Issue No.365 // 03 January 2012
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Beijing, Sydney and Mumbai are focus of WAN's new city-based Metroblogs

Over the years, World Architecture News has brought its readers breaking news and innovative projects from around the globe in a variety of ways, from editorial features to podcasts, film productions to comment pieces. Before Christmas we launched the first of a new series of Metroblogs, headed by our highly respected US Correspondent, Sharon McHugh in New York, and today we are announcing the appointment of three additional passionate bloggers who will report on upcoming projects, under the radar business information and event news with local insights from their city-based locations through our Blog......more

Ramp it up
Swirling ramps form basis of JDS's competition entry for Bike City in Chongming: This spiralling ‘city’ is the competition entry from young design studio JDS. The Chongming Bicycle Park consists of a Bike Museum, a Visitor Center, and a Multi-purpose hall, creating......more

Return of the Mac...
Architectural software company GRAPHISOFT unveils statue of Steve Jobs: The first statue of the late Steve Jobs has been unveiled at architectural software maker GRAPHISOFT’s Budapest technology park. Realised by Hungarian sculptor Erno Toth......more

Two become one
AllesWirdGut wins competition for WIFI Technology Center, St. Pölten: The St. Pölten Technology Center will accommodate two functions: the training workshops of WIFI Lower Austria and the New Design University, St. Pölten. The central idea that......more

Challenge yourself and challenge poverty
CARE International launches fundraising challenge on Asian tsunami anniversary: Aid agency CARE International is looking for teams from across the construction industry to take part in the CARE Construction Challenge on Saturday 30th June 2012. The......more

A helping hand in Romania
Students complete Roma playground as alternative to 'year in practice' placement: Two resourceful architecture students from the University of Sheffield have completed a stimulating playground for the children of a Roma community in Tarlungeni, Brasov......more

A DI-VA in the making
Humble eco-residence in Lyon completed using wood and wood-based products: The DI-VA house, whose name is a play on the owners' names, occupies a previously empty space in the residential Croix-Rousse district of Lyon. Given the narrow......more

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