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Today's News - September 13, 2002

A very busy news day: A New York historian calls for development on a human rather than monumental scale at Ground Zero. -- Two architects named to selection panel for WTC rebuilding plans. -- Feng shui principles should be considered in the rebuilding plans. -- The "glass ceiling" for women in architecture is taken to task. -- Ito and Siza receive honors in Venice. -- Two big names will design big towers at Canary Warf. -- Are New Zealand homebuyers really to blame for the spate of leaky housing? -- Architects may not like them, but modular homes are one answer to affordable housing. -- Corporate green building…let's hope it's not just a fad. -- Portland Art Museum spreads a wing. -- A bookie plays the odds on the Stirling Prize. -- Rockwell gets big play in Time (the magazine has a lot more images). -- Pantone wants to own all the colors. -- Gehry paved paradise, sort of - he cut down a tree for a parking lot. -- An architectural/mathematical query…and much more.

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Obituary: Pedro Casariego, 75, architect who designed some of Madrid's most prominent skyscrapers (AP)- WorldNews.com

U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Design Awards Deadline: October 31- GSA

New Deal for New York, Insists Prof. Wallace; Slash the Red Tape: historian makes the case for redevelopment on a human, rather than a monumental, scale.- New York Observer

Architect, Ex-Pol Join Rebuild Effort: tapped to help choose five new planning teams for Ground Zero. - Toshiko Mori; Richard Swett- New York Post

Architecture's glass ceiling: The dire statistics of women in architecture are clear...Anne Fougeron has proposed an international conference on women in design- San Francisco Chronicle

Architects honoured by Venice Biennale - Alvaro Siza Vieira; Toyo Ito- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Canary Wharf plans six new towers by Rogers and Pelli- The Architects' Journal (UK)

Designers Advocate Rebuilding Chi at Ground Zero Site: "A proper feng shui handling is really vital for resolution of the issues..."- Fox News

Leaky houses blamed on stingy buyers says expert: [others say] it is ludicrous to blame house buyers for problems caused by the construction industry.- New Zealand Herald

Bringing housing costs down: ...manufactured homes are among the few housing types that actually deliver on the promise of affordability By Arrol Gellner- San Francisco Chronicle

Three Reasons Some Corporations are Building Green By Robert F. Fox, AIA/Fox & Fowle Architects- Metropolis Magazine

Portland Art Museum will renovate North Wing: $25 million for wing formerly known as the Masonic Temple - Ann Beha and Associates- The Oregonian

Place your bets for a bit of fun: Stirling prize, a kind of architectural game show with a £20,000 prize for the winner By Jonathan Glancey- The Guardian (UK)

Creating Spaces; Architect David Rockwell wants you to feast — and feast and feast — your eyes on his work [image]- Time Magazine

Sensual modernism: San Francisco architect Anne Fougeron makes her mark on modern design [images]- San Francisco Chronicle

Living Color: Pantone owns the monopoly on every tint, tone, and shade you've ever seen. Now it wants to control the colors you'll see in the future.- Wired

Frank Gehry and environmentalists tangle again (AP)- SF Gate

What is it the first example - or at least the early ones - for a triangular architectural plan? [images]- Nexus Network Journal


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