Thomas Heatherwick’s London Garden Bridge officially scrapped

August 16, 2017 by  
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Plans to build Thomas Heatherwick ‘s controversial Garden Bridge in London have been officially scrapped. The Garden Bridge Trust charity – created to build and run the bridge  – just announced the end of the project due to the lack of support by London mayor Sadiq Khan. Khan’s reasoning, according to his earlier statement, was led by the project’s spiraling construction and maintenance costs. A financial inquiry into the Garden Bridge project found that the initial estimated costs escalated from £60 million ($77 million) to over £200 million ($259 million). This was determined to be too large of a financial risk to London taxpayers. Related: Architects and artists sling harsh criticism at Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge project Khan withdrew his support for the project following the recommendations of the report which also raised concerns about the fairness of the process of choosing the architects– it was said that Heatherwick Studio and Arup were favored by the procurement system. Heatherwick first unveiled the design for the Garden Bridge in 2013 as a verdant structure that would span the River Thames between Temple and South Bank. “The Garden Bridge has not found its right moment, but I hope one day it will and that London continues to be open to ideas that make life here better,” said a statement from Thomas Heatherwick. + Heatherwick Studio Via Dezeen

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Architects and artists sling harsh criticism at Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge project

June 3, 2015 by  
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When someone says “Everyone is a critic,” they’re typically exaggerating. If architect Thomas Heatherwick is saying it now, it might actually seem true. A host of prominent British architects, novelists, and artists have expressed sharp—and public—criticism of Heatherwick’s proposed Garden Bridge project in London, which still awaits judicial review. Some have called the bridge project “crap” while others simply claim Heatherwick is the “wrong person” for the job. Read the rest of Architects and artists sling harsh criticism at Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge project Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Boris Johnson , Garden Bridge , Heatherwick Studio , joanna lumley , London , thomas heatherwick , Thomas Heatherwick Studio , zaha hadid

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UNStudio and DP Architects complete phase one of sustainable Singapore University of Technology & Design

June 3, 2015 by  
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AirBnB and other rentals linked to more frequent evictions in San Francisco neighborhoods

June 3, 2015 by  
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According to a report released by public sector management consulting firm  Harvey Rose , between 950 and 1,960 units in San Francisco have been effectively removed from the housing market by hosts like AirBnB and VRBO, which are renting out entire units for more than 58 days. This number represents up to 23.2 percent of the city’s vacant units, causing a public debate on how to regulate short-term renting websites  which are, reportedly, pushing people out of their neighborhoods and causing an increase in evictions. Read the rest of AirBnB and other rentals linked to more frequent evictions in San Francisco neighborhoods Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Airbnb , housing regulation , renting websites , San Francisco , San Francisco evictions , short-term renting , social issues , social responsibility , temporary housing , VRBO

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Amazon just opened a dedicated solar power store in India

June 3, 2015 by  
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Amazon India has opened a store devoted to solar-powered products . The Indian government has announced a variety of initiatives to increase its share of renewable energy, including plans to install 33.4 gigawatts of solar energy by 2022 . While the bulk of solar capacity will be derived from utility-scale plants, home solar has a role to play. At least, that’s what the online merchant seems to be banking on. Read the rest of Amazon just opened a dedicated solar power store in India Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Amazon , Amazon solar store , Amazon solar store in India , clean tech , green products , India , India solar shop , online shopping , renewable energy , solar lantern , Solar Power , solar powered products

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Thomas Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge Gets Green Light from London’s Lambeth Council

November 12, 2014 by  
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New Plans Unveiled for Floating Freshwater Pools in the River Thames

August 15, 2014 by  
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Famous ‘Less Than Zero’ Silvertop House is Up for Sale!

August 15, 2014 by  
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John Lautner ’s Silvertop House in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, recognizable as the setting for several music videos, commercials and the 1980’s movie Less than Zero , has been put on the market for the first time in 40 years. The gorgeous residence sitting on the crest of a hill, which sports a fantastic view of its surroundings from a spacious living room, is to be sold for the cool sum of $7.5 million. Read the rest of Famous ‘Less Than Zero’ Silvertop House is Up for Sale! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: famous building sale , hillside house , infinity-edge pool , john lautner , John Lautner houses , Los Angeles famous buildings , modernist architects , modernist buildings , residential architecture , Silvertop House

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