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Today’s News - Tuesday, February 2, 2010

•   How going green can be a win-win-win for landlords, tenants, and design professionals.

•   An NYC task force recommends changes to building codes to make construction and renovation work greener; it may be "a new way of looking at how we do business with a green perspective" (but "some measures would be less palatable than others").

•   In Melbourne, ANZ HQ may be "greener-than-green," but it "faces a new test - time."

•   Hosey calls for sustainable design to start being "less tech and more touch."

•   Lewis on Haiti and New Orleans: "If we could start from scratch, we probably would choose neither location for building a modern city, despite all our modern construction technology."

•   A good reason to stay glued to your monitors on Feb. 20: Pecha Kucha for Haiti (an international "WaveCast").

•   Goldberger on Dubai's "castle in the air": the Burj Khalifa "should be an easy building to loathe," but it "turns out to be far more sophisticated, even subtle, than one might expect."

•   Kamin on the "long - and sorry - tale" of Chicago's Union Station that echoes NYC's "far more infamous (and equally misguided) demolition" of Pennsylvania Station.

•   Eminent domain battles heat up in a once charming Moscow neighborhood and a Cincinnati neighborhood, and the residents are pushing back.

•   A Corpus Christi architect offers an intriguing way to save - and re-use - at least the roof of the city's 1954 Memorial Coliseum.

•   Oman nets Snohetta and Buro Happold for fish market on the site of an existing 1960s-era waterfront landmark.

•   Stout's "Gehryesque" Art Gallery of Alberta opens with a splash.

•   Saint-Laurent, Montreal, picks winning design in competition for its new library (lots of pix, too).

•   Q&A with Libeskind: Crystals and CityCenter "will generally influence architecture by raising the bar on the value of design."

•   Pilloton and Project H hit the road in a silver Airstream trailer to spread the word to high school and college kids that good design can change the world.

•   An eyeful of an impressive list of 2010 AR/MIPIM Future Projects Awards winners (not too much info, though) + an eyeful of (and info about) the Overall Winner (Nouvel).

•   Seven lucky places selected to be part of AIA's Community Assistance Program to promote long-term sustainability.

•   An essay series that ponders the state of architectural criticism.

•   Happy Groundhog Day! (only six more weeks of winter - sigh)



  


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