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Today's News - August 25, 2004

We lose an architect who helped shape Los Angeles. -- The "icon" debate continues (with a little mud-slinging thrown in). -- More commercial buildings taking the LEED. -- Enterprise housing concept pushes the envelope for "a notoriously conservative industry such as architecture." -- The art of integrating technology into historic buildings. -- Two thumbs-up for two Toronto projects. -- A new university arts center for St. Louis. -- Los Angeles charter school offers students the wonders of science. -- Outsider architects, part 2. -- Traveling show explores houses by Hollingsworth. -- Burnham as "inventor of modern city planning." -- Tower of Pisa good for at least another 300 years.

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Obituary: Robert Langdon Jr./Langdon Wilson, 86; Designed 1st Getty Museum- Los Angeles Times

Building society: The debate about architectural icons runs parallel to a broader row about branding, the global reach of the market and the relationship between culture and commerce. By Penny Lewis - Graham Morrison/Allies and Morrison Architects; Piers Gough- Spiked (UK)

Environmentally Conscious Development: ...green investments pay for themselves over time...and produce such large health and productivity benefits that building any other way is embarrassing. - LEED- New York Times

Mo Betta Housing: Enterprise housing is the latest bid at making our homes fit our lives: ...it's an idea that, for a notoriously conservative industry such as architecture, pushes the envelope.- San Francisco Chronicle

IT and Architecture: Crews aim to blend 21st century systems into historic buildings...architects and IT mangers are paying greater attention to aesthetics as they integrate technology. - Bayard Whitmore/GSA Public Buildings Service’s Center for Historical Buildings; Hartman-Cox Architects- Government Computer News

The business end of beauty: SAS [Canada headquarters] creates a rarity: an outstanding office building. By Christopher Hume - David Clusiau/NORR [image]- Toronto Star

Centennial centre a keeper: HP Science and Technology Centre...one of the most exhilarating versions of the Toronto new modern school of architecture to be seen for a long time. By Lisa Rochon - Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects- Globe and Mail (Canada)

$500K gift from Emily Rauh Pulitzer creates first Sam Fox Arts Center endowment fund - Tadao Ando; Fumihiko Maki [image]- Washington University in St. Louis

The $24 Million Science Experiment: Few schools can boast their own eco-system...California Science Center School in Exposition Park gives students first-hand access to the wonders of science. - Thom Mayne/Morphosis [image]- LA Downtown News

Three outsider architects whose designs hit home: Lack of credentials didn't stop these great architects (Part 2). By Arrol Gellner - Carr Jones; R. Buckminster Fuller; Craig Ellwood- San Francisco Chronicle

Gallery houses architect's legacy: "Living Spaces: The Architecture of Fred Thornton Hollingsworth"- Maple Ridge Times (Canada)

Burnham Made No Little Plans: ...looked beyond the building he was designing to consider the context of the design as well. "Burnham was the inventor of modern city planning"- Investor's Business Daily

Italy's Pisa Tower Declared Stable: given some 300 years more of life- Discovery News

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


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


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