Issue No.118 // 23 November 2007
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Spirit of Pompidou lives on in later designs says Rogers in exclusive interview

This week saw the launch of a huge retrospective exhibition of Richard Rogers’s work at the Pompidou Centre in Paris. The exhibition is timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the completion of the building. The commission to design the Pompidou in the early 1970’s in the centre of historic Paris was one of the bravest ever in recent times, particularly as it nestled in amongst classic Parisian architecture, mostly from the 18th and 19th centuries. This building established Rogers's early trademark of exposed services (water, heating ducts, and stairs) on the exterior, leaving the internal spaces uncluttered. The building is now a .............more

Restoration in Yemen
The restoration of the walled city of Shibam in the Yemen is one of the most exciting urban regeneration projects underway today. Literally breathing life back into a failing urban community, the Shibam Urban Development Project (SUDP) was ..............more

Harlem up in arms over Piano and SOM plans
Renzo Piano and SOM's plans for a 6.8 million square foot addition to Columbia University have met with fierce resistance, particularly from the residents of Mahattanville, a historically black neigbourhood in West Harlem. ..............more

Consent granted for Monument offices
Make Architects' striking new monument offices granted consent. A stunning new addition to the City of London’s office market is set for development, with the granting of planning consent for a new, 90,000 sq ft building at Monument. The City of ..............more

UAE scheme unveiled in Shanghai
Foster + Partners unveil concept designs for the United Arab Emirates Pavilion at Shanghai’s Expo 2010. Devised to relate to the theme 'Better Cities, Better Lives', the pavilion is inspired by the principles of traditional Arab city planning. It integrates .........more

Mixing it up in Dublin
McCauley Daye O'Connell’s design for Ashtown development in Dublin proposes to create 200+ residential units comprising of a mixture of apartments and duplexes. The 11/12 storey building complex has cedar clad upper penthouses that ..............more

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