Issue No.368 // 24 January 2012
 
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Financial experts voice analyses and predictions for Year of the Dragon

Power and Fortune. Two qualities that have become synonymous with China over the past few years and - if legend is to be believed - will continue to pave the way for the country’s growth over the next twelve months, for yesterday marked the first day of the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dragon: a symbol of innovation and enterprise. As with the culmination of any prosperous period, financial experts have been quick to voice their analyses of the economic situation and have taken advantage of the Chinese New Year to draw various conclusions and predictions for the world’s second most powerful country. Speaking to The Telegraph this week, Executive Chairman of Templeton......more

Rewriting the rules
Erick van Egeraat's contemporary interpretation of Hamburg design now open: Hamburg’s skyline, until now largely punctuated by soaring spires and turreted towers, has welcomed a new, more contemporary resident - Erick van Egeraat’s Sumatrakontor......more

A reflective space
Danish-American based architects MLRP create a pavillion for the Interactive Playground Project in Copenhagen: Funhouse mirrors are mounted on the gabled ends of this playground pavilion in Copenhagen, as well as behind the doors. This engages a......more

Solid win for Diller Scofidio + Renfro
'Granite Web' competition entry wins fierce battle for Aberdeen public space: The architects behind New York’s treasured High Line have secured their next public space project, this time in Aberdeen, Scotland. Nicknamed the ‘Granite Web’, Diller Scofidio......more

Sleep easy in Karnataka
Organic farmland to be converted into oppulent sustainable eco-lodge in Karnataka: UK-based architects Mohsin Cooper Ltd have been commissioned to prepare a development study of an 116.8 acre area of organically farmed land 28km west of......more

A glimpse of the future
Architecture students rewarded for innovative design with medals from RIBA: As reported on WAN yesterday, today’s young architects are forced to push the limits of their creativity in order to set themselves apart from their peers and the same is true......more

Social networking in Skara
Central open square in winning Campus Park Skara project encourages students to interact with their peers outside lessons: A partnership between AART Architects and Schonherr Landscape has taken first place in a competition to design an animated......more

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