In the papers today: 03.01.08
Fresh from its work on New York's Freedom Tower, SOM tells the Telegraph it plans to build what it says will be the world's first 'energy-plus' building, a super-green office block in a run-down area of Paris. Headache sufferers will be hoping SOM doesn't have to specify too many energy-saving lightbulbs, as the Telegraph adds that there are claims these can cause migraines.
As 2008 gets into its stride, doom-mongerers continue to predict a recession, with the Guardian and The Times both reporting that the high-end of London's property market is beginning to stagnate. The Telegraph, by contrast, carries news of a highly localised property boom at Blackpool Mill, North Devon, where Sir Hugh and Lady Stucley are expecting a wave of interest in their Barton Cottage holiday home after it featured as the Dashwoods' house in the BBC's adaptation of Sense and Sensibility.