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Today's News - November 8, 2002

Housing advocates applaud planned California community of more than 3,000 homes. -- Big plans for redevelopment site just north of Canary Wharf. -- Welsh Assembly controversy continues to swirl around cost overruns and missed deadlines. -- High-rise engineering and security post-9/11 (earthquake-proof doesn't mean bomb-proof). -- Nashville courthouse site "keeps alive hope for a riverfront baseball park." -- Architectural flourishes sacrificed to school construction cost cuts (back to green walls and gray lockers?). -- High rises are hot in Albania's capital (so, apparently is greasing palms to get them built). -- Brand architects make for brand buildings. Just for fun: Rooftop landscapes in San Francisco.

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Obituary: Architect Andrew Daniel Bryant/Bryant Associates, 72- Washington Post

Housing Advocates Endorse Ahmanson Ranch Project: Housing Opportunities Made Easier (HOME) first Endorsed Project demonstrating good long-term planning solutions to affordable and accessible housing- PR Newswire

Penoyre and Prasad Architects launches Leaside masterplan [image]- The Architects' Journal (UK)

Action against [Welsh Assembly] chamber architect backed - Richard Rogers Partnership [image]- BBC

Concerns raised over safety criteria for blast resistance: Buildings...able to withstand earthquakes may not be able to survive the effects of explosions from bombs- EurekAlert

Making high-rise offices safer: Post-Sept. 11...Behind the scenes, architects and engineers are examining ways high-rise offices can be made safer- CBS MarketWatch

Church Street site picked for courthouse - Michael Graves & Associates; Thomas Miller & Partners- The Tennessean

Task Force Urges Cuts To Pricey School Plans: scrapping ornate designs and architectural flourishes ...pointed to as unnecessary expenses- Washington Post

Albania's Capital Reaches for the Sky: Modern Pragmatism in Tirana - High-Rise Is the Key- Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Germany)

Buildings Gain a 'Brand' From Designers' Names - Philippe Starck; Richard Meier; Michael Graves; David Rockwell- Wall Street Journal

The Influence of Prestigious Designers, Such As Philippe Starck, In Real Estate Is Shifting The Trend From Latin American To European Investors- C/Net

“English” homes, “made in India” - Clasper Bhullar Design;- Business Standard (India)

Rooftop Pleasures: Revel in nature atop ten SF rooftop gardens- San Francisco Gate

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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