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Today's News - Friday, March 28, 2008

At House of Lords's first architectural debate, Rogers calls for architects to be put on the front lines of planning. -- Morrison minces no words, calling for a return to "master builders" instead of starchitects as merely "stylists." Meanwhile, it's a shortlist of starchitects who will battle it out for Birmingham Library design. -- Boddy is irked by Vancouver's "timid architectural ethos," meaning there's not much chance for new "hot-shot architects" to revitalize Granville Island. -- Gardner seems not totally convinced by Denari's HL23. -- Government doesn't walk (or bike) the talk when plans favor parking lots instead of pedestrians or cyclists. -- Drexel commits to big building plans. -- Saffron muses on two Modernist masterpieces being marketed like fine art. -- A new Dutch science museum is half man, half building. -- A re-made New Hampshire art museum is ready for its close-up. -- Waterloo, Canada, gears up for a new history museum. -- Weekend diversions: A Berlin show looks at the devastating architectural consequences Hitler's success would have had on the city. -- Kennicott's take on Philip Johnson show of later works: "It is flawless, cold, and is not be argued with." -- Q&A with curator Hillary Lewis about the radical changes that show up in Johnson's later designs. -- Liverpool School of Architecture shows off its greats. -- Hume finds Sujdic's "The Endless City" provocative in its breadth and detail. -- Frampton finds new translation of Corbu's "Vers une architecture" favors "precision over poetry." -- A "delightful" new book celebrates the Boholano's built heritage. -- Reminder to vote for your favorite City of the Future.

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