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Today's News - September 2, 2004

From the fastest growing county in the U.S. to Sydney to Chicago: creative or audacious approaches to development, an "epic struggle between the rule players and the rule benders," and glitzy (but green) plans for an urban block. -- Border stations getting architectural makeovers. -- Perhaps Speilberg should be designing airports. -- Penn Station's "stalled revival" causing high anxeity. -- A museum's message captured in its architecture. -- Pawson's "least-is-more" look a perfect fit for monks. -- Historic architectural gems: buy today - they may be gone tomorrow. -- New appreciation for an understated modernist. -- Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence deadline: September 16. -- Wright Foundation seeks new CEO (again), and treasure trove of Wright's collection of Japanese prints go on show. -- Young architects making a splash in Mumbai.


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Loudoun County Building Proposals Pour In: 21 Plans Will Test Rules on Growth...a debate about how big America's fastest-growing county should become, and how it should get there.- Washington Post

Putting the squeeze on Orange Grove: Principle before pragmatism might cost jobs, but the Government has our city's planning future to worry about...who needs principle when there's good old-fashioned blow-with-the-windism to rely on. By Elizabeth Farrelly- Sydney Morning Herald

Big, bold plans for Block 37: Think Times Square. Think Vegas, baby. - Perkins & Will [images]- Crain's Chicago Business

Border stations get architectural makeovers: ...small, cutting-edge architecture firms are busy designing a sweeping overhaul in the look and operation of border crossings. - Smith-Miller + Hawkinson; Ross Barney + Jankowski; RNL Design (Wall Street Journal/AP)- San Francisco Gate

The Terminal: not just a Spielberg movie but architecture at extremes. ...greatest challenge is for real architects to do what the magic-dust of movies can do: make airports more human...thinking of them as real villages, towns and cities, not isolated holding-pens. By Hugh Pearman [images]- HughPearman.com (UK)

At Penn Station, a Stalled Revival: Anxiety is building among some planners that [it] may never get built - a setback that would be a major blow to the city...far more important than Calatrava's $2 billion design for a new transit station at ground zero. By Nicolai Ouroussoff - David Childs/Skidmore, Owings & Merrill [images]- New York Times

Architects capture museum's message: Paleontological Research Institution's Museum of the Earth - Weiss/ Manfredi Architects [images]- Ithaca Journal

A Minimalist Chapel Opens in the Czech Republic - John Pawson [images]- New York Times

The livable masterpiece: Buying historical architectural gems, whether homes or skyscrapers, is the latest trend among those with an eye -- and the wallet -- for the fashionable, big purchase...feeding frenzy...For every Modernist structure purchased, 20 have been destroyed.- Los Angeles Times

The Straight Lines That Came Full Circle: In a land of flamboyance, Norman Jaffe's understated [modernist] homes are taking off. [images]- New York Times

Deadline approaches for 2004 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence: September 16- Canadian Architect

CEO of 5 months leaves the Wright Foundation...second chief executive in five months.- Arizona Republic

Wright loss was Elvehjem Museum gain: 4,000 prints are probably the largest portion of Wright's personal collection- The Capital Times (Wisconsin)

High & Rising: He has designed the spanking new Sports Bar at Colaba barely a few months after going solo. - Saaket Sethi, Rupali Saple/Archilogics- Indian Express (Mumbai)

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

 

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