Issue No.346 // 09 August 2011
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Powerful metallic extension to Bendigo's Golden Dragon Museum unveiled by Woods Bagot

China has now solidified its position as the front-runner in the global architectural market, with exaggerated swirling towers and scores of leafy regeneration masterplans on the boards at the current moment. This week however we are focusing on ancient Chinese influences in Bendigo, a large regional city in Victoria, Australia, and the sensitive yet forward-thinking extension that Woods Bagot have planned for the local Golden Dragon Museum. To look forward we must first look back to the prosperous gold rush of 1851, where nuggets of the precious metal were discovered on Bendigo Creek and in the Bendigo Valley, drawing in hordes of international visitors, a large regional city in Victoria, Australia, and the sensitive yet forward-thinking extension that Woods Bagot......more

From the tallest to the smallest
Mahindra Partners designs $300 home for Harvard Open Design Challenge: In the same week that Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill announced extravagant designs for the world’s tallest building (Kingdom Tower, 1000+m) we bring news that diverse......more

God's house of cards
$4m cardboard structure by Shigeru Ban to temporarily replace Christchurch Cathedral: A deft hand at composing inspirational temporary venues for disaster areas across the world, commissioned Japanese architect and designer Shigeru......more

Sleek new home for Architect Barbie®
Inventive design duo wins AIA Architect Barbie® Dream House™ Design Competition: The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced Ting Li, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP and Maja Paklar, Assoc. AIA as winners of its recent competition to design a home......more

Magic new images of King's Cross
Work steps up on London's most ambitious station redevelopment: As these incredible images detail, constructions works are picking up pace at King’s Cross Station in the heart of London’s Borough of Camden. Designed by experienced architects John......more

Trees of life
Airy corridors and verdant passageways define University of Washington’s new biomedical campus: In designing the landscape for the third phase of the University of Washington’s Medicine Research Hub, landscape architect Gustafson Guthrie......more

Celebrating curves in Hoogkerk
Curled bus interchange demonstrates the importance of quality street furniture: In 2007 Lysbeth de Groot, at that time urban designer at the Municipality of Groningen, designed the Busstop at the waiting area of Park+Ride Citybus Groningen. In 2008......more

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