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Today's News - June 30, 2003

An Australian architect's personal tribute to Doug Michels. -- WTC memorial competition: shielding the jury and its monumental task. -- A Wrightian vision for Baghdad is not bad at all. -- Guggenheim a no-go in Brazil. -- Russia's Mariinsky Theater to have a golden envelope with a French accent. -- A sizeable award for a winning wilderness base camp design. -- Defining the difference (finally): "Smart growth is the fleece jacket made of 100-percent recycled plastic bottles; New Urbanism flashes a little leather and fur" (ah-ha!). -- Examining urbanism from Downtown, Anywhere to Dubai, Washington, DC, Brooklyn, NY, and even a Colorado ski resort town. -- Finding the connection between affirmative action and Michael Graves. -- A look at Los Angeles' newest (and one its largest) gallery spaces. -- A few Canadian design gurus list their favorite things. -- Landmark gems in Manhattan.


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Tribute to Doug Michels by Bob Perry/Scott Carver Pty Ltd: "I know Doug would be seriously pissed off right now..."- Archizine (Australia)

Trade Center Memorial Jury to Be Hidden From Conflict, Scrutiny: will screen as many as 13,683 proposed designs, due today...- Bloomberg

NY memorial competition is a towering prospect: Thousands of designs expected for WTC site. By Robert Campbell- Boston Globe

The Genie in an Architect's Lamp: Frank Lloyd Wright's '57 Plan for Baghdad May Be Key to Its Future [image]- Washington Post

Guggenheim plan banned in Brazil - Jean Nouvel- Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Gold-Colored Glass to Cloak Mariinsky: Dominique Perrault [wins competition] to modernize the 19th-century Mariinsky Theater with a giant glass and marble cocoon. [image]- Moscow Times (Russia)

Competition: Palisades Glacier Mountain Hut (wilderness base camp facility); $25,000 award; deadline: December 5- University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design

Brave old world: ...advocates of walkable cities and quaint small-town architecture plot to take over America - Congress for the New Urbanism- Boston Globe

People are main ingredient in any new downtown: Experts also recommend a mix of residential, restaurants, recreation...constructing quaint-looking buildings and adding landscaping not enough.- Crain's Chicago Business

Cityscape 2003...provide a vision of the region's future cities when it opens in Dubai in October. - Arquitectonica; Alsop Architects; Behnisch & Behnisch Architects; Core Architects; Foster & Partners; Gensler; Wimberley Alison Tong and Goo; etc.- Zawya.com

Revamping of Georgetown Waterfront Requires More Than Just Park Space. By Roger K. Lewis - Wallace, Roberts & Todd- Washington Post

With Good Looks to Burn: Massive Georgetown Incinerator Project Stacks Up Well. By Benjamin Forgey - Gary E. Handel + Associates; Shalom Baranes Associates- Washington Post

Something's Brewing in Bushwick: Renaissance Estates and Rheingold Gardens in Brooklyn - Magnusson Architecture; Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; International Brownfield Exchange- New York Times

Snowmass face-lift stirs controversy: Intrawest's plan for new village too ambitious, some locals say - Eldon Beck Associates- Denver Post

Commentary: Supreme Court affirmed crucial step in learning: ...a connection between...affirmative action in law school admissions and...Michael Graves suddenly paralyzed and now must use a wheelchair.- The Oregonian

Beyond the white cube: An art gallery is created with two perspectives: historic from the building's ornate exterior, techno-savvy on the interior. - Graft; Phillip Trigas [images]- Los Angeles Times

What do these 2 things have in common? In time for Canada Day, 11 of Canada's design gurus pick the country's iconic objects, from a cookie to a felt bag- Globe and Mail (Canada)

An Architect Who Turned Brownstones Into Gems - Frederick Sterner [image]- New York Times

 

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