Imagine: Rain, rain, stored away

January 17, 2008,AEST

Savvy designers are helping homeowners collect and reuse storm water rather than see it all wash away. WHILE you watched much-needed showers race down the driveway and spill into street drains two weeks ago, did you perhaps think: How can | Read More

Zaha Hadid wins Michigan State competition

January 16, 2008,AEST

Zaha Hadid Architects won the competition for Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum Zaha Hadid Architects has been selected as the winner in the design competition for the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. See the renders | Read More

The Sustainable Landscape

January 16, 2008,AEST

Visualize a lush, green expanse of lawn surrounded by vibrant beds of flower blossoms anchored by ornamental shrubs. Tall, majestic trees loom overhead. Silent butterflies float and bees buzz happily, gathering nectar and pollinating. Joy filled birds dart from branch | Read More

NZILA Conference registrations open

January 16, 2008,AEST

The 2008 NZILA SHIFT Conference will highlight and discuss these emerging modes of design practice in the context of the fluid and unpredictable nature of urban change. A diverse range of speakers will consider legal and planning implications, contemporary design | Read More

Tower of strength for Expo — Shanghai Daily

January 15, 2008,AEST

SHANGHAI will turn a 165-meter chimney at an old power plant into a state-of-the-art observation tower for the 2010 World Expo. The building will demonstrate architectural prowess in combining advanced technology with the city’s history – and to say that | Read More

Chongqing to spend $13b on housing

January 15, 2008,AEST

Chongqing municipality will spend 100 billion yuan ($13.8 billion) over the next five years on the demolition and renovation of all old and dangerous houses in its nine urban districts, officials have said. The mammoth project aims to build affordable | Read More

Minnesota Eco Group proves not only new houses can be green

January 15, 2008,AEST

Wayzata Minnesota-based environmental organization Live Green, Live Smart announces The Sustainable House™ received Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council™ (USGBC), for the remodeling of a 1948 rambler, located in Minnetonka, Minnesota. The award is the Council’s highest level | Read More

City bursting at the seams?

January 15, 2008,AEST

Ottawa Developers scorn city claims about residential land supply, while some suggest it’s time to tighten Greenbelt Developers are calling on the city to expand Ottawa’s urban boundary, vehemently disagreeing with “preliminary” estimates that the city has more than 20 | Read More

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