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Today's News - March 24, 2003

A glistening spa to help with end-of-winter blahs. -- Radio round with Libeskind (in transcript form). -- Where have all the critics gone? (Our search shows them alive and kicking.) -- Starchitects abound in Beijing, but "the necessity of demolishing all but 5.5 sq km of the 62 sq km within the old city walls is questionable - and so is the ruthless way it is being carried out." -- In London, "one of the best new apartment blocks in Britain, a minor masterpiece…points the way to the kind of compact housing our cities need…" (and where an architecture critic would actually like to live?). -- Praise for Pelli in Minnesota. -- Dublin architects gain global eyes. -- Hopes that Milwaukee will "continue to resist cookie-cutter solutions that would turn interesting old streets into Anywhere USA." -- Santa Fe codes limiting "styles to Pueblo and Territorial has meant 'stagnant' and 'monotonous' districts…" (Isn't that what tourists want?). -- A treasure trove of Frank Furness being restored and reused in Delaware. -- Stucco finally unstuck from Arthur Erickson glass house. -- Library expansion like going to "dinner at the Guggenheims'." -- Examining Utopia: "The paradox is that urban utopians of our generation have had to devote their intellectual energy to undoing the work of the utopians of the past." -- Art Deco delicacies (includes Glancey list of Deco gems around the world).

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Pampered Privacy: Malliouhana Spa - Earl Swensson Associates [images]- ArchNewsNow

Interview With Ground Zero Architect Daniel Liebeskind- Voice of America

In Architectural Criticism, Where Have All the Detractors Gone? By Roger K. Lewis- Washington Post

Empire building in Beijing: ancient streets and buildings are vanishing as the city becomes a showpiece... - Albert Speer, Jr.; I.M. Pei; Paul Andreu; Office for Metropolitan Architecture; Woodhead International; Johnson Fain Partners- Independent (UK)

Home for old buffers: It sits in a scrapyard and there's a railway line outside the window. My dream place, says Jonathan Glancey - dRMM (de Rijke Marsh Morgan) [image]- Guardian (UK)

Architecture review of Pelli buildings in Duluth, Rochester. By Linda Mack- Minneapolis Star Tribune

Irish eyes are smiling: Dublin's architects are transforming their city and also being embraced by the rest of Europe. By Deyan Sudjic- Observer (UK)

Urban appeal gets lost in plan for National Avenue: ...this doesn't exactly seem like progress to me... By Whitney Gould [images]- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Santa Fe Considers Historic-Code Rewrite- The New Mexican

Reviving history at Wilmington train station: $50 million transformation... - Frank Furness; Tevebaugh Associates; BSA+A [images]- Delaware News Journal

Canada's Most Fabulous House Makes a Comeback: Filberg House - Arthur Erickson- New York Times

At Monmouth University, a $14 Million Addition to Guggenheim Memorial Library - Einhorn Yaffe Prescott [image]- New York Times

Book Review: "Ideal Cities: Utopianism and the (Un)Built Environment": In the utopian city there's no trash, no graffiti -- and no people- National Post (Canada)

All that jazz: As the Victoria & Albert Museum's art deco exhibition opens in London [this] week, architectural historian Peter Shaw visits the candy-coloured seaside town of Napier- Guardian (UK)

WTC Proposals: Who's Saying What Worldwide (updated 03/21/03)- ArchNewsNow


- Zaha Hadid Architects: Groundbreaking for MAXXI: centre for contemporary art, Rome, Italy
- Exhibition: Leonardo da Vinci, Master Draftsman, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
- Richard Meier & Partners: Restaurant 66, New York City
- Polshek Partnership: Rose Center for Earth and Space, American Museum of Natural History, New York City


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