Glenn Murcutt selected for 2009 AIA Gold Medal

The AIA Board of Directors selected Glenn Marcus Murcutt, Hon. FAIA, to receive the 2009 AIA Gold Medal. The Board honored Murcutt for the depth of his work and the breadth of his influence, which echoes well beyond his native Australia.

[SOURCE: AIArchitect This Week | Glenn Marcus Murcutt, Hon. FAIA, Selected for 2009 AIA Gold Medal]

Asphalt receiving new attention

The Boston Globe (Boston.com) reports on Paula Meijerink, assistant professor of landscape architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design(GSD) who has been looking at innovative ideas for asphalt design and has started a website – onasphalt.com – that brings together students, designers and industry professionals.

For more information go to the SOURCE: Architect finds beauty in the asphalt jungle – The Boston Globe.

 


Pegaso City: ciudad y negocios en un único espacio terciario [Click for English]

El Mundo

“Un desarrollo gigante a las puertas de Madrid, concebido para empresas de cualquier tamaño con áreas comerciales y zonas verdes públicas

El diseño del estudio holandés West 8 ha buscado que Pegaso City, la gran ciudad empresarial proyectada en los terrenos de la fábrica de Iveco-Pegaso y promovida por European Property Development Group.

Valorado en 650 millones de euros. El proyecto Pegaso City permitirá la creación de 2.500 empleos en las obras de urbanización y construcción. 40 hectáreas. 520.000 metros cuadrados de edificabilidad con 37 parcelas de entre 2.500 y 7.500 metros cuadrados.”

[FUENTE http://www.elmundo.es/]

Edited version of Google Translate:

A giant development at the gates of Madrid, designed for businesses of all sizes with commercial areas and public open areas

West 8 have masterplanned, Pegaso City, the big city business planned in the areas of factory-Iveco Pegaso and promoted by European Property Development Group,

Valued at 650 million euros. Pegaso City project will create 2,500 jobs in the works of urbanization and construction. 40 hectares,  520,000 square meters of floor space with 37 spaces of between 2,500 and 7,500 square meters.

[SOURCE: http://www.elmundo.es/]

 

 


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Urban infill projects are filling in the gaps in S.A.’s core

My San Antonio reports

“San Antonio has a vast selection of vintage houses in neighborhoods such as Monte Vista, Lavaca, Tobin Hill and Mahncke Park, presenting ample remodeling opportunities.

But some homes are in serious disrepair and some lots are vacant, making these center city areas prime for urban infill development, where new projects are built within existing neighborhoods.”

[SOURCE: My San Antonio – Urban infill projects are filling in the gaps in S.A’s core].

 

 


How New York can seize this golden infrastructure opportunity – New York Daily News

Sam Schwartz of New York Daily News reports

“This is a rare moment for New York City. We will have a President from a big city who gets it. He knows urban life is the most sustainable form of living, that good transportation is what keeps it healthy – and that big-ticket infrastructure investments can drive America’s economic revival.”

SOURCE: New York Daily News – How New York can seize this golden infrastructure opportunity.

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