Builders of city parks

January 27, 2008,AEDT

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,AEDT

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,AEDT

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,AEDT

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,AEDT

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

Growing trend and push towards in Urban Agriculture

January 26, 2008,AEDT

Agriculture is traditionally associated with the purposeful production of food and fibre commodities in rural areas. Agriculture in the 21st century, however, is actually much broader than this — it also includes such diverse items as environmental horticulture, planning the | Read More

L.A. Squared – Los Angeles Times

January 26, 2008,AEDT

When is a public square not a public square? When it’s designed and built in Los Angeles, circa 2008. Our city–which has lacked plazas and other open-air gathering spots for so long–is now building them in a number of high-profile | Read More

In architecture, as elsewhere, sex sells

January 26, 2008,AEDT

In the early days of modern architecture, its alien forms were sold to the public using science. Architect Richard Neutra’s “Health House” – designed and built between 1927-29 for physician Philip Lovell in the Griffith Park neighbourhood of Los Angeles | Read More

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