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Today's News - August 11, 2004

Modern meets tradition in university museum expansion. -- Seidler fires a broadside at the "bureaucratic mindset" creating poor and unimaginative architecture in Australia. -- Traditional vs. cutting edge in U.K. country houses: the debate continues. -- Bengal bungalows have a global presence. -- EPA to get new digs in Denver's LoDo. -- A Philadelphia campus master plan to attract the creative class. -- Good news for Texas museum expansion. -- Two thumbs-up for Scottish museum project. -- Documenting Calatrava. -- Non-architects who have shaped American architecture. -- Meem Santa Fe-style treasures being razed or ruined. -- A Wright treasure lovingly restored. -- Master architects lose their master of stone. -- A Steel Award for Cape Town convention center. -- Phaidon Atlas offers an armchair tour of the world of modern architecture. -- A product for our times: stealth wallpaper.

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Modern Meets Tradition: University of Michigan Museum of Art Expansion/Restoration - Allied Works Architecture [images]- ArchNewsNow

Eminent architect fires a broadside: Harry Seidler has accused local councils of holding back great architecture in Australia...- Canberra City News (Australia)

Cutting edge in the country: Why are these architectural traditionalists so afraid of the shockingly modern?- Observer (UK)

The Bungalow Bill In Global Languages: What began as a simple hut of the Bengal peasant has become the only building type which can be found in every continent- Financial Express (India)

Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership to work on Denver EPA building - Shears Adkins Architects- Portland Business Journal (Oregon)

Jerde Completes New Campus Master Plan for Science Center: Will Attract ``Creative Class'' and Secure Philadelphia as Life Sciences Hub [images]- Business Wire

Art Museum of South Texas expansion funds nearly met: Planners break ground on site - Ricardo Legorreta; Dykema Architects [image]- Corpus Christi Caller-Times (Texas)

A new work of art in our capital: Royal Scottish Academy and the National Gallery of Scotland...aspirations entered a new era when the two were linked with the completion of the Playfair Project. - John Miller and Partners- The Scotsman (UK)

Helping Calatrava Gain Some Exposure: Washington architectural photographer Alan Karchmer has been given the enviable task of creating an archival record of Calatrava's finished works. By Linda Hales- Washington Post

Design without license: ...non-architects -- those who lacked either the formal schooling or the license to legally use the title "architect" -- have had a huge impact on American architecture over the past century. By Arrol Gellner - Frank Lloyd Wright; Addison Mizner; Cliff May- San Francisco Chronicle

History's home: the dean of Santa Fe style...Too many buildings designed by John Gaw Meem have been razed or remodeled in ways that destroyed their historic integrity.- The New Mexican

The Wright wing: Frank Lloyd Wright called the Avery Coonley residence (1910) in west suburban Riverside "the most successful of my houses from my standpoint."- Chicago Sun-Times

Obituary: Carlo Mariotti, 76; Italian Stone Artisan Left His Stamp on Public, Private Projects Around the World - I.M. Pei; Yamasaki; Pei Partnership Architects; Richard Meier; etc.- Los Angeles Times

Steel Awards 2004: Cape Town International Convention Centre steels the show - Foreshore Architects; Revel Fox and Partners; Van der Merwe Miszewski Architects; Lucien le Grange; Stauch Vorster Architects; ACG Architects; dhk architects; Magqwaka Associates, Architects- Cape Business News (South Africa)

An Armchair Tour of Modern Architecture: Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture. By Benjamin Forgey- Washington Post

Stealth wallpaper keeps company secrets safe- New Scientist

A Flexible Future: UCSF Genentech Hall: Flexible laboratories, informal gathering spaces, and a soaring atrium emphasize collaboration among researchers. - SmithGroup [images]- ArchNewsNow


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