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An Aluminum-Clad Apartment Complex Built by a Cooperative in Brussels

An Aluminum-Clad Apartment Complex Built by a Cooperative in Brussels | green streets | Scoop.it

This housing in Brussels was funded by its residents – with a design by Stekke + Fraas based on "durability, prosperity, ecology and social diversity.

Named Brutopia, the project is situated in the city's Forest neighbourhood, close to the Wiels contemporary arts centre.

Its inhabitants wanted to enjoy the benefits of living in the city but without paying over the odds, so they clubbed together to form a non-profit organisation to manage the project's budget and construction.

"They wanted an affordable but high-quality dwelling in Brussels that has some architectural qualities and is ecologically progressive."

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Herzog & de Meuron and Hassell win Melbourne station competition

Herzog & de Meuron and Hassell win Melbourne station competition | green streets | Scoop.it

Herzog & de Meuron and Hassell win the competition to overhaul Melbourne's iconic Flinders Street Station.

The winning design includes the construction of a new barrel-vaulted roof structure that envelops the station and brings light and ventilation onto both new and improved station concourses. The architects also plan to add a new public art gallery dedicated to oceanic and contemporary art, a public plaza, a marketplace, an amphitheatre and a permanent home for some of the city's cultural festival organisations.


"Our proposal respects the heritage, improves all aspects of the transport hub, and underscores its central civic nature with new cultural and public functions for all residents and visitors to Melbourne," says the design team on the competition website.


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Livable Cities Don't Have Freeways | Sustainable Cities Collective

Livable Cities Don't Have Freeways | Sustainable Cities Collective | green streets | Scoop.it
England's A3 tunnel will cost $402 million per mile, making it the most expensive project of its kind in the United Kingdom.
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All Aboard: Rail-Centric Construction Gets Back on Track

All Aboard: Rail-Centric Construction Gets Back on Track | green streets | Scoop.it
With train travel regaining ­popularity and high-speed passenger rail projects or improvements under construction in California, Michigan, and the Northeast Corridor, another era of railroad station construction is dawning.


In the last decades of the 20th century, many of the projects undertaken during the golden era of railroad station restorations across the country involved anything except trains. Today, with train travel regaining ­popularity- Amtrak ridership has jumped 49 percent since 2000-  nearly every station project includes intercity train service, and most incorporate other forms of transit, too.

In this era, train service is returning to some stations that had abandoned it, and rail hubs once again are seen as magnets for real estate activity and opportunity...

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'Urban Umbrella' Graces New York With New Scaffolding (PHOTOS) - Huffington Post

'Urban Umbrella' Graces New York With New Scaffolding (PHOTOS) - Huffington Post | green streets | Scoop.it
Mayor Bloomberg unveiled the first model of "Urban Umbrella," a beautiful new design for the city's scaffolding structures, in Lower Manhattan on Wednesday.

The design was the winner of the urbanSHED competition which sought to revamp the city's current scaffolding designed more than 60 years ago. Project Engineer Sarrah Khan, Architect Andres Cortes, and Designer Young Hwan Choi who all helped bring the structure to life were also present for Wednesday's unveiling.

Buildings Commissioner Robert Limandri praised the new structure for both its aesthetic design and safety...

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