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Today's News - June 9, 2003

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This week at ArcSpace: a reading list just in time for summer. -- Sydney loses an urbanist with vision. -- A Dubliner picked to design an Egyptian museum. -- Prodigal son returns to Baltimore to design for alma mater. -- Hadid's Rosenthal Center called "the most important American building to be completed since the end of the cold war" and puts Cincinnati at "architecture's forefront." -- Bovis hits a jackpot in Las Vegas. -- Foster's skyscraper exhibition creates a fantasy world. -- 1960's British university architecture headed for landmark status; an author's gentle poke at the same. -- Phoenix would rather be like Portland than Houston. -- New school in Los Angeles a "boisterous vision" (what wouldn't be with an extra $20 million?). -- Picturing a perfect school. -- A perfect school realized. -- Summit speech lauds transformation of UK cities. -- Planned development for Bonanza's valley called by some "a poster child fro sprawl." -- A visit with Niemeyer - he enjoys his Cuban cigars. -- Revisiting two campus icon buildings designed by two architectural icons.

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Summer Reading: Below Ground Level: Creating New Spaces for Contmeporary Architecture; Santiago Calatrava: Artworks; Architectural Guides to 20th Century Architecture; Leonardo da Vinci: The Complete Paintings and Drawings; Kas Oosterhuis: Architecture Goes Wild; Steel and Beyond: New Strategies for Metals in Architecture; Frank Lloyd Wright & Lewis Mumford: Thirty Years of Correspondence

 Obituary: Andrew Briger, AM, Architect, urban reformer, 1920-2003: City planner had a vision splendid- Sydney Morning Herald

Dubliner's design picked for world's biggest museum in Egypt - Shih-Fu Peng/heneghan.peng.architects [image]- Irish Independent

Architect comes home to Maryland: Prominent grad's design for complex on campus captures hometown feel - Hugh Newell Jacobsen- Baltimore Sun

Zaha Hadid's Urban Mothership: the Rosenthal Center is the most important American building to be completed since the end of the cold war. By Herbert Muschamp [images]- New York Times

Cincy's new arts center secures Ohio's place at architecture's forefront. By Steven Litt - Zaha Hadid- Cleveland Plain Dealer

Bovis hits 27m jackpot in Las Vegas hotel court case...against Venetian hotel after longest civil action in Nevada history- Building (UK)

"Sky HIgh": Norman Foster, Frank Lloyd Wright and the endless appeal of the supertower: ...architectural models from the four corners of the world jumbled together...to make two fantasy cities. By Hugh Pearman [images]- HughPearman.com (UK)

Concrete and glass of [university architecture] 60s to join dreaming spires on heritage list. By Jonathan Glancey - Sir Basil Spence; Arne Jacobsen; James Stirling; Sir Denys Lasdun; Chamberlin Powell and Bon- Guardian (UK)

A novel take on the futuristic city, complete with yin and yang, spirit and flesh: An extract from Malcolm Bradbury's 1975 novel...pokes gentle fun at the ambitious campus architecture of the 60s...- Guardian (UK)

[Phoenix] Valley light rail to mean more places to linger for a latte: a little less like freeway-filled Houston and a little more like sidewalk-crazy Portland- Arizona Republic

The bold school try: The proposed design for the LAUSD's new arts academy is a boisterous vision for downtown's blossoming cultural landscape. By Nicolai Ouroussoff - Coop Himmelblau; AC Martin Partners- Los Angeles Times

Picture this: a perfect school: The building boom is leading to new thinking.- Dallas Morning News

Learning space: Idea Public Charter School...an example of how good school design can affect the way students learn. - Chatelain Architects- Washington Times

Speech by [Deputy Prime Minister] John Prescott to the Core Cities summit: Our cities are being transformed.- Guardian (UK)

New homes to transform the tranquil Martis Valley: Developers have projects in the pipeline for 3,200 upscale homes on the range...where "Bonanza" once shot outdoor scenes- Sacramento Bee

Oscar Niemeyer: Curves in all the right places- Financial Times (UK)

Weisman Art Museum, McNamara alumni center are unique campus sites - Frank Gehry; Antoine Predock [images]- Minnesota Daily


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