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Today’s News - Thursday, January 3, 2013

•   Bernstein has some issues with Libeskind's "Libo" style, but in the case of his Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin: here, "he has once again played to his strengths."

•   Bozikovic explains why Toronto's soon-to-open Don River Park will be "the meadows that will save downtown Toronto" from sharing Lower Manhattan's Superstorm Sandy fate: "The wiser heads in landscape architecture are ahead of the rest of us."

•   Ban's cardboard cathedral in Christchurch is "taking shape on the quake-scarred city's skyline" as even initially skeptical locals "have been won over."

•   The first "hurricane dome" in Texas will serve as a gym and a shelter: "We expect it'll look more appealing once the gale-force winds start blowing."

•   Q&A with Denari re: his "mid-life burst of high-profile projects leaving a distinct mark on the urban landscape."

•   Q&A with Speck re: why "walkability is exactly what all cities should be aiming for."

•   Lamb Hart's New Humanism: Part 4: "Natural selection: the 'pleasure' of winning, surviving, prospering."

•   Brazilian architect/photographer Clemence offers an appreciation - with some of his stunning pix - of Niemeyer (he didn't start out appreciating the master).

•   Arch Record picks its Best Architecture of 2012 (some surprises!).

•   Murg on H&deM's Parrish Art Museum: the "stealth beauty" is Unbeige's Building of the Year.

•   Vietnam names its very first Architect of the Year.

•   An eyeful of Winnipeg's Warming Hut winners: "one is so Canadian, so vernacular, so theatrical."

•   Call for entries: Lowering the Cost of Housing Competition (deadline looms!) + Harvard GSD $100,000 traveling fellowship (now open to all).



  


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