Issue No.302 // 14 September 2010
 
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Wade Zimmerman

Is Long Island City’s new Murano building an icon or a just a plain old con?

The Murano is one of the new residential buildings recently built in Long Island City (LIC) in response to the neighborhood’s growing popularity. Situated on the East River, this former industrial area of Queens, known as LIC by the locals, was pronounced ‘the next hot neighborhood in New York’ by the New York Times. And who could argue with its reasoning - LIC has a lot going for it. The neighborhood is one subway stop from Midtown, it has a strong core of cultural institutions like MoMA PS 1 and the Noguchi Museum that earlier staked a claim there and, depending on one’s location, the area offers breathtaking views of Manhattan. But LIC is also a neighborhood in transition that......more

The collapse of Connaught
Administrators brought in as social housing giant gives in to financial deficit: Yesterday WAN reported that UK social housing giant Connaught was on the verge of collapse after months of financial constraints brought on by the British.....more

A foot in the door...
It's playtime down under as Lacoste + Stevenson design curvaceous entry for UTS: In March, Lacoste + Stevenson claimed first prize in a design competition for a new ‘front door’ to the University of Technology, Sydney. Spread over 2,530 sq m......more

A pair of aces
JA Joubert Architecture enjoys double success in international competitions: Rotterdam-based architecture office JA Joubert Architecture is in the celebrating mood having recently claimed first and second prize in international design competitions held.......more

In the lap of luxury
Opulent Singapore hotel goes all out on sumptuous external renovation: Luxury 5-star hotel Mandarin Oriental on Marina Bay, Singapore, has recently undergone an expansive renovation to its pool deck and external relaxation space. Hong Kong-based......more

Down the garden path
RACO gives hope to ill children in Mexico with new series of hospital buildings: Design firm RACO have released renderings of a new children’s hospital in Guadalajara, Mexico, estimated for completion in January 2012. The concept integrates a wide......more

Journey into the unknown
International scientific research group prepare to open inspired new facility: The Champalimaud Foundation, a private biomedical research organisation, is opening a new centre in Lisbon on 5th October. ‘The Champalimaud Center for the Unknown’ has......more

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