Issue No.168 // 18 November 2008
Sun rises over plans for London Gateway Airport
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Appointment of Douglas Oakervee to feasibility study brings airport plans a step closer

Realisation of controversial plans to build a new airport on reclaimed land in the Thames Estuary came a step closer this week with the appointment of revered civil engineer Douglas Oakervee to conduct a feasibility study. London Mayor Boris Johnson hired Oakervee as further pressure mounts and MP’s lobby to resolve problems caused by Heathrow’s limitations. Bombarded with images of queues at Heathrow’s terminals, complaints of noise pollution as planes are forced to fly over residential areas and faced with the reality of the expansion restrictions......more

Proud moment as Gehry goes home
Exclusive images document a remarkable new chapter in AGO’s 108-year history: “We’re not just opening doors, we’re opening minds”. It is with this forward thinking slogan that the Art Gallery of Ontario opened its doors after a remarkable......more

London's highest density tower in the making
Vauxhall Sky Gardens gains planning approval: London based Amin Taha Architects with careyjones architects and their client, Fraser Properties, have achieved planning approval for Vauxhall Sky Gardens. The practice was commissioned to investigate......more

Stadium of flavour
Spherical sporting venues used as inspiration for panoptic wholesale food market: At the base of the 2,000 m high Uludá Mountain in Turkey lies Bursa, once the first capital of the Ottoman Empire and today the centre of manufacturing in Turkey......more

Towards a new agenda of hospitality
Distinctive development recreates Tel Aviv Port as a vibrant public sphere: Situated on one of Israel's most breathtaking waterfronts, the Tel Aviv Port was plagued with neglect since 1965, when its primary use as an operational docking port was......more

Future Hotel: LAVA go space age
LAVA’s visionaries created a hotel room centred on fluid transitions in a spatial continuum: Sydney and Stuttgart based Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA) was founded a little over a year ago with a clear manifesto in mind: to continually ......more

Opulence at sea
A-typical Russian design offers aquatic hospitality: Russian architect Alexander Asadov is famous in his homeland for his deconstructivist designs which counter the structured monolithic opulence typified in the country. Taking this design ideology......more

from around the world
meet the prestigious WAN House of the Year 2008 jury
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Eric Parry shares with WAN that sometimes architecture takes second place to art
goes to Fisher House
“We are delighted with the response we have received and our positions have now been filled.”
Noreen Barron, ARC International, Dubai.

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