Issue No.164 // 21 October 2008
Defining responsive architecture...

WAN House of Year Award brings out strongest design talents

Last year, Ludwigsburg made its architectural ascent when the city’s Museum of Modern Literature, designed by David Chipperfield to reconnect Germany's literature once separated by the East/West divide, won the Sterling Prize – a most coveted architecture award. This year, perched on 6900 m2 of land atop a hill facing the museum, a private house responds to this assent with a most original and thoughtful design, further elevating the barrier in Ludwigsburg. Submitted for WAN’s House of the Year 2008 Dupli Casa displays sophisticated shape manipulation to transform a......more

Waldorf Astoria to grace Chicago
Twisting development offers new symbol for the Chicago’s skyline: A city of skyscrapers and host to the world’s tallest building for 24 years, The Sears Tower, until Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Towers stole that crown in 1998, Chicago is a city that strives......more

Wood Awards highlight Scottish wonder
BDP's Shetland Museum wins top prize at Wood Awards: Shetland Museum and Archives, designed by BDP, has won the Gold Award in this year’s Wood Awards. The project was shortlisted in three categories, and won the Commercial and Public Access......more

Hybrid plaza as soothing urban space
A contemporary "square" linking buildings and people in extreme hot climates: The Emerald Plaza project for the city of Abu Dhabi deals with the problem of urban space in a very hot environment in artificial, context-less developments......more

Sydney’s waterfront renewal begins
Landmark $2.5 billion Barangaroo project short list announced: The three companies shortlisted by the NSW Government to develop and build Sydney’s impressive new harbour side headland park and urban waterfront are Lend Lease and Westpac......more

Classrooms of the future
New campus to inspire Ireland’s future primary school teachers: UK-based international architectural practice RMJM, working in collaboration with Irish practice Taylor Architects are to create four new buildings for St Patrick’s College in Dublin......more

Evolving the panorama of Istanbul
B199 is designed as a mixed-use development composed of residence, retail, office space at the heart of Istanbul: Located on Buyukdere Street, the newly developed business district of Istanbul, the project, designed by Oncuoglu Architecture......more

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