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Today's News - March 2, 2004

We lose an outspoken teacher, writer, and expert in Soviet avant-garde architecture. -- Nominations sought for universal design awards. -- And yet another stab at the "creative class." -- Different approaches to mass-produced housing in Russia. -- Thinking big again in NYC. -- French architect wins university commission in Korea. -- Young Chicagoan wins big in Perth Amboy. -- Lavish development plans for old seminary site. -- Big plans and big buildings in Beijing. -- Students interpret five very different masters. -- A Chicago master strikes out on his own. -- Designing stage sets (and winning awards) more satisfying than building design. -- Query: What Living Architects use Mathematics in Their Designs?

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Obituary: Catherine Cooke, 61, a world authority on the architecture and design of the Soviet avant-garde in the 1920s.- Telegraph (UK)

2004 da Vinci Awards for universal design of products and environments. Deadline: May 28- Engineering Society of Detroit

The Curse of the Creative Class: A generation of leftish policy-makers and urban planners is rushing to implement Richard Florida’s vision... By Steven Malanga- City Journal/The Manhattan Institute

City Leaves 'Khrushchev' Houses to Investors: Different approaches to rebuilding mass-produced housing are used across Russia.- St. Petersburg Times (Russia)

Thinking Big Again: ...excitement created by the redevelopment of the WTC, there is now more long-term urban planning and large-scale development on the table that at any time since the Lindsay administration in the 1960s created a master plan for the city.- Gotham Gazette

Ewha Womans University to create green 'Campus Valley': selection of an international architect...focuses on establishing a world-class research university. - Dominique Perrault- Korea Herald

Harmonizing nature and architecture: The Ewha Campus Center is quite special to its architect Dominique Perrault.- Korea Herald

Architect for $84 million Perth Amboy High School announced: John Ronan, 40, of Chicago...beat out three established firms, Peter Eisenman Architects, Morphosis, and Fox & Fowle [image]- Home News Tribune (New Jersey)

Old seminary site has new worldly use: poised to be redeveloped into a lavish townhome, condominium and retail center. - David Owen Tryba Architects- Rocky Mountain News (Denver)

CCTV to get grand new home: will be among the first of 300 architectural complexes to be constructed in Beijing's new Central Business District - Rem Koolhaas/Office for Metropolitan Architecture [image]- People's Daily (China)

Design Dictum: Technically possible, humanly desirable: student-designers interpret design philosophies - Mies van der Rohe; Robert Venturi; Adolf Loos; Louis Sullivan; Eero Saarinen- Manila Bulletin

Architect Dirk Lohan starting own practice: ...did not address what conflicts caused him to leave the firm, which became Lohan Caprile Goettsch two years ago. By Blair Kamin- Chicago Tribune

Speaking the space language: Architect Caecar Chong finds designing sets more satisfying than designing buildings.- The Star (Malaysia)

Query: What Living Architects use Mathematics in Their Designs?- Nexus Network Journal

Hopes are Ever Higher: Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for High Line Master Plan Issued by Friends of the High Line and NYC- ArchNewsNow

INSIGHT: San Francisco's New Vancouver-Mania - Part II. By Trevor Boddy- ArchNewsNow


-- Competition winner: Coop Himmelb(l)au: European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
-- Sneak preview: Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen: Århus Art Museum, Denmark
-- The Architect's Studio: Sketches by Glenn Murcutt
-- Book: Glenn Murcutt: A Singular Architectural Practice By Haig Beck and Jackie Cooper
-- Images: Makoto Sei Watanabe: K-Museum, Tokyo


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