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Today's News - August 20, 2003

Tributes to three who helped shape the industry. -- Viñoly wins another Washington, DC project. -- Wright may yet rise in Baghdad. -- High-end architects take on temporary, prefab, and affordable housing London and Trenton. - Melbourne 2030 takes on sprawl. -- Good timing for a conference on density. -- It takes more than lettuce to make restaurants green. -- Aalto studio to open to the public. -- Six designs to open "the heart" of the V&A. -- At odds with modern architecture in Denver and Charleston. -- Inigo Jones biography: "However good or bad…as an architect and designer, he changed everything." -- Starck and steel spiders.

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Tribute: Judith Arango Henderson: Arango founder spread the gospel of good design before its time- Miami Herald

Obituary: Chester Lindsey dead at 76: Architect changed look of Seattle's skyline- Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Obituary: George Pearl, 79: Architect Left Indelible Mark on Landscape of State - Stevens Mallory Pearl & Campbell/SMPC Architects- Albuquerque Journal

Rafael Viñoly Chosen to Design $400 million Convention Center Hotel - Nichols Brosch Sandoval & Associates- Washington Post

'Building for Democracy': Frank Lloyd Wright may yet "build" Baghdad.- Wall Street Journal

Disposable assets: It is simple, cheap and highly adaptable - and it offers the best solution to the current homes shortage...'temporary housing'. - Allford Hall Monaghan Morris; Shigeru Ban; Piercy Conner; Cartwright-Pickard- Telegraph (UK)

High-end architect has design for rundown area in East Trenton: ...hopes Graves' participation will draw more attention to the need for housing the poor can afford - Michael Graves & Associates- The Times (New Jersey)

Melbourne 2030: Council moves to protect streets' leafy heritage: ...part of its bid to rein in urban sprawl- The Age (Australia)

“Density: Myth & Reality”: Boston Hosts First National Density Conference September 11–14- AIArchitect

Redesigning Restaurants: ...transforms them into "green" enterprises.- Environmental News Network

Alvar Aalto Munkkiniemi studio in Helsinki to be renovated: studio is to be opened to the public for the first time- Helsingin Sanomat (Finland)

Opening the heart of an institution: Six international designers submit plans to revamp the garden at the V & A - but your opinion counts too. By Giles Worsley - Martha Schwartz; Olin Associates; Christopher Bradley-Hole; West 8; Gustafson Porter; Kim Wilkie- Telegraph (UK)

It may be art, but can we live with it? Denver museum's provocative addition follows trend of turning showcases into statements...But what if the wing is just plain ugly? - Daniel Libeskind; Davis Partnership [images]- Denver Post

New College of Charleston's arts center design still too modern, residents say - Robert A.M. Stern- Charleston Post and Courier

Inigo Jones and Renaissance England: civil war and an architectural revolution. By Hugh Pearman [images]- HughPearman.com (UK)

Steel spiders in your kitchen? ...enfant terrible of modern design, Philippe Starck- New Indian Express


- Bernard Tschumi: Construction start: New Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece
- Frank Gehry & Partners/Herbert S. Newman and Partners: University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts at Storrs
- Rem Koolhaas/Office for Metropolitan Architecture: Paard van Troje (Trojan Horse), Hague, The Netherlands
- Snøhetta: Final design phase: Museum and Hotel, Tafjord, Sunnmøre, Norway
- Santiago Calatrava: Preliminary design: Woodall Rodgers Extension Bridge, Trinity River Corridor Project, Dallas
- Cruz & Ortiz Architects: Final draft: New Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam


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