Canada’s biggest city is getting even bigger, with a pace-setting number of skyscrapers set to join the city skyline.
According to a Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) report dubbed “Canada Rising,” Toronto is leading the western world in terms of new buildings 150 metres or taller currently under construction. — DesignBuild Source Canada
Below are the 12 most visited Discussion threads during 2012. For a full list of all of our top 12 lists for 2012, click here. 1. 2012 M.Arch Applicants - Final Results, Decisions, Stats, etc. 2. Is there any future in Architecture??? 3. Yay!!!!! Architecture has the highest unemployment rate!...
fschlem started a blog The Dirty South...The blog takes it name from a studio titled the "Dirty South," offered at the Georgia Tech. The studio was the brainchild of TVSDesign Distinguished Studio Critic Jennifer Bonner and it’s goal was to look at the city of Atlanta through the filter of the rap ideology of east coast/ west coast/ dirty south, translated to the realm of architecture...Connely Farr thought "wow. really interesting idea for a studio..."
Just like last year, Archinect has begun the transition into the new year by reflecting back on the 2012 by sharing the most trafficked pages in Archinect's diverse online ecosystem, with a list of 12 top 12 lists for '12. As always, they listing the most popular pages from across the site, based...
Below are the 12 most visited Blogs during 2012. For a full list of all of our top 12 lists for 2012, click here. 1. Harvard GSD M.Arch.I (Lian) 2. design/buildLAB - Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design 3. The Architectural Venn Diagram 4. Indo Inquisition - 13 weeks in India...
Below are the 12 most visited Blog posts during 2012. For a full list of all of our top 12 lists for 2012, click here. 1. // Architectural LOLCATS 2. Ruins of an Alternate Future (Jinhua Architecture Park) 3. Unpaid internships are so hot right now 4. Top Architectural Record award for Guangzhou...
Below are the 12 most visited News posts during 2012. For a full list of all of our top 12 lists for 2012, click here. 1. Master Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer passes away at 104 2. Lebbeus Woods dead at 72 3. First Frank Gehry Home Completed by Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation...
“Our approval will facilitate development of a significant new building with a distinctive pyramid-like shaped design and thoughtful site plan that integrates the full block site into the evolving residential, institutional, and commercial neighborhood surrounding it,” Ms. Burden said before voting in favor of the project. — observer.com
There are few professionals more hopeful for a bright future this holiday season than architects, who are finally starting to see business conditions improve.
Billings at architecture firms have been depressed for the past four years, another victim of the real-estate and housing downturn. But in recent months, that has started to change. — online.wsj.com
For the latest in the Student Works series Archinect featured The Petropolis of Tomorrow: Drift & Drive...a proposed solution for Petrobras...to relocate workers offshore...Thayer-D was curious "What kind of job do students who do this kind of work expect to do?" and amphibious agreed "For me, the real problem with this project is its weakness in experimentation, substance, and form. What is radical here really?"
For the latest in the Student Works series Archinect featured The Petropolis of Tomorrow: Drift & Drive. Joanna Luo, Weijia Song, Alex Yuen, students at Rice School of Architecture completed the project working with their advisor Neeraj Bhatia. Consisting of a system of floating islands...
The Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has shortlisted eleven design firms for the Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Worldwide New Construction A/E Design Services solicitation. — state.gov
The Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has shortlisted eleven design firms for the Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Worldwide New Construction A/E Design Services solicitation. The shortlisted firms are: BNIM Architects Ennead Architects Mack...
To survive, a city or a region has to make money; it has to export more than it imports, in dollar terms. Cities that decline are on the losing side of this equation. So if you care about cities, which I do, it leads you to think about how they function as economic entities. It leads you to think about economics. I think this is what happened to Jane Jacobs, and why she ended up writing several books about economics after her seminal 1961 book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities. — theatlanticcities.com
Named after the sheikh, Mohammed bin Rashid city will aim to harness the tourism growth in Dubai -- Dubai's official statement estimated current tourism growth at 13 percent and retail sales growth at 25 percent annually.
The development plans for the new city are largely divided into four themes -- family tourism, retail, art galleries and a “unique area that will provide an integrated environment for entrepreneurship and innovation in the region.” — travel.cnn.com
Current market conditions for architecture and the near-term outlook for the construction industry in the US is a two-sided story, with forward-looking indicators showing steady improvement but serious concerns arising out of an impending ‘fiscal cliff’. — DesignBuild Source
After declining earlier in 2012, the billings index began to turn higher in June, then accelerated, and has now marked its third straight month above the 50 level, which indicates expanding demand for architects' services.
"It's beginning to look like demand for design services has turned the corner," said AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker. — reuters.com
At least six landmark projects - worth hundreds of millions of pounds - have been put on ice or cancelled altogether.
These include the 172m (564ft) 100 Bishopsgate skyscraper, on hold until developers secure enough advance tenants to make it viable.
Also on hold is the so-called Can of Ham, on St Mary's Axe. — bbc.co.uk
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