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Today's News - August 7, 2003

Greek Olympics not so green. --Green technology pays back. -- Urban and sustainable in Australia. -- Rehab and adaptive re-use hot niche markets. -- Preservation issues from New York, Miami, L.A., and Boston. -- Sneak-peek at Disney Hall: "Urban design is not Frank's forte." -- A Russian Disneyland will be 15 years in the making. -- Sydney Design Week opens today with some hot young talent. -- A slew of exhibition reviews from New York to Brussels. -- A 1936 cartoon timely today.

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Athens Organizers Fail Green Test: ...after Sydney was hailed for staging the first "Green Games," environmental groups have accused the Olympic movement of taking a giant step backwards in Athens.- Planet Ark

Green Technology: Froth or Foundation? Companies and institutions with vision...are making investments for the long haul in the form of entirely green buildings or campuses.- Land Development Today

Eco-friendly home nearly a bill-free zone: expected to be the most sustainable built in an Australian urban area- Sydney Morning Herald

Rehabs: A Solid Niche In A Shaky Market: There's strong demand for architecturally interesting urban spaces for retail, apartments and office.- National Real Estate Investor

Modern Makeover: Manhattan preservationists object to the renovation of Two Columbus Circle. - Edward Durell Stone; Allied Works Architects [image]- National Trust for Historic Preservation

Little house on Prairie raises big issue on preservation: Miami Beach among handful of cities...to seek a solution to the trend known sometimes as ''bash and build.'' By Beth Dunlop [image]- Miami Herald

Architects Court a Better Setting for a Jewel of a House: Schindler House...caught up in an extraordinary architectural debate...imaginary competition - Lorcan O'Herlihy; Zaha Hadid; Peter Eisenman; Coop Himmelblau [images]- New York Times

A link revisited: New vision to preserve Northern Ave. Bridge is gaining momentum...complete with a glassed-in corridor for pedestrians and limited vehicular traffic. - Schwartz/Silver Architects- Boston Globe

Overture to Disney Hall: ...there is no doubt that it is a Gehry and a disappointment. By Sam Hall Kaplan- KCRW.org (Los Angeles)

Russian 'Disneyland'? ...city is in talks with several potential foreign investors for the $6 billion project...- Moscow Times (Russia)

White Hot Design Talent Revealed: Young Designer of the Year Award winners announced at the launch of Sydney Design Week 2003- Powerhouse Museum

Eyes Wide Open: "OPEN: New Designs for Public Space" A show about public space makes us look hard, and it ain't easy. [images]- The Slatin Report

Smart Walls, Smart Future: "SmartWrap...is the building skin of the future" - KieranTimberlake Associates- New York Times

"Art Nouveau en projet/Art Nouveau in Progress": an exhibition which examines its past...As the show tours, each host city will include in it its own mini-exhibition- Financial Times (UK)

Sobering thoughts from abroad: "The American Effect: Global Perspectives on the US 1990-2003" at the Whitney- Financial Times (UK)

Anyone for breakfast on bent pipes? The modern movement in architecture and design...did not always sit comfortably with the cozy, conventional view of the home- Christian Science Monitor

Housing the Machine: Industrial facilities don't have to be unattractive. - Hillier [images]- 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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