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Today's News - Monday, February 18, 2008

ArcSpace brings us Make It Right in New Orleans, and Beijing's Watercube. -- A serious look at how Moscow's "Tsars of Bling" are flattening genuine treasures to rebuild fakes. -- Much in a Modernist mode: Campbell is optimistic about national movement to preserve "rapidly vanishing heritage" of Modernist architecture. -- The same movement is afoot in Canada. -- Kamin hopes there's hope on the horizon for Gunner's Mate School building. -- An '87 Gehry house/inhabitable sculpture makes a move (great slide show). -- L.A.'s Natural History Museum makeover more like an archeological dig. -- The idea of axing Atlanta's Buckhead Library sends an "artless message." -- Hume fumes over Toronto's NIMBYism and "new levels of fear and loathing" of change. -- Meanwhile, three new transitional-care facilities in the city are designed with "imagination and deep sensitivity for future residents." -- Heathcote doesn't quite <heart> LACMA: Piano's "sophistication and restraint are rather misplaced," but perhaps "it's better to leave it to the art to make the noise." -- Bayley at BMW Welt: "an architectural phantasmagoria...scary or magnificent, depending on your perspective" (his is the latter, for the most part). -- Rochon on why "visionary developers are lining up to get a piece" of Asymptote. -- Future Systems's Levete discusses the "new feminine face of architecture." -- Bernstein on NYC's "Mr. Prolific" of hotel design (36 in Manhattan alone). -- Winner (and runners-up) in ACUHO-I competition for dorms for the 21st century. -- Prince Charles does it again, calling a new lecture hall a "dustbin." -- Futurologists pick top 13 challenges of next 50 years.

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