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Today's News - January 6, 2004

We lose a Canadian master. -- WTC memorial design finalist will be named today 9but we won't know what it will look like until next week). -- Ground zero is subject to review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act…there are now 65 consulting parties, and the list may grow. -- Muschamp: "The review may well liberate the site from the clutches of politicians, architects, their publicists…" -- Bam, Iran can be rebuilt with mud and barbed wire. -- Shopping in Dhaka: a brief history and current trends that take architects to task. -- An amusing tally of Boston's winners and sinners of 2003. -- Thailand wants its own Smithsonian-style museum. -- The architect and her tram. -- An architect's own home turns "a century of California design on its head." -- A Toronto firm "that has made a huge contribution to the evolving landscape of this city." -- Smart growth conference in Portland. -- Marimekko a model of modern lifestyles.

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Obituary: Maxwell Starkman, 82, never forgot humble roots: Famous architect grew up hungry in 1930s Toronto. His last project was Holocaust museum in L.A.- Toronto Star

A Memorial Design Is Chosen: jury...will announce today.- New York Times

Officials to Consider Role of Preservation at Ground Zero: ...will try to forge an official response, one that will guide redevelopment of the site. By David W. Dunlap- New York Times

A Chance to Assess Ground Zero's Historical Significance: Architectural preservationists are coming to the rescue...the ground zero design process may shortly enter a new stage. Legitimacy, it might be called. By Herbert Muschamp- New York Times

'I can rebuild city [Bam, Iran] with mud and barbed wire,' says architect: ...believes his "super-adobe" building technique is the answer. - Nader Khalili- Telegraph (UK)

Shopping facilities in Dhaka: Transformation of architecture: The morphology of a city...can be influenced by the responsive thoughts and works of Architects. By Qazi Muhammad Arif and Ishrat Islam- Daily Star (Bangladesh)

Winners, sinners of Hub design: ...the good deeds and misdeeds of 2003...a clean and dirty dozen prizes for the doings on the landscape and cityscape. By Jane Holtz Kay- Boston Globe

Smithsonian-style museum to eye three million Thai and foreign visitors a year: No decision made on the location- Bangkok Post

Graham's tram: Architect Sarah Graham takes the reins of controversial project - Angelil/Graham/Pfenninger/Scholl Architecture- Portland Tribune (Oregon)

Sun Screen in a Back Alley: The new ideas Lorcan O'Herlihy used in his own house turn a century of California design on its head... [images]- New York Times

The shapes of things to come: Architects bring urban design ethos to evolving landscape. Designs reflect city's maturity. By Christopher Hume - Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg- Toronto Star

3rd Annual New Partners for Smart Growth conference in Portland, Oregon, January 22-24- Pennsylvania State University

"Marimekko: Fabrics, Fashion, Architecture" at the Bard Graduate Center: What's a Gesamtkunstwerk? The Finnish start to the comfortable modern lifestyle.- Wall Street Journal


-- Frank O. Gehry & Associates: Bridge of Life Museum, Panama City, Panama
-- Santiago Calatrava: La Rioja, Bodegas Ysios, Laguardia, Álava, Spain
-- Romero & Schaefle Architect: Hotel Greulich, Zurich
-- Book: Bent Ply: The Art of Plywood Furniture by Dung Ngo and Eric Pfeiffer; Princeton Architectural Press


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