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Today's News - October 10, 2003

Campus hits and misses. -- An Indian master. -- Making city-building look easy. -- Challenging architecture for a challenging subject. -- Trailer park class. -- Criticizing the critic. -- Loft life makes waves in Miami. -- Face lift for L.A. house. -- Kudos for town design guide. -- High marks for school design in Philadelphia. Weekend diversions: Super-blobs at the V&A; inside the design process in Buffalo; Eisenman "'deconstructs' a pillar of fascism."

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Making Harvard modern: As designer and Design School dean, Josep Lluis Sert pushed the envelope: ...two exhibitions and a symposium [images]- Harvard Gazette

Vanderbilt Hall orientation confuses: The accurate historical preservation of...elaborate facade, while stunning, did little to correct the building's skewed and misguided orientation in relationship to Old Campus. - Herbert S. Newman and Partners- Yale Daily News

Art of architecture expressed in new Ratner Center - Cesar Pelli & Associates; OWP/P- University of Chicago Chronicle

Revering an artist's creativity: By bringing architects like Kahn and Le Corbusier to Ahmedabad, Bal Kishen Doshi was responsible for putting the city on the world’s architecture map.- Times of India

Yerba Buena Gardens' 1st decade a boon for everybody: makes the messy art of city-building look as simple and neat as, well, a walk in the park. By John King- San Francisco Chronicle

Holocaust center built on emotion: ...building will generate controversy...But good architecture is nothing if not challenging. By John Gallagher - Ken Neumann; Grissim/Metz/Andriese Associates- Detroit Free Press

Trailer Park Class: one of the city's most intriguing and thoughtfully designed — not to mention affordable — homes - Studio B Architects [images]- Ski magazine

Architect repels TV attack: RTKL has rejected criticism made in a television programme of its "muddled" design of Worcester hospital [image]- Building (UK)

Loft City: New buildings house hopes for a swinging Miami: ...a way of selling urban real estate.- Miami Herald

Recasting the ruins: A Decaying Modern House Gets a Face-Lift. By Michael Webb - Harwell Hamilton Harris; Chu + Gooding- Los Angeles Times

Town’s design guide wins ASLA award: "...how redevelopment can work with and enhance the town's design." - Landworks; Smith and Vansant- Manchester Journal (Vermont)

Local architects receive honors: School buildings take top AIA awards. By Inga Saffron - Kieran Timberlake Associates; James Bradberry; John Blatteau Associates; Vincent G. Kling; etc.- Philadelphia Inquirer

"Zoomorphic" at the V&A: Invasion of the super-blobs...the victory of rationalist modernism is looking less certain. By Edwin Heathcote - Birds Portchmouth Russum; Ushida Findlay; Michael Sorkin; Foster; Gehry; etc.- Financial Times (UK)

A rare view of the design process: Exhibition to offer public a glimpse of architecture at work - Schwarz/Silver; Toshiko Mori; Office dA; Brian Healy; Architecture Research Office- University at Buffalo Reporter

Book Review: "Giuseppe Terragni: Transformations, Decompositions, Critiques" By Peter Eisenman: Anatomy of a fascist building: A pillar of architectural theory 'deconstructs' a pillar of fascism. By John King- San Francisco Chronicle

In Full Bloom: San Francisco's Conservatory of Flowers - Architectural Resources Group; Tennebaum-Manheim Engineers [images]- ArchNewsNow

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


-- 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


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