Issue No.159 // 16 September 2008
Zaha 'Out There' in Venice
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Venice plays host to world's greatest talent at the 11th International Architectural Exhibition

A combination of bright sunshine and romantic setting helped to ensure the preview to the 11th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale this week was a serene affair. The historical city of Venice is now playing host to 23 installations and 55 experimental works from 48 countries, flooding the labyrinthine city with modern international architecture for the next two and a half months. "The unstoppable Zaha Hadid", so named by the exhibition's Director Aaron Betsky, featured as......more

Libeskind's shopping spree
Daniel Libeskind designed shopping centre to open in October: People will no longer stand for drab shopping malls according to Daniel Libeskind, in his words: "At the beginning of the 21st century there is a need to address contemporary social needs and......more

A bit of Dutch derring-do for NYC
OMA to build its first residential high-rise in New York City: Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas was in New York today to unveil his design for 23 East 22nd Street, a new luxury high rise in the Flatiron district that will rise immediately adjacent to the recently......more

Velopark plans unveiled for London 2012
Landmark new cycling hub for London to inspire generations to come: The VeloPark, to be based in the north of the Olympic Park, will include a 6,000 seat Velodrome to host the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic indoor track cycling events as......more

Colour and sequence in urban design
MVRDV presents ‘urban beads’ for Almere, Netherlands: Almere, founded in 1984 on reclaimed land, is growing fast into becoming the fifth largest city of the Netherlands. After realizing a new city centre Almere now is building a new urban neighbourhood......more

Tribeca’s new transparent gateway
Enrique Norten’s Tribeca tower nears completion: One York Tribeca is a new luxury residential building designed by Mexican Architect, Enrique Norten of TEN Arquitectos. The building, which is nearing completion and will house 32 condominiums, sits at the......more

Seeing the light - SOM's stunning church
Rising from its base in Downtown Oakland SOM's Cathedral of Christ the light forms an admirable curved silhouette contrasting to the square blocks surrounding it: Appearing as a sanctuary in its context as a holy building as well as for architecture, the......more

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