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Today's News - December 15, 2003

ArcSpace takes us to France, London, Denmark, and Sweden. -- WTC memorial plans: process flawed and not as democratic as it seems; calls to take more time. -- Farnsworth House 11th hour save by preservationists. -- Some modern landmarks not so lucky in Sydney. -- Ouroussoff evaluates Baghdad's architectural heritage (great slide shows). -- Plans for Stockton, California, honor Filipino ingenuity and heritage. -- Glancey appraises 2003 architectural winners and losers. -- An experiment in affordable green housing. -- Architecture aids the battle to cure autism. -- Big plans for rail yards in Chicago. -- Pitching to the public to fund Fourth Grace, and plans for the UK's largest cultural buildings. -- Attack of the parking podiums in Chicago. -- Quick takes on designs for Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth. -- Air museum soars. -- Cautionary cultural woes in Philadelphia and Toronto. -- Awards are golden in India.

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-- Competition winners: Shigeru Ban; Jean de Gastines & Philip Gumuchdjian, Centre Pompidou - Metz, France
-- Competition winners: Foreign Office Architects: The Music Box, BBC Music Centre, White City, London
-- Foster & Partners: Elephant House, Copenhagen Zoo, Denmark
-- Half-way mark: Santiago Calatrava: Turning Torso, Malmø, Sweden

 Letter to the Editor: Memorial Plan: Flawed Prcoess. By Glenn D. Lowry, director of the Museum of Modern Art- New York Times

The dust needs to settle at ground zero: Can too much democracy be a bad thing? ...New Yorkers are undergoing their own version of the populism plague as they debate a potential ground zero memorial... By Simon Houpt- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Farnsworth House saved: Last-minute donations rescue Mies masterpiece at auction. final price: $7,511,500- Chicago Tribune

It's enough to make an architect walk the planks: ...award-winning Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool...the latest iconic Sydney building to be altered, to the fury of its architect, Ed Lippmann. But he is in good company. - Glenn Murcutt; Harry Seidler; Bruce Rickard; Ken Woolley; Michael Dysart; Peter Muller- Sydney Morning Herald

In Search of Baghdad: A four-part series by critic Nicolai Ouroussoff on the architectural heritage of the Iraqi capital. [slide shows]- Los Angeles Times

Opinion: Building America: Fernandez Hong Leary Wong (fhlw) Pacific Group proposal [for Stockton, CA] is a monument to Filipino ingenuity and greatness and a means of empowering Filipinos toward leadership roles in charting America’s destiny.- The Manila Times

Attack of the blobs: A giant splodge in Austria, another one in Birmingham, and a heavenly hotel in the Chilean desert ... Jonathan Glancey appraises 2003- Guardian (UK)

Could 'Affordable' Housing Be Well-Designed -- And Green? ...the rest of the country will be hearing about the Winston-Salem experiment. By Neal Peirce- Washington Post Writers Group

Center's Design Tries To Aid Autism Battle: Can a building help cure a disease? That's the intention of a unique new research and diagnostic center... By Alex Frangos - Hammel, Green & Abrahamson (HGA)- Wall Street Journal

Housing to rise on CSX yard: South Loop boom goes on with [$500 million] plans for 1,500 units- Crain's Chicago Business

£40m help for Fourth Grace: Will Alsop's Cloud design, which helped secure the Capital of Culture title, needs public money if it is to be built in time for 2008. [image]- icLiverpool (UK)

Futuristic 'HQ' planned for Capital of Culture: part of a £35m scheme to create one of the country's largest cultural buildings. - Gaunt Francis Associates- icLiverpool (UK)

Attack of the parking podiums: ...lifeless monoliths effectively cut off any interaction between the sidewalk and the building alongside and above them.- Chicago Tribune

'They inspire either hate or indifference': [Press] Reactions to the shortlist for the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square- Guardian (UK)

Lots of Air, And Plenty Of Space: At the National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, Bigger Really Is Better. By Benjamin Forgey - William Hellmuth/Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum [image]- Washington Post

Art deals delaying Calder Museum project: in danger of stalling....the city art barons are already fantasizing about the architectural medley... By Inga Saffron - Tadao Ando; Moshe Safdie; Renzo Piano- Philadelphia Inquirer

Gallery in the throes of a gamble: The troubled Art Gallery of Ontario might look to the Royal Ontario Museum for a cautionary tale - Frank Gehry; Daniel Libeskind- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Honour for Balkrishna Doshi: Golden Architect Award. Other awards to Rajeev Kathpalia; Stephen Paumier; etc.- Indian Express (Ahmedabad)

Modernism for Sale: Richard Mandel House by Edward Durell Stone [images]- ArchNewsNow


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