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Today's News - July 28, 2003

ArcSpace brings us a Scandinavian summer update. -- Question: "Is architecture as important to our success as a society as education or medicine?" -- Embassies, stadiums, and venerable BBC make bold (and not so bold) architectural statements. -- A look at the pros and cons of cost for Calatrava museum (a two-parter). -- A sense of place: suffering a bad case of architectural monotony in Florida. -- A sense of place in San Francisco perhaps too much place and not enough sense? -- Farmers wreaking havoc on historic sites in UK. -- Chilean port poised for preservation. -- Gehry's Hove in pictures: "four giant transvestites caught in a gale" or "architectural capital of Britain?" -- Report re: Alsop's "Cloud" for Liverpool's Fourth Grace says it's feasible (though there seem to be some major cutbacks). -- Chipperfield takes on Alaska. -- Tacoma takes on Las Vegas. -- A Wrightian wall wins out.

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- Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen: Summer House, Jutland, Denmark
- Saunders & Wilhelmsen Arkitektur AS: Three Summer Houses: Åland, Finland; Hardanger Fjord, Norway; Rysedalsvika, Norway
- Books: Scandinavian Living By Magnus Englund; Scandinavian Design By Charlotte Fiell & Peter Fiell

 Is Architecture as Important as Education? ...architecture as a business may not appeal, architecture as a profession will be more important than any other in this century. By Dr. Richard Farson- ArchVoices

Glass Walls to Bunkers: The New Look of U.S. Embassies - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Moore, Ruble, Yudell; Edward Durrell Stone; Eero Saarinen [images]- New York Times

Now Taking the Field: Bold Stadium Designs - Peter Eisenman; HOK Sport; NBBJ; Rossetti Architects; Ewing Cole Cherry Brott; Herzog & de Meuron; Norman Foster; Antoine Predock [image]- New York Times

Through the round window: The BBC has always called itself a temple of the arts. Now it's getting the buildings to match. By Jonathan Glancey - MacCormac Jamieson Prichard; Allies and Morrison; Michael Hopkins and Partners; David Chipperfield; etc. [image]- Guardian (UK)

Old scaffolds die hard in Loop: ...good news...you don’t need an umbrella to dodge the raindrops. Bad news...canopies stay around longer than the rain- Crain's Chicago Business

Debt blurring museum vision: Calatrava design brought acclaim to city, but project is still millions of dollars short (Part 1)- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Little things add up for art museum: Calatrava considered a bargain, but costs swelled- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Wanted: `Sense of place': Architectural distinction lacking: Broward County suffers from a bad case of architectural monotony.- Miami Herald

S.F. planners delay Rincon Hill towers vote: Commissioners want more time to think about the high-rises. By John King- San Fancisco Chronicle

Farmers wrecking ancient sites: Historic monuments need protection from destruction by modern machinery, not government permits encouraging it, say archaeologists- Guardian (UK)

Valparaiso: Gritty Chilean Port Poised for Preservation (Reuters)- Yahoo News

Gallery: Frank Gehry/Piers Gough designs for King Alfred development in Hove- Guardian (UK)

[Fourth] Grace under fire: A detailed report into the feasibility of the £200m futuristic Cloud design..."is both technically deliverable and commercially viable." - Will Alsop- icLiverpool (UK)

Architect selected for Museum expansion project - David Chipperfield; Kumin Associates [images]- Anchorage Museum of History and Art

Size, opulence of casino to rival Las Vegas: Puyallup Tribe's new casino in Tacoma - Morris & Brown Architects [image]- The News Tribune (Tacoma, Washington)

Larkin Co. enthusiasts preserve wall remnant - Frank Lloyd Wright- Buffalo Business First

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


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