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Today's News - June 2, 2003

Bawa honored by the NYT. -- Smart growth linked to health and longevity (what a concept!). -- Australian architects frustrated by councils' aesthetics (or lack of). -- Chicago and Detroit plan for the future. -- Is the "Bilbao effect" real? -- We're losing great buildings in the Middle East. -- The tallest is planned for Dubai. -- From pragmatism to poetry for new Beijing stadium. -- Hadid's geometry a big hit for Cincinnati Arts Center. -- The architects behind the condos. -- Hollyhock House never trouble-free. -- Farnsworth House tale worthy of a soap opera. -- Sad tale of Stephen Lawrence center. -- Straw house in the running for UK prize.

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Obituary: Geoffrey Bawa, 83, Architect Who Blended Asian Styles- New York Times

Link between health and sprawl makes 'smart' growth look even smarter- Miami Herald

A home can help with longevity: A relatively new point of view attributes people's longevity and health to the design of their communities and homes.- National Post (Canada)

Build it, and they will come around (eventually): Prominent architects are at the end of their tether...pilot project to promote co-operation between architects and councils and to achieve quality built environments- The Age (Australia)

A work in progress: Slow start, some gains for Metropolis 2020 effort...[to reform] the region's fragmented planning process- Crain's Chicago

Building cities: How Ford steered a metropolis' growth- Crain's Detroit

Firm is named to design vast riverfront theme - SmithGroup; Cooper Robertson & Partners- Detroit Free Press

Can culture save us? It now boasts the Angel of the North, the prizewinning Millennium Bridge and the Baltic art gallery....But does pouring money into cultural landmarks actually regenerate run-down areas?- Guardian (UK)

The end of history: Conflict in the Middle East is destroying many of the world's greatest buildings.- Guardian (UK)

Skidmore to design next 'world's tallest' -- in Dubai- Chicago Sun-Times

Beijing Olympic Stadium: The hub of the 2008 games will move stadium design from pragmatism into the realm of poetry, says Giles Worsley - Herzog & de Meuron [images]- Telegraph (UK)

In Ohio, Plain Geometry: A Promising Vision Comes Down to Earth at Cincinnati Arts Center. By Benjamin Forgey - Zaha Hadid- Washington Post

Striking new elevations: Architects do much of the legwork to get a condominium project built -- often with little recognition... - Kirkor Architects & Planners [images]- National Post (Canada)

Some unfinished business: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House was never trouble-free. Much-needed restoration has even run into problems.- Los Angeles Times

Sex and Real Estate: Farnsworth House is also the setting for one of the juiciest tales in real estate - Mies van der Rohe [images]- New York Times

£300,000 in public money on scrapped Stephen Lawrence centre - Timothy Associates- Telegraph (UK)

Building a house of straw could be winning idea for architects: among almost 50 structures competing for the biggest architecture prize in the UK- The Herald (UK)


- Zaha Hadid: Inauguration: Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), Cincinnati, Ohio
- Wingårdh Architects: Winning design: Swedish Embassy, Washington, DC
- Moshe Safdie & Associates: Under construction: Khalsa Heritage Memorial Complex, Anadpur Sahib, Punjab, India
- Renzo Piano Building Workshop: Nearing completion: Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas
- Exhibition: Renzo Piano - The Architect's Studio, Louisiana Museum, Humlebæk, Denmark


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