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Today's News - December 16, 2002

This week at ArcSpace: Austria and The Netherlands, and a plea to help save Le Corbusier's La Tourette. -- Ground Zero proposals: two days and counting - will it be "a piece of theater and an inspirational day," or a "simplistic beauty contest"…and will anyone be able to get to the "unveiling" if there's a transit strike? -- What UK architects did this year and will do next. -- Architectural schizophrenia at Princeton? -- Architecture with a conscience in Los Angeles and Mumbai, India. -- Hope for brownfields everywhere. -- MIT tackles houses of the future, while an exhibit begs the question: "which houses people will still be admiring into the next century, David Adler's or McMansions…?" -- Ando's museum opened in Ft. Worth this weekend, and the accolades keep pouring in. -- Getty bashing is on the wane. -- Bilbao on the Mersey? -- California and "urban villages - an oxymoron? -- Awards for US architects, and competition winners for memorial designs in the "killing grounds" of Bangladesh.

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- Zaha Hadid Architects: Bergisel Ski Jump 2002, Bergisel Mountain, Austria
- Mecanoo Architecten: St. Maria of the Angels Cemetery Chapel, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- And our annual fundraiser: Le Corbusier's Monastery of Sainte-Marie de La Tourette, Eveux, France, needs your help

 Trade Center Site, Round 2: rebuilding officials and professionals in architecture and urban design are concerned about how the public will decide which ones it likes- New York Times

High and mighty: A giant gherkin, a puddle for Diana and a close shave for Brighton ... Jonathan Glancey on what architects did - and didn't do - in 2002- Guardian (UK)

Coming to a town near you ... A selection of some of the top architectural developments planned for 2003. By Jonathan Glancey- Guardian (UK)

Split Personality? Risk-taking? Tradition-bound? One campus, different faces: New buildings have it both ways. By Fred Bernstein - Demetri Porphyrios; Frank Gehry [images]- Princeton Alumni Weekly

On skid row, a Modernist: A designer of homes for the affluent brings his flair to neighborhood of need. - Michael B. Lehrer/Lehrer Architects [images]- Los Angeles Times

Playground sabka: Architecture students seek alternatives to this ghetto- Indian Express (Bombay)

Redeveloping brownfields of all sizes: Nonprofit works to transform abandoned industrial sites into new centers of activity- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Living for Tomorrow: "Houses of the future" sold tickets at world's fairs, but they didn't affect home building. Can MIT's prefab smart house change the way we build and live?- Metropolis Magazine

Exhibit traces work of architect Adler: Where is David Adler when we really need him? By Whitney Gould [images]- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

In Texas, Zen and The Art: Museum Design Is Both Dynamic and Serene. By Benjamin Forgey - Tadao Ando- Washington Post

A Delicate Balance: Tadao Ando, a refined craftsman, builds big in Texas. By Paul Goldberger- New Yorker

Seven million visits later ... Isolated? Elitist? L.A. makes the Getty its own in surprising ways. - Richard Meier & Partners- Los Angeles Times

Can Liverpool be the Bilbao of the North? Alsop's design could be the last gasp of an architectural movement whose time has already passed. By Deyan Sudjic - Alsop Architects- Observer (UK)

Can Californians cope with an 'urban village'? two new destinations...mark a departure from the blank-faced, claustrophobic suburban mall and attempt to define an architecture for tomorrow.- International Herald Tribune

Miller/Hull's woodsy, stylized designs define the region and win 2003 AIA Architecture Firm Award [images]- Seattle Times

Boston Society of Architects Design awards make space for beauty and craftsmanship. By Robert Campbell- Boston Globe

Two architects get awards: design of monuments to be built on killing grounds - Race Architects; Design Centre- Daily Star (Bangladesh)


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