Daily Archives: January 8, 2010

Eco-upgrade for Europe’s largest brick building

### http://www.inhabitat.com 01/08/10
London’s Battersea Power Station To Get Major Eco-Renovation
By Bridgette Meinhold
Recognise this abandoned power plant? Of course you do – it’s one of the more well-known power plants in the world, featured in more movies, music videos and albums covers than you probably realise. You’ve seen it on the cover of albums by Pink Floyd and The Who, and it was filmed in The Beatle’s Help, Full Metal Jacket, Aliens, Children of Men, and recently The Dark Knight. The Battersea Power Station hasn’t produced any power since 1983, but soon it’s set to be part of a major eco-renovation, that will supply London with clean renewable energy in addition to carbon-neutral apartments, offices and parks.
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EvidentlyLtd 10 June 2009
Evidently has produced the latest film for the proposed development of the Battersea Power Station site, owned by Real Estate Opportunities Limited.

The new film combines animation and footage to demonstrate the new masterplan for the Power Station, as designed by acclaimed architect Rafael Vinoly. Previously, Evidently produced a series of films outlining the original scheme for REO. The latest film details the changes to the scheme resulting from two years of consultation with the public and stakeholders.

The film will be utilised throughout the planning application process. It was on display to the public at the Public Exhibition at the Battersea Power Station (4-6 June 2009).

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NAi launches SARA & 3D-augmented reality

Thanks to Paul Le Comte’s @five15design @whatifdunedin twitterfeed…

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NAi Press release (1 December 2009)

Worldwide sensation: Seeing beyond reality with the NAi and 3D-Augmented Reality

The Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi) is delighted to announce the launch of SARA: the world’s first mobile architecture application featuring augmented reality with 3D models. Starting today, with SARA, an urban augmented reality application, you can see and experience the built environment of the past, present and future, via Layar Browser. The NAi has set itself an incredible challenge: to make the Netherlands the first country in the world to have its entire architecture viewable on smartphones thanks to augmented reality. From February 2010, the application can be downloaded from Android Market and the Apple App Store.

Augmented Reality
The principle of augmented reality is very simple: just point your smartphone at a building and get to see not only photos and video material but 3D models, scale models and interesting details and information about it. You can also add your own information about the building or plot out architecture walks taking in designs that particularly appeal to you.

SARA is developed in cooperation with IN10 Communication and Layar. For further details, visit: www.nai.nl/sara
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IN10TV 01 December 2009

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DVML wants Sevens for stadium

### ODT Online Fri, 8 Jan 2010
Plan to bid for Sevens
By Chris Morris
A plot to poach the Wellington Sevens rugby tournament for Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium is being hatched in the deep South. The annual NZI Sevens event – which attracts 16 teams, 50,000 visitors and millions of dollars of spending – was on a list of events to be targeted by Dunedin Venues Management Ltd for the city’s new stadium.
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Scotland Yard donates to London’s 2012 Olympic site

### Footprint: Hattie Hartman’s sustainability blog* 7 January 2010
Guns, knives, bullets: Olympic sustainable architecture
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Knives, bullets, body armour, guns and items of jewellery that have been recovered from London’s streets have all been melted down to aid the construction of the capital’s 2012 Olympic site in Stratford.
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-Hattie Hartmman is the Sustainability Editor of the Architects’ Journal.

*Part of the Architects’ Journal blog network.

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