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Today's News - April 6, 2004

We lose a champion of good architecture and intelligent conservation. -- Paris can teach North America a few things about urbanism. -- Call for entries for smart growth and school design awards. -- Richmond, VA, calls for green construction. -- California wants to go all the way with feng shui. -- Colleges build for the community. -- New Zealand presents supreme prizes for landscape design. -- An international think tank in India explores the future of art and design academies. -- Two big cultural projects for Texas. -- Hadid wows them at Yale. -- Architecture and music: some interesting pairings. -- Preservation Month in Philadelphia approaches. -- The house of the future on view in Rotterdam. -- Exhibit examines a Senator's astounding contributions to urban environments.

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Obituary: Professor Patrick Nuttgens, 74, founder of York University and of Leeds Polytechnic; a champion of good architecture and intelligent conservation, and a writer, broadcaster and artist.- Telegraph (UK)

Lessons on urbanism from the City of Light: ...the word "city" means something altogether different in North America than it does in France and Europe. By Christopher Hume- Toronto Star

2004 Call for Entries: National Award for Smart Growth Achievement; deadline: June 1- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

DesignShare and School Construction News 2004 International Awards Program for innovative learning environments; registration deadline: April 16- Design Share

Building consensus: Group wants to change construction practices...local architects, engineers, planners [want] to see green-building methods eventually become the standard for all construction.- Richmond Times-Dispatch

Ill wind blows in California over feng shui idea: Lawmaker ignores snickers, proposes new building codes to accommodate earth energies- Chicago Tribune

Community Colleges Building Mixed-Use Facilities: ...adding space for professional training seminars and undergraduate use. - RJF Fletcher-Thompson/Einhorn Yaffee Prescott [image]- New York Times

Supreme prizes at New Zealand Pride of Place Landscape Awards and Landscape of the Year: Taranaki Wharf and Oriental Parade - Megan Wraight Ltd/Athfield Architects; Isthmus Group/Architecture Workshop/Tonkin and Taylor; Chris Goom Landscape Architects and Designers- Scoop (New Zealand)

Identifying the way forward in the arts: Synchronisations, an international think-tank [in Bangalore] probing the future of art and design academies.- The Hindu

Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Foundation to Unveil $275 million Multiform Theater and Opera House Concept Designs on June 9 - Foster and Partners; Office for Metropolitan Architecture- Business Wire

Modernist design for McNay Art Museum's wing - Jean-Paul Viguier; Ford, Powell & Carson- San Antonio Express-News

Hadid discusses architectural career, success- Yale Daily News

Resonating Frequencies: Dialogues on Architecture & Music at Cooper Union (NYC): Thom Mayne/Philip Glass (4/7); and Martha Schwartz/Laurie Anderson and (4/14); Bernard Tschumi/MOBY (4/21)- Time Out New York

May is Preservation Month in Philadelphia: including 11th Annual Preservation Alliance Achievement Awards Luncheon, behind-the-scene tours, and special events- Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia

"Alison and Peter Smithson: From the House of the Future to a House of Today" at Witte de With Center for Contemportary Art, Rotterdam, through June 13 [link to images]- Witte de With Center

"New York's Moynihan": Senator-scholar defies niching: Exhibit extols the resourceful politician's lasting influence as...urbanologist, preservationist...- NY Newsday

Stately Restoration: New York State Capitol Assembly Chamber Floor: A treasure trove of 19th century design is restored and adapted for a 21st century democracy. - Françoise Bollack Architects- ArchNewsNow


-- Nearing completion: Rem Koolhaas/OMA: Seattle Public Library
-- Exhibition installation: The Moderns, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood
-- Symposium: Reimagining Grand Avenue, Los Angeles (Gehry, Hadid, Cobb, Daly, et al)
-- Zaha Hadid, Pritzker Prize 2004 Laureate (as everybody else but a little different!)
-- Tadao Ando: International Library of Children's Literature, Tokyo


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