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Gateway to Hell?
Sir Terry Farrell's alternative plan
UK Government ignores warnings of flood risk for capital
12 months after Katrina, plans to build Europe's largest development in the Thames Estuary - the city's buffer to the North Sea progresses unabated. The battle raging over London’s controversial Thames Gateway housing project has many fronts, urban sprawl vs city density, quality of design vs volume, immigration, lack of infrastructure, and last but maybe most important..............more
 
RIBA Shortlist
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the shortlist for its top award. As well as accolades, the winner of the Stirling Prize named after the great British architect Sir James Stirling (1926-1992)receives a cash prize of £20,000. Have your say and vote for the project that you believe deserves the prize...............more
 
HOK break ground in Dallas
Omni Hotels of Irving, Texas, have broken ground on a new signature 35-story luxury hotel and condominium tower in downtown Fort Worth. Designed by the Dallas office of the global architectural firm HOK and scheduled for completion in 2008, the 1-million-square-foot project includes 604 hotel rooms, 97 condominiums and three levels of underground parking for 550 vehicles. It is located on two city blocks across the street from the HOK-..............more
 
Cool construction
Erick van Egeraat has started construction of the Trade and Entertainment Center 'Vershina' for client SKU. The award-winning 35,000 m2 project is located in Surgut, Siberia, Russia. The design features a large central mass visually divided into discrete sharp volumes by transparent cuts in the façade. These 'lines of light' allow..............more
 
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