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Today’s News - Monday, October 12, 2009

•   ArcSpace brings us eyefuls of Morphosis/Gruzen Samton's Cooper Union building, and EASTERN design office in Kyoto.

•   Dillon weighs in on the Wyly: "This is tough, take-that architecture" that "prizes provocative over pretty"; perhaps a "healthy attitude to have" (but too soon to say if it merits and "A" or an "F").

•   Rosenbaum on downsizing of the "MoMA monster": Nouvel "is on the case."

•   Goldberger on Arad's travels to "an obscure corner of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where he contemplates a full-scale mockup" of the 9/11 WTC Memorial.

•   King on Paolo Alto's new urban village sprouting from former Sun Microsystems HQ: "the overlap of activities" is "a welcome effort to bring the planning phrase 'mixed use' to life."

•   NYC's Museum of Chinese in America "takes its story beyond Chinatown into the national realm."

•   An origami-like "drive-through" car museum rises in China.

•   Andrea Leers pays tribute to Joan Goody: "a generous mentor, civic leader, and public-spirited architect."

•   Glancey on Amanda Levete's "going it alone" and "a new way forward in architecture": "I'm far more sociable, certainly more collaborative," says she.

•   Q&A with Ranalli, who "has been working under the radar" and "diligently working away" outside of the of NYC's "overblown, overbuilt condo" market.

•   FLW's School of Architecture in Spring Green, WI, is "going back to nature, by design" with an edible landscape.

•   Plan to spend some time with "Architectural Criticism and Journalism: Global Perspectives" (filled with a who's-who of contributors).

•   Rail~Volution 2009 Conference, "Building Livable Communities with Transit," heads to Boston.

•   Last call for entries: 2009 Spark Design Awards; and WPA 2.0 Student Edition: Whoever rules the sewers rules the studio.

•   Call for entries: 2010 Green Good Design Awards.



  


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