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Today's News - March 27, 2006

ArcSpace brings us Gehry designs for Tiffany & Co., the architecture of Hong Kong's density, and a Danish exhibition about modern "homeliness." -- Katrina Cottages a financial, aesthetic, and hurricane-proof solution - if it weren't for that pesky bureaucracy. -- Smart growth begins to grow on leaders in Lafayette, LA. -- Plans for London's King's Cross will make it a "polite, comfortable place for commuters to drink latte," so see it now "before the primal mud vanishes for ever." -- Civic leaders silent as plans for waterless urinals for green tower in Philadelphia seem to be going down the drain (fewer pipes, less work for plumbers throw a spaniard in the works). -- An object lesson for us all: a Troy, MI, office building seamlessly marries preservation, modernism and sustainability. -- More on the continuing debate of whether culture can save downtowns. -- Why are Australians so archiphobic? (Only 3 per cent of Australian homes are designed by an architect.) -- Architects get out from under the London Eye to move forward with "an almost old-fashioned faith in the power of design and technology to make the world a better place." -- Sewage digesters as "majestic industrial structures" to rise on the Potomac. -- A "light bulb moment" sparks rebirth for Krisel butterfly houses. Deadlines loom: Architectural Record/BussinessWeek Awards return after a year's hiatus. -- DesignShare/School Construction News wants the best in innovative learning environments. -- Q&A with Terence Riley. -- A tribute to Temko. -- "The Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War" takes on our history architectural carnage.

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