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Today's News - April 30, 2004

Tribute to a Scottish master. -- Museum of Human Rights names design finalists. -- It's a Foster day: the gherkin charms (and who knew Christopher Wren had a similar design in mind more than 300 years ago!); a waterfront arena on the boards; and a state-of-the-art school (but not enough bathrooms). -- A roadmap of priorities for affordable housing. -- More density for Thames Gateway. -- Model village offers lessons - or does it? -- Not great news for Ground Zero developer. -- 9/11 memorial for Westchester County, NY. -- Big plans for UK coastal development. -- A guide to "design out" crime. -- Urban and urbane in Berlin and Beirut. -- Mass transit the answer for Indian city. -- Most polluted cities: a not-very-pleasant Top 10 list. -- The next step for LEED design.


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Tribute: Andrew Doolan, architect: ...introduced new and exemplary dimensions to architecture in Scotland.- The Scotsman (UK)

Museum of Human Rights names design finalists - Antoine Predock Architect; Dan Hanganu Architects/The Arcop Group; Saucier + Perrotte Architectes [slide show]- CBC (Canada)

Return to the Gherkin: Lord Foster's organic tower in London opens for business, charms the nation, and is a harbinger of the future. By Hugh Pearman [images]- HughPearman.com (UK)

Armadillo creators to design [Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre] river-front arena - Foster & Partners- The Herald (Scotland)

Foster building led to resignation: Teacher quits over design- BD/Building Design (UK)

Report: Four Windows: A Metropolitan Perspective on Affordable Housing in America, 2003 (April 2004): Roadmap of priorities [link to full report]- National Housing Conference

New study to map out high-density Gateway: Joint GLA/LDA study to back up Richard Rogers' call to up housing in Thames Gateway- BD/Building Design (UK)

In for a penny: Jonathan Glancey asks whether Charles's model village could be a beacon of urban expansion- Guardian (UK)

Blow to Builder Over Insurance at Ground Zero: The decision cast doubt on his financing for four office towers planned for the ambitious project...- New York Times

Westchester County Picks Design to Remember 9/11 Victims: "The Rising" - Frederic Schwartz- New York Times

Atkins wins 600m international design competition for a 600m tourism and business development on the Lancashire coast- Building (UK)

Government tells industry how to design out crime: First report on crime prevention in 10 years lists key attributes of safe neighbourhoods and offers 17 case studies- Building (UK)

Building loftier expectations for design: For once, an architect avoids easy analogies between Berlin and Beirut - Jean-Marc Abcarius/Abcarius + Burns- Daily Star (Lebanon)

'Mass transit only answer to parking woes': Public architecture needs to be more ecofriendly and suited to the climate, population and requirements of the concerned cities. - Bernado Fort Brescia/Arquitectonica- Times of India

Lung association ranks most polluted cities: Southern California tops the list of the nation's cities and counties most threatened by air pollution- CNN

Webcast May 13: "LEED-The Next Steps" for Existing Buildings, Core & Shell, and Commercial Interiors- Building Design & Construction


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-- Steven Holl Architects: Beijing Looped Hybrid, Beijing, China
-- Diller Scofidio + Renfro/Fox and Fowle Architects: Street of the Arts, Lincoln Center, New York City
-- Book: Digital Hadid: Landscapes in Motion By Patrik Schumacher
-- Santiago Calatrava: Tenerife Concert Hall, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
-- Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas: Emporio Armani, Hong Kong
-- Nearing completion: NOX, Son-O-House, Son en Breugel, The Netherlands

 

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