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Today's News - May 10, 2004

This week on ArcSpace: Milan and Finland. -- We lose a master of more than just woodworking. -- Big decision for downtown Ottawa. -- Design guidelines for country living in Ireland. -- Making the most of gas stations. -- Chinese artists have a hand in shaping their cities. -- Planning the future of Dhaka. -- A call for a "space specifically designed to encourage reflection and contemplation" in Freedom Tower (or perhaps "Tower of Power?"). -- Architects envision affordable housing. -- Jahn takes on SRO (single-room occupancy). -- In Madrid, Foster's tower might be too tall for Rogers' airport in Madrid. -- The "Faulty Towers" of Perry Street. -- A new future for a Paris "monstrosity." -- Linking innovative architecture and innovative science. -- Boston can't stop talking about Gehry. -- James Bond would be at home in new Barcelona building. -- The non-architect who helped put Chicago on the international architecture map. -- California architect finally gets some respect. -- A bevy of awards in British Columbia.

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-- Winning team: Inside Outside Group/Michael Maltzan Architects/Mirko Zardini: Biblioteca degli Alberi, Giardini di Porta Nuova, Milan
-- Ville Hara: HUT Wood Studio Workshop, Korkeasaari Lookout Tower, Helsinki Zoo, Finland

 Obituary: Tage Frid, 88, Woodworker and Danish-Modern Designer...long associated with the Rhode Island School of Design- New York Times

The plans the city passed up: Crucial decision looms for prime downtown building site: add a big institution or a whole lot of commerce. - Barry Padolsky Associates; Dan S. Hanganu & Associates; Richard Chmiel Architect; DCYSM (Desmarais Cousineau Yaghjian, St-Jean, Marchand) [images]- Ottawa Citizen (Canada)

A guiding hand to rural design: What makes a house a well designed one? Cork County Council provides some solid answers in its new guide to rural housing design. - Colin Buchanan & Partners; Mike Shanahan & Associates Architects- Irish Independent

Communities can demand more from developers: ...here and there, suburban officials are getting pickier about gas station design...imagine what Frank Gehry could do for Citgo. By Whitney Gould - Chris Frommell/Lakeside Development Co.; Johnson Design Architects; Retailworks- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Independent artists to change face of Chinese cities [images]- China Daily

Point-Counterpoint: Planning Dhaka: Visualising the solution [interview] - Saif Ul Haque; Alex Kliment; Louis Kahn- The Daily Star (Bangladesh)

Architects and Pastors Have Plans for New Tower: It seems everyone wants a say in the making of the Freedom Tower, including the 72,000 members of the American Institute of Architects and a noted televangelist. - Norman L. Koonce; David Childs- Wall Street Journal

Dreams in Reach: Architects envision affordable housing in innovative ways- Star-Telegram (Dallas/Ft. Worth)

Helmut Jahn creating SRO [single-room occupancy] housing- Chicago Sun-Times

Richard Rogers' new Madrid-Barajas International Airport airport delays Foster & Partners office tower...because of fears it will block flight paths- BD/Building Design (UK)

Rich and famous fall out of love with the 'Faulty Towers' of New York - Richard Meier- Independent (UK)

Architects vie to remake Paris's 1970s monstrosity...Le Forum des Halles - David Mangin/SEURA; Jean Nouvel; Winy Maas/MVRDV; Rem Koolhaas/OMA- Guardian (UK)

Outside the box: Does innovative lab architecture lead to more innovative science? - Rafael Vinoly; Frank Gehry; Louis Kahn- Boston Globe

At Kendall, look what the Gehry cat pulled out of his hat: MIT Stata Center- Boston Globe

Welcome to our lair: Herzog and de Meuron's new Forum building in Barcelona is worthy of the sleekest Bond villain. By Jonathan Glancey [image]- Guardian (UK)

Historian John Zukowsky: A builder in every sense: ...brought the glories of Chicago architecture to an international audience. By Blair Kamin- Chicago Tribune

He set style for the city: Capital's most noted architect is gaining a new appreciation. - Leonard Starks [images]- Sacramento Bee

2004 Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) Awards Announced [links to images]- Archiseek (Canada)


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