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Today's News - October 29, 2003

We lose a professor who taught generations that the profession of architecture includes social responsibility. -- Thames Gateway: a grand plan or potential monster. -- A vision for Philadelphia. -- Archeology and rebuilding Iraq. -- Berlin memorial bedevilment continues. -- Researchers have a new home and a new way of working. -- Mies house fate on the block; a personal visit. -- Wright Manhattan showroom given new life. -- Gigantic sculpture at the heart of a master plan. -- Architect digs rammed-earth house. -- Hecho in Mexico. -- Hawaiian hands shape luxury projects in China. -- Architecture and economics. -- Business looking up. -- Marathon charrette to design city of the future. -- Provocative ideas from the 1970s.

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Obituary: Roger Montgomery, 78, taught generations of students at UC Berkeley that architecture cannot be separated from the world around it. By John King- San Fancisco Chronicle

The Thames Gateway: here be monsters: the perfect solution [for] a rapidly growing London ...there are few reasons to relocate to this cockney Siberia. And what will happen to all the eels and yellowhammers? By Jonathan Glancey- Guardian (UK)

An outsider's vision for saving Philly: ...job core at the heart of the city; solid public transportation; recognize the value of your historic housing stock. By Richard Layman- Philadelphia Inquirer

Archaeological Issues Could Impact Construction: Added to the myriad issues facing companies involved in the rebuilding of Iraq...- Baghdad Museum Project

Holocaust Legacy: Germans and Jews Debate Redemption: latest issue to bedevil the Holocaust Memorial project - Peter Eisenman- New York Times

Clark Center, 'nucleus for a range of new research' opens: design reflects a radical departure from science as it is done traditionally...a new way of working, almost anarchy - Foster and Partners [image]- Stanford Report (California)

Sheer Treasure: Fate of Mies House Is on the Block: Farnsworth House's useful life as a house is perhaps over. The building's public time has come, one hopes... By Benjamin Forgey- Washington Post

An Afternoon Amid the Glass Walls of Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House- New York Times

New in the Showroom: Wright: Mercedes-Benz dealership at East 56th Street, built in 1954 as a Jaguar showroom, was Frank Lloyd Wright's first work in New York City - Gerner Kronick +
Valcarcel Architects [image/slide show]
- New York Times

The next big thing: Will Alsop is hoping to incorporate Anish Kapoor's gigantic, trumpet-like sculpture into his masterplan for the proposed £50m revival of Middlesbrough docks. By Jonathan Glancey- Guardian (UK)

Architect's dream rises from earth: Always engaged by environmental issues...longed to build a rammed-earth house. - Noel F. Cross Architect- Detroit Free Press

Award Winning Public Library Project Creates New Trend in the Construction Industry: fabricating the new Salt Lake City public library in Mexico and transporting to USA [saves] $1.5 million - Moshe Safdie; VCBO Architecture- Hispanic PR Wire

China’s new architects: Hawaii firms are exporting their expertise to China as demand grows there for luxury and resort housing - Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo; AM Partners [images]- Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Investor draws on architectural background: artistic ideals soon clashed with the economic realities she encountered while studying how to build low-cost dwellings. - Patrice Derrington- Forbes

October Work-on-the-Boards survey: Billings on the Upswing Again in September, But Weakly: Many firms expect to add staff in 2004, but others hold tight- American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Building An Evolutionary City In 24 Hrs In One Room November 1-2: [CITY IN A ROOM] 'thought experiment'...alternative ideas about how we think about cities - John Frazer; S333 Architecture + Urbanism; Pavlov Media; Onix Architecten- Scoop (New Zealand)

Canadian Centre for Architecture opnes "out of the box: price rossi stirling + matta-clark": presents provocative and influential architectural ideas of the 1970s- Art Museum Network News

Iconic Arcs: Jubilee Church by Richard Meier & Partners [images]- ArchNewsNow

Urban Aria: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts - Diamond and Schmitt Architects [images]- ArchNewsNow


-- Opening: Frank O. Gehry & Partners: Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
-- Tadao Ando Architects: Sayamaike Historical Museum, Osaka, Japan
-- Book: The Grand Tour: Travelling the World with an Architect's Eye By Harry Seidler


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