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c. anjalendran
Sri Lanka

Anjalendran did his architectural B.Sc in Sri Lanka (1973), and completed his post-graduate diploma (1976) and a research masters (1979) in spatial morphology at University College London. Returning to Sri Lanka, he next practiced architecture off his mother’s veranda, but did errands of apprenticeship for the grandmaster of Sri Lankan contempo... / More

L.A.’s Culture War Over the Last True Skid Row in America




A black man in a filthy, yellow, collared shirt lies sprawled out in the middle of the Sixth Street sidewalk, out cold. No more than four inches from his face is a Business Improvement District officer, who shouts again: "Yo!"

"Is he breathing?" asks a woman passing by, worried.

"Yeah," the officer replies, putting on a pair of rubber gloves.

"Oh," the woman says, walking off. A white man in a suit looks up from his smartphone just in time to see the obstruction and skips over the prone man, barely breaking stride.

"Sir, I'm gonna need you to get up!" shouts the private security officer, clad in the trademark bicycle helmet and green shirt of the Historic Core Business Improvement District....Continue Reading

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Call for Papers 2014

PORTUSplus is the Journal of RETE - the Association for the collaboration between Ports and Cities - dedicated to the study of themes involving the relationship between port and city and the regeneration of urban waterfronts. The “Call for Papers” of PORTUSplus is directed towards the co ...

Buildering:Misbehaving the City

Feb 28 - Aug 18, 2014 Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center44 East 6th StreetCincinnati, OH 45202 Buildering, a fusion of "building" and "bouldering," is a word used to describe an unorthodox use of architecture. For their 75th anniversary, the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center ...

Pros and Cons of a Flat Roof


Are you planning to have flat roof, Flat roofs are more simple and generally consist of joists but still having some cons, Read Pros and Cons of flat roof.

Home Builders Columbus Ohio


Rockford Homes is the leading home builder with range of houses, condos and homes for sale in Ohio. Call (614) 785-0015 to have a look at our homes for sale in Columbus and all of central Ohio today.

Book review: ’Bricks & Mortals: Ten Great Buildings and the People They Made’ by Tom Wilkinson

Virginia Woolf’s classic essay “A Room of One’s Own” isn’t really about architecture. Woolf was concerned with the social and economic constraints that enabled men but not women to be celebrated writers; she imagined what might have become of “Shakespeare’s ...

Is it balls, vagina, or both? Airbnb logo sparks wave of internet parodies

Airbnb's new logo … What do you see? Photograph: AirbnbThe apartment-rental website launches its grown-up logo to a wave of ridicule – as well as claims of plagiarism...Continue Reading> via The Guardian ...

Rural Houses in Palestine

Book: Rural Houses in Palestine - Jihad Awad (in Arabic) ???? ????? ?? ?????? - ???? ??? First Edition 2012, Publisher: RIWAQ Ramallah, Palestine Editor: Jihad Awad & Khaldun Bshara, ISBN: 978-9950-303-12-6 Rural Houses in Palestine focuses on the architectural heritage in rural Palestine, and prese ...

Zumtobel Photographic Competition

The 2014 Zumtobel Photographic Competition is now open for entries. Sign up now for your FREE camera to take part and win some fantastic photographic equipment.> via ...

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