Wine Center | La Rioja Spain | Rivas Y Ureña Arquitectos

April 2, 2013,AEDT

Wine, gastronomy and culture have been traditionally related in Spain. Vineyard cultivation has set up a unique, singular landscape in La Rioja. Besides, culinary arts are quite a well-established tradition in this region.

Perry Park Design Competition | Sydney Australia | HASSELL

December 11, 2012,AEDT

As part of a limited competition for the City of Sydney, HASSELL undertook the challenge to rejuvenate Perry Park in the inner-Sydney suburb of Alexandria. Taking the themes of sport and ecology, the HASSELL response provides for a range of passive and active recreational activities within a park and wetland | Read More

Tokachi Millennium Forest | Shimizu Japan | Dan Pearson Studio

December 7, 2012,AEDT

The 240 hectare Tokachi Millennium Forest is the brainchild of the entrepreneur Mitsushige Hayashi, who acquired the land with a view to offsetting the carbon footprint of his national newspaper business, Tokachi Mainichi. The masterplan, which I contributed to with the local Japanese landscape designer Fumiaki Takano, is marketed as | Read More

Review of the 2012 EFLA Congress ‘Green infrastructure, from global to local’

November 17, 2012,AEDT

The EFLA regional congress named ‘Green infrastructure, from global to local’ took place between Saint Petersburg (Russia) and Stockholm (Sweden), Uppsala (Sweden) and Helsinki (Finland) between the 11 and 15th of June after the General EFLA Assembly. From the beginning the organizers’ aim was clear : introducing a long-term infrastructure vision, | Read More

New ‘Ashtag’ app launches to curb spread of devastating disease

October 30, 2012,AEDT

Experts at the University of East Anglia recently launched a new weapon in the fight against the deadly ash disease which threatens to wipe out 80 million UK trees, has seen ash imports to the UK suspended and large-scale tree felling tabled. But quick thinking environmental specialists at UEA’s Adapt Low Carbon | Read More

2012 LAGI competition winners announced

October 29, 2012,AEDT

The organisers of LAGI,  an ideas competition to design a site-specific public artwork at Freshkills Park have announced the winners of the  2012 LAGI design competition. The winner is Scene-Sensor // Crossing Social and Ecological Flows – a series of Piezoelectric Generators (Thin Film and Embedded Wire) that can generate upto 5,500 MWh designed | Read More

FPT City | Danang Vietnam | SOM

May 22, 2012,AEDT

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) was awarded the Master Plan commission for FPT City in Danang, Vietnam.  SOM’s preliminary plan for a sustainable new high-tech community at the edge of the city has been applauded by local authorities, including the Head of Planning and the Peoples Committee of the City | Read More

Autodesk launches online Green Building Game

January 4, 2010,AEDT

Autodesk has launched a online guide and game to educate the public about buildings, carbon footprint through a online game called Retrofits.  Autodesk uses gameplay to educate people about buildings and how retrofitting with double glazing, solar panels and other features can reduce the carbon fooprint of a building. The | Read More