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Today's News - February 16, 2004

Building green is good for business. -- New visions for school design in Scotland. -- An architect calls his profession "a disgrace." -- Denver "swept up in the swelling enthusiasm for good design" but please "find a fresher cliché to replace 'nexus'… Or, hey, here's a thought, just use plain English." -- Debating design rules as a cure for "ugly" (or modern") in Charleston and Tucson. -- Makeover for a Miami park may mean minimizing Noguchi design that "looks better on paper than it functions.'' -- An airport longs to rival Sydney Opera House. -- A once-grand monument to Modernism revived. -- Australia launches a $40,000 design prize. -- Students design the future. -- Art meets design in Mumbai.

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Interview: Parasu Raman, Vice Chairman, World Green Building Council: "Green building mart a big biz opportunity"- Rediff.com India

Architects sent back to school: ...will create a revolutionary blueprint for Scottish schools in the 21st century. - Gordon Murray + Alan Dunlop Architects; Gareth Hoskins Architects; Richard Murphy Architects- The Scotsman (UK)

Architect: Today's designs a disgrace: "Nobody is hungry in my profession. We're all out there disgracing ourselves..." - Hugh Newell Jacobsen- Palm Beach Daily News

Architect's talk draws big crowd: Denver, like much of the rest of the country and even the world, obviously has become swept up in the swelling enthusiasm for good design... - Snohetta- Denver Post

Architecture debate gains new voices as Board of Architectural Review members change: ...could play a major part in...debate about the roles of traditional and contemporary architecture in the older areas of the city.- Charleston Post and Courier

Design rules are working elsewhere: Flexible standards can be cure for ‘ugly,’ Tucson advised- Arizona Daily Star

Bayfront Park hoping to lure residents back to `a treasure': turned to a consultant who made an acclaimed gem from Manhattan's once drug-infested Bryant Park...has delivered a fusillade: Tear out some of Noguchi's monuments... - Daniel Biederman; Wallace Roberts & Todd- Miami Herald

Mineta San Jose Airport wants dramatic eye-catcher to lure global fliers: ...goal is to have it rival San Francisco's Transamerica pyramid building or Sydney's opera house. - Gensler- Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal

Some object lessons in a Thirties revival: the restored Isokon Building, one of the earliest - and most cherished - modernist housing developments...a new and subtly updated exercise in social engineering is about to begin. - Wells Coates; Avanti Architects- Telegraph (UK)

Designs for living on an ocean liner listing to starboard: Isokon project was not without its ironies... Wells Coates was very good at interiors and exteriors, but not necessarily both at the same time. [image]- Telegraph (UK)

Designers front up to world stage: Melbourne designers with international reputations realise the value of spin...The Premier's Award...positioning Victoria as an international centre of design...deadline April 15- The Age (Australia)

Southern Tier students have designs on future: Architectural Awareness Program at Corning Museum of Glass- Ithaca Journal

Friends of Shiva? The god can now meditate in the gallery. But these designers insist it’s all about the form...a show where art meets interior design - Aashish Shah; Ankur Khosla- Indian Express (Mumbai)

And the Winners Are: New Housing New York Competition Winners: Exhibition of inspiring designs for affordable, sustainable housing opens tomorrow.- ArchNewsNow

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


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