Architect slams ‘dismal’ UK design – The Guardian

The Guardian reports

“Andres Duany flew in from America and yesterday unveiled a 64-point litany of mistakes made by British architects and planners over the last 50 years.

Duany is one of the original designers of Poundbury, the prince’s new town in Dorset, and said the leading lights of modernist architecture including Richard Rogers, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid and Peter Eisenman were “increasingly irrelevant”.”

SOURCE: The GuardianArchitect slams ‘dismal’ UK design

Singapore’s Koh Brothers wins $381 mln contract – Reuters

 Reuters reports

“Singapore construction firm Koh Brothers said on Tuesday it won a S$582 million ($380.1 million) contract to build an underground metro station.”

SOURCE: ReutersSingapore’s Koh Brothers wins $381 mln contract

Bahrain Bay infrastructure work nears completion

Trade Arabia reports

“Bahrain Bay Development, the $2.5 billion landmark waterfront community located in the heart of Manama, said the infrastructure work in the development was nearing completion.

As a developer committed to implementing world-leading best practice, Bahrain Bay offers its land parcels to third party developers with fully-completed infrastructure including road, water, power, district cooling, sewage, storm drainage, irrigation networks and a telecommunications system.”

[SOURCE: Trade Arabia - Middle East business information | Trade news portal].

Stockholm’s Revitalized Green City Center – Inhabitat

Inhabitat reports on “A joint project between the Swedes at Nod Landscape Architects and Danes at BIG Architects is set to transform Slussen, Stockholm’s city center.”

[SOURCE: Inhabitat » Stockholm’s Revitalized Green City Center]

The Work of an Outsider – Metropolis Magazine

Metropolis Magazine talks with Landscape architect Tom Oslund about the making of a I-35 bridge memorial, his Zen time, and ecology vs. aesthetics.

read more @ the [SOURCE: Metropolis Magazine – The Work of an Outsider].

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