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Today's News - February 9, 2004

Inspired by Schindler. -- Is it development or over-development? (A question not just for New York.) -- Pollution solution: bulldoze the town. -- Of parking lots and global warming. -- But then there's smog-busting paint and a catalytic cement (good for parking lots?). -- Vancouver cloned in Dubai. -- Tennessee gets Disney-fied - 'er - new urbanized. -- Architecture that literally - and figuratively - heals and builds bridges. -- Embassy compound in Beijing to be a "bureaucratic village" and an "American front porch." -- Holyrood architect: "genius or bonkers?" -- Storm and fog still swirling around E.D. Stone's 2 Columbus Circle. -- The delicate touch of an architect whose "elevated status in the world of architecture has…been unreflected in his workload" gives new life to clumsy architecture. -- A Korean architect might take on politics. -- A London show for the "Robin Hood of Hungarian architecture." -- The Finnish snow is a-glow with starchitects. -- Students take on humane habitats. -- A moment of Monday morning mirth from SPA.

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Habitat 825: An apartment building draws inspiration from its neighbor - Schindler's Kings Road House. - Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects [images]- ArchNewsNow

Is New Building Ruining City Neighborhoods? -- The Overdevelopment Debate- Gotham Gazette

Something in the Air: A Midwestern power plant found a novel way to make sure local residents weren't harmed by pollutants: It bought the town and emptied it. [slide show]- New York Times Magazine

A parking lot effect? ...research into the impact of land-use changes on global temperature is getting attention... The effect on public policy could be enormous.- Christian Science Monitor

Smog-busting paint soaks up noxious gases: Its makers hope it will give architects and town planners a new weapon in the fight against pollution.- New Scientist

False Creek in the Arabian desert: ...Dubai Marina is a virtual clone of Vancouver's famous waterfront community. By Trevor Boddy- Vancouver Sun

Southern Land builds future to mirror the 'good old days': Westhaven...the largest new-urbanism development in Tennessee, with 30 full-time architects, engineers and landscape designers... - Andres Duany- The Tennessean

Healing a gash in the nation's civic fabric: Transportation facilities by definition can seem prosaic... But Calatrava has transformed the genre...to create exalted civic spaces. By Whitney Gould - Santiago Calatrava; DMJM + Harris; STV Group- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Toronto firm's work borders on a statement: Fort Erie crossing [Peace Bridge]...conveys sense of Canadian openness. By Christopher Hume - NORR Architects- Toronto Star

U.S. plans new embassy in Beijing: 10-acre building complex designed in the Bay Area. By John King - Skidmore Owings & Merrill; Peter Walker- San Francisco Chronicle

Enric Miralles: genius or bonkers? The latest revelations from the Fraser [Holyrood] Inquiry puts the reputation of the lead architect on the line. - EMBT; RMJM- Sunday Herald (Scotland)

Facing a Turning Point: Columbus Circle's odd building sits in a storm over its renovation: Amid the fog of words is a striking, elegant new design...that would transform the carcass...into an urban adornment. By Justin Davidson - Edward Durell Stone; Brad Cloepfil/Allied Works Architecture- NY Newsday

Tony Fretton's redevelopment of the Camden Arts Centre: The clumsy architecture has been leavened by the delicate touch of, and I say this carefully, the finest architect working in Britain today. By Edwin Heathcote- Financial Times (UK)

An architect's blueprint for success: After helping women break into engineering, Kim Jin-ai eyes politics - Seoul Forum- Korea Herald

Ideal dome exhibition: Imre Makovecz's most sensational new building consists of a Renaissance tempietto that has crashed into a Magyar yurt. By Jonathan Glancey [image]- Guardian (UK)

The worlds of art and architecture converge in Lapland this winter. - Ando; Diller + Scofidio; Future Systems; Hadid; Isozaki; LOT/EK; Morphosis; Norten; etc. [link to images]- The Snow Show

Winners Announced: IAHH Student Design Competition 2004- International Association for Humane Habitat

One Minute Lecture: Lord Rogers tackles urbanism. [images]- Small Practice Architects / SPA.UK

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


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