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Today’s News - Monday, January 26, 2009

•   ArcSpace takes flight with two airports by Alsop and Grimshaw/Arcadis.

•   We lose Borges, a Cuban master and "a proponent of one of the island's boldest urban architectural movements."

•   Kamin bids adieu to the "age of the architectural icon" and welcomes - with reservations - "a new era of architecture" (a.k.a. infrastructure).

•   Blum takes architectural journalists to task for "eventizing" buildings to the detriment of coverage of the slower story of the city (in the Architectural League's very cool new media project).

•   Can the Slow Movement help San Francisco cultivate terroir?

•   Hume welcomes Livingstone to Toronto - and his "grand idea for the melting economy: renew it by rebuilding cities."

•   An eyeful of the new Porsche Museum: a "spectacular piece of architecture" where "fans can worship at the temple of speed."

•   King mediates a face-off between two federal buildings that "couldn't be more architecturally different."

•   Campbell falls in love with the Woburn Library - "leavened by the risk of ruin" by possible (but much needed) expansion.

•   Venturi wants to save his Lieb House by floating it to Long Island (but will they let him use the beach?).

•   An eyeful of Hadid's Bucharest tower (but her Warsaw tower gets mothballed).

•   A starchitectural shortlist for Eli Broad's new Beverly Hills museum (should we be surprised?).

•   It's down to three for Stonehenge visitors center (again).

•   Omaha gets a gander at its new baseball stadium design.

•   Rawsthorn on the "young, increasingly fashionable discipline of service design."

•   Ikemoto's "chic online community" for Sony PlayStation 3.

•   Pune-based Benninger wins 'Great Master' lifetime achievement award.

•   Schiphol airport names winner of "Create a Barrier of Silence" competition.

•   Lots of winners in DETAIL Prize 2009 "Aesthetics and Construction" competition.

•   One we couldn't resist: a short letter-to-the-editor about Obama's Inaugural message - and how the crowds on the mall didn't get it - food for thought about a bigger picture.

EDITOR'S NOTE: We welcome a grand new gang of AIA Student (AIAS) members!


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