NZILA – Shift Conference

The 2008 NZILA SHIFT Conference will highlight and discuss these emerging modes of design practice in the context of the fluid and unpredictable nature of urban change.

A diverse range of speakers will consider legal and planning implications, contemporary design initiatives, changing technologies and the challenges of serving the needs and interests of society as a whole.

MORE DETAIL AT THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE

Contemporary Chinese at Center for Architecture

On the heels of the Chinese New Year, the Center for Architecture marks the Year of the Rat with two new exhibitions devoted to contemporary Chinese architecture. “Building China: Five Projects, Five Stories” and “Co-Evolution” will bow together tomorrow, February 26 at the center, located at 536 LaGuardia Place in New York. An opening party will be held from 6pm-8pm.

“Building China: Five Projects, Five Stories,” running through May 31, highlights five recently completed projects from emerging Chinese artists. The goal of the exhibition is to use each work’s complexities to illustrate the modern realities of architecture in the rapidly-developing nation. Projects include the Dafen Art Museum in Shenzhen and the Cultural Revolution Timepiece Museum in Sichuan, both completed last year.

Contemporary Chinese at Center for Architecture – 2/25/2008 – Interior Design.

World-renowned architecture mind Qingyun Ma to participate on IDA jury

Qingyun Ma, dean of the University of Southern California School of Architecture and former principal of the Shanghai-based architecture and land planning firm MADA s.p.a.m., has accepted his appointment to serve as a juror on the prestigious International Design Awards architecture panel.

IFLA 2008 World Congress Update

PROGRAM
The Preliminary Program has been released for the 3–day Congress with a wide range of topics to be covered involving ‘Transforming Water’.

Speakers from USA, China, Iran, Netherlands, Korea, Australia will give presentations. Download the Preliminary Program

REGISTRATION
Registration will be avaliable from the 10th of March, 2008.
Delegation Fees are as follows:

·         3-day Conference pass                € 480,-     Early bird fee € 380,-*
·         1-day Conference pass                € 260,-
·         3-day Student pass                      € 150,- 
·         1-day Student pass                      €   50,-
·         1-day Excursion pass                   €   45,-
·         Social Program (Incl. Diner)         €   75,-

ACCOMMODATION
The organisers have listed information on Accommodation
 
 

ULI Asks: ‘Can Stand-Alone Malls Survive?’

The stand-alone mall isn’t dead. It’s just dysfunctional. That was one of the sentiments expressed at an Urban Land Institute panel that tackled the question, “Can stand-alone malls survive?” The question was posed Thursday, during ULI’s annual Reinventing Retail conference at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.

The comment about the dysfunctional nature of traditional stand-alone malls came from panelist Shaheen Sadeghi, founder of Costa Mesa, CA-based LAB Holding, a firm that eschews traditional malls in favor of projects like its youth-oriented “the Lab” in Costa Mesa, a center that the developer describes as an “anti-mall.”

Read more @ GlobeSt.com – ULI Asks: ‘Can Stand-Alone Malls Survive?’.

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