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Today’s News - Monday, June 15, 2015

•   It's a Koolhaas kind of day (all must-reads): Heathcote weighs in on OMA's Garage Museum and Fondazione Prada in Milan: "the great iconoclast of contemporary architecture is delving into the past" in Moscow, while Prada "is not an irony-free zone."

•   Moore says the Garage Museum is "not a work of obvious bling," and "has few of the tics and the stunts that OMA often likes to pull"; Fondazione Prada is "mesmerizing and intensely considered and self-conscious."

•   Wainwright has a fun time with "ping pong and polka dots in Gorky Park" that has turned Moscow's "grim" park "into a hipster hangout" - the Garage "is relatively straightforward and free of OMA's usual quirky structural tricks."

•   Kats didn't mind that "construction workers were still toiling. In a sense, it was very fitting. Even after that's all finished Garage will remain an active construction site of a different variety."

•   Q&A with Ingels re: 2WTC and the rebirth of Lower Manhattan (and no "bad blood between him and Norman Foster").

•   Foster is "unfazed" by his "ouster" from the 2WTC project: "These things happen. They're part of the profession."

•   Scheeren shows off his towering plan for Vancouver: it's a "distinctive Jenga-like tower - but not everybody is a fan...there are concerns it signals a move away from harmonious urban planning."

•   Kamin x 2: he cheers Sasaki/Ross Barney 's Riverwalk: "Here, in bold strokes worthy of Daniel Burnham, Chicago is confirming and renewing its identity as a civilized metropolis."

•   He gives (mostly) thumbs-up to the elevated 606 (formerly known as Bloomingdale Trail): it "stands as the most important and creative open space addition to Chicago's off-the-lakefront neighborhoods in decades" - but it "still needs signs, shade" (and watch out for those "people on wheels").

•   Hume, meanwhile, totally fumes over Toronto's mayor getting behind the "hybrid" plan for the elevated Gardiner Expressway: "Had he done the right thing and agreed to rid Toronto of an obstruction, he would have faced the wrath of Car Nation."

•   Handel's 26-story residential tower for Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island will be the tallest Passive House on the planet + Weiss/Manfredi's The Bridge is Cornell Tech's declaration that academia's traditional "Ivory Tower is dead."

•   Quaking times: Miranda delves into how Elemental is working with Constitución, Chile, to rebuild after a devastating earthquake and tsunami: "the project offers a fresh way of thinking about how cities can contend with the ravages of climate: through acceptance."

•   Tabet (mostly) cheers the rebuilding efforts in Christchurch: it "has become the uncontested capital of 'transitional' or 'ephemeral' urbanism" that may have "novelty appeal," but "doesn't really lay the foundations for a lasting urban fabric or a functional city."

•   The recent earthquake in Nepal shows the need for better building regulations: "rapid urbanization - and the shoddily built homes that have come with it - left countless people particularly vulnerable."

•   Byrnes delves deep into the "slow death" of Rudolph's vision for affordable housing in Buffalo, and Campagna's campaign to save at least a piece of it: "It's your classic case of 'demolition by neglect.'" (a fascinating read!).

•   Help wanted in NYC (and elsewhere): there's a "hole in the talent pool - a missing generation of young architects whose careers failed to take root in the Great Recession."

•   Eyefuls of the Boston Living With Water winners.


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