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Today’s News - Thursday, September 13, 2012

•   Japan Art Association's 24th Praemium Imperiale laureates include Denmark's Henning Larsen.

•   Rafi Segal tops 80 other entrants to snag win to design Jerusalem's new National Library.

•   Stratigakos (of Architect Barbie fame) offers a compelling argument for the "for next-wave feminism in architecture and design" (a must-read!).

•   Kimmelman almost runs out of adjectives for Kahn's reborn Roosevelt Memorial: "It gives New York nothing less than a new spiritual heart."

•   Flint reports from the World Urban Forum in Naples, pondering the question: "In aiding struggling megacities, can any conference solve these problems?"

•   Australian Gold Medalist Nield minces no words about "zombie architecture" and "the art of drawing" being "integral in creating architecture with soul."

•   King finds "one thing wrong" with an otherwise "handsome residential tower" proposed for San Francisco - the location: "there's a real danger that one of the city's most urbane small plazas could be overwhelmed."

•   Pearman ventures to Walthamstow and discovers a "splendidly eccentric little grouping of buildings...pure Festival of Britain."

•   Studio O+A's design director explains her firm's interest in Pinterest (but we wonder how everyone finds the time!).

•   Birnbaum on the "big task of managing nature" in NYC's Central Park that raises issues "playing out around the country."

•   ASLA launches the (very cool!) "Landscape Architect's Guide to Washington, D.C." - penned by an impressive roster of landscape architects (what a concept!).

•   Woodman waxes not so poetically (but often amusingly) about the 2012 Carbuncle Cup winner: it's a "ship in a throttle" that won out "over five other distressing contenders."

•   Call for entries: 2012 Palladio Awards Honoring Excellence in Traditional Design.


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