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Today's News - September 14, 2004

A call for Scotland to use more homegrown talent. -- An exhibition in Leipzig reveals that East German architecture has a lot more to offer than urban eyesores. -- Mayne takes Manhattan and gets two thumbs up. -- Not everyone is thrilled with Cloepfil museum addition in Michigan or a corporate HQ in Indianapolis. -- Texas HQ fares better. -- Architects "bare their fangs" and hurl "trash talk" at each other over Kansas City stadium project (how professional). -- Competition jury in India charged with bias (winner doesn't think it's so, of course). -- 11 New York deans discuss the state of architectural education. -- One Canadian firm "snaps up" another. -- ASLA student awards announced. -- Another thumbs-up for architecture atlas. -- Everyone needs a laugh: SPA announces shortlist for Gurning Prize (you must vote!).

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We must build on our own talent: Out of the 13 building projects that represent the "new, independent, brave" Scotland...Just four used the services of Scottish architecture firms... By Charlie Sutherland and Charlie Hussey/Sutherland Hussey Architects- The Scotsman (UK)

East German Architecture's Second Chance: "Two German Architectures": A new exhibition in Leipzig reveals that East German architecture has a lot more to offer than urban eyesores. So why does it have such a bad reputation? [images]- Deutsche Welle (Germany)

Beauty more than skin deep: A shimmering and transparent $120M design also makes it clear this East Village site will be a standout...new Cooper Union will be clothed like a body in a translucent veil. By Justin Davidson - Mayne/Morphosis- NY Newsday

Cooper Union Engages the Neighborhood: With a shimmering metal facade punctured by the swollen form of an atrium, the design bursts with communal energy. By Nicolai Ouroussoff - Thom Mayne/Morphosis [images]- New York Times

Museum addition viewed: Some leery of plan to increase size, space of University of Michigan Museum of Art - Brad Cloepfil/Allied Works Architecture- Ann Arbor News

Simon designs splendor in the glass: Mall giant's headquarters plan glitters with angles and lines...hope will deflect criticism of its location: a Downtown Indianapolis park...- Indianapolis Star

On the brighter side: Pier 1's new digs offer views, sun-filled spaces - Duda/Paine Architects [images]- Star-Telegram (Dallas/Ft. Worth)

Arena architect teams bare their fangs: Trash talk aside, other big sports architecture firms did not bother to apply, because they didn't think they had a chance... - HOK Sport/Ellerbe Becket/360 Architects; Frank Gehry/Crawford Architects- Kansas City Star

Arena's mission: More than a building: Facility seen as way to boost urban renaissance...AIA Kansas City has been lobbying to create a series of community forums... By Steve Paul - HOK Sport/Ellerbe Becket/360 Architects; Frank Gehry/Crawford Architects- Kansas City Star

Bias charge on jury for botanical garden: The results of the international architecture competition for ...project in Noida have sparked off a controversy following charges of alleged favouritism.- Hindustan Times (India)

Deans List: The New York area has a concentration of arguably the most powerful educators in the country. We’ve assembled eleven deans...to ask them about their schools and the state of architectural education.- The Architect's Newspaper

Stantec to snap up Dunlop Architects- Globe and Mail (Canada)

ASLA Announces 2004 Student Awards [links to profjects/images]- American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Book Review: "Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture": The wide world of architecture ...great strength lies in its recognition that architecture can also be a less arrogant... By Justin Davidson- NY Newsday

GURNING PRIZE 2004: Which icon will win architecture's most coveted trophy? [images]- Small Practice Architects / SPA.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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