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Today's News - February 4, 2004

Princeton University loses a mentor who inspired many to humanize architecture. -- Australia decrees this the Year of the Built Environment. -- Edinburgh's design champion wants to rethink the cityscape. -- For the next six Mondays, Denverites can hear six architects' views on the relationship between art and architecture. -- Saving Angkor Wat is a model for saving treasures in other war-torn countries. -- An almost forgotten treasure in Barbados - can it be saved? -- Reshaping the shopping experience on Manhattan's Columbus Circle and in Richmond, B.C. -- Redefining library design in Seattle. -- Non-profit, no-frill design still sparkles with sophistication. -- In Miami, design and technology explored this weekend, and a local firm goes global. -- Geek trivia quiz about Leonardo da Vinci design. -- TV documentary proves that "architect humor is an oxymoron. -- The mysteries of Fallingwater revealed.

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Obituary: Henry Jandl: Long-time [Princeton] architecture professor legacy remembered- Daily Princetonian

Year of the Built Environment: Designs for a better space age: Australians have a chance this year to focus on their built environment. By Chris Johnson, NSW Government Architect and director YBE 2004- Sydney Morning Herald

Man with designs on the capital: Edinburgh’s "design champion" calling for a rethink of the city’s streetscape. - Sir Terry Farrell- The Scotsman (UK)

Design personality: Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver emphasizes people ahead of style to select architect for its new site. By Mary Voelz Chandler - Snøhetta; TEN Arqutectos; Adjaye/Associates; Gluckman Mayner Architects; Predock_Frane; Rick Joy- Rocky Mountain News (Denver)

Saving Cambodia's Treasures: an international campaign to rescue Angkor Wat and other centuries-old temples...a model for safeguarding the ancient sites of Afghanistan, Iraq and other nations enduring war. - Pascal Royère [slide show]- New York Times

Common Sense & Evidence: Empire Theatre of forgotten promises...derelict for 30 years or more...we continue to hear promises, promises and more promises!- Barbados Nation

Glamorous Glass Gives 10 Columbus Circle a Look of Crystallized Noir. By Herbert Muschamp - David Childs/Mustafa K. Abadan/Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Rafael Vinoly [image]- New York Times

Unique British Columbia shopping mall breaks Asian-theme mould, has eye-catching design - Bing Thom- Canada.com

New central library is not by the book - Rem Koolhaas/Office for Metropolitan Architecture; LMN Architects [images]- Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Green Door Puts Out the Welcome Mat: ...an innovative nonprofit agency...proof of something that always seems to need re-proving -- that no-frills design need not lack sophistication and finesse. By Benjamin Forgey - Envision Design- Washington Post

AIA Miami Sponsors 2004 Design and Technology Expo February 6 - 7- AIA Miami

Designing the world: Miami architecture firm sells its high-rise expertise globally - Borges + Associates- Miami Herald

A bridged version: What contemporary architectural project represents the only design in the world based explicitly on plans drafted by Leonardo da Vinci...?- TechRepublic

TV review: "Life & Times: Arthur Erickson": Architect's 'great man' story pompous by design- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Book Review: The mysteries of... "Fallingwater Rising: Frank Lloyd Wright, E.J. Kaufmann and America's Most Extraordinary House" by Franklin Toker. By Patricia Lowry- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On Track: Frank R. Lautenberg Rail Station at Secaucus Junction: Commuting is made easier (and grander) with a transit hub 10 years in the making. - Brennan Beer Gorman Architects [images]- ArchNewsNow


Machado & Silvetti: American University of Beirut Suliman S. Olayan School of Business, Lebanon [images]


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