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UK takes the brakes off housing...
Could architecture be consigned to ‘thinking inside the box’ ? As WAN launches its House of the Year Awards, designed to showcase excellence within our industry, the UK Government has announced far reaching relaxations in planning requirements, along with encouragement for developers to utilize more flat pack housing - all part of a ‘speeding-up’ process to meet the unprecedented demand set out in the Barker Review ..............more
New heart for Melbourne campus
The Deakin University Central Precinct project in Melbourne, Australia, represents a new urban model for campus planning and institutional building design, responding to the current issues confronting education and educational facilities. The project is an assembly of four buildings organised around a central atrium, elevated above an entry road and linked with bridges and ramps to adjacent areas. It creates a sheltered heart..............more
SOM in Dubai
Dubai-based property developer, Al Sharq Investment, has announced today that they are launching six major projects in Dubai with a combined value of US$ 1.2 billion. One of their residential development projects is Al Sharq Tower, which once completed will be the tallest tower on Dubai’s Sheikh..............more
House of the year award - Panel appointed
Last chance to enter.

Have you have designed a private house that has, or will be completed during 2006 that deserves worldwide coverage? Designed to showcase excellence within our industry. The WAN House of the Year Award will be judged by a prestigious panel of leading international architects and experts.

Richard Coleman: WAN Chairman
Dr. Ken Yeang: Llewelyn Davies Yeang
Vicky Richardson: Editor Blueprint Magazine
Kate Goodwin: Curator of the Architecture Programme at the Royal Academy of Arts
Renato Benedetti: RIBA Client Design Advisor and Competitions Judge
AIA Representative to be announced soon



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