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Today's News - November 26, 2002

A Malaysian architect/planner takes affordable housing lessons from the US: "…they never did a good job…now tearing them down and rebuilding them as high-density but low-rise housing…" -- A new concept for urban development from a group of Pakistani architects, town planners and economists: sustainable "green" urban communities and entire low-cost cities. -- Are houses of cardboard a possible solution? -- Grand estates in Philadelphia, Long Island, and Rhode Island fall to sprawl: people "want less architecture and more gizmos." -- High praise for "surprising depth" of a new tower in San Francisco. -- Montreal convention center "preserves a smart but ugly example of modern architecture." -- Baltimore continues struggle to fit a hotel next to convention center. -- Architecture awards in Moscow and Australia. -- Museum news: "Making a landmark in Fort Worth, home of the ugly skyscraper and prefab duplex, doesn't take much." -- A "lustrous little museum" honors a now obscure period. -- A museum to honor picture books. -- HQ for publisher is transparent. -- A courthouse makes a good neighbor. -- Korea develops design…and more.

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A new way to build affordable homes: a message from architect and town planner Michael Pyatok- The Star (Malaysia)

Poetic Licence: Low-cost cities: an innovative new concept for urban development- Daily Times (Pakistan)

Ovett test site for cardboard house: Sonny Ward hopes the boxes...will serve as a reliable low-cost housing material instead of cluttering a landfill.- Hattiesburg American

Philly Estates Fall Victim to Sprawl: Jim Garrison/Hillier- NY Newsday

New minimalist tower breaks rules and wins: 560 Mission has surprising depth. By John King - Cesar Pelli & Associates [images]- San Francisco Chronicle

Expanded Palais des Congrès is humongous: people are calling 'tacky' and 'cheap': No one but the architects seems to have been interested in creating strong architecture. - Tétrault Dubuc Saïa et Associés Architectes- Montreal Gazette

Thicket of issues obscures view to building a hotel: Between Oriole Park and the city's urban renewal plan, plenty of details lie in the path of developers. - RTKL; Cooper Robertson & Partners- Baltimore Sun

Best in Local Architecture Honored: a sign of the emergence of commercially competitive architecture.- Moscow Times (Russia)

Biosciences building takes national award - DesignInc; John Wardle Architects- Infolink (Australia)

Miesian Dream: Go figure. The Modern Art Museum gets a beautiful modern home. - Tadao Ando- Fort Worth Weekly

Picture Books Get a Museum of Their Own - Juster Pope Frazier- New York Times

Present Laughter: A forgotten master of embellishment. The most exciting retrospective of the current New York art season...a nearly forgotten Viennese named Dagobert Peche- The New Yorker

Murdoch newspapers to leave Wapping fortress for 'transparent' tower block - Terry Farrell- Independent (UK)

Courthouse does neighborhood justice: refined, well-detailed, with a sense of place that allows it to relate to its surroundings. - Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum; Anderson Mason Dale [image]- Rocky Mountain News (Denver)

Government Pledges to Build Up Design, Seed Industries: plans to establish a Small and Medium Business Design Clinic to be affiliated with the Korea Design Center- Korea Times

Symphonic Shimmer: Dortmund Concert Hall by Architekten Schröder Schulte-Ladbeck Strothmann [images]- ArchNewsNow

Secret chambers found in Brunel's suspension bridge...more than 160 years after they were built.- Ananova


- Diller + Scofidio: ICA Boston
- Kisho Kurokawa & Associates: Technopolis Eco-Tec City, Singapore
- Polshek Partnership: Newseum, Washington, D.C


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