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Today's News - December 5, 2002

We've lost an Italian master - and just in case you missed it, a wonderful Castiglioni profile. -- Housing under the Brooklyn Bridge. -- Highways, byways, and tracks in Sydney and Toronto. -- A mall developer raises eyebrows in the UK. -- Sustainability and building codes in Australia. -- A look at offices of the future in London. -- San Francisco's lively urban hub. -- Preserving an architect's home. -- Murcutt honored once again - a prize for students in his name. -- Winning designs in Auckland. -- An amphitheater for Pittsburgh. -- Mathematics and aesthetics. -- Exhibitions honoring Barragán and bargains…and more.

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Obituary: Achille Castiglioni, 84, Italian Home Designer- New York Times

The Playpen: Achille Castiglioni: The elder statesman of Italian design in his Milan office [slide show]- New York Times

Mayor Proposes Huts on Stilts Over East River: an ambitious plan to develop thousands of residential units on a platform over the East River, below the Brooklyn Bridge- New York Observer

Less is more in tarting up Joe's Road: Opening up the Cahill Expressway won't be a dynamic change, writes Elizabeth Farrelly- Sydney Morning Herald

Planes, trains and urban insanity: Building downtown airports and refusing to consider the train are a perfect way to bungle urban transport. By Lisa Rochon- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Row over shopping centre magnate's appointment to regeneration agency- Guardian (UK)

Workshops on sustainability and Building Code of Australia- Infolink (Australia)

All work, all play: Fancy holding your next meeting in a floating pod that changes colour? Jonathan Glancey visits the office of the future - Alsop Architects; ttsp [image]- Guardian (UK)

Cautious Christmas: Holidays bringing out the best in Union Square New design isn't perfect, but plaza becoming lively urban hub. By John King [images]- San Francisco Chronicle

A work of art worth saving: Paul Schweikher House and Studio - Vinci/Hamp Architects- Pioneer Press (Chicago)

Prize set up to honour Murcutt- Sydney Morning Herald

Rewarding form and function: thriving property market has produced design excellence in new buildings- New Zealand Herald

Steelers unveil plans for 5,600-seat amphitheater - David K. Wagner [image]- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Query: The Quality of Number: the importance of measuring buildings...the experience of measuring buildings...numbers are not just abstract things, they describe qualities too.- Nexus Network Journal

In Mexico City, a Quiet Revelation: Luis Barragán retrospective [images]- New York Times

You want it, you buy it, you forget it: "Shopping: A Century of Art and Consumer Culture" at the Schirn Kunsthalle museum- Christian Science Monitor

INSIGHT: Creating an Arbor for Art in Fort Worth: The engineers explain the solutions that range from the exotic to the purely functional. By Spires, Galletta, and Joseph - Tadao Ando; Thornton-Tomasetti Engineers [images]- ArchNewsNow


Four Books for the Holidays:
Barragán: Space and Shadow, Walls and Colour
Futuro: Tomorrow’s House from Yesterday
Architecture Now II
Studios by the Sea: Artists of Long Island's East End


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