Outlandish landscapes

January 26, 2008,AEDT

A showcase for experimental gardens by top landscape designers, Cornerstone is the first outdoor gallery of its kind in the US. Visitors looking for neatly planted rows and ornamental cherubs will be disappointed. Cornerstone is highly irreverent and playful, from American landscape designer Ken Smith’s “Daisy Border” – a display | Read More

L.A. Squared – Los Angeles Times

January 26, 2008,AEDT

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 locations. Yet none of these spaces is fully civic in | Read More

In architecture, as elsewhere, sex sells

January 26, 2008,AEDT

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 – was featured in newspapers and magazines all over the | Read More

First green roof at Penn University nearing completion

January 26, 2008,AEDT

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 time before students can walk through patio gardens and bask | Read More

Hoku Solar Plan to Build Oahu’s Largest Solar Farm

January 26, 2008,AEDT

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 system, it would produce enough electricity to power approximately 6,700 | Read More

Local architects offer their visions of S.F. 100 years

January 22, 2008,AEDT

The jury has spoken – and it wants San Francisco in 2108 to be a place where forests of towers grow algae as well as house people, and where geothermal steam baths sprout atop Twin Peaks. Those elements are part of the proposal by IwamotoScott Architecture, selected Sunday as the | Read More

Grand green vision for S.F.’s Parkmerced

January 21, 2008,AEDT

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, the minimum $1.2 billion project would take the 115-acre property | Read More

Green light for transit after years of stagnation

January 18, 2008,AEDT

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 forward to 2007 when the City of Toronto announced an | Read More

Museums of art – Kyu Sung Woo

January 18, 2008,AEDT

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, Uta Barth, Kerry James Marshall and Do-Ho Suh, will bring | Read More

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