Moshe Safdie, the world-renowned architect behind Montreal’s Habitat 67, has been squeezed out of drawing up the master plan for the future hospital of the McGill University Health Centre, The Gazette has learned.
The MUHC announced with great fanfare in November 2006 that it had hired Safdie to design the hospital to be built on the site of the former Glen railway yard in the city’s west end.
Architect Safdie won’t be drawing up master plan.
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Doris and Donald Fisher today unveiled an elegant conceptual design for the proposed Contemporary Art Museum at the Presidio (CAMP), which will house the Fisher’s breathtaking collection of modern art and significant art education programs for the public.
The graceful, light-filled building is envisioned by Gluckman Mayner Architects as a contemporary response to the scale, material and topography of the Presidio’s Main Post that will complement the surrounding historic buildings and landscape.
Major New Art Museum to Help Spark Presidio Rejuvenation BUSINESSWIRE
Gap founder Donald Fisher has unveiled the design of the museum he wants to build in San Francisco’s Presidio – a sedate but glassy modern building bearing little resemblance to the historic military structures that would be its neighbors.
Proposed Presidio museum would be modern addition to historic military site SFGATE
WILLIAMSBURG — “Higher and deeper” is the theme for the affordable units at the proposed Domino Sugar Refinery development on the waterfront in Williamsburg.
“That’s the key,” said Michael Lappin, president of the Community Preservation Corp., adding, “We have pledged both a higher percentage of units and a deeper income level” than other developments in Brooklyn.”
Real Estate Brooklyn coverage Bay Ridge Eagle Brooklyn, 2007 NY information :: daily paper in Brooklyn.
Cherry Hill – NJ, RecycleBank, a rewards program that motivates people to recycle, has become the 27th municipality in the US to deploy the RecycleBank program. After just one week of collection, the town has already seen homes in the pilot program more than double the amount of waste being recycled.
RecycleBank motivates households and communities to recycle by rewarding each household for the amount they’ve recycled.
ENN: New Jersey Town Doubles Recycling Rates in One Week with the RecycleBank Program.
A new initiative will help make Chicago’s 1,900 miles (3,000 kilometers) of alleyways more sustainable. The miniature streets behind homes and buildings, used mainly for garbage collection and parking access, keep main roads cleaner and less congested but are prone to flooding. The city’s innovative Green Alley Program promotes improved construction techniques and materials that can improve drainage, reduce runoff, and relieve strain on the city.
Environmental News Network: Chicago’s Alleys Turning Green.
Integrating Habitats. A design competition.
Planning and stewardship › Land and development › Nature-friendly development › Integrating Habitats. A design competition.
Integrating Habitats calls for innovative, visionary design proposals that combine design excellence, ecological stewardship and economic enterprise.
Metro: Integrating Habitats. A design competition..
The new Miami Art Museum has the potential to be a breathtaking, beautiful building, one that could simultaneously express new ideas about architecture and its place in the environment and pay homage to the rhythms, climate and patterns of Miami. The design proposal unveiled Friday is pretty enthralling. It is both daring and familiar: an airy, elegant, ethereal pavilion that captures the sunlight and embraces the bay breezes.
The architects for the new MAM, the Basel-based Herzog & de Meuron, are known for their ability to take a fragment of nature — the composition of a leaf, the structure of a root — and reinterpret it, abstractly, as architecture. And indeed that is the case in the proposed design for this $220 million museum to be located in the northeastern corner of what will be called Museum Park (the current Bicentennial Park).
more at Miami Herald