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Today's News - October 17, 2003

Libeskind losing ground at Ground Zero. -- Sydney got it right. -- San Francisco hopes to get it right. -- Plans for New Zealand airport called "Philistine." -- Documenting the recent history and present state of architectural internship and registration. -- Yet another homage to Disney Hall and hopes for downtown L.A. -- Gehry takes on the ivy walls of Princeton; tourist traffic a concern. -- A new home for liberal arts. -- A "pugnacious" new look for London gallery. -- Students take on surrealism in Barcelona. -- Meier wows the crowd at Cornell. -- Call for creations in tile. -- Time to update spell-check: SPA updates its architectural lexicon.

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Disappearing Act: Daniel Libeskindís plan for ground zero was the peopleís choice, but the architect has been virtually neutralized by commercial forces...chance for a Rockefeller Center of our time is now at risk. By Joseph Giovannini- New York Magazine

Sydney got it right: Instead of enjoying world-wide envy for the Sydney Opera House, Australia could just as easily have been an international laughing stock. - Joern Utzon- Daily Telegraph (Australia)

A truth that towers far above the city: The architectural challenge facing San Francisco...is to make the future as appealing as the past, to create buildings that make life here better, not worse. By John King- San Francisco Chronicle

Functional masterpieces possible, critic says: Aims for Dunedin International Airport cause alarm..."Philistine" aspects of initial plans...- Otago Daily Times (New Zealand)

2003 Internship & Career Survey - Final Report from AIA/ArchVoices- AIA/ArchVoices

Walt Disney Concert Hall: Resonating with the hopes of L.A...and how it may change the face of one of the world's largest cities. - Frank Gehry; Nagata Acoustics [images]- San Francisco Chronicle

Modern library planned amid Princeton's ivied halls: The ultra-modern $60 million structure will be more reminiscent of the Sydney Opera House than the colonial look of Princeton's iconic Nassau Hall. - Frank Gehry- Trenton Times (New Jersey)

Panel endorses Gehry-designed library at PU: Titanium and glass structure raises some concerns about the traffic impact of the potential tourist attraction.- Princeton Packet

Santa Monica College To Build New Liberal Arts Complex - Renzo Zecchetto Architects; Gensler [image]- Santa Monica Mirror (California)

Under a mackerel sky: London's Hayward Gallery...this pugnacious building is likely to win new friends. By Jonathan Glancey - Haworth Tompkins- Guardian (UK)

Architecture students design metaphorical home for "water-souls longing for the sea": 2003 Barcelona seminar was titled "Surrealism, Scale and Surface."- University at Buffalo Reporter

"The New Architecture of Optimism" lecture wowed a packed Statler Auditorium - Richard Meier- Cornell Daily Sun

Call for Entries: Ceramic Tiles of Italy Design Competition 2004. Deadline: January 30, 2004- Assopiastrelle/Association of Italian Ceramic Tile Manufacturers

50 new architectural terms for the 21st Century (updated)- Small Practice Architects / SPA.UK

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