Hidden Strengths – landscape security

January 28, 2008,AEST

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 | Read More

A climate of change

January 27, 2008,AEST

You’ve just installed energy- saving lightbulbs, only to hear that if one of them breaks you might have to evacuate the room to avoid toxic mercury. You’ve been sponsoring a patch of rainforest but now reports say the jungle is | Read More

Waterfront Toronto selects three finalists

January 27, 2008,AEST

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 | Read More

Architecture: It’s not for sissies

January 27, 2008,AEST

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 | Read More

Builders of city parks

January 27, 2008,AEST

PARKS are the refreshing green patches in a concrete, gray dominated urban environment. They provide the city’s denizens with fresh air to breathe. Unfortunately, there are not too many of them here in Cebu City. Open spaces, like parks and | Read More

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

January 26, 2008,AEST

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 :: | Read More

Design steps up in the fight against obesity

January 26, 2008,AEST

Two in three men and three in four women in England don’t get enough exercise, but the good news is that the answer lies on our doorstep. CABE has long argued that the design of your neighbourhood really does influence | Read More

Outlandish landscapes

January 26, 2008,AEST

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 | Read More

Trend: Creativity Made in China – MAD Architects

January 26, 2008,AEST

Over the last two decades China has become known as the factory of the world; “Made in China” has often come to symbolize cheapness, sub-standard quality and lack of originality. More recently however, thanks to a booming economy, political deregulation | Read More

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