$10 Million Gift for High Line Project – ArtsBeat Blog – NYTimes.com

NYTimes.com reports

“The media mogul Barry Diller and the fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg have made a $10 million challenge grant to the High Line, the former elevated railway along the Hudson River that is being converted into a landscaped walkway. “I fell in love with the project, with the place,” Ms. Von Furstenberg said in a telephone interview. “It’s a beautiful green ribbon that will travel from Gansevoort to the Javits Center.”…..”

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How these men will honour the 7 July dead in this royal corner of London – guardian.co.uk

guardian.co.uk reports

“How these men will honour the 7 July dead in this royal corner of London
Designing a memorial to the 7 July bomb victims was never going to be easy, but Kevin Carmody and Andrew Groarke’s Hyde Park project is a fine balance of simplicity and power……”

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SOURCE: guardian.co.uk – How these men will honour the 7 July dead in this royal corner of London | Art and design | The Observer

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Architectural Alliance, Damon Farber get U of M projects

Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal reports

“A partnership between Minneapolis-based Architectural Alliance and Seattle-based Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects was picked last week to design the second phase of the University of Minnesota’s new $292 million Biomedical Discovery District.”

SOURCE: Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal – Architectural Alliance, Damon Farber get U of M projects

Texas Legislation Impacts Lighting Design – Live Design

Live Design reports

“May 27, 2009, the legislation has been drafted without any input from lighting designers, and restricts the practice of lighting design to members of other professions and trades, such as architects, engineers and electricians. There are no provisions in the legislation for establishing a licensing standard for lighting designers.”
SOURCE: Live Design – Texas Legislation Impacts Lighting Design

In several Sections in the Bill HB 2649 it states that only a licensed as an engineer or registered as an architect, landscape architect, or interior designer can provide lighting design services.

This greatly affects a large number of architectural lighting designers and suppliers who offer design services as  apart of their business.

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Competition set to breathe new life into London’s Docklands – British Waterways


British Waterways, in partnership with H20 Urban Ltd, has today announced the winners of a competition to remodel five historic Spits Barges to create an exceptional mixed use scheme in London’s Docklands.

The winning practices have been announced as:

• BACA – an award winning research led practice noted for their work around climate change and flooding, and;
• PCKO – also an award winning practice, noted for their work in creating attractive buildings that respect the environment and utilise innovative technology.

Both submissions impressed the judges with their ability to challenge traditional perceptions of waterspace design, whilst retaining continuity with the commercial past of the Barges and their surroundings.

SOURCE: British Waterways

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