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Today's News - August 4, 2004

Architecture as targets: two views. -- Libeskind and Gustafson "have faith" (a new phrase for the architectural lexicon?). -- Hadid assessed by her Beiruti peers. -- Welsh brewery site a benchmark for urban development. -- The Times Square of Toronto is an engaging place. -- Gehry gets another winery. -- Shortlist of Gold Key Award nominees for hospitality design. -- Deadline approaches for Mississauga Urban Design Awards. -- Michael Graves talks Target. -- Eco-consciousness and making money = Natural Capitalism. -- The legacy of Hassan Fathy lives on in his disciples with ideas of their own. -- The man behind Portland, Oregon's transit mall. -- An Australian urban design maven returns home. -- Another take on MoMA QNS's "Tall Buildings" show.

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Ordinary Targets: Symbolism of Buildings on Al Qaeda List Lies in Their Function, Not Their Form. By Benjamin Forgey - Hugh Stubbins; Vincent Kling & Partners; Kohn Pedersen Fox- Washington Post

Citi-Cursed: The back story of al-Qaida's latest New York target. Can a skyscraper be cursed? By Christopher Hawthorne - Hugh Stubbins- Slate

"You've got to have faith": What with launching a lawsuit against the developer of the Ground Zero site and learning that the V&A's Spiral Gallery may never get built, you might think Daniel Libeskind has had a tough fortnight. Not so, he tells Jonathan Glancey- Guardian (UK)

People who don't like it didn't like her: In her first interview since the opening of the ill-fated Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, its designer Kathryn Gustafson tells Giles Worsley what went wrong – and why she still has faith in it [link to images]- Telegraph (UK)

'Off-road' designs propel Hadid onto paths less traveled: Work of award-winning Anglo-Iraqi architect is assessed by her Beiruti peers - Bernard Khoury; Saba Sabbagha- Daily Star (Lebanon)

Brewery site 'benchmark for future urban development' - Powell Dobson Architects- icWales

Cure for billboards ad nauseam: Dundas Square enveloped by ads. But giant screens can engage public. By Christopher Hume- Toronto Star

Frank Gehry Hired to Design Winery in Napa Valley - Jon Lail- Wine Spectator

Nominees for IH/M&RS Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design Announced: Finalists include Clodagh Design, Yabu Pushelberg, Rockwell Group, HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates and Toni Chi & Associates, among others.- Interior Design E-Wire

23rd Annual Mississauga Urban Design Awards open for nominations; deadline: September 3- Canada NewsWire

Target Practice: The Michael Graves-Target partnership is the very model of a successful designer-retailer collaboration. But getting there was an occasionally bumpy ride. [interview]- Fast Company

Interview: Hunter Lovins, Thinker on Sustainability...Her latest venture, Natural Capitalism, Inc., teaches businesses and governments how being eco-conscious can make them money.- Grist Magazine

Hassan Fathy: The Barefoot Architect: Employing energy-conservation techniques, six fundamental principles underlie [his] work [images & links]- Islam Online

Man behind the transit mall: Roger Shiels has learned a thing or two about managing complex public-works projects in his 70 years. - Shiels Obletz Johnsen- The Oregonian

Kent State's chief of urban design sharing her talent: Ruth Durack has been invited to return to her native Australia to start a similar program there, from scratch. By Steven Litt- Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tower Records: MoMA QNS’s “Tall Buildings” exhibit features thrilling international twists on the skyscraper. Why can’t Manhattan learn to think as big? By Joseph Giovannini- New York Magazine

Healing Gardens: Samaritan Health Services: A master planning approach to landscape design serves up a system of healthful opportunities. - Macdonald Environmental Planning [images]- ArchNewsNow


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