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Today’s News - Monday, November 14, 2011

•   ArcSpace brings us an eyeful of "Detour DK" on view in Copenhagen.

•   Moore minces no words about the "stealthy rise of pseudo-public spaces"

•   particularly the plans for London River Park: is it really a place for the people or a private corporate playground?

•   Glancey x 3 (he's been busy!): Architects "are rarely to blame" buildings that go over budget; "sadly, though, no one ever seems to learn from past mistakes."

•   Maggie's Centre in Nottingham is a "jolly green giant...a bright, fresh haven for cancer care"; such projects "bring out the utopian in every architect," says Gough.

•   His review of last week in architecture takes in architects as comic book artists, a diving board that is "architectural escapism at its sunniest," and more.

•   Rinaldi cheers Cloepfil's Clyfford Still Museum, where he "did a rare and risky thing" resulting in a worthy home for Still's "jagged lines, his erratic patches of color."

•   Kamin finds no "Dreary Funeral Home School of Design" in a new, light and airy funeral home in Skokie: "no one would mistake this building for a mausoleum."

•   Rochon looks into her crystal ball at the future of health-care design - and finds the future is here in three projects in Canada, Europe, and Africa.

•   The mammoth (26 million square feet!) Medanta Medicity brings a Mayo-Clinic like facility to India.

•   Welton cheers AIA chapters "taking a stand for visibility, transparency, and sustainability" with new HQ's.

•   The future of H&deM's Hamburg Elbphilharmonie is in jeopardy as work stalls.

•   A University at Buffalo architect designs for the needs of wounded veterans and their families with the Wounded Warrior Home Project.

•   NYC's Center for Architecture offers the premiere screening of "ARCHITECT," a chamber opera based on the life and work of Louis Kahn this Thursday (special guests included).

•   We couldn't resist: Conan O'Brien introduces the Fight to the Death Building Battle between NYC and LA landmarks.

•   Call for entries: 2012 CNU Charter Awards to recognize the very best in New Urbanist design.



  


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