Eco-towns: a design for life
They could be the answer to our housing and carbon-footprint problems, so why are people opposed to new towns?
SOURCE: Eco-towns: a design for life – Times Online.
ArquitectonicaGEO has been selected as the landscape architect for the new Miami Art Museum (MAM). According to
the Miami-based firm, the design team has brought to life a highly artistic and rigorous landscape image envisioned by Herzog & de Meuron and has added significant elements of sustainable design, native plants, and a program of public artwork.
The site is four acres of land in Museum Park (formerly called
Bicentennial Park), “a central element of the City of Miami’s master plan for the refurbishment and renovation of the Park and the revitalization of Miami’s downtown area,” according to museum officials.
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Whether called Barangaroo, East Darling Harbour or the historically evocative Hungry Mile, the site is Sydney’s greatest opportunity in a century to rethink the relationship between the city and harbour.
Read more @ the SOURCE: smh.com.au – A rare chance to get the city’s waterfront right
We should be thinking about re-organising our cities, suburbs, and the way we live, to become less dependent on the car, an architect says.
To facilitate this, the vast sums currently spent on roads, water and drainage should instead be used to redevelop towns and cities so people can live more sustainably, Johann Bernhardt says.
Read more @ the SOURCE: Planning should ‘steer away from cars’ – Greenzone – environmental news – The Dominion Post.
Ben Hoyle of the Times looks at the newly unvealed design for the 7/7 memorial
The design unveiled yesterday by the architects Carmody Groarke is on a more human scale than the American and Spanish projects. It consists of 52 steel columns, one for each innocent life lost, arranged in a clearing at the southeast corner of Hyde Park. Each column stands 3m (about 10ft) tall, weighs about a tonne and is cast from stainless steel in a process that ensures that each one is subtly different from the others.
Read more @ the SOURCE: London offers its memorial to the 52 victims of 7/7 terrorism – Times Online.