Issue No.166 // 04 November 2008
Down but not out...

Exclusive insight into changing market conditions: WAN talks to Davis Langdon and Norman Foster

As the collapsed residential markets around the world show no sign of life, so architects are increasingly forced to look to other sectors to fill the gap. This week, both camps in the US Presidential race announced huge plans to invest in the rebuilding of much of America’s crumbling infrastructure. At the same time, Gordon Brown the UK’s Premier and London Mayor, Boris Johnson confirmed plans......more

An opening act for Viñoly
Viñoly's first completed UK project, Leicester’s new “inside-out” theatre, opens: 'Curve', a new £61 million theatre in Leicester, is an innovative, democratic building that respects Leicester’s history, whilst helping to define its future. The building, which is......more

A new ‘face’ in the Bowery
Carlos Zapata completes luxury hotel in NYC: The Cooper Square Hotel is a new modern glass and steel tower in the Bowery section of New York City designed by Carlos Zapata Studio. While some liken the building’s image to a “shark’s fin” or to “Dubai......more

Leaning towards a Guinness Record
Capital Gate to become Guinness Book of Records' most inclined tower?: As Construction of Capital Gate continues ADNEC, the developers, and RMJM, the project’s architects, have submitted a joint application to the Guinness Book of Records to......more

Surfing the wave of commerce
New Raffles City Bahrain, hopes to attract new investment with its unique ‘wave,’ inspired design: Located in the heart of Bahrain Bay the new development of Raffles City, designed by Rafael Vinoly architects, will offer 288,000 sq m......more

Chipperfield completes first projects in China
David Chipperfield Architects completes Ninetree Village and Liangzhu Culture Museum – the practice’s first two projects in China: A small valley, bordered by a dense bamboo forest, forms the site for Ninetree Village, a luxury housing......more

Showpiece stadium for Glasgow 2014 unveiled
Twin function venue for Commonwealth Games brings sport to the masses: Located in the east end of Glasgow, the centrepiece of the 2014 Commonwealth Games will be the new National Indoor Sports Arena and Velodrome. In a unique project, the......more

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