Outlandish landscapes

January 26, 2008,AEDT

A showcase for experimental gardens by top landscape designers, Cornerstone is the first outdoor gallery of its kind in the US. Visitors looking for neatly planted rows and ornamental cherubs will be disappointed. Cornerstone is highly irreverent and playful, from | Read More

Trend: Creativity Made in China – MAD Architects

January 26, 2008,AEDT

Over the last two decades China has become known as the factory of the world; “Made in China” has often come to symbolize cheapness, sub-standard quality and lack of originality. More recently however, thanks to a booming economy, political deregulation | Read More

L.A. Squared – Los Angeles Times

January 26, 2008,AEDT

When is a public square not a public square? When it’s designed and built in Los Angeles, circa 2008. Our city–which has lacked plazas and other open-air gathering spots for so long–is now building them in a number of high-profile | Read More

In architecture, as elsewhere, sex sells

January 26, 2008,AEDT

In the early days of modern architecture, its alien forms were sold to the public using science. Architect Richard Neutra’s “Health House” – designed and built between 1927-29 for physician Philip Lovell in the Griffith Park neighbourhood of Los Angeles | Read More

Paradise or purgatory: Urban sprawl in spotlight

January 26, 2008,AEDT

A debate over city growth has emerged after a housing affordability survey released this week recommended freeing up more land for houses. Demographia‘s fourth annual survey found New Zealand houses more unaffordable than those in the United States, Canada, Ireland, | Read More

Developer’s vision is frightening, says mayor

January 22, 2008,AEDT

Auckland mayor John Banks has attacked a city developer and his plans for five apartment blocks on the water’s edge at Orakei. As resource consent hearings for the development started, Mr Banks took the unusual step of issuing a statement | Read More

Singapore landscape industry to grow 10% a year

January 22, 2008,AEDT

The landscape industry is worth an estimated S$1 billion and the government expects it to grow rapidly. This is according to the Minister of State for National Development, Grace Fu. She was speaking at the Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects | Read More

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