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Today's News - June 13, 2003

Reviewing the situation at Ground Zero (again). -- The Republicans want to lay the first stone. -- Sydney wants to take the pain out of planning. -- China plans to save ancient towns from Three Gorges flooding. -- Going green makes business sense; and a close look at some real-world examples. -- Students take green building and universal design seriously. -- "Lifestore" to offer home and furnishings designed by Pawson. -- Firm news from Newcastle and Seattle. -- Sharing a prize in the UK. -- Arts and Crafts master liked the color of arsenic.

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Other Designs Still Possible: WTC plans to be reviewed- NY Newsday

Goal Is to Lay Cornerstone at Ground Zero During G.O.P. Convention- New York Times

Review aims to take the pain out of planning- Sydney Morning Herald

Plans to Rescue 1,700-year-old Town from Three Gorges Flooding: China to conserve a total of 224 most valuable ancient structures in the area.- People's Daily (China)

Green Technology: Froth or Foundation? Do green technologies actually make current economic sense for business and industry? The answer is a qualified "yes.- GreenBiz.com

Green Design Grows Up: Real World Examples of High-performance Buildings Cut Costs and Please End-users- Buildings.com

Architecture Students Joining with Montana Tribe for 'Barn Raising': "build" will make use of innovative straw-bale techniques...- Newswise

Area students build a universal design home with access for all- Kansas City Star

A take-home Pawson house: The 'godfather of minimalism' to create first home interiors store for Marks and Spencer- Independent (UK)

A giant in the world of architecture: Newcastle architects merge with US firm to create one of the world's biggest architectural groups. - RyderHKS- icNewcastle (UK)

Three NBBJ principals defect to Portland firm: a new Seattle branch of SRG Partnership- Portland Business Journal (Oregon)

Queen's gallery and theatre share architecture prize - Ian Ritchie Architects; John Simpson and Partners [images]- Guardian (UK)

This Artist Painted With Poison - William Morris- Wired magazine


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


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