Today’s News - Friday, November 7, 2008
• Time will tell if changes in the International Building Code will lead to innovation in the built environment.
• Krier's secret code for Poundbury: it was meant to be boring.
• Saffron finds the new Museum of Arts and Design "a conscientious if unspectacular effort" (with ghosts).
• Can shopping centers be used to regenerate cities? A yes and a no.
• An eyeful of the 2008 Building for Life Award winners.
• Long before "green" was hot, Bawa designed an amazingly green hotel in Sri Lanka.
• Kansas State students team with HOK for Coretta Scott King memorial.
• Weekend diversions: "Unbuilt Toronto" worth a read - and a visit to the ROM.
• Gehry gets a one-man/one house show in Philly.
• "Eliel and Eero Saarinen at Drake University" on view in Des Moines.
• "China Design Now" at the Cincinnati Art Museum: the "best lies in fresh, urban Chinese design that most of us have never seen before."
• Q&A with William Krisel, and a retrospective at Culver City's Museum of Design Art and Architecture.
• Andy Goldsworthy builds tall in San Francisco's Presidio.
• King rounds up corporate sculpture that is "anything but corporate and slick"; S.F. architects offer up their own ideas for Fisher's museum; and the Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture is "an irresistible guide to what's new where."
• Dyckhoff's take on the Atlas: "stuffed with treats," but lays bare the "stark differences between continents and nations."
• Rawsthorn recalls her meeting Mari, who has a retrospective in Turin (fab slide show, too!).
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Tall Orders: High-Rise Intl. Building Code Changes Reflect Lessons Learned from 9/11: Whether this significant change will lead to innovation in the built environment, as well as in the global political landscape, remains to be seen. By Barbara A. Nadel, FAIA- Buildings.com
Leon Krier’s secret code for Poundbury revisited: ...was meant to be boring...After 20 years, what seems more interesting is the question the project raises about the real limits of the architect as auteur of social change.- BD/Building Design (UK)
A disconcerting cover-up of a swinging '60s folly: ...new Museum of Arts and Design...a conscientious if unspectacular effort...failed to exorcise its ghosts, and now they hover in eternal reproach. It feels as if all the idiosyncrasies were focus-grouped out of the place...reminds us how little our society tolerates the weird... By Inga Saffron -- Edward Durell Stone (1964); Cloepfil /Allied Works Architecture [images]- Philadelphia Inquirer
Can shopping centres be used to regenerate cities? Yes, directly and as a catalyst, says Hammerson’s director of retail development Robin Dobson, but architect Ptolemy Dean prefers a return to traditional streets- BD/Building Design (UK)
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) and Project Orange win big at 2008 Building for Life Awards -- Chetwood Associates; Broadway Malyan/Scott Brownrigg/Gilmore Hankey Kirke/Amos Partnership; TADW; A&Q [images]- BD/Building Design (UK)
One with nature: Long before the word "sustainable" became a catchphrase, Sri Lanka's most famous architect, Geoffrey Bawa, designed a green hotel that embraced sustainable tourism practices...Heritance Kandalama... [images]- Asia One (Singapore)
Architecture plans revealed for Coretta Scott King memorial gardens: ...initial collaboration and professional partnership between K-State Diversity and Dual Career Development, the National Organization of Minority Architect Students (NOMAS), and the international architectural firm HOK- Kansas State Collegian
What could have been: ...the street that runs through the heart of every city is a Boulevard of Broken Dreams. Toronto's no exception...as Mark Osbaldeston makes clear in his new book, "Unbuilt Toronto: A History of the City That Might Have Been"... By Christopher Hume- Toronto Star
Ghosts of a city that might have been: The challenge of writing a book like "Unbuilt Toronto," Mark Osbaldeston's new guide to the paper cemetery of grand civic schemes floated on hope and wrecked on reality, is not any shortage of material...And the ghosts multiply...at the Royal Ontario Museum...- Globe and Mail (Canada)
Frank Gehry Goes Solo in Philadelphia Show: has earned many plaudits during an illustrious, if occasionally controversial, career. But he’s never had this: An entire exhibit devoted to a single project...All that changes November 8 as the Philadelphia Museum of Art opens the doors to “Frank O. Gehry: Design Process and the Lewis House" [images, links]- Interior Design magazine
"Building a Modern Campus: Eliel and Eero Saarinen at Drake University": Rock 'n' roll had Elvis. The literati had Jack Kerouac. And architecture had...the Finnish father-son duo who revolutionized the way people thought about buildings...- Des Moines Register
A New Dynasty in Design: "China Design Now" at the Cincinnati Art Museum...exhibition’s best lies in fresh, urban Chinese design that most of us have never seen before...Yung Ho Chang, head of MIT’s architecture department, created the dynamic, multimedia installation specifically for the CAM.- Cincinnati CityBeat
The Purveyor of Palm Springs: William Krisel...In partnership with developer Bob Alexander, and later with architect Dan Palmer...epitomized the breezy new lifestyle of the modern era...[he] answers some questions about his long-spanned career. [images. links]- Metropolis Magazine
Work Stands Out Before It Blends In: Andy Goldsworthy takes on what will be his tallest project in North America: building 100-feet-long spires in the forest of the Presidio. [image]- New York Times
'Moonrise Sculptures' on new San Francisco plaza is anything but corporate and slick; Stirring the Presidio pot - "CAMP : Reconsidered'; The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture...an irresistible guide to what's new where. By John King -- Gluckman Mayner/WRNS Studio; Mark Horton; Leddy Maytum Stacy; Anne Fougeron; Kuth/Ranieri- San Francisco Chronicle
Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture: an architectural Olympiad: ...which countries are leading the medal table...stuffed with treats garnered from what we should now regard as a global architectural golden age...Laid bare, too, on these unforgiving pages are the stark differences between continents and nations. By Tom Dyckhoff- The Times (UK)
Enzo Mari: A rebel with an obsession for form: ...his pet hates: Design - dead. Architecture - dead too. Western civilization - ditto...Turin retrospective features some 250 examples of Mari's work in design and art, chosen by 20 of his friends.By Alice Rawsthorn [slide show]- International Herald Tribune
WORDS THAT BUILD: Initiate Conversations about Design that Engage Your Clients: Tip #8: Write dialogues engaging materials and processes with clients. By Norman Weinstein- ArchNewsNow
Field Notes from the 11th Venice Architecture Biennale - Part 2: The Giardini: "Experimental Architectures" offers a glimpse of 30 countries' current architectural debates and experiments. By Terri Peters [images]- ArchNewsNow
Gehry Partners: Sønderborg Harbor Masterplan, Sønderborg, Denmark: ...proposes to transform the former industrial waterfront into a vibrant urban development... [images]
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