The Changing Meaning of Urban Space in Yerevan

December 4, 2007,AEST

Recently, I had the opportunity to be present at a debate about education reform among workers at the Yerevan State University. The occasion was the introduction of the credit system, the latest stage in the reforms. The main argument was | Read More

Burt Hill Opens First US-Based International Studio

December 4, 2007,AEST

Responding to the needs of its growing client base overseas, Burt Hill announces the establishment of an International Studio. This full-service studio, which offers architectural, site, engineering, and creative services, will support and expand the capabilities of the firm’s existing | Read More

Viridian still king of the hill

December 4, 2007,AEST

After winning a swag of awards for its stunning architecture, the first two completed stages of the $300 million Viridian Noosa development, including several architecturally-designed homes, have been recognised for excellence in landscape management. Set on Noosa Hill on a | Read More

$3 Billion Grand Avenue Project Starts Construction

December 4, 2007,AEST

Construction work is underway on The Grand, one of the largest vertically-integrated, mixed-use projects under construction in the nation. The multi-phase 3.6 million square foot development spanning three city blocks will cost an estimated $3 billion to develop. Phase I | Read More

$US 1 Billion needed for Investment in Dragon City

December 4, 2007,AEST

Real estate developer Phu Long Joint-Stock Company yesterday launched what is considered to be the largest project of any local property company, the 65-ha Dragon City in Sai Gon South. Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao said the project would include | Read More

Brad Pitt unveils plans for New Orleans homes

December 4, 2007,AEST

Brad Pitt launched his own regeneration project for Katrina-ravaged New Orleans yesterday, unveiling designs for a range of eco-friendly and flood-proof homes. Pitt, who had ambitions to be an architect if he had not taken up acting, commissioned 13 architectural | Read More

Architect Safdie won’t be drawing up master plan

December 4, 2007,AEST

Moshe Safdie, the world-renowned architect behind Montreal’s Habitat 67, has been squeezed out of drawing up the master plan for the future hospital of the McGill University Health Centre, The Gazette has learned. The MUHC announced with great fanfare in | Read More

Major New Art Museum to Help Spark Presidio Rejuvenation

December 4, 2007,AEST

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Doris and Donald Fisher today unveiled an elegant conceptual design for the proposed Contemporary Art Museum at the Presidio (CAMP), which will house the Fisher’s breathtaking collection of modern art and significant art education programs for the public. | Read More

Calcutta has Grand Plans for 7 urban hubs

December 4, 2007,AEST

Keeping the upcoming industrialisation and urbanisation in view, separate master plans will be prepared for seven upcoming industrial hubs and urban conglomerates. The identified industrial hubs and urban centres are Paradip, Kalinga Nagar, Jharsuguda, Angul-Talcher, Puri, Berhampur and Sambalpur. The | Read More

Slums bursting at the seams

December 4, 2007,AEST

More than three hundred thousand people could be living in sub-human conditions in the slums by the end of the decade if the unplanned growth of the Islamabad Capital Territory and Rawalpindi continues, urban planners associated with private companies say. | Read More

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