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Today's News - November 13, 2002

Another master architect has passed. -- Looking elsewhere for solutions to Philadelphia's waterfront. -- Sustainable design makes good business sense (and cents). -- Krier calls for an end to "metropolitan madness." -- New urban villages in Kent, UK. -- "Architectural bigotry" keeps Buckminster Fuller's geodesic domes from being more popular. -- Goldberger speaks at Yale about Ground Zero; meanwhile plans for transportation hub are temporarily permanent (or is it permanently temporary?). -- Rockwell makes Fast Company's "Who's Fast 2003" list. -- Cheers and jeers for detailed California coast images. -- A new architectural voice in Washington, DC. -- A new location for Gehry's Corcoran? -- "New Hotels for Global Nomads called a "freewheeling exhibition." -- Yeas and nays for a California inn. - First, 2 Columbus Circle, now Seattle: Allied Works Architecture is artfully busy with museums on both coasts. -- The Aga Khan's Ismaili Center will be a "sprawling 17-acre complex" in Canada. -- SCAD caves in to historic preservationists. -- Pelli sounds good in Minnesota.


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Obituary: Boris Zerafa/Webb Zerafa Menkes Housden, 69: His buildings grace Calgary, Toronto, Saudi Arabia- National Post (Canada)

From eyesore to oasis: Philadelphia can learn a lot from waterfront projects in Louisville and North Jersey. By Inga Saffron - Wallace Roberts & Todd; George Hargreaves [images]- Philadelphia Inquirer

Business Case for Green Design: Sustainable design is more than good intentions; it's a way of reaching business goals- FacilitiesNet

Reject 'metropolitan madness,' visiting architect advises city - Leon Krier- Pensacola News Journal (Florida)

Eric Kuhne appointed on 1 billion Thames Gateway masterplan: would produce 7,250 homes in five new urban villages on the site of the Eastern Quarry- The Architects' Journal (UK)

Surreal Estate: It's a Flat World After All: Bucky's energy-efficient domes still don't house the masses- San Francisco Gate

Critic Paul Goldberger calls World Trade Center site chance for fresh start- New Haven Register

Designs Unveiled for Transit Hub at Ground Zero: temporary station is also to be a permanent structure- New York Times

David Rockwell Has a Lot of Nerve: design visionary...keeps on taking chances -- and building great spaces with a point of view.- Fast Company

California Coast, Now Online: has already helped environmentalists catch polluters, and that has some property owners worried- Wired magazine

Up-to-Date Tradition: petite new apartment building...introduces a promising new voice in Washington's architectural chorus. By Benjamin Forgey - William Bonstra [image]- Washington Post

Opinion: Gehry's Corcoran: Let's Put It on Display - Philip A. Esocoff/Esocoff & Associates [image]- Washington Post

Check-in time: A show called 'New Hotels for Global Nomads' reflects a curator's belief that hostelries are design laboratories. [images]- Los Angeles Times

Haute hotel: Austere modernism of Healdsburg's newest inn points to upscale future, but many find it overdressed. By John King - David Baker + Partners; Frost & Tsuji [images]- San Francisco Chronicle

Seattle Art Museum Picks Allied Works Architecture as Design Architect for Expansion- Art Museum Network News

Don Mills site chosen to be largest collection of Islamic art in Western world: Aga Khan hires famed Indian architect Charles Correa to design The Ismaili Center- Town Crier (Canada)

Savannah College of Art and Design, museum fight over expansion: College says it will withdraw plans from today's Historic Review Board meeting after opposition mounts. [images]- Savannah Morning News

Great Acoustics: Weber Music Hall - Cesar Pelli; Jaffe Holden Acoustics [image]- Voice of America

This week at ArcSpace:
- High Museum and Woodruff Arts Center Expansion, Atlanta - Renzo Piano Building Workshop; Lord, Aeck, & Sargent
- Louis Vuitton Store, Tokyo - Jun Aoki
- ArcSpace

 

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