Issue No.314 // 14 December 2010
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Award entries provide an indicator of trends

ingenhoven architects and Haeahn Architecture + H Associates win 2010 WAN AWARDS Commercial sector

As we near the end of this year’s cycle of sector awards it is becoming clear that the spectrum of entries in the WAN AWARDS are reflecting the general state of the architectural world. The Education sector saw a marked increase in entries (20%) whereas the Commercial sector reduced by a similar amount. Understandably the deficit in Commercial entries was mainly in the ‘unbuilt’ category. The Residential sector is expected to show a significant fall when it closes for entries at the end of the year. This was not much of a surprise as Education had become a relative safe haven and somewhat balanced the desperate Residential and Commercial.........more

The technological revolution
SPARCH-designed installations herald Malaysia’s first 4G wireless broadband network launch in Lot 10 mall, Kuala Lumpur: International architect SPARCH’s installations took centre stage when YTL Communications launched Malaysia’s first......more

A new approach to 'crime free' design
Tamir Addadi Architecture aims to reduce crime with open-aired community facility: Currently under construction, this commercial complex is located on a major road with a constant flow of cars and pedestrians. The main building, in the shape of an open......more

Back to basics
Rustic architectural dwelling by A-cero moulded by relationship between indoor and outdoor space: A-cero’s new project in Avila is a dwelling of generous proportions developed over a single storey to facilitate the indoor-outdoor connection and make the......more

Pure fabrication
Woods Bagot designs largest purpose-built cleanroom complex in the southern hemisphere: The Melbourne Centre of Nanofabrication (MCN) based in Clayton Victoria has been branded by Woods Bagot via the sculptural play of the letter ‘N’; the significant......more

In the name of research...
Belgium to receive new smart grid research Laboratory as AKT wins European tender: Atelier Kempe Thill (AKT) has recently won the European tender for a new smart grid research laboratory and education building for the Catholic University of Leuven......more

Essex Church brought up to date
Award winning architects Theis + Khan to remodel Wanstead United Reform Church: The grade II listed United Reform Church has an interesting history; designed by architect John Johnson it was originally located in Kings Cross and completed in 1861.......more

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Bates Smart, Melbourne.

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