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Today's News - September 12, 2003

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Stirling Prize shortlist a race between a Ferrari and a Smart car…the odds are… -- Ground Zero architect as teacher. -- The cultural rebirth of Lower Manhattan begins. -- Bringing San Francisco's waterfront to life. -- Chalk not included: MIT's Stata Center "Three hundred million for glitz, and not one cent for blackboards." -- Not enough studio space for students. -- Congress on Infrastructure Security for the Built Environment convenes next week. -- Long-sought landmark status for NY meatpacking district. -- Carnegie Hall's buried treasure. -- Oops…somebody forgot to tell the architect… -- Treasured church gets a new lease on life. -- Britain's first Modernist home is up for sale. -- Yale show has kissing robots and malleable blobs. -- Scarpa exhibit a must-see in Vienna. -- A most poetic ode to chairs.

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Stirling Prize: Each one a thoroughbred horse for a different course. By Jonathan Glancey - Herzog & De Meuron; Bill Dunster Architects; Foster & Partners; Eric Parry Architects; Sutherland Hussey Architects/Jake Harvey/Donald Urquhart/Glen Onwin/Sandra Kennedy ; Ian Ritchie Architects- Guardian (UK)

Laban could dance off with [Stirling] prize: 2-1 favourite by William Hill bookmakers - Herzog & De Meuron; Bill Dunster Architects; Foster & Partners; Eric Parry Architects; Sutherland Hussey Architects/Jake Harvey/Donald Urquhart/Glen Onwin/Sandra Kennedy ; Ian Ritchie Architects [images]- Guardian (UK)

Former Cranbrook Academy of Art teacher's design to fill Ground Zero: arrived in 1978 to take over as head of the art academy's small architecture department - Daniel Libeskind- Oakland County Press (Michigan)

A Monument to Survival Casts Its Resolve in Stone: Museum of Jewish Heritage new wing will open next week...the first significant physical expression of the cultural rebirth of Lower Manhattan - Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates; Andy Goldsworthy- New York Times

Let's keep waterfront working: It's time to make a good thing better...gorgeous vistas aside, the Embarcadero is half-finished and forlorn. By John King [images]- San Fancisco Chronicle

Questions build right along with MIT's Stata Center: Will Frank Gehry's wildly over-budget and years-behind-schedule...prove to be a well-intentioned embarrassment? Signs point to yes.- Boston Globe

Students [University of South Florida] protest for better architecture program: Lack of studio space in the architecture program has students worried that the school will lose accreditation.- The Oracle

2nd Annual Congress on Infrastructure Security for the Built Environment (ISBE 2003), September 16-18 in Washington, DC- American Society of Landscape Architect (ASLA)

Blood on the Street, and It's Chic: Manhattan meatpacking district wins historic designation- New York Times

Zankel Hall, Carnegie's Buried Treasure: a serene, grown-up place... By Herbert Muschamp - Polshek Partnership; Auerbach, Pollock, Friedlander; Jaffe Holden Acoustics- New York Times

Archaeological oversight puts [Orangerie] renovation at risk: Someone evidently forgot to tell the architect that the museum stands on top of another, much older monument- Guardian (UK)

Church's transformation into business offers answer to many people's prayers: church will become an incubator for new, mass-market consumer products. By Steven Litt - Paul Volpe/City Architecture- Cleveland Plain Dealer

Like it or loathe it...you can't ignore it. Britain's first Modernist house 'scandalised the whole of Buckinghamshire': High and Over - Amyas Connell and Bernard Ashmole [image]- Telegraph (UK)

Designing a building, without drawing it first: "Intricacy," new exhibit at the Yale School of Architecture...curated by Greg Lynn- Yale Daily News

Transcendent within Forms: Master architect work of Carlo Scarpa blended past and present design ideas (current exhibit in Vienna)- Tandem (Canada)

Sitting in judgement: More than any other furniture type, the chair offers an insight into the souls of men and women. - Eames; Breuer; Reitveld; Le Corbusier; Aalto; Saarinen; Starck; etc.- Indian Express (Bombay)


- News from Denmark: Nouvel, Hadid, Maya Lin, Vandkunsten, Libeskind, khras architects, Kasper Salto, Lauritz de Thurah, Niemeyer, Utzon, and...
- Retrospective: Verner Panton - Vision & Play, Danish Design Centre, Copenhagen
- Coop Himmelb(l)auL Final design phase, North Jutland House of Music, Aalborg, Denmark
- Henning Larsens Tegnestue: Under construction: Opera House, Copenhagen
- Søren Robert Lund Architects: Netbureau Araneum Headquarters, Building 90, Copenhagen
- Tegnestuen Vandkunsten: Torpedo Hall Apartments, Copenhagen


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