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Today's News - November 10, 2005

Asking whether sprawl is "good" or "bad" is the wrong question. -- India should not blindly copy Western styles of living: "needs to operationalise sustainable development in concrete development strategies." -- Celebrating "everyday-ness" - except for architecture, which "remains in thrall to the gravitational pull of the icon." -- The problem with popularity (for Hadid, anyway): "a dangerous moment for an architect." -- Meier and Childs tapped for a residential Rockefeller Center on the banks of Manhattan's East River. -- Charleston isn't against modern architecture, just where a university wants to put it (with a few choice words from Duany, too). -- A report on (and link to) Prince Charles's speech on the built environment, vernacular architecture, and sustainability. -- The real revolution in green architecture is not being led by starchitects. -- Top 10 in green building products. -- A new lease on life for 75-year-old New Yorker Hotel. -- In San Francisco, five "ugly duckling" buildings from different eras that rise above architectural snobbery. -- In Montreal, architects and artists find beauty in the urban beast and "glory in neglected city spaces." -- A Harvard Graduate School of Design conference next week takes on post-disaster planning and reconstruction. A December expo in Mumbai will showcase designers and architects from all over.




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