Issue No.362 // 06 December 2011
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Bali holds the golden ticket

Indonesian chocolate factory is world's largest commercial bamboo structure

With a tensile strength higher than mild steel and greater compressive strength than many mixtures of concrete it is no wonder than bamboo continues to be the construction material of choice for many longstanding building projects. Few are quite as ambitious with the material as Big Tree Farms however, who have recently completed the largest bamboo structure in Southeast Asia in Sibang, Bali. Also being referred to as the largest commercial structure in existence, the new 26,500 sq ft headquarters of this proudly sustainable food company (which boasts close working relationships with over 9,000 farmers) is now in full use as an office facility and......more

New wheel marks Moscow skyline
Gensler's observation wheel to offer stunning visuals of surrounding scenery, whilst aiming to achieve height record: The Vorobiev Hills, an area of Moscow already amply afforded with prestigious landmarks, is set to be embellished further with......more

The height of sustainable design
First phase of Earthen School Tipu Sultan Merkez completed by Roswag Architekten: The first phase of an inspirational new school project in Jar Maulwi, Pakistan has now been completed and local craftsmen have begun work on an extension volume......more

A wake-up call from SIREWALL
Insulated Rammed Earth company releases video with shocking stats on construction: SIREWALL (Stabilised, Insulated, Rammed Earth Walls) is a Canadian company that specialises in the construction of rammed earth walling systems and the......more

$3.1bn project unveiled
Safdie Architects to design waterside mixed-use complex in Chongqing, China: Images were released today of an imposing new project from Safdie Architects, headed by practice founder and esteemed architect Moshe Safdie. The 10 million sq ft......more

New details for SFMoMA expansion
Staircase removed and additional entrances inserted in renewed Snøhetta plans: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA) and Norwegian design firm Snøhetta have released renewed images of expansion plans for the prestigious......more

The monument on the mount
Mutter and Genth open a rollercoaster art experience on the hills of Duisburg: Finally opened to the examinations and imaginations of the general public on November 13th, this undeniably eye-catching sculpture, is drawing a fresh stream of intrigued......more

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