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Today's News - November 5, 2002

MIT's new dormitory goes well beyond typical cinder block and laminates - the words "pixilated" and "audacious" come to mind. -- A winner in design competition for the new home of Museum of Contemporary Arts and Design (formerly the American Craft Museum) at 2 Columbus Circle (no matter who won, ruffled feathers will surely fly around any change to Edward Durell Stone's white behemoth). -- Big plans for a school of architecture and London's Regent Street. -- Calatrava is a star in Atlanta, but may not see his Olympic vision soar in Greece. -- Beijing aims for a "Green Olympics." -- City design standards inspire more than mediocrity in Toledo (and elsewhere, we fear). -- Historic preservation: a new battlefront in Jerusalem, California, and the UK. -- Public/private partnerships in New Zealand do not always end in windfall profits for the private sector. -- Affordable housing: stylish in Boston, flood-proof in Prague, and disaster-proof in North Carolina…and more.

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City on a Site: Simmons Hall, Massachusetts Institute of Technology by Steven Holl Architects [images]- ArchNewsNow

Oregon Firm to Design for Museum at 2 Columbus Circle - Brad Cloepfil/Allied Works Architecture- New York Times

Architecture Building At City College to be Redesigned - Rafael Viñoly- New York Times

Sheppard Robson kick-starts £200 million mixed-use Regent Street revival- The Architects' Journal (UK)

Santiago Calatrava: A symphony of ideas: Architect brings artist's soul, engineer's mind to orchestra center design- Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Olympic delays may claim new victim: lavish design for main Athens stadium - Santiago Calatrava (AP)- SF Gate

IOC Official: Sydney Olympics Offers Lessons on Environmental Protection: key to ensuring that Beijing will deliver a "Green Olympics" in 2008- People's Daily (China)

Opinion: Planning doesn’t take a thought: In the case of the proposed city design standards, we’re not even talking about mediocrity. We’re talking about sheer u-g-l-y...- Toledo Blade

Bulging wall new battle site in Jerusalem: Muslims and Jews trade accusations over threat posed by holy edifice- San Francisco Chronicle

Pain in the grass: It distracts golfers, annoys neighbours and infuriates its owners - who want it demolished. Jonathan Glancey reports on the battle to save a Modern masterpiece: Greenside by Connell, Ward and Lucas (1937)- The Guardian (UK)

City’s study targets history: Rancho Mirage seeking to enact preservation law - Richard Neutra’s legacy...after the destruction of the Maslon House- The Desert Sun (Palm Springs)

Opinion: Public-Private Partnerships no gravy train- New Zealand Herald

New designs on affordable homes - Domenech Hicks & Krockmalnic (Boston Herald)- Builder Online

Czech Architects Exhibit Designs of Flood-proof Housing- Radio Prague

Dedication Held for North Carolina's First Disaster-Resistant Habitat For Humanity Home- PR Newswire

British Architect Cedric Price Awarded The Third Austrian Frederick Kiesler Prize For Architecture And The Arts- Internet Wire

This week at ArcSpace:
- Exhibition: Out of the Ordinary: The Architecture and Design of Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Associates, Carnegie Museum of Art , Pittsburgh; and
- Galef Center for Fine Arts and Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, by Frederick Fisher and Partners
- ArcSpace


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