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When is a Foster not a Foster?
Extra fees demanded for “Foster” brand
This week it was revealed in the UK press that Lord Foster charges a premium if he is personally involved in the design of a project. The process dubbed “cash for credit” apparently involves a stipulation in the practice’s standard fee agreement that the client cannot use the name ‘Norman Foster’ in association with the building ….’ The logic being that having a building designed by Norman Foster adds value to the real estate. But not all .............more
 
The Holey Tower in Dubai
New York based RUR Architects has unveiled their design for this 22-storey tall commercial tower in Dubai. Perched on a two-storey podium the 0-14 tower is to break ground the first week of December 2006 in the heart of Business Bay in Dubai. The building comprises ............more
 
Rem Koolhaas's first design for London
Rem Koolhaas and Ellen van Loon from OMA are to design the headquarters for Rothschild bank that will redefine the look of luxury in London’s Square Mile. The redevelopment of New Court will enable the Bank to house its entire London staff in a single, modern, efficient ..............more
 
On the waterfront in Austria
Villa Soravia - the summer house in the resort area of Millstatt, Austria has been completed. It is located at the southernmost point of the resort area of Millstatt, directly on the shores of the lake, Millstätter See. This site previously held a building that was an addition to an existing hotel ..............more
 
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