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Today’s News - Wednesday, March 25, 2009

•   The green building movement loses two influential and trailblazing architects.

•   A Hacker's Manifesto: Architects should stop worrying about scarce stimulus spending, and start wrapping their minds around new technologies that reinvent infrastructure.

•   Australia's Gold Medalist warns Adelaide to stop "mindless bickering" if it wants to be a 21st-century city.

•   Not all eco-homes look like sci-fi fantasies (faux chimney, anyone?) + link to lots of eco-home stories.

•   Next for Dubai's skyline (maybe): a vertical farm that uses seawater.

•   High hopes, reported yesterday, for Sydney Opera House makeover not so high anymore.

•   Foster tapped for $1 billion Pushkin Museum makeover.

•   Goldberger points out some of Palladio's "humbler but more interesting features" (like where best to put farm animals).

•   An amusing Q&A with Gehry re: regrets (few), being "Obama-ized," and the demise of favored projects.

•   Moriyama garners Canada's Governor General's Award.

•   GSA Design Excellence Program honors 18 federal projects.

•   Call for entries: Urban SOS: Distressed Cities, Creative Responses student competition.

•   AIA adds 15 economic survival sessions to national convention.

•   Australian Institute of Architects 2009 National Conference in Melbourne will take a "Parallax" view.

•   Tel Aviv centennial celebrations kick off April 1: includes the city's architectural vision for the next 100 years.


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