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Today's News - March 22, 2004

The A&D community loses a legend. -- Hadid takes the Pritzker (in case you hadn't heard). -- Music sparks downtown redevelopment in Detroit. -- What ever happened to well-designed 9and well used) staircases? -- What will the neighbors think? NIMBY about container housing in Massachusetts; pleased as punch in Philadelphia. -- A green HQ for Kresge Foundation. -- Rejuvenating the forgotten urban edges of cities. -- Finding beauty in fragments of Boston artery. -- Garage woes in San Francisco and Moscow. -- Miami skyline lures international architects. -- Of birds and glass: let's be a bit more inventive. -- Foster loses another man. -- Picasso's hand (and eye) in architecture. -- Housing and green building awards abound.

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Obituary: Lester Dundes, 90, a Publisher and a Force in Interior Design- New York Times

Zaha Hadid chosen as the first woman to become the 2004 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize- The Hyatt Foundation

Musical Catalyst: Detroit's Max M. Fisher Music Center sparks downtown redevelopment - Diamond and Schmitt Architects [images]- ArchNewsNow

Fellow (unhealthy) Americans -- let us rise to the challenge and take to the stairs ... if we can find them. By John King - Fee Munson Ebert; SmithGroup; Foster and Partners; Morphosis [images]- San Francisco Chronicle

Self-contained housing: Gloucester Green: ...an 18-acre development built with unused shipping containers...Mayor [said] proposal "was like science fiction." - Fox & Fowle- Lawrence Eagle-Tribune (Massachusetts)

Neighbors can live with new Schmidt Brewery's site plan: Once the Big-Box Bully...developer...is now its Guru of Good Design. By Inga Saffron - Erdy McHenry Architecture- Philadelphia Inquirer

Kresge Foundation to build greener home: Troy offices to set an environmental example. By John Gallagher - Valerio Dewalt Train Associates; Farr Associates- Detroit Free Press

He Measures Oakland's Beat, and Parks Bloom: Walter Hood...a landscape architect who is becoming the Frederick Law Olmsted of dispossessed neighborhoods. [images]- New York Times

Fascination amid the artery wreckage: Fragments of old steel structures give future greenway site an air of mystery. By Robert Campbell - Ken Greenberg- Boston Globe

Ruling on park garage could cost M.H. de Young Memorial Museum: Millions of dollars may be lost- San Francisco Chronicle

City Plans to Restore Central Manezh Exhibition Hall, Add Garage- Moscow Times (Russia)

International architects have eye from afar for design: Famous foreign-born architects...are poised to leave their marks on the [Miami] skyline in greater numbers as signature buildings break ground. - Ott; pelli; Pei; Tschumi; Lapidus; Duany Plater-Zyberk; Candela; Musumano; Viñoly; etc.- Miami Herald

Soaring architecture need not be graveyard for songbirds: Inventive minds surely can find ways for birds and glass to coexist. By Whitney Gould- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Foster and Partners loses third man to Make: John Prevc has defected to the practice set up at the end of last year by Ken Shuttleworth, Lord Foster's former right-hand man- Building (UK)

Architecture: the blue period: One artist has influenced contemporary building design more than any other. Jonathan Glancey on the debt Le Corbusier, Frank Gehry et al owe to Picasso- Guardian (UK)

AIA Announces Eleven Recipients of 2004 Housing Awards for Community Design, Single-family Housing, and Multifamily Housing- American Institute of Architects (AIA)

NAHB Announces 2004 Pillars Of The Industry Award Finalists for Excellence in Multifamily Housing- National Association of Home Builders

NAHB Announces Winners of 2004 National Green Building Awards- National Association of Home Builders


-- Massimiliano Fuksas: Ferrari Management Headquarters, Maranello, Italy
-- Under construction: Santiago Calatrava: Liège Guillemins TGV Station, Liège, Belgium
-- Álvaro Siza: Meteorology Center, Barcelona
-- Book: Inside Africa By: Laurence Dougier and Frédéric Couderc


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