L.A. Squared – Los Angeles Times

January 26, 2008,AEST

When is a public square not a public square? When it’s designed and built in Los Angeles, circa 2008. Our city–which has lacked plazas and other open-air gathering spots for so long–is now building them in a number of high-profile | Read More

In architecture, as elsewhere, sex sells

January 26, 2008,AEST

In the early days of modern architecture, its alien forms were sold to the public using science. Architect Richard Neutra’s “Health House” – designed and built between 1927-29 for physician Philip Lovell in the Griffith Park neighbourhood of Los Angeles | Read More

First green roof at Penn University nearing completion

January 26, 2008,AEST

After more than five months of clamorous work, the eco-roof atop English House in Kings Court/English House has been completed. Well, almost. According to Business Services, Penn’s first ‘green’ roof was finally completed during the winter recess. Yet, there’s still | Read More

Hoku Solar Plan to Build Oahu’s Largest Solar Farm

January 26, 2008,AEST

Hoku Solar, Inc plan to build Kapolei Sustainable Energy Park which would be the largest photovoltaic (PV) facility on Oahu. The Kapolei Sustainable Energy Park would be capable of generating approximately 1.5 megawatts of photovoltaic power. Over the life of the | Read More

Grand green vision for S.F.’s Parkmerced

January 21, 2008,AEST

The owners of San Francisco’s Parkmerced want to add nearly 5,700 homes to the World War II-era rental housing complex, an ambitious renovation that could rank as one of the greenest in the country. Over 20 years, the developer says, | Read More

Green light for transit after years of stagnation

January 18, 2008,AEST

In year-end reviews, writers and pundits on urban affairs often missed a very important transformation that occurred in 2007, one that will have reverberations possibly for generations to come. This change has come in the politics of public transit. Fast | Read More

Museums of art – Kyu Sung Woo

January 18, 2008,AEST

Kyu Sung Woo Architects, an international architectural practice headquartered in Cambridge, Mass. has designed the new Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, KS. The museum, home to a significant collection of contemporary artists including: Dana Schutz, Kehinde Wiley, | Read More

Holl to design new arts neighbourhodd at Princeton

January 17, 2008,AEST

Steven Holl Architects, an award-winning firm with extensive experience in the arts, has been selected to design the initial academic buildings for Princeton University’s new arts and transit neighborhood. The firm, with offices in New York and Beijing, is led | Read More

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