The Guardian reports
“Andres Duany flew in from America and yesterday unveiled a 64-point litany of mistakes made by British architects and planners over the last 50 years.
Duany is one of the original designers of Poundbury, the prince’s new town in Dorset, and said the leading lights of modernist architecture including Richard Rogers, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid and Peter Eisenman were “increasingly irrelevant”.”
SOURCE: The Guardian – Architect slams ‘dismal’ UK design
”Ivanhoe Cambridge, the owner, developer and manager of the Metrotower Office Complex in Burnaby, announced today that it is developing the complex’s third office tower, Metrotower III. Occupancy of the 29 storey office tower is expected in summer 2011.
Metrotower III is the first project in Canada to be pre-certified for LEED® CS (Core and Shell) Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.”
SOURCE: Ivanhoe Cambridge – News – Ivanhoe Cambridge Officially Breaks Ground on Metrotower III.
“Singapore construction firm Koh Brothers said on Tuesday it won a S$582 million ($380.1 million) contract to build an underground metro station.”
SOURCE: Reuters – Singapore’s Koh Brothers wins $381 mln contract
Media bistro talk to “Award-winning landscape architect David Font is the head of seven-year-old Font Designs, …..with the opportunity to interview him on the eve of Design Miami”
[SOURCE: mediabistro.com – Seven Questions for David Font ]
Miami Herald reports on the new Amazon Exhibit
“Designed by Jones & Jones Architects of Seattle, famous for their work onthe San Diego Zoo and portions of Walt Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Amazon and Beyond began with the idea of promoting conservation, said Greg Murphy, landscape architect and project manager.”
SOURCE: MiamiHerald.com – Amazon exhibit brings rain forest to Miami Metrozoo