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Today's News - May 28, 2004

[Editor's note: ANN will be celebrating Memorial Day (U.S.) on Monday, May 31; the newsletter will return to your mailboxes on Tuesday, June 1.] --- Suzhou, China, designated one of 10 "model environmental cities…points to a second wave of Chinese urbanization" (but still has a long way to go). -- Not such good news for San Francisco's sustainability. -- "Iconic gallery + loft apartments + university + creative cluster = urban renewal": one formula does not necessarily fit all. -- Perhaps there's a lesson there for L.A.'s Grand Avenue dreams. -- Why compete when even if you win, you lose? -- The dazzling glass transit hubs coming to Lower Manhattan. -- A master of glass towers says glass is a thing of the past. -- Irish architects shine. -- ArchVoices essay competition winners are oh-so-eloquent. -- Seattle's new library continues to astonish. -- The perils of designing for geniuses. -- Lobbies in new Australian high-rises deliver the "wow factor." -- Design museum makes architecture accessible. -- An architect's amusingly serious weeklong diary starts with a disappointing Monday, takes on PFI and bowties, and ends immersed "in post-ergonomic theory."

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China embraces sustainability one city [Suzhou] at a time: ...is headed down a more sustainable path — while the United States moves in the other direction.- Environmental News Network

Bay Area [San Francisco] Footprint 33 Times Too Large for Sustainability- Environmental News Network

Scotland 2020: Boho Boffins: Why cities need science and jazz: A familiar formula...iconic gallery + loft apartments + university + creative cluster = urban renewal.- Demos (UK)

Grand Grind: Have the Grand Avenue decisionmakers played the too-safe side of the risk-reward ratio? - David Childs/SOM/Thom Mayne/Brenda Levin/Howard Elkus/Gustafson Guthrie Nichols; AC Martin; Gehry/Hadid/Foster/Nouvel/Cobb/Olin Partnership/Kevin Daly/Greg Lynn; Jerde Partnership/Johnson Fain/Rios Clementi Hale Studios- The Slatin Report

Another RIBA contest winner bites the dust: Northampton Market Square competition row erupts after winner is vetoed: ...if Letts Wheeler not kept on board "the integrity of the competition system is lost..."- BD/Building Design (UK)

Glass brings class to Fulton Street Transit site: The Egg-in-a-Box...and...Santiago Calatrava's World Trade Center Transit Hub - two crystal palaces also linked by the desire to produce some dazzle from the marriage of transportation and design. By Justin Davidson - Nicholas Grimshaw; Daniel Frankfurt; Lee Harris Pomeroy; Arup- NY Newsday

Shuttleworth makes break from glass: Former Foster's partner is turning his back on the extensive use of glass in new office buildings. "Alsop and Nouvelle are already doing this."- BD/Building Design (UK)

Future of architecture safe in clients' hands: The RIAI awards prove that Irish architects have good reason to be confident- Irish Times

2004 ArchVoices Essay Competition Winners & Finalists: "Reading the finalist essays was a moving and humbling experience."- ArchVoices

Looks cool, but does it stack up? Seattle's otherworldly new landmark addresses the public library's changing role in society. - Rem Koolhaas/Joshua Ramus/OMA; LMN Architects- Chicago Tribune

Seattle's toast to the book: the new library is everything Seattle has never been. It is bold instead of trite, unabashedly modern instead of apologetically primitive. - Rem Koolhaas/Joshua Ramus/OMA; LMN Architects- Christian Science Monitor

The perils of designing for MIT's geniuses - Frank Gehry- Financial Times (UK)

The wow factor: Given the importance of first impressions, it's not surprising that many high-rise apartments feature state of the art lobbies. - Bates Smart Architects/HPA Architects/Chris Dance Land Design; Elenberg Fraser Architecture; Huxley Architects- Australian Financial Review

New Design Museum Displays Creativity: A+D Museum [Los Angeles] is presenting the world of design and architecture to the public in an accessible way. - Bernard Zimmerman; Stephen Kanner- Pacific Palisades Post (California)

Ian Martin: Practitioners who continue to 'sport' bow ties and cravats put other team members at risk- BD/Building Design (UK)


-- Under construction: Peter Eisenman: Field of Stelae, Berlin
-- UN Studio: Living Tomorrow Pavilion, Amsterdam
-- TEN Arquitectos/Taller de Enrique Norten Arquitectos: Hotel Habita Polanco, Mexico City
-- Finalists: International Competition Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg, Canada
-- Competition winner: Zaha Hadid Architects: EuskoTren Headquarters, Durango, Spain


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