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Building as Business

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore.  By Wilkinson Eyre & Atelier Ten Singapore’s nearly complete “Gardens by the Bay”—a 110-hectare botanical garden with indoor waterfalls and a photovoltaic tree canopy—makes an important point about the state of 21st century architecture. Today, buildings have a new level of complexity, and the integration of technology continues to redefine the way we design and…

Job Creation

“Frozen Skyline” and “Layoffs Sweep Architecture Profession as Economy Worsens” were the headlines in 2008. Architects watched projects put on hold, hoping for a more favorable financial climate even as projects in the pipeline dissolved. In 2009, one article listing architecture as the Number One hardest hit profession, described the situation: “it was the worst of times, and it was…