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Today's News - March 26, 2003

Baghdad embassy in the budget (still a bit early for RFP's). -- Plans for Chicago's Goose Island off and flying. -- Another stellar shortlist for university project. -- After 10 years of planning, third phase in the works for New Delhi museum. -- Singapore semantics (or Freudian slip). -- Two exhibits highlight Chicago's future; but the 'burbs aren't buying the "vision" thing. -- A "Survivor" series for British landmarks. -- Art Deco exhibit: era shaped by sex, and unsettling association with Nazism. -- Monorail stations to "bloom" in Seattle? -- Awards and honors in Australia. -- Edmonton an overlooked hotbed of 1950's architecture.

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US plans construction of new $36-million embassy in Baghdad- Yahoo News

Chicago Industrial Area Reborn: An island a mile from Chicago's Loop that once contained train yards is booming as an office, manufacturing and warehouse center. - HOK- New York Times

Finalists selected for University of Connecticutís School of Fine Arts design project - Frank Gehry/Herbert S. Newman and Partners; Zaha Hadid; Eric Owen Moss; Thom Mayne; Mack Scogin; Jorge Silvetti; Steven Holl- Chronicle (Connecticut)

All set for National Museum [New Delhi] new phase: Pending for more than a decade...third phase is finally more than just a plan- The Hindu

Should so-so S'pore aim for wow or wild? ...aim to the 'London of Asia'.- The Straits Times (Singapore)

Exhibits draw on different images for city's future: Who said visionary thinking stopped in 1909? By Blair Kamin- Chicago Tribune

Suburbs call plan for area flawed: Towns don't see `vision' working- Chicago Tribune

BBC to save Britainís heritage: One of 30 derelict historic buildings...will have the chance of restoration if it wins enough votes in a forthcoming BBC2 series.- Leisure Opportunities Daily News (UK)

Decades shaped by sex: The V&A's Art Deco exhibition demonstrates how obsessively the exotic and the erotic were celebrated, but, says Richard Dorment, it was a movement without depth- Telegraph (UK)

Dark side of Art Deco: Giles Worsley finds unsettling architectural associations with Nazism- Telegraph (UK)

'Iris' blooms as monorail columns: There are still many aesthetic and engineering questions. Alan Hart/VIA Architecture [image]- Seattle Times

2003 Building Designers Association of Australia winners announced- Infolink (Australia)

Sydney University honours architects [with] honorary degrees - Jorn Utzon; Romaldo Giurgola/Mitchell/Giurgola and Thorpe Architects- Infolink (Australia)

1950s a highlight in our architectural history: "The Practice of Post-War Architecture in Edmonton": local architects were at the forefront of international design trends [images]- The Edmonton Journal (Canada)

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

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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