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Today's News - July 31, 2003

Seeing the light: sustainability and productivity gain importance. -- Efforts underway to attract women to industry. -- They're going to tear down Moskva hotel and build a replica (a new approach to preservation?). -- A call for "tree-hugger" architects to lighten up on Soldier Field re-do. -- High praise for spiritual architecture in Toronto; and a competition for interfaith space. -- Smithsonian National Design Awards name five of nine. -- A new corner in Washington isn't bad, but it could have been better. -- Affordability and prefab. -- Old depot to get new life in Detroit. -- Changes in UK historic listing system could cause havoc. -- Paddington Station could lose its historic roof canopies. -- Melbourne architects embrace the light. -- LA's newest theater on track. -- Young architects do it all. -- San Diego design awards on hiatus until next year.

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Developers And Architects See The Light: a growing awareness...of bottom-line benefits of sustainable design and...workplace productivity. - Kohn Pederson Fox; RTKL; Fox & Fowle; DeStefano Keating; DKR- National Real Estate Investor

Construction trades make effort to attract women- Business Review (Albany, NY)

Do not disturb: Stalin, Gagarin and Sakharov all loved it. Now the Moskva hotel is to be pulled down - and replaced by a replica...the strange fate of a Soviet icon. By Jonathan Glancey- Guardian (UK)

A walk through the park: Even critics can't argue Bears' new stadium fills need...golden rule in architecture. "Tree huggers" from Chicago's architectural societies need to be reminded of this tenet... - Dirk Lohan- Herald News (Chicago)

House of the spirits: spiritual architecture...how the St. Clair Mausoleum at Toronto's Prospect Cemetery provides space for the living to ponder their own mortality. By Lisa Rochon - Baird Sampson Neuert Architects; Aldo Rossi- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Interfaith Sacred Space Design Competition begins September 2; registration deadline: December 31- United Religions Initiative

Smithsonian's National Design Awards To Honor Five: Four more awards will be announced in October - I.M. Pei; Massimo and Lella Vignelli; Target; General Services Administration; Gordon Segal/Crate & Barrel- Washington Post

A Corner Takes a Turn For the Worse: ...not bad architecture, exactly. It's just polite and predictable. By Benjamin Forgey - Core [image]- Washington Post

Getting to affordability: Architects offer solutions to town housing guidelines: solutions were not limited to dense apartment buildings. - Darell Fields/Harvard Graduate School of Design; Tim Love/Utile- Daily News Tribune (Massachusetts)

Prefab Homes Gain a Higher Profile- NY Newsday

Old depot 1st in line to be new police hub: Historic aura a plus for Detroit... By John Gallagher - Warren & Wetmore; Reed & Stern- Detroit Free Press

History of conflict: Tearing up the listing system could abolish 11th-hour reprieves for historic buildings and sites and remove a major obstacle to regeneration plans.- Guardian (UK)

Row over Paddington plan to build a 75-metre-high (250ft) office block and demolish one of its grade-I-listed roof canopies... - Grimshaw & Partners [includes links to images and CABE statement]- Guardian (UK)

Bright lights, big concept: latest example of Melbourne architecture firms supporting challenging public art- The Age (Australia)

Douglas Theatre's design, construction schedule emerge - Steven Ehrlich- Los Angeles Times

Tackling Architecture With a Table Saw: The members of MADE, a young architectural firm in Brooklyn, hope to realize their design as closely as possible, by executing it themselves. [images]- New York Times

Orchids & Onions design awards taking leave: Revamped program will return next year- San Diego Union-Tribune

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


- 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


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