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Today's News - April 1, 2003

Preservationists don't prevail: 2 Columbus Circle getting a complete makeover. -- Visions for West Side makeover. -- Cultural Capitals good for culture or jobs? -- Canadian firms still busy in Middle East. -- Australian report slams "lawless" construction industry. -- Mutual recognition agreement between continents moves forward. -- Detroit riverfront project seeks architect. -- Vying for Minneapolis housing project. -- Concrete and light: cool architectural tools. -- Rem likes what he sees at his Seattle library. -- Design awards for interiors projects. -- Why Britain likes Art Deco. -- A beautiful bridge for Boston. -- Saving Ain homes in L.A. -- 10 easy steps to becoming a famous architect (after all, it is April Fools Day).

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A New Look for a 10-Story Oddity: Evoking both loom and kiln, the Museum of Arts and Design plans to reclad 2 Columbus Circle - Brad Cloepfil/Allied Works Architecture [image]- New York Times

Far West Side: a Vision of the Far Future: 28 million square feet of commercial and 12 million square feet of residential development - Cooper, Robertson & Partners; Arquitectonica; Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Olin Partnership [image]- New York Times

Bright lights, big city: What do our cities want from the European Capital of Culture accolade? Theatres, galleries, museums? No, says Jonathan Glancey, money and jobs- Guardian (UK)

Mideast projects largely on track: Canadian-designed properties moving ahead despite war in Iraq - Core; Brisbin Brook Beynon; Architects Alliance; Zeidler Grinnell; Queen's Quay; NORR; Webb Zerafa Menkes Housden; Kirkland; Diamond and Schmitt- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Building and Construction Industry Royal Commission report slams industry as lawless- Infolink (Australia)

Architects Take Lead Setting Trans-Atlantic Mutual Recognition Standards - Architects’ Council of Europe; American Institute of Architects; National Council of Architectural Registration Boards- AIArchitect

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy seeks architect, CEO- Crain's Detroit

Four developers compete for city's largest housing site- Minneapolis Star Tribune

Energy efficient and mighty sturdy: Concrete has considerable insulation qualities, but you should see what it does in tornadoes.- Philadelphia Inquirer

This Designer Sees the Cool Light: Architect Sheila Kennedy is at the forefront of weaving new flexible and efficient lighting technologies into structures - Kennedy & Violich Architecture- Business Week

Light readers will find plenty in new library: radically offbeat appearance... - Rem Koolhaas/Office of Metropolitan Architecture; LMN Architects- Seattle Post-Intelligencer

BI Design Awards 2003- Buildings.com

Art Deco Special: Sunlit shrines to the good life: ...Britain was never much good at adopting the straight face demanded by the modern movement...it embraced art deco, its lowbrow contemporary... By Deyan Sudjic- Observer (UK)

Zakim Bridge: An instant icon - Christian Menn [images]- Boston Globe

Forever Modern: Historic status for Gregory Ain homes in L.A.'s Mar Vista area may curb owner changes but preserve style and values.- Los Angeles Times

How to become a Famous Architect: a brief step by step guide- Fat (UK)

BOOKSHELF: Women in Architecture- ArchNewsNow

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


- Léon Krier: Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture Inaugural Award
- Exhibition Scanning: The Aberrant Architectures of Diller + Scofidio, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City
- Michael Maltzan Architecture: MoMA QNS, Long Island City, Queens, New York
- Frank O. Gehry & Associates: The Condé Nast Cafeteria, New York City


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