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Today’s News - Thursday, September 10, 2015

EDITOR'S NOTE: Tomorrow is a no-newsletter day - we'll be back Monday, September 14.

•   ANN feature: Bernstein finds Goldberger's "Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry" to be "a compelling biography - and yet it is also, to a great extent, a list of Gehry's disappointments."

•   Stamberg talks to Gehry about Goldberger's "Building Art": he "jokes that the biography gets 'close' to capturing him - and that it even helped him learn a little about himself."

•   Two teams from Barcelona and New York tied for first place in the competition to design a new home for the Bauhaus Museum Dessau.

•   Perrault wins the 2015 Praemium Imperiale.

•   London sets a date to review its tall buildings policy, but the "discussion may take place with press and public excluded."

•   Villegas reports on Mexico City's new Torre Reforma, "a striking affair" with a pink 1920s Venetian-style mansion "fused at its base. It is the latest and arguably most blatant effort to counter criticism that this city is losing its historical charm" ("It represents us well, however ugly.").

•   Green reports on Viñoly and OLIN's plan to reinvent a Silicon Valley mall into a 50-acre "hybrid retail, commercial, and residential hub, all covered in what they promise will be the 'world's largest green roof.'"

•   Toderian offers "10 Keys to Making A Great City Plan."

•   Saval offers a fascinating look at the University of Cincinnati's multi-billion-dollar "gamble" on "a murderers' row" of starchitects in hopes of becoming "a desirable, glamorous place to spend four years" - though it risks becoming "a campus that could be anywhere and nowhere."

•   Thornton Tomasetti and Weidlinger Associates merge, with big plans "to establish a separate research-and-development entity."

•   Call for entries: 2016 Palladio Awards for outstanding achievement in traditional design of buildings, landscapes, streetscapes, etc.

•   Weekend diversions (and lots of 'em!):

•   Speaking of Palladio: Perkovic ponders "Palladian Design: The Good, the Bad and the Unexpected" at RIBA London: it "asserts his continuing influence on modern, postmodern and contemporary architecture."

•   A pictorial look at "the enduring popularity of 'Palladianism'": "A world without his legacy would be a 'very depressing one.'"

•   Bayley, on the other hand, wonders if Palladianism has "been too successful for its own good. Modern Palladianism looks Soviet - stiff, dogmatic, ham-fisted and unlovely. I think this exhibition may prove something very unexpected in certain quarters and circles: Palladianism is defunct."

•   Hume cheers "Shaping Canadian Modernity: The 1958 Toronto City Hall and Square Competition and its Legacy" - particularly Revell's winning design that "remains a powerful symbol of civic optimism and confidence, more compelling now perhaps than ever."

•   Taylor-Hochberg finds the "feasible" and the "fantastical" in "Shelter: Rethinking How We Live in Los Angeles": "what is ultimately so satisfying is its optimism - no self-flagellating atonement required."

•   In Hong Kong, "William Lim - Fundamental: 40 years of Design Inspiration from the East" includes an "eclectic mix of designs that have inspired him. To call him an eclectic collector would be an understatement."

•   Corbu's Casa Curutchet in Buenos Aires hosts "Anthony Ames: Object-Type Landscapes" showing the architect's paintings, sculptural compositions, and porcelain pieces.

•   The man behind Malaysia's "most recognizable mosque" unravels the mystery of its iconic "umbrella" dome as "Masjid Negara: 50 Years National Mosque" in Kuala Lumpur celebrates the mosque's Golden Jubilee.

•   "Spring in Cambridge: the Visionary Drawings of John Devlin" at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia presents his "re-invented world based on hidden codes, symbols and ratios of an imagined island in Nova Scotia - a fascinating version of a newly re-imagined Cambridge."

•   Doherty gives two thumbs-up to Rybczynski's "Mysteries of the Mall: And Other Essays" that "showcases the best and worst in architecture's history" with "lucid" essays (and "full of cocktail-party tidbits").

•   Fretton finds Hatherley's "Landscapes of Communism" presents "the parallel but largely unknown world of Soviet architecture and planning in ways that will make you want to visit the places it describes - a pleasure to read."

•   An excerpt from Newman and Kenworthy's "The End of Automobile Dependence," their third in a series completed over the past 25 years.


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