WWII-era bomber donated to Great Park

January 31, 2008,AEDT

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 on 1,347 acres of the former El Toro Marine Corps | Read More

Romp with architecture mixes styles, results at Crown Hall

January 30, 2008,AEDT

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 Crown Hall in the 1950s with the idea of opening | Read More

Urban Design Competition site choosen in Dallas

January 30, 2008,AEDT

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 urban development pioneer Gerald D. Hines, chairman of the Hines | Read More

Drought, sprawl, focus of architects’ concepts for Atlanta

January 30, 2008,AEDT

A hundred years from now, Atlanta may look drastically different from the city it is today, as planners work to eliminate its 21st century problems of drought and urban sprawl with water collection centers, smaller highways and residents living in new urban areas. Those aspects were revealed Tuesday as part | Read More

HOK Designs First LEED Gold for Latina America

January 29, 2008,AEDT

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 firm HOK. The 400,000-square-foot, 24-story redesigned Torre Angel building is | Read More

Green Buildings Don’t Have to Be New

January 29, 2008,AEDT

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 of the nation’s electricity consumption, according to government estimates, and | Read More

Hidden Strengths – landscape security

January 28, 2008,AEDT

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 has survived fire, scandal and an attack by the British. | Read More

Waterfront Toronto selects three finalists

January 27, 2008,AEDT

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 inc. West 8 + DTAH Waterfront Toronto will hold a | Read More

Architecture: It’s not for sissies

January 27, 2008,AEDT

The buildings that Canadian architects talk about are inevitably the ones that come to shape Canadian cities. Many of them are on the public’s radar, as well: Daniel Libeskind’s Royal Ontario Museum Crystal addition, for example, or Frank Gehry’s Transformation project for the Art Gallery of Ontario. But within the | Read More

Green city only good for the rich :: The Gateway Online

January 26, 2008,AEDT

Waste-free, energy-efficient, and carbon-neutral are all terms thrown about by environmentalists to describe ideal urban development, and the recently unveiled plans for Masdar City incorporate all of those buzzwords. Read more @ Green city only good for the rich :: The Gateway Online – Mike Otto.

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