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Today's News - July 23, 2003

Breathing affects learning (now there's a scientific breakthrough). -- The BBC shortlist called "an unofficial salon des refuses…led by women, either on their own or in partnership with men, a first for such a project in the masculine world of architecture." -- A "demolition derby" of older (and smaller) to make room for bigger (and brasher?). -- Hope for Venice. -- High praise for Helmut Jahn Chicago dorms. -- Re-do at London's National Portrait Gallery called a disaster. -- Public amenities take precedent over commercial space in San Francisco waterfront revival. -- Future not too bright for Seattle's "brutalist" monorail. -- More than just trees included in V&A garden competition shortlist designs. -- Creativity and imagination called for in urban transformation (not just in Buffalo). -- Filipino architect hits his stride at 70. -- New Vincent Scully Chair at Yale "should be the conscience of architectural education." -- Gehry's pro-bono project in UK required bringing master craftsmen out of retirement. -- A new theater/education facility for Toronto.

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School districts focus on indoor air quality: If you can't breathe, you can't learn. (AP)- Environmental News Network

Auntie turns on the vision: BBC...to be a new Medici..."a property strategy of audacious scale and ambition" - Zaha Hadid, Future Systems, Foreign Office Architects, Ushida Findlay and the Dutch practice, MVRDV- This is London (UK)

Down with the old and up with the huge: Mansionization irks some residents..."demolition derby" in ...razed three properties designed by famed architect Paul R. Williams- Los Angeles Times

The Lost City of Venice: For centuries, St. Mark's Square has been slowly slipping closer to Atlantis. Here's how a massive system of floodgates could turn the tide.- Wired magazine

New Illinois Institute of Technology residences a site to see - Helmut Jahn [images]- Crain's Chicago Business

Helmut Jahn building could win him new fans- Chicago Sun-Times

A gallery revamp with the subtlety of a hand grenade: The Regency Rooms at the National Portrait Gallery have been refurbished - with disastrous results. - Piers Gough- Telegraph (UK)

New Life for San Francisco's Harbor: Ferry Building is the centerpiece of efforts to find profitable new uses for waterfront buildings - Simon Martin-Vegue Winkelstein Moris; Baldauf Catton von Eckartsberg; Page & Turnbull- New York Times

Monorail is not a landmark, council says: Decision likely means the old line (no-frills "brutalism" style of architecture) will be torn down- Seattle Post-Intelligencer

From giant green egg cups to a frosted glass ceiling, a new look is on the V&A horizon: six shortlisted designs for the garden- Independent (UK)

V&A Garden Competition: The Designers: Christopher Bradley-Hole Landscape; Adriann Geuze/West8; Gustafson Porter; Olin Partnership; Martha Schwartz Inc.; Kim Wilke Associates [images]- Victoria & Albert Museum

View from the future: Transforming Buffalo won't be easy, but it's no pipe dream. One of the keys is creativity - and the imagination to look ahead half a century.- Buffalo News

Francisco T. Mañosa: The Architect as Filipino...at the top of his game.- Philippine Daily Inquirer

Learning from Scully: For decades, Yale's voice of architecture wasn't an architect. By Paul Goldberger- Metropolis Magazine

In went the old to bring on the new: stunning Maggie’s Centre...nearing completion only after a painstaking search for master craftsmen who would be able to realise Frank Gehry’s design, which he provided without a fee. [image]- Evening Telegraph (UK)

Soulpepper Theatre Company and George Brown College getting a permanent home - Kuwabara Payne Blumberg McKenna- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Tradition and Innovation in Sustainable Design: EHDD Architecture: The legacy of Joseph Esherick- ArchNewsNow

Saved or Destroyed? The Noguchi Room at Keio University, Tokyo [images]- ArchNewsNow


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