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Today's News - April 10, 2003

Quakes and planning in L.A. -- Architecture for Humanity exhibit inspires. -- China on a development spree. -- Design-build not a bad word anymore. -- Neither is prefab. -- Of Pritzkers and anit-Pritzkers. -- Adrenaline boost for urban landscape in Tel Aviv. -- Branding - Milan-style. -- Architecture - Las Vegas-style. -- Art Deco show a hit in London. -- A Wrightian gem. -- Seattle's design history.

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L.A. fault line has geologists quaking: Newfound seismic risk could dictate future planning for downtown area.- Christian Science Monitor

Amid poverty, a few poetic lines: Ideas for a mobile AIDS clinic in Africa aren't all great but raise the issue of what architecture can do to ease large-scale human suffering. By Nicolai Ouroussoff - Architecture for Humanity [images]- Los Angeles Times

China to Inject 130bn yuan for West Development in 2003: by the end of the year there would be 50 newly started key projects under construction with a total investment over 700 billion yuan.- People's Daily (China)

Design-Build Goes Mainstream: for years considered the Tinker Toy division...is transforming the commercial construction industry.- National Real Estate Investor

Latest fashion is absolutely prefab, darling: Forget traditional bricks and mortar - the factory-built home is the way of the future,- Observer (UK)

The shape of things to come: Prizes - the Pritzker and the anti-Pritzker- Christian Science Monitor

The future is hot and it's already here: ...Kaplan interchange in Tel Aviv increased the flow of adrenaline in the veins of lovers of urban landscapes...[but] some cracks in the picture. By Esther Zandberg- Ha`aretz (Israel)

Milan Mandate: Grow the Brand: the world's premier showcase of elegance and daring in contemporary design opened yesterday [images]- New York Times

Las Vegas Leaves No Architectural Stone Unturned. By Roger K. Lewis- Washington Post

Art Deco's Exuberance Is on Display at the Victoria and Albert [images]- New York Times

It Was the Right Time for the Wright Place: Architect took up a dare to design a 676-square-foot 'little jewel' in the West Valley.- Los Angeles Times

Book closes gaps in Seattle's design history: "Seattle Architecture and the Legacy of H.H. Richardson"- Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Birth or death of a landmark? Museum of Arts & Design (formerly American Craft Museum) - Brad Cloepfil/Allied Works Architecture [images]- ArchNewsNow

WTC Proposals: Who's Saying What Worldwide (updated 04/04/03)- 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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