CABE Champions Design Competitions in New Exhibition

December 26, 2007,AEST

A CABE exhibition opening at New London Architecture in London on 17 January 2008 will show what design competitions can achieve – and that they are one of the best ways to procure well-designed buildings and places. Competitions Work will | Read More

American Institute of Architects – Illinois great places

December 26, 2007,AEST

 The members of six Illinois chapters of the American Institute of Architects selected the sites, which are all public spaces, to celebrate the AIA’s 150th anniversary, notes the Web site http://illinoisgreatplaces.com. University architecture and landscaping recognized by American Institute of | Read More

Manhattan is Year of Building Furiously

December 26, 2007,AEST

Nicolai Ouroussoff of the New York Times looks at how New York and in particular Manhattan has turned a corner as it has unveiled many new architecture landmarks in the last year including the IAC Building, Renzo Piano’s Tower and | Read More

Saudi Arabia to invest in new cities to tap growth

December 26, 2007,AEST

Saudi Arabia, like other Gulf Cooperation Council countries, has decided to create “new cities” to accomplish growth in the real estate sector – a proven growth driver for other economies in the region. Six economic cities have been announced in | Read More

Hand over the mini-malls

December 26, 2007,AEST

The ubiquitous L.A. mini-mall is the 1980s love child of bad tax laws and shortsighted planning policies. But we have them all around us — every street corner it sometimes seems — and they’re not getting any prettier as they | Read More

Green roofs taking root

December 25, 2007,AEST

Shaw, a Eugene home­owner interested in environmentally sustainable building techniques, installed the green roof on an addition two years ago. It’s one of a handful of public and private Eugene buildings that sport a layer of greenery on top, a | Read More

Waterfront plan: A magnet and, hopefully, model

December 24, 2007,AEST

Relax, Toronto, all is not lost; the wheels of change grind no slower here than in any other city. So says Dutch landscape architect Adriaan Geuze, whose firm, West 8, is now redesigning the central waterfront in partnership with Toronto’s | Read More

People spending to much time indoors

December 22, 2007,AEST

There’s a good reason for wanting to instill the urge to explore nature early on. In the January 2008 issue of the journal Environment and Behavior, landscape architects in Scotland suggest that regular childhood visits to the woods or similarly | Read More

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