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Today's News - October 8, 2002

A review of the Stirling Prize nominees: photogenic aspect a factor? -- Rebuilding Chechnya. -- Calatrava grabs a reporter's notepad and starts sketching bridges for Chicago. -- The NYT (finally) pays homage to Richard Foster. -- RIBA wants a hand in London Plan. -- He may be a Pritzker Prize winner, but Glenn Murcutt isn't making the locals happy with plans for an eco-resort. -- The Solar Decathlon: they're talking about it in Moscow; the winners are showcased; and the AIA expands its partnership with the Department of Energy. -- The Philippine School for Interior Design celebrates its 35th anniversary with an exhibition. -- How "green" are the plans for Cesar Pelli/Architectural Alliance library brought into question. -- Grass huts in Hawaii regaining status as indigenous instead of "alternative lifestyle" architecture. -- Praise for Chicago's architectural tours. -- Pittsburgh's "urban renaissance" is paying off…and much more.

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High-Tech thrills and a feeling for tradition: Giles Worsley evaluates the seven contenders for architecture's Stirling Prize, to be announced next Saturday- Telegraph (UK)

Putting Chechnya Back Together Again: Rebuilding the republic will take far longer than its destruction.- Moscow Times (Russia)

Bridging a gap: Can a world-renowned design doctor heal the unsightly wounds of the south lakefront? By Blair Kamin - Santiago Calatrava- Chicago Tribune

Obituary: Richard Foster, Architect, 83, collaborated with Philip Johnson- New York Times

RIBA responds to London Plan with call for new architecture centre- The Architects' Journal (UK)

Rooms with a view, but the locals are fuming: ...Glenn Murcutt has locals angered over his involvement in an exclusive hotel...- The Age (Australia)

Photovoltaics for the People: The [Solar Decathlon] Solar Village has had far too short a run.- Moscow Times (Russia)

Winners of the Solar Decathlon [images]- U.S. Department of Energy

Architects Team with Government Programs- SolarAccess.com

Small firm excels with 'less is more' approach - Brad Cloepfil/Allied Works Architecture [images]- Dallas Morning News

Classic and timeless: Philippine School for Interior Design exhibit of 35 rooms by its Advanced Class 2002 in honor of 35 established interior designers.- The Manila Times

City Council committee delays consideration of library design...citing unresolved site-plan issues - Cesar Pelli; Architectural Alliance- Minneapolis Star Tribune

North Quays [mixed-use development] design competition shortlist: IDOM U.K.; Benson + Forsyth Architects; PLH Arkitekter, Denmark- Waterford Today (Ireland)

Grass-hut bill gains support: building code for indigenous architecture [images]- Honolulu Advertiser

Admiring Mies and Modernism, Up Close: loves its modern architecture the way Rome loves its fountains - Chicago Architectural Foundation [images]- New York Times

National Urban League chooses Pittsburgh for 2003 conference- Pittsburgh Business Times


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