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Today's News - April 15, 2003

Big plans for downtown Brooklyn. -- Beauty on a budget in Toronto. -- Koolhaas not having great luck with museum projects these days. -- High praise for a new airport. -- A Taiwanese cultural village worth it's salt. -- New museum in Reno: it's a bird; it's a plane; it's the Titanic. -- Convention center called "another job-well-done building in Portland, the beautiful city afraid to build beautiful buildings." -- Students come up with solutions for streetscape. -- Theater consultant comes up with his own vocabulary "to describe the still-nameless science of how a performing arts venue ''feels'.'' -- US will repair Iraqi heritage. -- Is there hope for the Kennedy Center? -- A green Audubon Center in Milwaukee and an ecocity in Australia.

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City Has a $100 Million Plan to Develop Downtown Brooklyn- New York Times

Beauty on a budget: Five projects prove it's not the cost of the materials that counts but how they're used. By Christopher Hume - Diamond and Schmitt Architects; Julian Jacobs; Bruce Stratton; Line Architects- Toronto Star

Whitney Scraps Expansion Plans - Rem Koolhaas- New York Times

Ready for takeoff: Most airports resemble third-rate malls or first-rate bus stations. Toronto's new Pearson terminal is aiming higher - Skidmore Owings & Merrill; Adamson Associates; Moshe Safdie and Associates [images]- National Post (Canada)

Cultural village worth its salt: supporters of the Salt Field Ecology and Cultural Village believe they have found a way to make sure that tradition is not lost.- Taipei Times

New Nevada Museum of Art evokes varied views: fast becoming a controversial landmark - Will Bruder [images]- Reno Gazette-Journal

Designed to fit: The new Oregon Convention Center addition solves a series of tricky urban design problems. Call it Easy-Listening Modernism. - ZGF Partnership; Mayer/Reed- The Oregonian

A building made for architects: FIU School of Architecture - Bernard Tschumi- South Florida Sun-Sentinel

17 architecture students from the University of Washington with a real-life assignment: redesign The Ave's storefronts, facades and awnings.- Seattle Times

The architect of ambience: ''Feel-ology.'' ...word playfully coined by theater consultant Joshua Dachs - Fisher Dachs Associates- The Tennessean

US 'will repair' Iraqi heritage: pledged to recover and repair the priceless antiquities looted from Iraq's national museum- BBC

Artifact: Capitol Culture Complex: Kennedy Center...What happens when you put the wrong building on the wrong site? - Rafael Viñoly [image]- Reason

Back to nature on a grand scale: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center - Kubala Washatko Architects [images]- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

An Ecocity in Australia - Paul Downton/Urban Ecology Australia [transcript]- Radio Singapore International

Wright's tower looms over Oklahoma prairie. By David Dillon - Wendy Evans Joseph; Ambler Architects- Dallas Morning News

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

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


- 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


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