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Today’s News - Tuesday, March 31, 2009

•   Preservationists see a possible silver lining for historic buildings in the economic downturn.

•   Ancient Chinese homes to be recycled into a luxury boutique hotel near Shanghai.

•   UKGBC urges Living walls and green roofs to bring wildlife back to urban settings.

•   A (cool) rooftop farm in Los Angeles.

•   McDonough takes his message to London: Architects are creating toxic "killing machines."

•   Concrete remixed and tweaked to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (and clean the air).

•   Icon's McGuirk comes down hard on Prince Charles's Poundbury firehouse: the "Parthenon-meets-Brookside hybrid is architectural dabbling of the worst kind."

•   Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus master plan re-do meets with "qualified thumbs-up."

•   An eyeful of Tiger Woods' new golf resort in Mexico - designed by home-grown masters.

•   Heathcote on the history of "faces" in façades (with a slide show that will surely make you smile).

•   Hess calls FLW's Fawcett house a "masterful and unorthodox design" that "may yet show us a way into the future" (great slide show - and it's still up for sale).

•   HOK Sport re-brands as Populous (can you trademark an adjective?).

•   HDR Architecture allies with Canada's G+G Partnership Architects.

•   Calls for entries: Helsinki's Low2No Sustainable Development Design Competition; and San Francisco Botanical Garden Gondwana Circle.



  


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