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Today’s News - Wednesday, June 1, 2011

•   Gisolfi examines the often misunderstood aspects (and difference between) collaboration and compromise in the design process.

•   Echanove and Srivastava bemoan the well-intentioned but misguided $300 house competition that could "do the urban poor more harm than good"; it's the "kind of mistake all too common in the trendy field of social entrepreneurship."

•   Kamin on Chicago's "surprising last-minute move" to put Goldberg's Prentice Women's Hospital on the agenda (tomorrow!) to consider it for temporary protected status.

•   Two young architects and a biologist in Mexico City have a grand vision of "transformational infrastructure" that would "refresh their dusty megalopolis with a ring of water and parks."

•   Saffron cheers a "bumper crop of new parks sprouting in Philadelphia" despite "the keepers of the public treasury" pleading poverty.

•   Bolivia expected to pass the world's first "Law of Mother Earth" giving nature 11 new rights (may we have some of those, too, please?!!?).

•   Lui examines South Korea's "bold new building strategy" that has large and small (and even local) firms capitalizing on the opportunities.

•   Klahr calls the critics on their praise for Gehry's Manhattan tower: its "shimmering skin...is indeed lovely," but "it's still a box...that terminates with a dull, boring, horizontal thud."

•   Iovine x 2: Mori's Poe Park Visitor Center in The Bronx proves that "it's the carefully conceived small projects that have the real impact on everyday lives."

•   She finds the Miller House "a High Modern icon" that "all aspiring titans should examine before building big themselves."

•   Architect and school design consultant Nair talks to about the importance of designing 21st century schools instead of buildings that "resemble an Industrial Age factory production line."

•   Leaders of the world's top architecture schools are heading to Madrid to debate the future of architectural education (Mayne will be one of the main attractions).

•   Winners of the Good Design is Good Business Awards "demonstrate how thoughtful architecture, cohesive collaborations, and sustainable resource management benefit a client's bottom line, productivity levels, and preparedness for the future" (great presentation!).

•   The winner of Craftitecture competition will design a pavilion for the Electric Picnic for Ireland's Year of Craft, 2011.

•   Plan to spend some time with animated walkthroughs of Solar Decathlon 2011 entries.

•   Call for entries: Helsinki's South Harbour Open International Ideas Competition + Treehouses in Paradise Competition 2011 (both have big ash prizes; one includes travel).

•   We couldn't resist: "Plan Of The City" is an animated film about NYC's skyline blasting off to Mars - great music - and a goldfish included - the best 13 minutes we've spent in a long time - guaranteed to make your day!!!



  


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