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Today's News - October 6, 2003

This week at ArcSpace: Miralles in Scotland, Piano in Manhattan, and Hodgetts + Fung in Pasadena. -- New York City's first official Architecture Week launches tomorrow with a new Center for Architecture. -- Curious confusion about who actually won U2 Tower competition. -- Mies house goes to auction December 12 (could it end up in Idaho?). -- I.M. Pei: and insightful interview and a thoughtful review of his Washington, DC work. -- Living small: affordable, livable, and aesthetically rewarding. -- An architect dedicated to the needs of the needy (bathhouse included). -- A gem of a ferry house is up for Stirling Prize (winners will be announced Saturday). -- Another arts project with hopes of spurring development. -- Even acoustician is worried about too few seats in performing arts center. -- Cathedral on the fast track: after 121 years, builders say they only need another 20 to finish Gaudi's masterpiece. -- Over-the-top amenities to lure students. -- Awards for innovative learning environments (not too many Jacuzzis on the list). -- Design award winners abound in San Francisco, Maryland, and Kentucky.

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-- In construction: Enric Miralles, Embt Arquitectes Associats SL: Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, Scotland
-- In construction: Renzo Piano Workshop: Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City
-- Hodgetts + Fung: Sinclair Garden Pavilion, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California
-- Book: The Villas of Palladio By Giovanni Giaconi, Text by: Kim Williams; Princeton Architectural Press

 New Center for Architecture on La Guardia Place to Open ...Tuesday, at the beginning of [NYC] Architecture Week - Andrew Berman Architect- New York Times

Were 3W the architects the Dublin Docklands Development Authority were looking for? The U2 Landmark Tower Controversy Rumbles On! - Burdon Dunne Architects/Craig Henry Architects- Archeire.com

Historic Mies van der Rohe Farnsworth House on auction block: ...stoking fears that the steel-and-glass house could be moved, altered or closed to the public. By Blair Kamin- Chicago Tribune

Architect at the Apex: I.M. Pei's Pyramids and Sharp Angles Have Taken Him in One Direction: To the Top. By Linda Hales- Washington Post

The D.C. Pei List: Losses and Gains: Role, Results Are Mixed Beyond the Mall. By Benjamin Forgey- Washington Post

Living small: Thinking big: ...affordable, livable and beautiful modernist aesthetic to home building ...next step: pre-fab - Christopher Robertson and Chris Krager/KRDB [images]- Star-Telegram (Dallas/Ft. Worth)

Migrants get bathhouse: Modern architecture meets essential need in a North Carolina field - Bryan Bell/Design Corps [images]- News & Observer (North Carolina)

When the boat comes in: God made the wait for a ferry on Tiree a beautiful experience - with a little help from some designers. By Jonathan Glancey - Sutherland Hussey Architects- Guardian (UK)

Performing arts center raises controversy about size: a small hall could backfire fiscally - Moshe Safdie; Theatre Projects Consultants; Yasuhisa Toyota/Nagata Acoustics- Kansas City Star

Art Academy of Cincinnati new campus will fill void, spur development - Design Collective; McGill Smith Punshon; George Sexton Associates- Cincinnati Business Courier

Work on Gaudí's masterpiece ahead of schedule: builders of Barcelona's colourful Sagrada Familia cathedral are now confident they can finish the job in 20 more years. [image]- Guardian (UK)

Jacuzzi U.? A Battle of Perks to Lure Students...has led to the construction of amenities once unimaginable on college campuses.- New York Times

2003 DesignShare Awards for Innovative Learning Environments: 71 projects from 16 countries- Design Share

2003 AIA San Francisco Excellence in Design Award: Best of the Bay and Green Design Award Winners [images]- AIA San Francisco

AIA Baltimore and Maryland design awards: Bringing building back to life wins top honors - Cho Benn Holback + Associates; Alexander Design Studio; Riley & Rohrer; Ayers Saint Gross; Hord Coplan Macht; Cannon Design; etc.- Baltimore Sun

Kentucky Museum of Art + Design gets top honor from Kentucky Society of Architects - Chu + Gooding Architects/Michael Koch and Associates; Omni Architects; Guyon Architects; Potter & Cox Architects; GBBN Architects- Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

Survival of the Fittest: Efficient and effective support staff adds dollars to your bottom line.- ArchNewsNow


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