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Today's News - October 9, 2002

An iconic shopping mall (remember "Valley Girl"?) bucks the dead-mall trend with a mixed-use formula. -- Time magazine's cover story on the new American home includes several sidebars worth checking out, including a Viewpoint by Witold Rybczynski who says: "…by trying to feel at home everywhere, we may end up not really feeling at home anywhere." -- Fred Bernstein reviews Tacoma's Museum of Glass. -- A call for Habitat for Humanity to add good taste to its good deeds. -- $1 billion renovation to a mall in Las Vegas, and the city is still called "under-retailed." -- Miami's new Children's Museum sounds like fun! -- Libeskind cuts his crystal just a bit. -- A new "sustainable" suburb for Shanghai. -- Box-a-thon benefits NY design schools. -- Plans for Bahrain's massive Financial Harbor mixed-use development are on track. -- Londonderry has big plans of its own. -- Two architects spar over plans for a luxury square in Tel Aviv. -- The Aga Khan plans a new cultural center in Toronto. -- Toilets designed with everything but the kitchen sink…and more.

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Moribund Mall Makeover: Sherman Oaks Galleria by Gensler [images]- ArchNewsNow

Inside the New American Home: Humble no more- Time Magazine

From the centre of the earth: Arthur Erickson's Museum of Glass is more megaform than building... By Fred Bernstein [images]- World Architecture

MIT reveals new dorm, fitness center - Steven Holl; Kevin Roche (AP)- Boston Globe

Obituary: Daniel Deverell Perry, 97, Architect- New York Times

Neighborhood unhappy with Habitat's houses: 'They're just ugly,' hold area down, community council says.- Anchorage Daily News

Las Vegas Makes Shopping a Sport: $1 billion renovation of the aging Fashion Show Mall- New York Times

Island of learning: Years of struggle pay off with a new children's museum, in the shadow of downtown Miami - Arquitectonica; Lee Skolnick Architecture [images]- Miami Herald

Royal Ontario Museum's new look gets a tweaking: The reasons are partly budgetary, partly aesthetic and partly technical - Daniel Libeskind [image]- Toronto Star

Town in China is Brought to Life on Computers: One of Bristol's largest design firms...to help build a new town outside Shanghai...based on the traditional English version. - WS Atkins- This is Bristol

New York's first Box-a-thon to Raise money for Design Schools- SpecSimple.com

Bahrain unveils design for Financial Harbor: Total landmass will equal 202,272 meters squared... - Ahmed Abubaker Janahi Architects- Arab News

Major design study announced for Londonderry: ...to create an even more attractive city with high-quality architecture, open spaces and landscaped areas... - WS Atkins- 4NI (Ireland)

Kikar Hamedina project rejected: Battle over the design for Tel Aviv's luxury square now heads to the courts. - Yaski & Partners; Moshe Zur Architects- Globes (Israel)

Aga Khan to establish major academic and cultural center and museum in Canada: Ismaili Center, Toronto being designed by Charles Correa...Design proposals for the museum and center to be sought...- Canada NewsWire

Japanese Masters Get Closer to the Toilet Nirvana- New York Times


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