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Today's News - May 20, 2003

We lose a post-war master. -- Post-war treasures threatened in Beirut and Kansas City. -- Several landscape projects by the first recipient of the new ASLA Design Medal face change. -- Crystal Cathedral adds a landmark, and Yale restores one. -- Detroit returns to its roots to establish new neighborhoods. -- Selling is part of an architect's job - so is just showing up. -- Wonders and blunders in Vienna, Berlin, Cincinnati, and Washington, DC. -- Another new face for student housing. -- Hadid is hot in the Heartland. -- Cool contemporary is a hit in Anchorage. -- A new design center means Muscovites can now go mad for Foster frivolities and Starck stuff. -- There's big - and then there's BIG in house plan for billionaire (he can shop in Moscow).

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Obituary: Sir Philip Powell of Powell Moya Partnership, 82, ...one of the most important British architectural partnerships of the post-war period.- Telegraph (UK)

Beirut landmark faces the bulldozers: ...the last remaining testament to a period of Lebanese avant-garde architecture in the 1960s will disappear - Joseph Philippe Karam- Daily Star (Lebanon)

Group applies for landmark status in effort to preserve 1960s-era Temple B'nai Jehudah - Kivett & Myers- Kansas City Star

Downtown [Denver] landscape will lose '70s-era Skyline Park: ...joins a growing list of Lawrence Halprin designs facing change. - Thomas Balsley Associates- Rocky Mountain News (Denver)

Schuller's gem gets a new facet: A third landmark building opens today on the Crystal Cathedral campus. - Richard Meier; Philip Johnson; Richard Neutra- Orange County Register (California)

Yale Art Gallery to undergo a two-year, $94 million restoration of an architectís vision - Louis I. Kahn; Polshek Partnership [image]- New Haven Register

Far Eastside Project: New vibrance, traditional vibe: No cookie-cutter subdivision look here - Archive DS- Detroit Free Press

Capture their imaginations to capture the audience: Let's face it, selling the project is part of an architect's job. - Rafael Vinoly; Polshek Partnership; Arquitectonica- St. Petersburg Times (Florida)

Wonders and blunders: Holocaust Memorial, Vienna and Jewish Museum, Berlin - Rachel Whiteread; Daniel Libeskind- Guardian (UK)

New Compuware headquarters design doesn't stack up: Innovation has built this firm, but not its HQ. By John Gallagher - Rossetti Associates; WET Design- Detroit Free Press

Pakistanís new chancery in US cost $15 million: ...appears to be a serious security lapses - DMJM [image]- Daily Times (Pakistan)

This is student housing? Cramped dorm rooms give way to plush residences as colleges use private developers to build customer-friendly units - WTW Architects- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art pushes design envelope (part 2 of 2) - Zaha Hadid- Cincinnati Post

New University of Alaska Anchorage library has unique design features: And, it's coming in on time and about $4 million under budget - Rim Architects [image]- Alaska Journal of Commerce

Dream House retail center: the first interior decoration emporium in Russia - Murray O'Laoire [image]- Moscow Times (Russia)

Big, Big House: Billionaire Rafik Hariri Wants to Build a 103,667-Square-Foot House in Washington. That's a Very . . . - WDG Architecture- Washington Post


- Oscar Niemeyer: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2003, Hyde Park, London
- Tadao Ando: Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
- Exhibition: "Tadao Ando: Regeneration - Surroundings and Architecture," Tokyo Station Gallery
- Books: "Oscar Niemeyer: A Legend of Modernism" and "Starck by Starck"


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