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Today's News - September 26, 2002

We've been tracking the trend in pre-fab houses as a solution to affordable housing - though they don't always come with a low sticker price anymore. -- Students take over the Washington Mall - with solar houses. -- James Howard Kunstler continues his "witty and often biting commentary" at the University of Notre Dame's School of Architecture. -- A new design school in China. -- You might not be able to walk into Venturi Scott Brown's original design for the Kimmel Center, but now you can wear it around your neck. -- Houses of worship lose out to developers. -- Different views on the future of global cities. -- Kahn at the Kimbell…and much more.

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Putting the Fab in Prefab - Oskar Kaufmann/KFN Products; Michael Graves; Richard Wintersole; etc. [images]- New York Times

Affordable housing: The invisible answer, part two. By Arrol Gellner- San Francisco Chronicle

Market Watch: Pre-engineered building mart grows- Gulf News

Where less is more - Aging gracelessly: At 90, Fenway Park is antiquated, but new owners are looking for ways to make improvements. By Blair Kamin - Janet Marie Smith- Chicago Tribune

College students bring solar-powered homes to National Mall (AP)- SF Gate

Sprawl to meet ugly end: Suburbia to fall in an 'orgy of repossessions' - James Howard Kunstler- South Bend Tribune (Indiana)

Raffles LaSalle to set up Chengdu International Design College- Business Times (Singapore)

The scarf that hoped to be a concert hall - Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown- Philadelphia Inquirer

£750m Wembley deal finalised after six years - Lord Foster; HOK Sport; World Stadium Team [image]- Telegraph (UK)

Worship shall be banished from the land of urban sprawl- Sydney Morning Herald

Architectural beauty competitions: models are optional, and don't seduce the jury- Irish Times

Wildly Divergent Futures Seen For "Global Cities'' By Neal Peirce- Washington Post

Exhibition Review: "Light Is the Theme" - Kahn's vision shines through the Kimbell [images]- Dallas Morning News

The Real Thing: Arne Jacobsen: A Centenary Exhibition at Scandinavia House, New York City, September 27 - November 9 [images]- ArchNewsNow


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