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Today's News - December 16, 2003

Howe not a household name, but designed many familiar objects. -- "Idea" by Libeskind and "given form" by Childs to be revealed on Friday. -- A shortlist of eye-catchers to keep an eye on in 2004 includes most of the usual suspects - and a few surprises. -- Vote for your favorite (and least favorite) public places. --Bids to uncover a "hidden gem": a 25-mile stretch along the Delaware River. -- Big plans in Vancouver but no pictures allowed: a case of "too many hands on the steering wheel"? -- Building - or at least paying for - affordable housing can add floors to luxury towers (and not only in New York). -- Muschamp sounds overwhelmed by "our inadequacy as cultural stewards." -- The conflict between religion and historic preservation. -- Piano gets a resounding thumbs-up for his "Glass Shard," being "billed as London's Empire State Building." -- Dorms go from grotty to grandiose. -- The Aga Khan builds an Ismaili Centre in Dubai. -- Hospital plan in Charleston: less glass more brick? -- Liverpool's first gallery dedicated to architecture as art. -- City planner knows her architecture. -- Good news for landscape architecture grads. -- A grand list of Irish architecture prizes. -- Just for fun: you, too, can build a bridge with a bit of paper and paste.

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Obituary: Jack Howe, 92, architect moved into the field of industrial design and, despite never becoming a household name, was responsible for many familiar objects...worked with Gropius and Fry- Telegraph (UK)

Final Deal Reached on Trade Center Tower: design will not be made public until Friday - Daniel Libeskind; David M. Childs/Skidmore, Owings & Merrill- New York Times

10 buildings for 2004. By Jonathan Glancey- Guardian (UK)

The Place Poll 2003: judge 126 nominees from 16 countries and 98 cities- Project for Public Spaces

Six make bids for riverfront study: The winner will prepare a plan for the lower Bucks waterfront....to help them transform the mostly vacant or industrial sites... - Hillier; Wallace, Roberts & Todd; Brown & Keener Urban Design; HNTB; Urban Strategies- Philadelphia Inquirer

Woodward's plan all words, no pictures: Landmark's redevelopment committee keeps key decisions in-house...committee...seems afraid architecture will kill their "book." By Trevor Boddy- Vancouver Sun

The Alchemy of a Zoning Bonus: a zoning provision that allows developers to make large buildings even larger, if they build — or at least pay for — housing for people with limited incomes- New York Times

Uncertain Future for the Past's Treasures: The size and scope of this year's list of most endangered sites by the World Monuments Fund is a painful reminder of our inadequacy as cultural stewards. By Herbert Muschamp- New York Times

Religion And Historic Preservation: Can Houses of Worship Afford to Maintain Their Historic Buildings? The Conflict Between Mission and Mortar- Gotham Gazette

Renzo Piano strikes the right chord for London: The subtlety and refinement of the Nasher Sculpture Center inspire confidence that Piano can also bring poetry to London's skyline. [image]- Financial Times (UK)

Dorm Deluxe: The simple life? No way. College students indulge as rooms go from grotty quarters to top-tier luxury (via College Town Issues)- Time magazine

Aga Khan announces first Ismaili centre in Middle East: will provide facilities to promote cultural, educational and social programmes - Rami El Dahan- AME Info (United Arab Emirates)

Medical University of South Carolina hopes hospital plan sails ahead: More details of $293 million project to go before public - NBBJ; LS3P Associates [image]- Charleston Post and Courier

Gallery to show best of design: Centre for the Understanding of the Built Environment (Cube)...first gallery in Liverpool dedicated to presenting architecture as art- icLiverpool (UK)

City planner knows architecture: Expertise comes in handy when developers present their proposals - Diana Wheeler- Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Survey: Salaries Increase for Landscape Architecture Grads- American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Architectural Association of Ireland AAIAwards 2004- Archeire.com

Want to Build a Bridge? Williamsburg Bridge will turn 100 [this Friday]...honor the bridge by building your own model. By David Macaulay [link to cutout pattern]- New York Times

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


-- 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


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