Issue No.349 // 30 August 2011
 
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Hope for Prague's homeless community as specialised health centre announced

Homelessness is a burgeoning global issue. Independent organisation Red de Apoyo a la Itnegración Sociolaboral (RAIS) estimates that the Europe’s homeless population has risen to an incredible 3 million people, and Slumdogs - a charity born from touching 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire - quotes a 2005 report by the United Nations Commission on Human Rights which states that ‘an estimated 100 million people - one quarter of the world’s population - live without shelter or in unhealthy and unacceptable conditions’. For many long-term homeless people, poor hygiene, malnutrition, and exposure to disease and unsanitary conditions often lead to a dependency on limited......more

Greening Mexico one acre at a time
Architect Iñaki Echeverria scoops two eco-inspired projects in Mexico: Architect Iñaki Echeverria has been commissioned to design two high profile projects in México that will dramatically remake the landscape. The first, El Parque Ecologico......more

New nest egg for British coast
Seagull-inspired beach hut series on Bournemouth shore is colourful addition to popular tourist destination: Brighton-based design studio a:b:i:r architects and designer Peter Lewis have just completed a series of four brightly-coloured beach huts......more

835 Sixth Avenue rises to the occasion
Mixed-use tower adds residential and active public space to vibrant urban realm: In an emerging residential area at the edge of Manhattan's bustling Chelsea neighbourhood, Perkins Eastman's new 620,000 sq ft tower creates a vibrant destination......more

A jolt of colour in Copenhagen
C. F. Moller completes pastel-hued extension and renovation project in Danish capital: Colour is a recognised stimulant in the design of educational facilities, with bright hues proven to elevate moods, simplify way-finding, and stimulate the mind. C. F. Moller’s......more

When object blends into landscape...
A landform architecture for new Taipei museum by Budapest-based practice: Inspired by varied and complex geographical environment of Taipei city and in order to fit to playful topography and landscape of the provided site, this entry proposes a land form......more

The troubles of transport
Britomart design challenges experienced city architects Peddle Thorp in Auckland: Designing any commercial building has its challenges but when it’s sited directly above a working underground rail station the technical and design......more

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