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Today’s News - Friday, August 6, 2010

•   Hawthorne is a bit hesitant to put forth high hopes for L.A.'s new planning director: the "quick appointment suggests city leaders are more interested in speeding approvals of projects than in imagining and working toward a better cityscape."

•   Litt sees "great promise" in design concept for Cleveland's Mall: it "would bring a strong, contemporary sensibility to a treasured public space" and the "mix could be exhilarating" - if there is "the courage to allow a provocative mix of new and old."

•   More on plans for Harlem's defunct open air market under the tracks: if it "actually gets built, it might end up defining an urban-regeneration stereotype all of its own."

•   Thanks to "the anti-iconic" design approach, the Israel Museum's makeover doesn't "undermine its original identity."

•   Saffron visits Kahn's once-unheralded (and almost lost) Trenton Bath House: "a building that hides its wisdom in cool, shadowy corners, and is best experienced in person."

•   Q&A with London Festival of Architecture 2010 folks re: their "strategies to invite the public into a shared sense of transformative possibility about the built environment."

•   Call for entries: RFP for AfH/Nike GameChangers Sports Micro-Venture Fund + London 2012 Games Torch design.

•   Weekend diversions:

•   Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture festivities include several architectural exhibitions.

•   As part of the V&A's "1:1 Architects Build Small Spaces," Studio Mumbai architects build a "poetic interpretation" of how an Indian family of eight can live in "a mere corridor of space."

•   An eyeful of "Dreamlands" on view at the Pompidou Center: "real and imagined landscapes can make visitors feel alternately euphoric and overwhelmed" (and only through Aug. 9).

•   MoMA and the Yale Center for British Art "offer a fascinating look" at London's Underground poster campaigns that "capture the zeitgeist of the city...its culture, its entertainment, and its fears of war."

•   Rome's MAXXI hosts University of Miami School of Architecture students' work as one of five inaugural exhibits that are "a significant curatorial event for researchers of modern architecture in Europe."

•   LaBarre finds an artist's drawings of imaginary suburban landscapes "that would scare a Stepford wife" are "a commentary on suburban fakery and a hopeless look at the very conceit of city planning. Depressing. We want one now." (with enough pix to depress us, too)

•   Hawthorne hails Hines's "Architecture of the Sun": it "fleshes out the heroes of L.A. architecture" and also "makes a persuasive case for the talents of some underappreciated L.A. architects."

•   Harnik's "Urban Green: Innovative Parks for Resurgent Cities" explores how to "weave more green into the urban grid," and "shows that, when the political will is there, parks will follow."

•   ULI's "Conservation Communities" offers anti-sprawl solutions to accommodate growth and save land.


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