Issue No.153 // 05 August 2008
Meier's new Prospect
Copyright : Wade Zimmerman

WAN's exclusive images of Richard Meier's new condominium block

Surrounded by a bevy of New York’s traditional brownstones and architectural monuments Richard Meier’s latest glass condominium building is certainly an eye-catching addition to the prestigious location from which the building takes its name, On Prospect Park. Situated perpendicular to the park’s spectacular arched main entrance the 15 storey building benefits from its location both by standing out in landmark fashion and with the spectacular views achieved from within. Meier’s design makes the most of these views, which give either a park or a cityscape view, by utilising floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall glazing. Acoustic and......more

Hadid gets big in Singapore
Zaha Hadid designs largest residential development in Singapore: Zaha Hadid Architects have unveiled the design for 7 high-end 36-storey residential towers and twelve villas on a 838,488 sq ft site at Farrer Road, Singapore. The chosen site is strategically......more

The King is dead!..
Gehry backed out and now so has investor, ING – the King Alfred project is dead: The King Alfred development in Hove was to be Frank Gehry’s first commercial venture in the UK, but following a series of difficulties over planning and redesign, Gehry......more

Engineering first cuts 35% off construction time
Stanhope and Arup's breakthrough study that could rock the commercial construction world: Groundbreaking construction is soon to commence on a commercial development which could prove in practise the results of a recent study by......more

Miguel wins Combispace race
Young architect Luis Pereira Miguel wins competition with Combispace design:, a Consortium of the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, offered young architects the opportunity to compete in the design of new retail concepts for large international......more

From wasteland to workplace
Banking offices in South Africa bring life back to wasteland: The newest addition to the skyline of the West Rand of Johannesburg, South Africa is the long awaited office development for leading financial institutions WesBank (asset financing) and FNB......more

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