Designers who see more than an empty lot – SFgate.com

SFGate.com reports

The empty lot at Harrison and Fremont streets is nothing much to look at, a football-field-long slope of dirt and weeds that greets drivers exiting the Bay Bridge into San Francisco.

But a quartet of local designers see something else: a site that could become a sculpted realm of green folds spiked by artistic birdhouses – an evolving semi-natural terrain up to the moment when the 41-story tower slated for the site someday is ready to begin construction.

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Memorial for 7/7 victims opened


IMAGE SOURCE: Mayor of London

Mayor of London

The fourth anniversary of the 7th July bombings, which killed 52 people in the capital, will be marked today with the dedication of the London Bombing Memorial in Hyde Park.

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson will join the TRH The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and The Prime Minister to meet the families of the victims of the bombings and representatives of the emergency services and will attend the dedication ceremony.

During the ceremony the names of all those killed in the bombings will be read out and followed by a minutes silence.

SOURCE: Mayor of London

Financial Times reports

Designed by Carmody Groarke, the London architects, in collaboration with the victims’ families and in consultation with Anthony Gormley, the artist, the memorial which works both as a single sculptural group and as a marker to each of the 52 people who were killed. The architects say it captures “the notion of the singular and the collective loss”.

SOURCE: Financial Times Memorial for 7/7 victims opened

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Daniel Libeskind’s 17 words of architectural inspiration – TED.com

TED.com reports

Daniel Libeskind builds on very big ideas. Here, he shares 17 words that underlie his vision for architecture — raw, risky, emotional, radical — and that offer inspiration for any bold creative pursuit.

SOURCE: TED.com

Density, transparency of cities through photos – Hurriyet Daily News

Hurriyet Daily News reports

ISTANBUL – Images in which the concentration of the Asian population is visible through the architecture of Hong Kong are presented in two series, ‘Transparent City’ and ‘Architecture of Density,’ in Istanbul’s Çukurcuma.

Density, transparency of cities through photos Hong Kong architectural aesthetics and the often-overlooked human presence in the heart of international industry are among the subjects of German-American photographer Michael Wolf’s recent work, currently on display at the Elipsis Gallery in Istanbul.

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Aquarium’s green roots go deep – The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail reports

Landscape architect Randy Sharp knew he was onto something big back in 2005 when, while planning the ultimate urban-style garden for the Vancouver Aquarium, he discovered there was a growing interest in vertical garden systems, also known as green or living walls.

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail – Aquarium’s green roots go deep

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