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Today's News - September 13, 2004

A tribute to Fay Jones. -- Learning from Lower Manhattan conference includes Libeskind, Calatrava, and Arad at the same table. -- A star-studded London conference examines signature style and design authenticity. -- Venice Biennale (sure to be more reports): Golden Lions roar; Glancey sees too many pods and monsters and gimmicks; and Singapore makes its debut. -- Manhattan Home Depot surprisingly at home. -- A Boulder, Colorado, eyesore of a mall to be razed and reborn "green." -- A "modernist coup" at Portuguese university? -- Lessons from New York and Chicago for L.A. River. -- A head-turning state agency headquarters on time and on budget (and everyone seems surprised!). -- Kamin previews the hot architectural season ahead. -- Libeskind launches his own film festival. -- Gehry show surely to be a hit. -- London Open House opens next weekend. -- When architects were master builders (without a license to build).

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A Tribute to a Great Architect: E. Fay Jones, FAIA. By Norman L. Koonce, FAIA [images]- AIArchitect

Learning from Lower Manhattan Conference September 17-19 in NYC- American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Libeskind, Calatrava, Arad Present “Design: Ground Zero” at AIA Conference September 18 in NYC- AIArchitect

September 25, London: Future Forum of Design Symposium: "Signature Styles That Stand Out...Authentic Design in an Era of Consumerism." 9 international designers and architects offer their personal insights - Hans Hollein; Karim Rashid; Fabio Novembre; Ora Ito; Ole Scheeren/OMA; Thomas Willemeit/GRAFT Architects; Piero Lissoni; Werner Aisslinger; Jean-Michel Gathy- design hotels™

Official Awards of the 9th Intl. Architecture Biennale Exhibition: Golden Lion for the Lifetime Achievement to Peter Eisenman; other awards to: SANAA; Plot; Günther Domenig; Foreign Office Architects; Shuhei Endo; PTW Architects; Martinez Lapeña-Torres Arquitectos; etc.- Art Daily

Pods and monstors: The Venice Biennale is bursting with blobs, gimmicks and computer-aided design. But there's no substitute for imagination, says Jonathan Glancey- Guardian (UK)

First Singaporean architecture project in Venice showcases garden city- ChannelNewsAsia

Home Depot's new Manhattan incursion is a King Kong caress: worrisome but benign...intelligently designed to seduce skeptics and aid Manhattanites on the road to cramped domestic Nirvana. By Justin Davidson- NY Newsday

Razing of old mall end of a Crossroads: "Green" successor seeks more greenbacks - SEM Architects [image]- Denver Post

'Modernist Coup' in Viseu? Confusion and despair as modernists 'moved in' to faculty positions [at] Viseu New School of Architecture and Urbanism (Portugal)- International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU)

Getting the L.A. River Right: Taking Cues From Chicago and New York. By Sam Hall Kaplan- LA Downtown News

State HQ in fast lane: Why can't Caltrans speed roadwork? ...new $190 million headquarters... head-turning structure... - Thom Mayne/Morphosis- Los Angeles Daily News

Fall '04 Preview Architecture: Blair Kamin answers the burning question: Will Trump's tower happen? - Adrian Smith/Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Yoshio Taniguchi; Rafael Vinoly; Pei Cobb Freed; Ralph Johnson/Perkins + Will; etc.- Chicago Tribune

My American dream: Daniel Libeskind explains how "North by Northwest" changed his life ["Daniel Libeskind at the Movies" film series at the Barbican until Sept. 23]- Guardian (UK)

The Corcoran Shows Gehry at the Top of His Bent: "Frank Gehry, Architect: Designs for Museums." By Linda Hales- Washington Post

What are they like inside? Next weekend, there's a rare chance to explore 500 of [London's] most distinctive buildings. By Jonathan Glancey- Guardian (UK)

Architects sans licenses: Only during the past hundred years or so has the right to use the title "architect'' been determined by academic degrees and testing rather than by practice. By Arrol Gellner - Wright; Fuller; Jones; Mizner; May; Ellwood [Part 3 of 3]- San Francisco Chronicle

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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