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Today’s News - Friday, October 17, 2014

EDITOR'S NOTE: Monday is next week's "floating" no-newsletter day. We'll be back Tuesday, October 21.

•   A Stirling day for Haworth Tompkins and Liverpool's Everyman Theatre: Ijeh sees the win as "evidence of an emerging and buoyant civic spirit" and (hopefully) "a new age of civic building."

•   Woodman cheers the Stirling choice as "a triumph of substance over cheap thrills" for "a project of quiet but considerable substance."

•   Wainwright hails the Everyman's "remarkable achievement, doing that rare thing for a new building, of feeling like it's always been there."

•   Pearman's Q&A with O'Donnell and Tuomey re: being this year's RIBA Gold Medal winners: "It's a tribute to the respect and affection in which they are held."

•   Profiles of last night's other winners of the Stephen Lawrence, the RIBA Manser Medal, and RIBA Client of the Year.

•   The winners of the Holcim Awards 2014 Africa Middle East are 12 inspiring "environmental and community-based projects."

•   Gehry's revised design for the Eisenhower Memorial moves one step forward with the second thumbs-up from the Commission of Fine Arts, which called the new version a "stronger project" and a "substantial improvement" over the previous one (but oh, those pesky columns).

•   Kennicott delves into the details of the OMA/Olin winning design for DC's 11th Street Bridge Park: will it "be a beachhead for development. Or will the city start laying the groundwork for urban improvement that doesn't lead inexorably to urban displacement?" (i.e., gentrification).

•   Green sees the 11th Street Bridge Park as an "opportunity to focus on the continuously-sorry state of the Anacostia River, which is among the most polluted in the country."

•   Lewis takes a long look at the trend of pedestrian bridges spanning highways and rivers gaining traction, "especially where natural or city-splitting infrastructure barriers exist - perhaps building bridges to create new land will become both increasingly necessary and desirable."

•   Weekend diversions:

•   Hawthorne has a great Q&A with Andersen re: his 2003 "Los Angeles Plays Itself" (finally on DVD): he "made the movie to protest what he saw as Hollywood's repeated, willful misrepresentations of L.A. and its architecture - and to rescue from obscurity some worthy films about the city."

•   Bradshaw finds Wenders' "Cathedrals of Culture" - "a palate-cleansing experience. For all its indulgences, this is a valuable film" (Redford's Salk Institute segment "is a revelation").

•   Two video Q&As with Khoury during the making of the film "Arab Women in Architecture" in which he "contemplates about the practice of architecture in Lebanon" and much more.

•   Ferro has a spirited Q&A with Graves: "he has no regrets - none! - about his 50-year career, the subject of "Michael Graves: Past as Prologue," opening tomorrow in New Jersey.

•   In Berlin, "Barcelona RE.SET: The Work of the Enric Miralles Foundation" includes a stellar group of international architects' "ephemeral installations as significant interventions in Barcelona."

•   "100 Buildings 100 Years: Views of British Architecture since 1914" takes center stage at the Royal Academy in London.

•   ASLA's "Landscape Architect's Guide to Portland, Oregon" offers "a deeper understanding of why Portland is one of the most livable and sustainable cities in the world" (useful for city leaders, planners, designers elsewhere, too).

•   One we couldn't resist: a "new and often rib-tickling video" with Silverstein and Stern ("two boys from Brooklyn") discussing "their humble beginnings and their latest luxury project," 30 Park Place (yes, it's a promo, but it's short - and a hoot!).


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