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Today's News - May 2, 2002

Today's news leads off with our newest feature article: a private residence located in the hills above Los Angeles. Architect Lorcan O'Herlihy has designed a 21st Century house - meaning it's as close to earthquake-proof as is possible (and required) - wrapped with a mid-20th century Modernism sensibility.


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Hillside Haven: Lexton/MacCarthy Residence by Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects- ArchNewsNow Feature

Storm warning: Urban Land Institute Report: Commercial real estate to lag behind economy- Inman News

Report on Towers' Collapse Ends Mostly in Questions- New York Times

Wider Inquiry Into Towers Is Proposed- New York Times

New Sunlight Simulator Promises to Aid Architects: Collaboration Leads to Light-Mapping Design Tool- The Daily Californian

Hearing Voices: Establishing an artistic identity may be essential for an architect, but it doesn't always result in better architecture. By Lance Hosey/William McDonough + Partners- Metropolis Magazine

Concrete ideas in architecture: Tadao Ando redefines material's feel in Fort Worth Modern's new home- Dallas Morning News

Scheme signals end of the semi-d: Public fears about high-density housing should be allayed by an innovative scheme for the Cherry Orchard area of west Dublin - O'Mahony Pike Architects- The Irish Times

Walking key to urban areas, says Danish planning guru: Speech focuses on what can make city a healthy environment - Jan Gehl- Canada.com

The Green-ing of New York - Skidmore Owings & Merrill; Fox & Fowle- New York Post

S'pore's tallest flats may be open for booking in 2004: Duxton Plain's 7 48-storey blocks to house 6,000 people - Arc Studio Architecture & Urbanism- The Business Times (Singapore)

Denver: Determined to reinvent itself: 4,700-acre former Stapleton International Airport site...promises to be the "poster child for smart growth" (AP)- CNN

'Wish list' projects get financial boost: Improvements cover recreation, site work- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mass Appeal: Once Exclusive Designers Are Flocking to Mass-Market Retailers- ABC News

 

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