Geoff Maslen of The Age reports
“Ian Weir is baffled. Why is it that local authorities in Australia are so blase about having residents in fire-prone landscapes?
Dr Weir earned his PhD at the University of Western Australia after seven years of research that has resulted in a “bushfire responsive house” ….A practising architect who now lectures in landscape architecture at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Dr Weir is horrified at the destruction and loss of life in the Victorian fires…….”
[SOURCE: theage.com.au – Fire-safe designs for the future]
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Contract Magazine reports
“RTKL, the international architecture, planning and design firm, reports that Mirdif City Center, located on Dubai’s Eastern growth corridor, is on track for a late-2009 opening and
is expected to be the region’s first eco-friendly retail center.”
[SOURCE: Contract Magazine – RTKL-Designed Dubai Mirdif Center on Target for 2009 Opening]
Scottish Architecture reports
“Aedas, has received planning consent for its masterplan, architectural and landscape design for Bothwell Plaza, in Bothwell Street Glasgow.
The completed scheme is set to be be the tallest commercial building in Glasgow. The 60,000 square metre, 18-storey development will comprise a mixed-use scheme including office, retail and leisure space and a five-star, 320-bed hotel.”
[SOURCE: Scottish Architecture – Glasgow superhotel receives planning permission]
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