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Today's News - May 3, 2004

Another tribute to a Scottish master. -- Registration deadline for Design for a New World draws near. -- Winnipeg and Machu Pichu competition winners (and all entries) on show. -- A stellar list of talent at work in Qatar. -- "The new normalcy": combining architectural aesthetics and armor in Oklahoma City. -- Mexico City is sinking faster than Venice! -- An earth-friendly school that shatters many preconceptions. -- "Manhattan is once again tending to its skyline silhouette." -- The future of manufacturing is looking greener every day (and not just the rooftops). -- Architects taking on the big issues. -- Toronto's now-retired chief planner has qualms - and solutions - for the city's future. -- Makeover for Miami park has possibilities (if old mistakes are not repeated). -- High hopes for MIT's Stata Center. -- Competitors challenge a winner's competitive edge. -- An architect recalls his towering achievements. -- Farnsworth House opens its doors. -- New Nexus issue now online.

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Gifted architect who put his money where his mouth was: Andrew Doolan, who died last week, left a stunning legacy on our streets- The Scotsman (UK)

International Architecture+ Awards 2004: Design for a New World for completed projects in Middle East, Africa or Asia Pacific region; registration deadline: May 15- Architecture+

Silos, trees, turbines in Portage and Main's future? Winnipeg City Crossing competition winners for Canada's windiest corner - Janet Rosenberg & Associates Landscape Architects/Corbett Cibinel Architects; LM Architectural Group; Yoshihara McKee Architects [link to images of all entries]- CBC (Canada)

Virtual Exhibition: Machu Pichu 2004 Competition for a Lodge in Cusco, Peru - winners + all entries [images]- Arquitectum (Peru)

Building on the grandest scale: An unprecedented plan for a series of new museums takes shape in Doha, Qatar - Jean Nouvel; I.M. Pei; Arata Isozaki; Santiago Calatrava; Catherine Findlay [image]- The Art Newspaper

Can architects combine armor and aesthetics? In Oklahoma City, a bold but flawed answer. By Blair Kamin - Ross Barney + Jankowski- Chicago Tribune

Water crisis as Mexico City sinks faster than Venice- Independent (UK)

Indian School offers a design at peace with the earth: ...an earth-friendly tour de force that shatters preconceptions not only about American Indians but also about school design. By Whitney Gould - Antoine Predock; Eppstein Uhen Architects; Chris Cornelius [images]- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Jewels on the horizon: New midtown skyscrapers for Hearst and The Times aim to rise above the ordinary. By Justin Davidson - Renzo Piano; Norman Foster- NY Newsday

Comment: Newest factories mark a trend toward green: ...a sea change in the future of manufacturing in America... By William McDonough- Detroit Free Press

Taking on big issues, not just buildings: An architect strives to put roofs over refugees - Matthew Jelacic/Deborah Gans; Cameron Sinclair/Architecture for Humanity; Monika Wittig- Boston Globe

Planner laments the road we're on: Not only was Paul Bedford Toronto's chief planner until his retirement last month, he was also one of the city's most passionate advocates. The two don't always go together. By Christopher Hume- Toronto Star

A Derelict On Rehab: Could neglected Bicentennial Park get a new life as an art center? - Cooper, Robertson & Partners/Polshek Partnership; EDAW/Michael Graves & Associates; Cesar Pelli; Arquitectonica; Dover, Kohl & Partners; Philip Johnson; Arata Isozaki- Miami Herald

MIT hopes new building will stir the broth of creativity: ...contains all the mysteries of a child's toy box... - Frank O. Gehry (AP)- Boston Herald

Did winning design get unfair edge? - Studio Gang Architects- Chicago Sun-Times

Towering achievements: The architect of the Sears Tower, now a resident of Hobe Sound, reflects of his lofty accomplishments, and building skyscrapers that can withstand terrorist attacks. - Bruce Graham/Skidmore, Owings & Merrill [images]- TCPalm.com (Florida)

Marketing a masterwork: Mies [Farnsworth House] reopens. By Blair Kamin- Chicago Tribune

Spring 2004 Nexus Network Journal for architecture and mathematics now online- Nexus Network Journal


-- Competition: Architecture+ Awards 2004: Design for a New World; registration deadline: May 15
-- 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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