Home    Yesterday's News    Contact Us     Subscribe

Today's News - April 14, 2003

This week on ArcSpace: exploring virtual reality; BMW in Istanbul; and Henry Dunker Culture Centre in Helsingborg, Sweden. -- Architectural Graphic Standards adds annual; seeks submissions. -- Iraqi treasures looted. -- Libeskind as master salesman. -- Not all are happy at UCLA. -- Projects in LA move ahead despite tight budgets. -- London tower may pave way for more super-skyscrapers. -- Wallingford (UK) survived the Black Plague, but can it survive a supermarket chain? -- In Australia, urban design is a "fledgling profession squawking for every worm…watch it grow and hope to goodness it's not a cuckoo." -- Mutation of a London landmark. -- Minneapolis library plan may fly; Omaha performing arts center intends to; and Milwaukee library does. -- Celebrating Modernism: Detroit may never dig itself out of "the cultural hole" unless it pays attention to its architectural history. -- Post-modernism in Seattle is a "poster child for bungled opportunity." -- A "swellegant" space in Toronto. -- Pelli wins Barrier-Free America Award.

To subscribe to the free daily newsletter click here





- The Architect's Studio: Michael Jantzen - Virtual Reality Interface
- GAD architects: BMW Expedition Center/Parkorman, Istanbul, Turkey
- Kim Utzon: Henry Dunker Culture Centre, Helsingborg, Sweden
- Book: Big and Green: Toward Sustainable Architecture in the 21st Century By David Gissen

 2003 Call For Submissions for Architectural Graphic Standards First Annual: "Architectural Entries, Openings, and Doorways"- ArchNewsNow

Iraqi National Museum's treasures left to the mercy of looters: US generals reject plea to protect priceless artefacts from vandals- Guardian (UK)

Architect Libeskind knows sales savvy is the art of the deal- Denver Post

Lab for discontent? Sylvia Lavin has boosted UCLA’s department of architecture and urban planning reputation — at a steep price, some students say.- Los Angeles Times

Still ambitious — just on a tighter budget: Yes, some bold plans have been dropped, but several institutions are working on construction projects that could change L.A.'s landscape. [images]- Los Angeles Times

High art - or height of folly? a public inquiry opens into the proposed 1,000ft London Bridge Tower...if approved, it will open the floodgates for a new generation of super-skyscrapers. By Giles Worsley - Renzo Piano [image]- Telegraph (UK)

Supermarket sweep: Wallingford shouldn't have to contend with Waitrose [supermarket chain] latest plan...design is a cross between a private US prison and a bunker from the coast of world war two Normandy. By Jonathan Glancey - Michael Aukett Architects- Guardian (UK)

Ambitious makeover to keep up appearances: Plans are afoot to make Double Bay the ultimate in urban chic, writes Elizabeth Farrelly. - Alexander Tzannes Associates- Sydney Morning Herald

Saatchi, Britart and Edwardian baroque: the strange mutation of London's County Hall. By Hugh Pearman [images]- HughPeaman.com

Library's site plan goes before city commission: There's more than money at stake... By Linda Mack - Cesar Pelli; Coen + Partners- Minneapolis Star Tribune

Aim for performing arts center is to create a new Omaha classic - Polshek Partnership; HDR; Kirkegaard Associates; Fisher Dachs Associates [image]- Omaha World-Herald

Library borrows neighbors' rhythms, sets evocative beat. By Whitney Gould - Joy Peot-Shields [images]- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

When Moderism Was New: Architectural innovation once bloomed in Detroit- Detroit Free Press

New Fifth and Jackson Building is a mistake from top to bottom: Post-modernism recently reared its ugly head again in Seattle. By Sheri Olson, AIA - Sclater Partners [images]- Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Bringing Carlu's dream back to life: ...the swank seventh floor of Eaton's College Park reopens next month, giving Toronto a truly dazzling new social venue - ERA Architects; Webb Zerafa Menkes Housden- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Cesar Pelli to Receive Barrier-Free America Award for Design of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport- US Newswire

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


Note: Pages will open in a new browser window.
External news links are not endorsed by ArchNewsNow.com.
Free registration may be required on some sites.
Some sites may expire after a few days.

Yesterday's News

© 2003 ArchNewsNow.com