Moscow rises to Foster’s space-age vision approved

January 6, 2008,AEDT

Moscow planners have approved Lord Foster’s design for the world’s biggest building – likened by critics to an alien spacecraft and a “dahlia stuck in a string bag”. The British architect’s £2bn “city within a city”, Crystal Island, will be built on the banks of the Moscow river, with a | Read More

A Borrowed Place on Borrowed Time

January 6, 2008,AEDT

In Hong Kong, where land for construction is scarce and commerce has long ruled, preservation has usually given way to a tide of urban development. Few of the British expatriates and Chinese immigrants who came to the city with the moniker “borrowed place, borrowed time” saw it as a permanent | Read More

ICA’s new space is honored as a work of art

January 6, 2008,AEDT

This year’s Parker Medalist is the Institute of Contemporary Art, on the South Boston waterfront. No surprise here, since the ICA is probably the most praised new Boston building in years. The architects are the New York firm of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, with local associates Perry Dean Rogers. ICA’s | Read More

Palm collection for LACMA

January 5, 2008,AEDT

Forget what you know about the palm, that topknot-on-a-pole that punctuates much of Los Angeles. Come Feb. 16, when the Renzo Piano-designed Broad Contemporary Art Museum opens at LACMA, you’re going to be reacquainted with the tree. Your impressions will never be the same. Over the last year, artist Robert | Read More

New York Market – but Where?

January 3, 2008,AEDT

KIM SEVERSON looks at the quandry facing New York of where to place a permanent food market. Kim looks at Greenmarkets and locations in New York that could satisfy the need and hunger for a market in the Big Apple. Hungary for a Market, But Where? – New York Times

London Olympics bringing in more equipment for clean up

January 3, 2008,AEDT

The London Olympics site is current undergoing remediation and has just brought in more moachinery to clean 750 tonnes of soil per day. The construction program starts in spring with the Olympic Stadium. Read more at Building.co.uk

Calgary – a city looking to the future

January 3, 2008,AEDT

Calgary is looking towards the future when in 2035 some 70,000 people will live in the downtown core and in 2025, 180,000 people will work there. Calgary is an Winter Olympic host city that is planning its future and looking towards international and national examples of good and bad developments. | Read More

Wysing Arts Centre revamp ready to be unveiled

January 3, 2008,AEDT

The visual arts in Cambridge are set to receive a boost, with the opening of the revamped Wysing Arts Centre this week. The £1.7m centre, incorporating a total of nine buildings, has been in development for three years, with design by architect Hawkins Brown, while London branding consultancy OSB Design | Read More

Ealing urged to reject Penny Whistle tower

January 3, 2008,AEDT

Plans to build skyscrapers in the suburbs were dealt a blow as English Heritage attacked proposals for a 40-storey tower in west London. The Government’s advisory body believes the centre of Ealing is the “wrong location” for the 469ft block of flats, nicknamed the Penny Whistle. Rowan Moore, director of | Read More

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