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Today’s News - Friday, October 17, 2008

•   Iovine bemoans critics' rush to condemn Museum of Arts and Design (MAD): it's time to "report to the public how it is working, or not" and "stop treating every new building like the latest piece of eye candy."

•   Glancey on tall buildings: "...if cities in the Dubai mould must have tall buildings, these might at least be garden-like and by designers such as Ken Yeang."

•   Unloved and (gasp) unattractive buildings deserve protection, too.

•   Kamin introduces us to a once lost now found - and restored - Sullivan storefront.

•   The rise of SHoP.

•   Booth on the "bitter end" of Future Systems' 20-year partnership that "produced one of the great creative flowerings of recent British architecture."

•   Times Square's TKTS Booth (finally) ready for its close-up; visitors can now step "onto the set of some fizzy Busby Berkeley extravaganza."

•   Since winning the TKTS competition, the two Sydney architects have married, had children, acquired mortgages, set up a practice (and one has gone completely grey).

•   An inside look at the construction challenges behind 3XN's new Museum of Liverpool, "the city's most controversial new structure."

•   North American Holcim Award winners for top sustainable construction projects.

•   An eyeful of the 2008 Young Architect of the Year shortlist that just got shorter.

•   Dyckhoff doffs his hat to the YAYA shortlist, but says "Pity the poor striplings" - at least they can "comfort themselves that some of the greatest innovations in architecture have happened during recessions."

•   Survey uncovers the best U.K. firms to work for, and "reveals how poorly women are represented in the industry's senior management."

•   Lots of weekend diversions: Prague's enormous new DOX gallery opens with "Welcome to Capitalism!"

•   Woodman savors V&A's small show of Corbu's grand plans for Baghdad stadium.

•   "China Design Now" makes US debut in Cincinnati.

•   "Climate Change" at the American Museum of Natural History is "grim and unrelenting, but not without hope."

•   Landscape architect Daugherty lauded in Atlanta.

•   Book review: "Long Live The Modern: New Zealand's New Architecture 1904 - 1984."

•   Pick of the clips from a green film festival in Torino.

•   A film trailer that looks like it could be the most architecturally savvy since "The Fountainhead."


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