Dubai contractors face cash flow crisis – FT.com

FT.com reports

“Some contractors and consultants have not been paid for up to six months, and large Dubai-affiliated developers owe billions of dollars, according to contractors, lawyers and executives…”

SOURCE: FT.com / Middle East – Dubai contractors face cash flow crisis

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Postopolis LA – Conversation About Architecture Urbanism Landscape and Design – Dexigner


Storefront for Art and Architecture and ForYourArt announced Postopolis! LA, a five-day event of continuous conversation about architecture, urbanism, landscape and design.

Six world-renowned bloggers from Los Angeles, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Santiago and Sydney will convene at one L.A. location to host a series of live discussions, interviews, slideshows, presentations, and panels that speak to issues of architecture, landscape, urbanism and the built environment – fusing the informal and interdisciplinary approach of the architectural blogosphere with the energy and immediacy of face-to-face interactions.

For more information about the event goto the Postopolis! LA website

Mar 29 2009 – Apr 4 2009
A live 5-day blogathon of back-to-back discussions, interviews, panel talks, slideshows, films and parties with scheduled and unscheduled guests, themed around landscape and the built environment.

Hosted by ArchDaily/Plataforma Arquitectura, BLDGBLOG , City of Sound, Subtopia , Mudd Up!, We Make Money Not Art

[SOURCE: Dexigner – Postopolis LA – Conversation About Architecture Urbanism Landscape and Design]

Giant glass panels arrive for the leaning tower of Abu Dhabi – Building

Building.co.uk reports

“The world’s biggest flatbed delivers diamond-shaped glazing panels for the RMJM-designed Capital Gate building

Monster glass panels for Abu Dhabi’s ‘leaning tower’ development have arrived on what the project team claims is the world’s biggest flat bed truck.

The panels are for the Capital Gate building, which architect RMJM recently submitted for the Guinness Book of Records as the ‘world’s most inclined building’.”

[SOURCE: Building.co.ukGiant glass panels arrive for the leaning tower of Abu Dhabi]

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City will revamp Place d’Armes, downtown squares – The Gazette

The Gazette reports

“The city has earmarked $20 million for the redesign of Place d’Armes in Old Montreal and the restoration of Dorchester Square and Place du Canada this year.

Cardinal Hardy/Teknika-HBA – the urban landscape architects responsible for the recent reconfiguration of Norman Bethune Square near Concordia University and the design of Place d’Youville in Old Montreal – have begun work on plans to revamp the two public spaces.”

SOURCE: The Gazette – City will revamp Place d’Armes, downtown squares

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Turning Shipping Containers Into Customizable, Affordable Housing – worldchanging.com

Worldchanging reports

“We recently started following the development of a cool new project taking root at Clemson University in South Carolina. Architecture faculty Martha Skinner and Doug Hecker and Landscape Architecture faculty Pernille Christensen are working with their students to design livable, sustainable dwellings using the large shipping containers sent to Caribbean nations.

According to assistant professor Caitlyn Dyckman, the containers are generally considered waste because it’s more expensive to bring them back to port than to leave them in the Caribbean. But the right redesign approach could turn these large vessels into viable housing.”

SOURCE: Worldchanging: Bright Green: Turning Shipping Containers Into Customizable, Affordable Housing

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