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Today's News - August 16, 2004

This week on ArcSpace: Montreal and Queens, NY. -- Preservation plans for the White City in danger of going down the tubes. -- New buildings in China are not so pretty in pink. -- Fate of Chicago's equivalent of the Sistine Chapel ceiling in limbo; real estate mogul called to task: "The issue is the link between ownership and stewardship." -- For London Royal hospital project, it's not so much the design as the Private Finance Initiative (PRFI) that's on trial. -- A luxury resort with a sometimes heavy-handed Wrightian veneer. -- In Valencia: "If Gehry is the "tortured, self-examining" Bob Dylan of architecture, Betsky said, then Calatrava is its Luciano Pavarotti." -- Kenzo Tange's son making his own architectural marks. -- "Startling" industrial buildings by Barkow Leibinger. -- A Shanghai gem restored by Venetians. -- Audi showrooms take off with hangar design. -- An architect's surfboard is "her inspiration for structures to make people smile." -- The $82 million house Gehry never built - now see the movie. -- A traveling exhibition displays the "flamboyance" of contemporary Japanese architecture.

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-- Expansion & renovation: Tétreault Dubuc Saia et associés: Palais des Congrès, Montréal, Québec
-- Exhibition: "Tall Buildings," MoMA QNS, New York

 The preserved city in danger: The plan for the preservation of buildings in Tel Aviv is suffering from poor information...is too great a project to go down the tubes. Now is the time to make a final effort to rescue it. By Esther Zandberg- Ha`aretz (Israel)

China's Buildings: In Pink, and in the Red: ...the big problem is not so much that these new buildings are hideous, though many are, but that an extraordinary number of them are empty. [images]- New York Times

News mural held hostage by dueling interests: It is now time to raise hell about Zell -- Chicago billionaire and real estate mogul Sam Zell -- and his endless dithering over one of Chicago's greatest murals...an extraordinary integration of art and architecture... By Blair Kamin - John Warner Norton- Chicago Tribune

An award-winning team, a £1bn budget, and the UK’s top design advice, so why is this new hospital destined to fail? Robert Booth investigates the Royal London crisis - HOK International [images]- BD/Building Design (UK)

Nemacolin opens a luxury hotel that shoots for the hip: There are Wrightian forms, motifs and patterns galore at Falling Rock...for the most part it is conventional hotel design under a Wrightian veneer. By Patricia Lowry - David Merritt; WSI Architects [images]- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In his native Valencia, an architect sets his imagination free: City of Arts and Sciences - Santiago Calatrava- International Herald Tribune

Essentially Tange: Paul Tange wants to be different yet true to his visionary father's [Kenzo Tange] architectural principles...how he strikes a balance [images]- Business Times (Singapore)

Tange traits in two local projects: Cathay Building and The Linear - Paul Tange [image]- Business Times (Singapore)

Hive of industry: Berlin-based practice Barkow Leibinger is making its name with a series of startling industrial buildings. [images]- BD/Building Design (UK)

Sanctuary for the senses: The latest development project on the Bund gets ready to unveil...what may be the best-renovated property in the area - Palmer Turner (1923); Kokaistudios- Shanghai Daily

Hangar with a difference: ...everything about the Audi Hangar Glenmarie...is arresting from a design point of view. - Schmidhuber + Partner [images]- The Star (Malaysia)

Teaching Buildings to Hang 10: Laurinda Spear, a founder of the architectural firm Arquitectonica, is a fan of the graceful, curvy contours of what she might call her machine for surfing.- New York Times

Film Review: The House That Built a Revolution: "A Constructive Madness: Wherein Frank Gehry and Peter Lewis Spend a Fortune and a Decade, End Up With Nothing and Change the World." By Linda Hales- Washington Post

Blueprints of change: University of Guam's Isla Center for the Arts is featuring a traveling art exhibit that shows the flamboyance of Japanese architecture during a recent decade.- Pacific Daily News (Guam)

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


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