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Today’s News - Friday, June 7, 2013

•   Evitts Dickinson gets inside the design mind of the 23-year-old winner of the Next Generation Design Competition, and her "ingenious set of cooking tools that enables her autistic brother to cook for himself."

•   Eyefuls of what the 7 shortlisted Australian teams have dreamed up for a temporary pavilion (or non-pavilion) at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale.

•   Saffron has high hopes that a Philadelphia parking garage make-over will "sprinkle some sparkle - making us see this familiar structure in a new way."

•   Hetter finds out from Goldberger which airports he thinks show off architecture that soars.

•   Szenasy's Q&A with Oren Safdie re: "False Solution," the last of his trilogy of plays with "a weighty subject at its heart, the Holocaust and the memorials architects build - he talks about memory, design, ego, and sexual politics" (opening June 13 in NYC) .

•   Weekend diversions: Lubell brings us eyefuls of the 6-ton(!) model at the heart of "The Presence of the Past: Peter Zumthor Reconsiders LACMA" (and the architect "admitted that he came up with the sinuous shape 'out of pure desperation'" - doubtless there are those who think it looks it).

•   A lotta MoMA: the breathtaking Corbu show "reveals the sources of his varied approach to design and the root of influence in his work" + Merwood-Salisbury finds that the Labrouste show allows "us to see material we thought we knew in an entirely new light" + MoMA PS1's "Expo 1: New York" is "a sprawling, multisite extravaganza."

•   McEnaney fairly gushes over NBM's Guastavino exhibition that highlights "the intersection of architecture and technology" + Murg marvels at the museum's "Mini Golf" indoor range.

•   In St. Louis, "The City Inside/Out" offers a fab array of photographs of the city's architectural landscape (by a fab array of photographers).

•   In London, Wainwright finds inspiration at The Architecture Foundation's "InsideFlows: The Superuse Approach to Design" that shows off Dutch architects who are transforming the world with waste.

•   Woodman gives (mostly) thumbs-up to "Green Fuse: The Work of Dan Pearson" at the Garden Museum: "Architecture is really turning a corner in terms of seeing landscape as integral to the design project."

•   "Light Houses: Young Nordic Architecture" at the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki, "highlights topical social and environmental themes, looking at the sobering economic constraints and diminishing environmental resources."

•   In Shanghai, "Spectacle: 12 Presentations of Contemporary Museum Architecture in China" is "a well-timed exhibition" that "explores 'the social, cultural, and political transformations' they produce...Still, architects being architects..."

•   Farrelly finds Cantrill and Thalis's "Public Sydney: Drawing the City" a "magnificent tome" that "resonates with passion and intelligence. Such a document has not been seen before in this country."

•   Heathcote hails Thurley's "Men from the Ministry: How Britain Saved its Heritage": "Though his parade of bureaucrats can be wearying at times, the end result is magnificent."



  


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