Issue : February 2008
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Starck raving mad in MoscowSubscription
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].'
RIBA Gold Medal winner Ted Cullinan has continued his auspicious start to 2008 after landing a prize masterplanning project in Hong Kong.
Have you built a Better Public Building?Subscription
CABE is looking for entries from architects and public sector clients for the 2008 Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award.
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.
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.
Will Tropicana help Weston-super-Mare's renaissance, or is it just a carbuncle on the coast?Subscription
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.
Another tip from the wonderful Eric Morehouse was the Materialicious blog. That is materialicious as in 'delicious' rather than 'malicious'.
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.
We're stuck in a rutSubscription
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
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