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Today's News - June 16, 2004

This week ArcSpace takes us to Germany (twice), Denmark, and New York. -- The Whitney picks Piano. -- Was there "dishonourable conduct" in Ontario memorial design competition? (If there's a re-do, who would re-enter?) -- A Brit looks at Toronto's architectural renaissance. -- A Canadian village's historic hotel is saved. -- Sleekness in Seattle. -- Imitation in Denver. -- Hoping for green - and memorable - architecture in Wisconsin. -- A white revival in Sydney. -- Rem and Lord Norman meet in Dallas: "As an intellectual bakeoff, it was undercooked. But the buildings themselves are stunning." -- A treasure trove of Frank Lloyd Wright in Florida. -- The quest - and market - for high design in everyday objects.

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-- Officially opened: Daniel Libeskind: Danish Jewish Museum, Copenhagen
-- Under Construction: Gehry Partners: MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
-- Winner Young Architects Program: nARCHITECTS: Canopy, MoMA/P.S.1, New York City
-- Newly opened: Radisson SAS Hotel, Berlin
- ArcSpace

Whitney Museum of American Art Hires Renzo Piano to Design Its Expansion: plan is far more modest in size and scale than the ambitious $200 million proposal of Rem Koolhaas... - Marcel Breuer (1966)- New York Times

Dishonourable conduct: Lisa Rochon finds secrecy and hidden agendas have plagued an Ontario government design competition for a veterans' memorial- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Alsop, Gehry, Libeskind, Diamond, Kuwabara and Honest Ed: Toronto's cultural buildings renaissance gathers pace. Whatever happened to Canadian understatement? By Hugh Pearman [images]- HughPearman.com (UK)

Residents win struggle to save hotel: Inkerman House in village's core is only hotel left from the 1800s. Letter campaign and public outcry convince developer to preserve and restore- Toronto Star

Sleekness in Seattle: Seattle Public Library redefines modernism for the 21st century. By Lynn Becker - Rem Koolhaas/Joshua Ramus/OMA [images]- Repeat

Imitation fails to serve DNA [Denver Newspaper Agency] building: Recent projects might lead you to believe that Denver is becoming an architectural mecca...those are anomalies. By Mary Voelz Chandler - Newman Cavender & Doane; David Owen Tryba; RNL Design; ArchitectureDenver; Daniel Libeskind; Fentress Bradburn- Rocky Mountain News (Denver)

For Menomonee Valley, it's not easy being green: But will a greener (read: environmentally sustainable) valley yield memorable design? The jury is still out. By Whitney Gould - Hammel, Green & Abrahamson; Welman Architects- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The glare of the white revival: Stone the crow - it seems everything old is modern again...Le Corbusier - international modernism in human form - is back. And nowhere is he more back than in Sydney. By Elizabeth Farrelly- Sydney Morning Herald

Two men hold promise of city's culture: The odd couple came to the Meyerson last week, Norm and Rem, a lord and a renegade, elegant modernist and defiant anti-modernist... By David Dillon - Rem Koolhaas/Joshua Ramus/OMA; Foster and Partners- Dallas Morning News

Brilliant, Big D! A brazen red opera house and a sci-fi-worthy theater will redefine the Dallas Arts District - Rem Koolhaas/OMA; Foster and Partners [images]- Star-Telegram (Dallas/Ft. Worth)

The Wright stuff: On a small college campus in Lakeland sits the largest assembly of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in a single setting. [images]- TCPalm.com (Florida)

Design: The evolution of a revolution: Design's commercial and cultural triumph in America is not expected to dim any time soon. - Michael Graves; Herman Miller; Pentagram; Karim Rashid; StrategixVision- Denver Post

Metaphors for Motion: University of Connecticut Farmington Musculoskeletal Institute by AHSC Architects [images]- ArchNewsNow


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