Issue No.357 // 01 November 2011
 
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Japan looks at creating world’s first backup city

Standby generators and batteries have been used extensively in industry, usually as a safeguard to keep vital production lines rolling. However a radical plan just unveiled by the Japanese Government for standby city for Tokyo takes this concept to a whole new plane. The new city, code named IRTBBC, or Integrated Resort, Tourism, Business and......more

Bring it on home
Leigh & Orange design a new mixed-use development for Dalian that draws on the city's cultural history Located in Zhongshan district, Dalian, the Minzhu Plaza project was proposed to be a high-end, mixed-use service apartment building. The site is composed......more

Single occupancy detached house
New development, two single-occupancy detached houses, Wingert, Oberweningen ZH, Switzerland 2011: Despite the small area of land, two single-occupancy detached houses have been developed in a countryside......more

Ways of seeing
Architectural researcher Scott Marshall expounds on alternative perceptions of colour in architecture All designers understand or at least have an opinion towards the use of colour in architecture. And, most have been educated on colour theory......more

Crystal clear vision of architecture
Siemens explore how they can create a better future for our cities "The Crystal", Siemens centre for urban sustainability, a knowledge hub, an education and exhibition facility is currently under construction in London. Recently celebrating......more

Oil change...Bak Gordon Arquitectos completes new olive oil mill for Oliveira da Serra The Oliveira da Serra Mill intends to be the reference of a new era for olive oil in Portugal. It is both a symbolic and functional building that represents the pinnacle of......more

Calm amidst the construction storm
Buddhist approach shows high-end home construction needn’t be a three-year headache Construction Manager Bart Mendel of Stonemark Construction Management, Los Angeles brings an extra dimension to his practice: the art of Zen......more

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