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Today's News - November 5, 2003

A (mostly) positive take on London's Paternoster Square. -- Cellphones creating disconnected urbanism. -- Listed building owners in Ireland need a break. -- Recalling a city visionary. -- U.K. architects should focus on affordable housing sector. -- The architecture and mathematics of Jefferson and Schindler are explored. -- Chain store architecture doesn't benefit local talent. -- Koolhaas contemplates "junkspace," Ground Zero, China, and architects who create freedom for others. -- HOK's Rasmus talks aviation architecture. -- Memphis has a new architecture and urban art resource center. -- Profiles: Max Bond and T.C. Lei & Associates (a father/son team). -- Call for entries of Canadian environmental excellence, and a call for papers about landscape within architecture. -- Winners abound in San Francisco and Oregon. -- With applause from some and consternation from others a Nervi building wins "The Test of Time" award.

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Peace descends on St Paul's: Paternoster Square is finally complete - without the classical elements Prince Charles called for. But, says Giles Worsley, he shouldn't be disappointed - William Whitfield; MacCormac Jamieson Prichard; Eric Parry; Allies and Morrison [image]- Telegraph (UK)

Disconnected Urbanism: The cell phone has changed our sense of place more than faxes, computers, and e-mail. By Paul Goldberger- Metropolis Magazine

Owners of listed buildings need more carrot, less stick: Despite its good intentions, the new law on listed buildings is causing hardship and frustration for some property owners- Irish Times

Sitting on a Park Bench, Recalling a City Visionary: Andrew Haswell Green, "The Father of Greater New York"...an early urban planner...largely responsible...for many of the jewels of the city [and] the five boroughs that we know today- New York Times

Fanning the flames of the housing market will leave us all burned: the best response for architects...focus on the low cost sector...because it is going to be needed soon. By Martin Pawley- audacity.org (UK)

Autumn 2003 Nexus Network Journal: homas Jefferson; Rudolph M. Schindler; and more- Nexus Network Journal

Opinion re: Sarasota County zoning ordinance: Design variety won't enrich locals...chain-store and franchise architectural projects, and they only use cookie-cutter designs from their corporate architects- Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Interview: Freed architecture: Rem Koolhaas talks about "junkspace," Ground Zero, China, and architects who create freedom for others [images]- Japan Times

Interview: Ripley Rasmus/Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabau: Veteran aviation designer guides midfield terminal- Indianapolis Star

This space for creators: AIA Memphis chapter, UrbanArt collaborate on resource site [images]- Commercial Appeal (Memphis)

An Architect Plans For Peaceful Plains: J. Max Bond, Jr....whose buildings...have included the dreams and aspirations of those who inhabit them.- The Black World Today

Father-son architecture firm [in Philadelphia] spans generations, cultures - T.C. Lei & Associates (AP)- Miami Herald

Call for entries: 2004 GLOBE Awards for Environmental Excellence recognize the contributions of Canadian enterprises to environmental excellence. Deadline: February 6, 2004- GLOBE Awards

Call for papers: 306090 07: Landscape within Architecture. Deadline: January 30, 2004- 306090

2003 AIA San Francisco Design Awards: Best of the Bay [images]- AIA San Francisco

Simple but effective takes design honors: A day care, restaurant-office and Jesuit center win this year's Portland architects awards. By Randy Gragg - Kevin Cavenaugh; Scott/Edwards Architecture; Hennebery Eddy Architects; BOORA Architects; ZGF Partnership- The Oregonian

Scope to be honored with Test of Time Award: 32 years as a Norfolk icon...architectural wonder or blunder: “This is engineering become art” or “It looks like yesterday’s tomorrow.” - Pier Luigi Nervi; Brad Tazewell [image]- The Virginian-Pilot

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


-- 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


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