Casting Rutland alley as a park

December 13, 2007,AEDT

Rutland residents weighing in on the future of the Center Street Alley expressed interest in commercial use, grass and trees and, above all, flexibility at the city’s most hidden park. Long underutilized and frequently victimized by vandals, the park recently | Read More

When practicality outweighs the aesthetic

December 13, 2007,AEDT

The Seattle Department of Transportation is trying to figure out where new trees should be placed in medians along a stretch of Southwest Admiral Way to address sight-distance issues raised by the community. The medians were replaced as part of | Read More

Winners announced for Portland Courtyard Design Competition

December 12, 2007,AEDT

The City of Portland invited designers to produce design possibilities of housing oriented to shared courtyards. Portland is promoting courtyard housing as an additional infill housing type that can provide a quality living environment at densities higher than conventional detached housing. | Read More

People’s Park – Competition or Design by committee

December 12, 2007,AEDT

A debate over whether UC Berkeley should sponsor an open competition to choose a new design for the historic site erupted after People’s Park Community Advisory Board member and architect Sam Davis suggested holding a competition last week. While some | Read More

Noosa vows to keep fighting merger

December 12, 2007,AEDT

The Noosa community is determined to continue the fight against council amalgamation despite the odds. Figures released yesterday show an overwhelming 96 per cent of those in the shire, who took part in the recent voluntary merger ballot, voted against | Read More

Urban Splash reveals stunning seaside shortlist designs

December 11, 2007,AEDT

Six architects vie to redesign Birnbeck Island and Pier in Weston-super-Mare Six architects were shortlisted in an architectural competition to redesign the Birnbeck Island and Pier in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. The competition, which opened in August, is run by Urban Splash | Read More

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