Architectural Renaissance, Brought to Life in 3D

11 Apr, 2006 By: Kenneth Wong

Future transformation of Holbeck Urban Village becomes real


It was once the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in Leeds, Yorkshire. But major progress in subsequent ages seem to have skipped this corner of the city in the northern United Kingdom -- much like the River Aire rushes past the site beneath a nearby train station. Here and there, tucked between newer buildings, one can spot remains of the flax-spinning workshops, iron-casting foundries and steam-powered mills that must have brought the area alive in the 19th Century.

What would Holbeck, a historic region that has devolved into a poverty-stricken area, look like if it were to have a Renaissance? Brendan P. Hafferty, founder of AMT3D, has a pretty good idea.  Read more >>p>


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