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Today’s News - Tuesday, April 27, 2010

•   Weinstein reviews "Having Words" by "architecture's 'Athena'" Denise Scott Brown, whose essays "trace a trenchant trajectory of learning from Las Vegas to learning from everything."

•   Lamster finds one essay is particularly topical with Sejima and Nishizawa's Pritzker win.

•   Q&A with Wang Jun, a folk hero to Beijing residents losing their heritage "under the steamroller of modernization" (and "a troublemaker" to officials, of course).

•   Campbell on what ails and how to save Boston's Kennedy Greenway: "Make it a neighborhood...Planning for people has been an afterthought."

•   Moore weighs in on Shanghai Expo British Pavilion: it is "outstandingly memorable" that "promises to be the star of the show"; the Chelsea Barracks saga, on the other hand, disproves "the expo message that we are a happening, go-ahead country" (pesky prince included).

•   McGill University Health Centre's new hospital in Montreal "looks a lot better than expected" - it might not be a Safdie, but "it is nonetheless surprisingly impressive" (there is a gorilla in the room, though).

•   A new hybrid, mixed-use condominium tower "aims to become one of the landmarks of Cebu through its green design."

•   Gopnik on Hirshhorn Museum bookstore: an artist "envisions a heavenly bookshop in the basement" (and it's going to be accessioned as a work of art - so it better be good).

•   In Houston, "jury duty gears up to go glam" - and the city gets a new green space.

•   Niemeyer hospitalized again, but "doctors do not feel this is a serious illness."

•   McDonald talks to Architectural Association of Ireland awards jury: "Are we too much "architects' architecture?" wonders Jenks.

•   ASLA 2010 Professional Awards announced (one of the best, most informative awards sites we've seen!).

•   Hefner, Tiffany, and a Getty come through to rescue Cahuenga Peak - and the Hollywood sign - from development.

•   London Festival of Architecture announces program under the motto of "The Welcoming City."

•   A good reason to head to Washington, D.C., in June: EDRA41: Linking Insight to Action.

•   Call for entries: RFQ to transform Hunters Point Shipyard building in San Francisco into a sustainability incubator.


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