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Issue : February 2008

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  • Starck_Moscow

    Starck raving mad in MoscowSubscription

    News29 February, 2008

    According to the press puff – and it really is puff – the new Maison Baccarat in a historic building in Moscow is the ‘latest opus to emerge from the fruitful collaboration between the time-honored crystal manufacturer [Baccarat] and genius designer [Philippe Starck].'

  • Cullinan

    Cullinan continues successful 2008 with Hong Kong winSubscription

    News29 February, 2008

    RIBA Gold Medal winner Ted Cullinan has continued his auspicious start to 2008 after landing a prize masterplanning project in Hong Kong.

  • Dalby

    Have you built a Better Public Building?Subscription

    News29 February, 2008

    CABE is looking for entries from architects and public sector clients for the 2008 Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award.

  • SAS_290208

    SAS International provides architectural metalwork for Charlestown MallSubscription

    Specification29 February, 2008

    SAS InternationalArchitectural metalwork solutions from SAS International were specified by HKR Architects for a recently-completed €140 million shopping centre. Utilising the SAS in-house design team, HKR asked SAS to work with them to create a bespoke solution for the ceilings in the central walkway of the Mall.

  • papers image

    Bogus motors and thrifty Kings. In the papers: 29.02.08Subscription

    News29 February, 2008

    Thomas Krens, the man who made the Guggenheim into a global brand, is to step down, writes the Guardian . Krens, who has been director of the museum for the past 20 years, pioneered the 'Bilbao effect' with his commissioning of Frank Gehry to design the Spanish outpost – a feat he wants to replicate with a another Gehry creation in Abu Dhabi, due for completion in 2012.

  • Tropicana

    Will Tropicana help Weston-super-Mare's renaissance, or is it just a carbuncle on the coast?Subscription

    News29 February, 2008

    Weston-super-Mare is on the up. The North Somerset seaside town is now attracting the likes of Urban Splash and even Foster + Partners to help with its regeneration. But, according to locals, one development has crashed the party.

  • materialicious

    Cornucopian delightsSubscription

    Archive29 February, 2008

    Another tip from the wonderful Eric Morehouse was the Materialicious blog. That is materialicious as in 'delicious' rather than 'malicious'.

  • New Component

    Mindless pleasureSubscription

    Archive28 February, 2008

    Eric Morehouse sent me the Murdock Young website by New York company exhibit-E, claiming that it has special Don't-Make-Me-Think virtues.

  • keiran long

    We're stuck in a rutSubscription

    Opinion28 February, 2008

    Just look at the proposals for the seafront at Weston-super-Mare to see how far the UK has come from location-specific architecture, says Kieran Long

  • Desso_290208

    Green BookSubscription

    Specification28 February, 2008

    DessoEurope’s leading carpet manufacturer, Desso, has launched its first “Green Book” in order to communicate the company’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and its new 2008 sustainability initiatives. To request your copy please call 01235 554848 or email service-uk@desso.comClick here to request more information

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