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Architecture: Bourne Hill Council Offices by Stanton Williams

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 8 January 2012

Architecture: Bourne Hill Council Offices by Stanton Williams: “..The new Council building is a marriage of a new building and the restored Grade II* listed Bourne Hill House. The new building has 2600m2 of flexible, open plan offices that enjoy generous views of the surrounding gardens. Externally, it is given presence and scale by a full-height colonnade set in front of its glazed elevations and there is thus a strong relationship between the architecture and the external landscape. The design incorporates an integral low-energy strategy in order to achieve an ‘excellent’ BREEAM rating..”

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Architecture: Landscape Architecture: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park by James Corner Field Operations

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 29 December 2011

Architecture: Landscape Architecture: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park by James Corner Field Operations: “..new york-based james corner field operations has created the winning proposal for ‘queen elizabeth olympic park’, a masterplan which integrates the athletic facilities with events hub into an extensive parkland for the summer 2012 olympics in london, united kingdom. the south park will be transformed into a leisure destination for the transient international visitors along as well as for residents after the olympics. the site will accommodate a wide range of programming to appeal to a broad spectrum of the public even on ordinary days along with pleasure gardens for ordinary days..”  Landscape and garden designer of New York City’s wonderful High Line linear park, to work wonders for post-Olympic London..

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Architecture: Nolitan Hotel (New York City) by Grzywinski+Pons

Posted by the editors on Monday, 26 December 2011

Architecture: Nolitan Hotel (New York City) by Grzywinski+Pons: “..a glass facade at ground level along with several balconies ensures a constant visual connection to the urban landscape. floor to ceiling windows ensures unobstructed views of the skyline with channel glass to maintain privacy. a comfortable lounge area with a contemporary library welcomes guests in the lobby. the landscaped rooftop becomes a year round destination for residents and guests with shaded terraces and outdoor fireplace..”  Ah, Nolita, how we loved you.

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Treasuring Urban Oases – by Michael Kimmelman

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 4 December 2011

Architecture critic Michael Kimmelman has written an interesting article entitled “Treasuring Urban Oases” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times, looking at what passes for public space in many New York neighborhoods and suggesting that with the public demand for parks, squares and more pedestrian-oriented streets only growing, it is urgent for government, the private sector and the public to redouble their efforts at communication, cooperation and creation of a contemporary and meaningful urban social infrastructure.

An interesting slideshow accompanies Kimmelman’s article, here.

See our previous post The Death of the Fringe Suburb – Housing & Urban Development in the U.S., on an article cited in Kimmelman’s Treasuring Urban Oases.

top image: Richard Perry/The New York Times

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