayette Park, one of the nation’s most beautiful — and most obscure — residential developments. Composed of three sections — a high-rise apartment building and 21 multiple-unit townhouses on the | Read More

Pier park is really out there – NJ.com

December 22, 2007,AEDT

The city celebrated the start of construction of its Pier C Park yesterday with a symbolic groundbreaking near the Hudson River’s edge. The kidney-shaped, 2-acre park is anchored to land by a narrow pier on one end and a meandering path on the other. “It will offer the chance for | Read More

Hyde Park Plan Clears Hurdle

December 21, 2007,AEDT

The Tampa City Council voted 4-2 on Thursday to rezone the 20-year-old outdoor shopping complex for a $100 million makeover that includes condominium towers and stores. “This is the only true urban village in the city,” said Councilman Charlie Miranda, who also voted to approve the original village plans in | Read More

Palo Alto Online : Stanford Med Center picks big-name architects

December 21, 2007,AEDT

Stanford University has brought in two top-tier New York City architecture firms to design the $1 billion-plus Medical Center expansions, spokeswoman Shelley Hebert said recently. Rafael Vinoly Architects will lead the Stanford Hospital project and Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) has been selected for the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Hebert said. | Read More

West 8 Design Team Picked for Governors Island Park

December 20, 2007,AEDT

A team of five design companies was chosen today to design the transformation of Governors Island from an abandoned military base into a 90-acre open space at the heart of New York Harbor. The new parkland will include a two-mile promenade on the water’s edge, a 40-acre park occupying the | Read More

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