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Today's News - April 28, 2003

This week ArcSpace goes truly global with projects in Australia, Germany. U.S., and China. -- WTC Memorial competition opens today. -- Ground Zero teams show trend of collaboration "'trickling up' to the field's more established figures." -- Servo is an example. -- Urban design competition calls for real world collaboration. -- "Lack of American work" for Koolhaas office a factor in New York collaborator striking off on his own. -- Frank Lloyd Wright tour the hot ticket in town. -- "Tear-down mentality" bemoaned in Miami, New York, and Denver. -- Build-up mentality bemoaned in Baltimore. -- Minnesota is full steam ahead for sustainable design. -- Singing high praise for Gehry's performing arts center at Bard. -- Tacoma Art museum gets two thumbs-up: "a building of many moods" and "a highly contemporary building with an old soul." -- Cooper-Hewitt show review: "In the post-industrial age, humanism has become the leading edge of design."

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- Lab architecture studio: Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia
- Richard Meier & Partners: In Construction: Frieder Burda Collection, Baden-Baden, Germany
- Williamson Pounders Architects: Master Plan & Visitors Center, Tunica River Park, Mississippi
- Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen: Master Plan First Prize: Chongquing Sunshine 100, Chongquing City, China

 World Trade Center Memorial Competition Opens Today- LMDC

Goodbye 'Fountainhead,' Hello Kibbutz: The experiments in collaboration at ground zero reflected a recent movement...away from solo practice and in the direction of collective endeavor.- New York Times

Making connections: Four far-flung academics have come together to create servo, a research-design collaborative. [images]- Los Angeles Times

Nurturing Fresh Urban Design Ideas: the first-ever Urban Land Institute/Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition- Washington Post

Key planner in proposed Dallas theater resigns from architect's firm: Dan Wood, the point man for Rem Koolhaas, has announced he is leaving the firm. By David Dillon- Dallas Morning News

He built them and they come: Thousands line up for yearly tour of Frank Lloyd Wright houses- National Post (Canada)

Commentary: Casa Amado's fate a perfect example of our tear-down mentality - Addison Mizner- Miami Herald

A Distant Urban Past Is Just a Local Stop: Fulton Street is an unlikely candidate for architectural sanctity...Robert A. M. Stern; Gensler to conduct a...revitalization study.- New York Times

Skyline Park revamp to begin: preservationists who argued...a continuing citywide trend of dismantling notable modern architecture. - Lawrence Halprin- Denver Post

The monster that looms in the outfield: Hilton proposal cuts ballpark off from city skyline, competitor contends. By Edward Gunts - Peter Fillat Architects; RTKL- Baltimore Sun

Supporters tout new building design standards: Starting next January, state-funded building projects in Minnesota must meet new sustainable design standards.- Finance and Commerce (Minneapolis/St. Paul)

A siren song: Frank Gehry's newest performing arts center is an alluring beauty. By Nicolai Ouroussoff- Los Angeles Times

New Tacoma Art Museum celebrates city around it - Antoine Predock; Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen [images]- Seattle Times

Hidden pleasures: Rarely has a front door been the threshold of such surprise - Tacoma Art Museum - Antoine Predock; Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen- The News Tribune (Tacoma, Washington)

A Comforting Trend: At the [Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum] Design Triennial, the Cutting Edge Has Been Softened. By Linda Hales- Washington Post

Designing the High Line: Competition insights about - and hopes for - one of Manhattan's most unique urban environments. [images]- ArchNewsNow

WTC Proposals: Who's Saying What Worldwide (updated 04/18/03)- ArchNewsNow


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