Jonathan Glancey meets Richard Rogers

Whether he’s designing £100m flats or creating affordable housing for all, Richard Rogers has just one mission: to make everyone’s life more enjoyable

Jonathan Glancey meets Richard Rogers | Art & Architecture | guardian.co.uk Arts.

Contemporary Chinese at Center for Architecture

On the heels of the Chinese New Year, the Center for Architecture marks the Year of the Rat with two new exhibitions devoted to contemporary Chinese architecture. “Building China: Five Projects, Five Stories” and “Co-Evolution” will bow together tomorrow, February 26 at the center, located at 536 LaGuardia Place in New York. An opening party will be held from 6pm-8pm.

“Building China: Five Projects, Five Stories,” running through May 31, highlights five recently completed projects from emerging Chinese artists. The goal of the exhibition is to use each work’s complexities to illustrate the modern realities of architecture in the rapidly-developing nation. Projects include the Dafen Art Museum in Shenzhen and the Cultural Revolution Timepiece Museum in Sichuan, both completed last year.

Contemporary Chinese at Center for Architecture – 2/25/2008 – Interior Design.

World-renowned architecture mind Qingyun Ma to participate on IDA jury

Qingyun Ma, dean of the University of Southern California School of Architecture and former principal of the Shanghai-based architecture and land planning firm MADA s.p.a.m., has accepted his appointment to serve as a juror on the prestigious International Design Awards architecture panel.

Greener buildings – Thailand

Concern over global warming has inspired many housing developers to use energy-saving as a selling point for new projects. Among 13 developers who received the 2007 energy-conserving housing awards from Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency is three-year-old Fine Home Housing Development Co Ltd, which adapts local knowledge to the design of its energy-saving homes.

The energy-saving concept starts with the location. Most projects are located near gardens or canals, says Fine Home managing director Sukit Triwanapong.

Bangkok Post : Business news.

Traffic chaos tipped by 2020 : thewest.com.au

A 40 per cent increase in Perth traffic by 2020 predicted by the Federal Government could lead to chaos on the city’s roads, with congestion tipped to add an extra eight minutes to a 20km journey.

The Federal Bureau of Transport and Regional Services said Perth would suffer the second-highest rate of traffic growth of all Australian cities, well above the 33 per cent national average.

Traffic chaos tipped by 2020 : thewest.com.au.

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