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Today's News - November 4, 2003

This week on ArcSpace: Scotland and Miami. -- We lose a master of tall buildings and a master of library design. -- Libeskind finds a publisher. -- A recent report about New Urbanism "implies a grim world in which crime prevention is our top planning priority." -- New Urbanism is the ticker for a new Jersey City development. --Even with "a team of decent, if carefully muzzled, architects", London's Paternoster Square misses the mark. -- It's not all hearts and flowers for Disney Hall. -- Miami's performing arts center not on time or budget. -- A new Chicago theater is "delightfully monumental inside despite an exterior that seems thimble-small." -- Alsop makes a building in Ontario fly. -- A beautiful green building and a smart dumb box for two Oregon campuses. -- Two designers and two views of what quality design means. -- Architects' emotional demons (say it isn't so!). -- Tschumi as the thinking man's architect. -- Blackwell builds and teaches his vision. -- A Wright rediscovered in Racine?

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-- RIAS Award for Best Building in Scotland: An Turas, Tiree - Sutherland Hussey Architects, with Jake Harvey, Glen Onwin, Donald Urquhart & Sandra Kennedy
-- Exhibition: Museums for a New Millennium, Miami Art Museum
-- Benson & Forsyth: Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
-- Book: "Eichler: Modernism Rebuilds the American Dream" By Paul Adamson & Marty Arbunich

 Obituary: Lynn S. Beedle, 85, an Expert on Tall Buildings: founder and guiding influence behind the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat- New York Times

Obituary: Philip Chu, Architect, 83: work included libraries at Amherst, Barnard and Bryn Mawr Colleges and at Princeton University- New York Times

Freedom Tower architect to write book: Daniel Libeskind will write about "tragedy, memory and hope, and the way architecture can reshape human experience"...a portion of the proceeds would go to Windows of Hope- NY Newsday

Op-Ed: New Urbanism Does Not Promote Crime: A recent report linking New Urbanism to increased crime...uses erroneous assumptions and jumps to false conclusions.- PLANetizen

'New town in town': Jersey City approves phase I of $4.8 billion Liberty Harbor North plan...Example of 'new urbanism' - Plater-Zyberk and Company; Gruzen Samton; Lindemon, Winckermann, Deupree Martin; Rothzeid, Kaiserman, Thomson and Bee [image]- Jersey City Reporter

It's a jumble out there: After decades of waiting, the square around St Paul's is finished. Shame it's such a hotch-potch, By Jonathan Glancey - William Whitfield; Richard MacCormac; Eric Parry; Allies and Morrison [image]- Guardian (UK)

Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz? Walt Disney Concert Hall has completely inverted the formula for civic architectural practice. - Frank O. Gehry- Los Angeles Alternative Press

Performance postponed: Performing Arts Center of Greater Miami...over 16 months behind what was originally hoped for - Cesar Pelli & Associates- Miami Herald

Joan and Irving Harris Music and Dance Theater long dance: Modest on the outside, striking beauty inside. By Blair Kamin - Hammond Beeby Rupert Ainge- Chicago Tribune

Light and learning in Eugene: University of Oregon's new Lillis Business Complex give is less "how environmentally correct" than "how beautiful." Epler Hall dormitory at Portland State University is "a smart dumb box." By Randy Gragg - SRG Architects; Mithun Architects- The Oregonian

How to Make a Building Fly: The Ontario College of Art and Design fits Will Alsop's practice of building unhumble buildings for humble organizations. - Robbie/Young & Wright [image]- New York Times

Designed to be different: Both are noted advocates of quality, style and elegance in design. But Philippe Starck and Piero Lissoni have differing outlooks and highly independent opinions about the meaning of good design- Business Times (Singapore)

Architecture's emotional demons: Most architects are trained to believe they are unified, holistic personalities..."caste system seems to trump that egalitarian nature of the profession." - Stanley Stark/HLW International (Building Design & Construction)- First Source

For Bernard Tschumi, concepts, not concrete, are the building blocks of architecture: the thinking man's architect...Part of a group of architects labeled under the Deconstructivist banner...like Rem Koohaas and Zaha Hadid- Korea Herald

Marlon Matthew Blackwell: Building vision...his is a part of skyline- Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Wright rediscovered: The prospect of discovering an unknown Frank Lloyd Wright house in Racine is tantalizing. Cecil Corwin...is the thread that ties the two houses together.- Journal Times (Racine, WI)

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


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