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Today's News - November 19, 2003

WTC memorial finalists will be unveiled at 10:30 this morning (NYC time)…there's sure to be lots of reports and repartees tomorrow. -- Philadelphia will lose out on its waterfront with gated developments. -- Shipping containers and alleyways offer housing solutions. -- A new gateway development for Dublin. -- Making brownfields green for golf (just don't breathe). -- London-based firm gets first big UK commission. -- A college dorm is "energetic, intelligent and deeply civilized." -- Finnish stadium gets polish. -- Starck takes on Boston. -- SANAA takes on New York and Toledo. -- Elegant courthouse as corporate HQ. -- College campus as urban infill. -- Campus focus for new firm. -- Houses in TV makeover programs end up anything but livable. -- Form and Function trade show to launch in Australia. -- Inaugural OpenHouseNewYork reports glowing numbers.

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Let's get serious about waterfront access: If the city wants to get Penn's Landing right, it must first develop a holistic planning approach for the whole waterfront. By Inga Saffron - Wallace Roberts & Todd [image]- Philadelphia Inquirer

Shipping Containers Show Promise for Living Space - Fox & Fowle Architects [images]- Engineering News-Record (ENR)

Building on the back streets: Two architects suggest a better use of Toronto's wasted laneway lots...cleverly designed, tidy little housing units...increasing affordable housing and "densifying" downtown. - Terence Van Elslander and Jeffery Stinson- Globe and Mail (Canada)

€400m development to include 19-storey tower block: Merchants Gate...planned opposite the entrance to the new port tunnel in Dublin. - Burke Kennedy Doyle; Michael Collins & Associates; Anthony Reddy and Associates [image]- Irish Times

Golf Boom: Dead Land, Born Again: utilize old landfills, strip mines or industrial "brownfields"...blighted land requires constant monitoring and poses unknown health risks.- CBS News

BBC chooses young designers for music studios: BBC Music Box, highpoint of the corporation's emerging White City "media village" in west London - Foreign Office Architects (FOA) [image]- Guardian (UK)

Non-newsy -- merely wonderful: The University of Toronto's New College residence is both refined and dignified...an energetic, intelligent and deeply civilized response to the special needs of students... - Saucier + Perrotte Architects- Globe and Mail (Canada)

The Olympic Stadium: Built for an Olympics that didn't happen: Leading architects involved in project buoyed by patriotism and 1920s sporting prowess - Yrjö Lindegren and Toivo Jäntti; Kimmo Lintula/Niko Sirola/Mikko Summanen [links to images]- Helsingin Sanomat (Finland)

City backs designer's proposal: Philippe Starck's team would turn old police station into high-end condos - Burt Hill Kosar Rittelmann Associates; Yoo D4 Urbanica- Boston Globe

NY's New Contemporary Art Museum to Build New Manhattan Home - SANAA [image]- Voice of America

Toledo Museum of Art Breaks Ground for Glass Pavilion: ...will be virtually transparent, blurring the boundaries between interior and exterior spaces - SANAA- Art Museum Network News

MBNA Claims Pieces of Wilmington's Elegant Past: $32 million to renovate an elegant granite structure [and] an $84 million, nine-story structure... - Palmer, Hornbostel & Jones; Homsey Architects [image]- New York Times

Ratcliff Designs First California Community College to be Constructed on an Urban Infill Site- Yahoo News

Hillier architects split off to form own firm: ikon.5 to focus on campus designs- Princeton Business Journal

The style council: makeover programs...seem united in a single mission: to prevent any place from resembling a home.- The Age (Australia)

Form and Function set to revolutionise industry: dmg and RAIA will unveil the largest business, networking and education forum for architecture and design in the southern hemisphere.- Infolink (Australia)

First Annual OpenHouseNewYork Reports More Than 45,000 Visitors: provided unprecedented access – free of charge – to 85 sites- OpenHouseNewYork

INSIGHT: The Might-Have-Been Memorial. By Fred Bernstein- ArchNewsNow


-- Competition winner: Zaha Hadid: High Speed Station, Napoli Afragola, Italy
-- Competition winner: NACO/Foster and Prtners/Arup: Beijing Capital Airport, China
-- Book: "The Architecture of Fumihiko Maki: Space, City, Order and Making" By Jennifer Taylor
-- Book: "Prefab" By Allison Arieff & Bryan Burkhart


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