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Today's News - June 20, 2006

News with a particularly British accent (after all, it is Architecture Week/London Architecture Biennale in the U.K.): A big show at the Barbican is more about "image-obsessed designers desperate to appear radical" than Future City; Airspace is a smaller show - but has a point. -- Sudjic and Glancey condemn the possible/probable loss of RMJM's 1962 Commonwealth Institute. -- Piano's sermon at Southwark: "architecture as a struggle between practicality and spirituality." -- Pearman's take on the Royal Shakespeare Company's new Globe. -- A look at a new addition to Edinburgh's literary quarter. -- New life for Bata-ville, "a modernist workers' utopia." -- How could we resist: Richard and Renzo herding sheep. -- A new British council searches out the best in school design, from London to the Himalayas. -- A New Delhi firm committed to school buildings that teach. -- Redesigned children's care homes make a noticeable difference. -- Nouvel's Guthrie Theater "dark and rather mysterious" that will please many; may be a bit strange to others. -- LEED Gold for an NYC residential high-rise. -- A dramatic horizontal skyscraper to grace Boston's western gateway. -- An Indian architect who keeps "a constant vigil against mediocrity." -- Call for entries: Architecture Magazine's Home of the Year Awards. -- Pritzker ceremony video on the Web in three languages.




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