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Today’s News - Friday, January 8, 2010

•   Florida under fire: are theories about "creative class" urbanism due for a makeover?

•   Hamburg could be the poster child for other cities facing realities of wooing a creative class (creatives actually want a voice in things - what a concept!).

•   An Indonesian architect's thoughtful solution for a controversial visitors center at Indonesia's largest archaeological site; the architect's other project involves documenting - and learning from - genius loci.

•   In India, a modern architect keeps "traditional Indian craftsmen involved in contemporizing traditional architectural art forms."

•   Don't expect to find AIA Gold Medalist Bohlin in his office: "when everything else is changing...we can help society to make those changes to make life better."

•   A Spanish duo "are reshaping the skyline of Madrid."

•   A collaboration of architects and designers form "The Third Teacher": a movement (and book and website) to promote rethinking the design of schools and schoolyards, to improve teaching and learning.

•   An eyeful of architecture inspired by volcanoes: "there's something almost pagan about this new architecture trend."

•   Skaters will soon come across some curious "love huts" on Winnipeg's river trail (and pix to prove it).

•   There's still a ghost of the old at the University of Memphis's new law school.

•   Weekend diversions:

•   Huxtable finds "something profoundly moving" about MCNY's "Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future" - an "inescapable nostalgia pervades it for that elusive American Century."

•   Bernstein says "What We Learned: The Yale Las Vegas Studio and the Work of Venturi Scott Brown and Associates" will "make you glad that what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay there."

•   MASS MoCA has a Mies masterpiece upside down (great pix).

•   MoMA's "Bauhaus 1919-1933" is a chance "to experience the uncertain moments as well as the glory years of the remarkable Bauhaus."

•   In Chicago, Grcic's decisive design tells "stories richer than pure functionalism."

•   Lamster says Muschamp's "Hearts of the City" is a "resource to be valued by those who loved and loathed him."

•   "Design Revolution" presents a showcase of products from Pilloton's Project H that proves "the humanitarian potential of design."

•   A new book has bold ideas for New York City (that could be useful to other cities).


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