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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - ARCHITECTURE

    Forensic architecture aims to uncover evidence of possible war crimes

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:59am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian Eyal Weizman is the chief proponent of 'forensic architecture', which analyses the impact of urban warfare for clues about possible crimes The evidence hidden ... the catalogues. The move won him worldwide attention. Weizman has also since made a name for himself as the chief proponent of "forensic architecture", by which he analyses the impacts of urban ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ARCHITECTURE

    Warning over 'blind eye' being turned to dilapidated buildings

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 04:46am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Urban renewal official fears a repeat of 2010 To Kwa Wan tragedy if nothing is done soon 'Blind eye' turned to dilapidated buildings A senior officer with the Urban Renewal Authority has blasted the government for "turning a blind eye" to dilapidated buildings and warned of a repeat of the 2010 Ma Tau Wai Road building ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ARCHITECTURE

    Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie laments unfriendly Hong Kong architecture

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 04:46am by Christy Choi

    ... on Thursday on what he calls "humanising the mega-scale"- or how architects and planners can bring back culture, climate, geography and a sense of belonging to big projects in dense urban ... an experimental housing development in Montreal, Canada, that has become a model for utopian urban living. It was designed to incorporate some of the benefits of suburban living, such as gardens, fresh ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ARCHITECTURE

    Kai Tak design competition won by ‘humanistic garden’ concept

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 04:42pm by Ernest Kao

    ... includes an amphitheatre, artificial forest, urban garden and a canal, will also provide open spaces for street performances. The first floor will be a plaza, the second an exhibition space, and the third a pedestrian bridge. “It’s an example of urban nature … a new bridge crossing over an old bridge.” TEAM LEADER GAO YAN When completed, the 300-metre corridor will link the pedestrian ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ARCHITECTURE

    In Nigeria’s slum on stilts, a floating school offers new hope

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:49pm by AFP

    ... and beyond. "Its main aim is to generate a sustainable, ecological, alternative building system and urban water culture for the teeming population of Africa's coastal regions," his ...

  6. News - World - ARCHITECTURE

    Architect Zaha Hadid urged to scale back stadium designs for Tokyo, Qatar

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 09:26pm by GDN

    ... exactly like an enormous vagina." "Seriously though, why criticise," the website continued. "Every city's skyline looks like a row of shadowy phalli glinting in the urban ... her hand to everything from swirling urban plans and challenging footwear to jagged jewellery and garish superyachts. But success hasn't always come easy. Born in Baghdad in 1950, Hadid ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ARCHITECTURE

    HK$700m conservation project lost in time

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Flower market shophouses were to get an Urban Renewal Authority revamp. Four years on, the plan looks as tired as the buildings HK$700m conservation project lost in time A plan to conserve a row of historic shophouses in Mong Kok's flower market has been delayed indefinitely, with the Urban Renewal Authority acquiring only half of the properties ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ARCHITECTURE

    Architect Toyo Ito urges developing Asian cities to remember their roots

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 05:25am by Vivienne Chow

    ... But his vision of an urban garden lost out to the sleek, futuristic vision of Herzog & de Meuron's inverted-T design when the winner was announced in June. "M+ was a very interesting ...

  9. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - ARCHITECTURE

    Vertical gardens breathe new life into densely populated Asian cities

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 04:13am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... a prototype, and thus began the greening of some of the most densely populated urban areas on earth. Since his original design was unveiled at the Museum of Science and Industry in Paris in 1988, ... for urban dwellers, Lau said. "The setback allows space [for the building] to breathe down onto the street, relieving some of the congestion and replacing it with greenery to have a positive ...

  10. News - World - ARCHITECTURE

    New York's One World Trade Centre tower ruled tallest building in US

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 07:55pm by AP

    ... recognise One World Trade Centre- at 541 metres- as the tallest skyscraper in the United States. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat announced its decision at simultaneous news ...




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