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Rogers slams Olympic design and build contracts
Reports in the UK trade and national press that award winning architect Lord Rogers has threatened to boycott the 2012 Olympic Games now appear exaggerated. His office has told WAN that the word ‘boycott’ was not used in this context, however he is heavily critical of the design and build process that led to the award of the £280 million stadium to a consortium led by contractors McAlpine and HOK architects. .............more
Urban Glass House in New York
Is a modernist residence the latest luxury accessory of the rich and famous? Judging from the brisk sales of units at The Urban Glass House, a new, luxury condominium project located in Soho New York designed by Philip Johnson and Alan Ritchie, one would think so .............more
Zaha Hadid's Maggie Centre in Fife
The design is Zaha's response to a brief set by Maggie's, which challenged her to create a relaxed and aesthetically uplifting environment. It is located on the edge of a hollow adjacent to the hospital. The hollow has a dramatic topography, which in combination ............more
Coop Himmelb(b)au unveil Lyon museum
The opening of the visitor’s pavilion at the construction site of the Musée des Confluences took place on October 8 at Quai Perrache, Lyon. The Musée des Confluences does not consider itself as an exclusive temple for the intellectual bourgeoisie but as a public place ............more
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