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Today's News - September 9, 2004

Building boom and hurricanes: history repeats itself in Miami. -- Two 9/11 memorials and one man with a mission. -- Lessons from India in eco-friendly housing. -- Architecture that works for housing the homeless. -- A creative revolution (and new neighborhood): Britain's answer to the Left Bank. -- Call for papers for "Conserving the Modern in Canada" conference. -- A call for historic status for a biscuit factory in Pennsylvania. -- Dhaka University marred by construction. -- Preservationists ponder new uses for historic H.H. Richardson complex in Buffalo. -- Study finds design teams a bit too optimistic about results of green design. -- A push for green schools in U.K. and hopes that they "will turn out an environmentally conscious crop of children." -- More than the Komodo dragon will live on London Zoo green roof. -- A memorial to American draft dodgers in Canada. -- Aspiring designers spend their summers studying. -- GSA joins ACE Mentoring Program. -- Christopher Dresser: the man who reshaped design.

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Land boom can go with wind: It all sounds eerily familiar, a description of a land boom eight decades ago that could be a description of today...Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it. Is that us? By Beth Dunlop- Miami Herald

For Two 9/11 Memorials, a Man Who Listened. By David W. Dunlap - Frederic Schwartz Architects- New York Times

Architects urged to copy India: Indian architect Charles Correa has said housing designs from his home country offer the key to eco-friendly buildings of the future.- BBC News

“Designing for the Homeless: Architecture that Works” focus of lecture and show at California State University, Sacramento’s Design Gallery opening September 16 - Sam Davis Architecture- Capital University News (California)

First come the artists... A creative revolution is taking place in Deptford, Del Boy's old stamping ground in south London...Britain's answer to the Left Bank. - Aston Webb (1897); OSEL; Herzog & de Meuron- Independent (UK)

Call for Papers: "Conserving the Modern in Canada: Building and Sites, 1945-2005" conference (Mmay '05); deadline: October 15- Docomomo Canada

Nabisco plant deserves historic status: ...just about the sole survivor from the early 20th century in a neighborhood that was blasted, headache-balled, bulldozed and trucked away in the late 1960s. By Patricia Lowry - Albert G. Zimmermann (1918) [images]- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Teacher-Student Centre under threat: Dhaka University beauty marred by unplanned construction - Docsiyadis Associates (1961)- The New Nation (Bangladesh)

Preservationists ponder new uses for historic H.H. Richardson complex: Sitting on 90 acres landscaped by Frederick Law Olmsted, the former hospital cuts a distinctive silhouette in its Buffalo neighborhood (AP)- NY Newsday

Pushback on green technology: ...a hard-nosed look at some of the claims being made for sustainable buildings...Design teams were “a bit too optimistic”...- Building Design & Construction

The greener future: For lessons in environmental friendliness it would be hard to beat Kingsmead School...a newly-built wonder in the North-west...setting the pace for the Government's "Building Schools for the Future" initiative. - White Design- Independent (UK)

Room at the top: The only way is up when looking for new habitats for urban wildlife: London Zoo's Komodo Dragon Building is the latest to include an "eco-roof" - Livingroofs.org [links]- Independent (UK)

Draft-dodger memorial to be built in British Columbia- CBC (Canada)

Before College, After Treehouses: Aspiring designers spent the summer studying Gaudí's work in Spain and taking studio architecture courses on an Ivy League campus.- New York Times

U.S. General Services Administration to Participate in ACE Mentoring Program; Offers Students Chance for Design, Construction Introduction- Yahoo News

The man who reshaped design: A magnificent show at the V&A reveals the genius of Christopher Dresser, the forgotten figure of the Victorian art world [images]- Telegraph (UK)

Chic and Green: A conversation with the architect at the forefront of moving modular prefab (and green) houses into the mainstream with Glidehouse. - Michelle Kaufmann [images]- ArchNewsNow


-- Renzo Piano Building Workshop: Padre Pio Pilgrimage Church, San Giovanni Rotondo (Foggia), Italy
-- René van Zuuk Architekten: Arcam, Amsterdam
-- Santiago Calatrava: Athens Olympic Sports Complex
-- Book: Shigeru Ban By Matilda McQuaid, Phaidon Press


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