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Today’s News - Thursday, March 13, 2014

•   ANN's Q&A with Magnusson Architecture and Planning looks back at the firm's last 30 years and the changing trends in affordable housing.

•   Across the Big Pond, New London Architecture releases a surprising report on London's skyscraper boom that is prompting a fierce debate about whether they're "monuments to 'corporate greed'" or a sign that the city is "getting its mojo back."

•   Woodman, meanwhile, gives his verdict on a number of new London skyscrapers "that are set to dominate the views for years to come."

•   Olcayto cheers the Serpentine pavilion's seeming trend to steer away from starchitects, "but it would be more rewarding for young British talent to get the job."

•   Wainwright weighs in on Koolhaas's plans for this year's Venice Architecture Biennale, for which the "provocative Dutch practitioner" says he will "sever all connections with contemporary architecture - which is not in particularly good health": "It could be a brilliant fusion of architecture and performance - or an obscure and baffling muddle."

•   Meanwhile, Hatherley withdraws from the UK Pavilion curating team "because of differences of opinion over content"; FAT's Jacob said it was an "amicable" split (what else).

•   On a happier note, Obrist and H&deM are teaming up for the Swiss Pavilion that will pair Burckhardt and Price for "A stroll through a fun place."

•   Pert offers a very thoughtful take on architecture and emotions: architecture has become "a kind of background hum, to be noticed only when it is exceptionally big, exceptionally ugly, or exceptionally beautiful" - it can/should do/be more.

•   Hinshaw parses Corner's Seattle waterfront plan: "There are things to love, but also plenty of room for editing. Occasionally, there were flashes of brilliance. At other times, just a big collective shrug."

•   Flener parses three proposals for the Trinity River Corridor in Dallas by OMA/Lehrer, Bofill, and Stoss/SHoP: for a city always looking for "bigger and better," it "definitely got what it was looking for, and there is now much to discuss."

•   ZGF's new LEED Platinum HQ for the Hilton Foundation focused on "environmental stewardship and a simple, peaceful, healthy, productive, and energy-efficient working environment that would last for at least 100 years."

•   Volner delves into how SOM Chicago's engineering team keeps its "disparate parts working in concert" - younger studios "looking to establish durable, collaborative practices...could do worse than to look to one of the biggest and best-known brands of them all."

•   A new report finds that while architectural work is on the rise in Australia, "the industry has been facing growing competition from vertically integrated firms," and needs "to adapt with new service models to compete."

•   AIA and AIAS get behind the bipartisan National Design Services Act that would "give architecture students the same relief from crushing student loan debt - already granted young lawyers, doctors and others - in return for community service" (sign the petition!).

•   Winners announced in the Chicago Architectural Club/Graham Foundation/AIA Chicago Emerging Visions 2014 portfolio competition.

•   Call for entries: Green Square Design Competition: Gunyama Park and Aquatic Centre, Sydney + RFP: 2014-2015 Citizens' Institute on Rural Design workshops + Call for outside experts for advisory groups in the development of Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard v. 4.0 + CANactions 2014: User-Generated Kyiv (Kiev) Ideas Competition.

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