Issue No.162 // 07 October 2008
London’s transformation by transport

VTI2 to transform lifeless Victoria Street in latest regeneration scheme

For several years, Transport for London have been undergoing a series of advancements in London’s famous underground system to ease congestion, particularly prevalent in central London and to make travelling in Europe’s largest city as comfortable as possible. But surrounding the internal developments of the labyrinthine underground network are those cropping up more visibly in the streets of London. A landmark design for Blackfriars Station which would......more

A window on the city of Berlin
The German capital welcomes plans for a purpose-built city museum to house its precious memories: London based architect Stanton Williams have won first prize in the international architectural competition for the Stadtmuseum, Berlin. The......more

A new look for Dubai
O-14 Tower introduces innovative design to Dubai’s Business Bay: The latest addition to Dubai’s expanding Business Bay area - the O-14 Tower – has recently been drawing international interest, due to its unique design in the context......more

Britomart project full steam ahead
Auckland's central business district undergoing a transformation: The Britomart Project in Auckland’s CBD is a large transport, heritage and urban revitalisation project spread over seven inner city blocks. The 5.2 hectare precinct sits 200m from the......more

Coop go large in Korea
Austrian firm Coop Himmelb(l)au to break ground on first Korean project and second largest design to date: Busan Cinema Centre represents a milestone for Austrian firm Coop Himmelb(l)au as the first project in Korea and their second largest......more

Russia's new Moscow?
RMJM’s ‘hanging gardens’ get the green light in Ekaterinburg: As Russia's third largest city with 1.3 million people, Ekaterinburg should expect a higher profile. Yet the city has flown under the radar since it was founded in 1723, until now. Capital of......more

Leaning towers of Copenhagen
Ambitious hotel marks Copenhagen on the international conference scene: Recently proclaimed 'best city in the world to live in' by Monocle, a leading lifestyle magazine, and hosting the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009, Copenhagen......more

from around the world
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Dune House
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