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Today’s News - Tuesday, February 23, 2010

•   Haiti could change the design profession: "with the growing frequency of natural disasters, prevention-oriented, public-health version of our field may soon become one of the fastest growing areas of demand."

•   Even if you take the low estimates of new amputees in Haiti, there's an obvious need to include accessibility in any rebuilding plans for "country that has never been hospitable to the disabled."

•   Could Piano's Malta project be called off - again? "He embarked on this project with zeal and passion thinking that the Maltese are now ready, but he was wrong" (and the Maltese would "have to answer for yet another missed opportunity").

•   Finish architects finding their way to booming China.

•   Ditto San Francisco architects, who are finding "a new stream of work coming from China: pollution cleanup."

•   Hawthorne elaborates on his high hopes for Corner's win in Santa Monica: "a rare example of integrated, comprehensive planning."

•   Seattle has two designs for a park.

•   A "living building" in store for London's upcoming Ecobuild.

•   An interesting Q&A with H&deM re: designing Verdi's "Attila" for the Met Opera (they got to work with Miuccia Prada, too - pix included); and, by the way, the Bird's Nest is not an empty shell.

•   As FLW's Robie House turns 100, a look at his "enormous influence all the way to the streets of Ottawa."

•   Gardner cheers Kikoski's new Wright restaurant as the "best part of Guggenheim."

•   An Oklahoma City firm finalizes plans for PGA National Russia clubhouse.

•   Calls for entries/RFQs abound (some deadlines draw very near): RFQ for the Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk, and a new high school in Guilford, CT.

•   EPA National Award for Smart Growth Achievement.

•   Lisbon Architecture Triennale's A House in Luanda: Patio and Pavilion International Competition.

•   One Good Chair 2010: "Minimum/Maximum: Use Less, Make More."

•   2010 James Dyson Award international student design competition.



  


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