With only four months to go until the opening ceremony, Gwen Webber checks in on the progress of London's Olympic preparations, and the wider redevelopment effort that the games have sparked.
Mar 26, 2012 The Architect's Newspaper
China's unrelenting building boom has proven an irresistible lure for hordes of architects from around the world whose jobs disappeared during the Great Recession, reports Brook Larmer.
Mar 19, 2012 The New York Times
Abu Dhabi today reaffirmed its commitment to completing the long-delayed project to build a $27 billion cultural and tourism project known as Saadiyat Island.
Jan 25, 2012 The New York Times
The gaze of the world's starchitects has turned lovingly towards the lowly parking garage. New projects by Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, Frank Gehry, and Enrique Norten in Miami give a makeover to the Cinderella of structures.
Jan 23, 2012 The Wall Street Journal
Writing for the NY Times Sunday Review, Sarah Williams Goldhagen opines on the attraction of architects and urban designers to the design language of trees and other embodied metaphors.
Jan 13, 2012 The New York Times
Architect David Heymann says that a lot of architects claim to use the specifics of a site's natural features to inspire their design, but most end up with designs that are aggressive to the landscape - and to people.
Nov 30, 2011 Design Observer
The San Diego Planning Commission has rubber stamped a massive Zaha Hadid-designed private home. The dramatic architecture has had locals forming "anti-Zaha coalitions."
Nov 8, 2011 The Architect's Newspaper
Liu Yugie offers and considered and compelling analysis of the state of architecture in China today, and asks if "is China a playground for international architects or an abused testing ground for bad design?"
Oct 17, 2011 China Daily
A previous Elk Grove, CA city council hired architect Zaha Hadid to design their city center, but the new council hates her "squid-like" design.
Apr 4, 2011 The New York Times
Barun Roy says that some of the most adventurous, bizarre and impractical architecture is being built in Asia.
Jan 28, 2011 Business Standard