Issue No.350 // 06 September 2011
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Why the big firms are reaching out to find new work

‘Cautious’, ‘economic uncertainty’ and ‘luck’ were the buzzwords this week when WAN asked some of the world’s largest architecture, design and engineering practices to sum up their experiences of 2011 and cast an eye forward into 2013. A large proportion of design studios are keen to keep their cards close to their chests, but in the interest of our readers we approached a number of high profile firms to find out how life really is at the top.....more

LAVA's new take on the paper lantern
Imaginative examples of emergency shelters go on display in Sydney: In response to the thousands of people displaced by Japan’s natural disasters this year, an inspirational exhibition is taking centre stage in the Customs House forecourt......more

Major milestone for USGBC
USGBC celebrates certification of 10,000th LEED commercial building: The US Green Building Council (USGBC) this week awarded its 10,000th LEED certification to a modest community centre in the Californian city of Santa Cruz. Designed......more

Sheer brilliance in Vancouver
Regenerated wings at University of British Columbia extend building's life by 40+ years: The Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia this week celebrated the official opening of its newly envisioned Departments of Botany......more

Luxury living in Bavli
Opulent residential development in Tel Aviv conceptualised by Gal Nauer Architects: A new upscale residential complex has been unveiled for the Bavli neighbourhood of Tel Aviv, Israel by Gal Nauer Architects (GNA). With offices in both New York......more

Mediterranean spirit
Groleger Arhitekti completes remarkable new residential addition to Slovenia's coastline: Portoroz is the leading sea-side tourist centre in Slovenia, with many hotels, villas and residential areas. The whole territory is a gently rising hillside facing the south......more

Populous builds world's largest arena
Record breaking civic facility begins journey to realisation in the Philippines: Construction has commenced on the world’s largest indoor arena in Manila, in the Philippines, designed by the international architecture firm, Populous. In a ground......more

From around the world
KAUST in Thuwal
HASSELL's Tony Grist on user-focused workplace design
Parsons The New School For Design gears up for...
Mystery in Andalucía
'We got a great response from a diverse group of people!' Nicole Bailey, Human Resource Executive, dwp

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