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Today’s News - Thursday, August 11, 2016

EDITOR'S NOTE: Tomorrow and Monday will be no-newsletter days. We'll be back Tuesday, August 16 (though we may surprise you with a Monday posting of a number of great articles we've had to bump day-to-day - whoever said August is a slow news month?!!?).

•   Sorkin leads today's "we couldn't resist" category with his disturbing/amusing (or amusing/disturbing) take on Trump: "the coincidence of his rise and architecture's own fascination with branding is telling," but "it isn't the architecture that makes the man dangerous."

•   Our second "we couldn't resist": a brief (and amusing) take on the Barragán saga of "architect-turned-into-diamond-family-dispute": the "artist got permission from distant relatives and the now the actual heirs are pissed."

•   Paletta talks to a bevy of experts about why, with a few exceptions, Brooklyn's growing skyline "is just soooo boring."

•   Eyefuls of the $202 million plan for the Sydney Opera House's "biggest upgrade" ever, which includes the first time it will have a space dedicated to children.

•   Budds brings us eyefuls (and an animation) of DS+R/Rockwell's "wild shape-shifting" Shed rising at Hudson Yards that "takes 'multipurpose room' to the next level" (indeed!).

•   The Art Institute of Chicago has big - and permanent - plans for its "rarely seen Architecture and Design Collection" (take that, MoMA!).

•   Dupré has a lively conversation with "those who were intimately involved" in the planning, designing, and funding One World Trade Center.

•   Rich offers a rich history of how Olmsted changed the way Americans think about public space: "his success helped create not only a profession, but an aesthetic."

•   Eyefuls of the New York State Pavilion Ideas Competition winners, which, along with other submissions, are now on view at the Queens Museum.

•   Manaugh brings us miles of almost "hallucinatory" photochroms of houses, castles, mountains, rivers, and ruins from the Library of Congress collection - "purely in the interests of weekend eye-candy" (an absolute must-see!).

•   Call for entries: 2017 City of Dreams Pavilion Competition for Governors Island + LafargeHolcim Awards 2016/2017 International Awards for Sustainable Construction + 2016 Residential Architect Design Awards + one of our faves: Cocktail Napkin Sketch Contest 2016.

•   Weekend diversions:

•   The Architecture & Design Film Festival starts today in New Orleans.

•   In "Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana's Summer House," 21 architects offer their own visions for a folly at Frederic Edwin Church historic estate in Hudson, NY.

•   In Tokyo, "House Vision" presents 12 Japanese architects' "full-scale prototypes of buildings or public spaces" that "explore living (and aging)" in "a forward-thinking urban landscape."

•   In Philadelphia, "Three Photographers/Six Cities" captures "the chaos of a rapidly urbanizing" Africa.

•   Cipriani has a field day reading Serraino's "engrossing" book "The Creative Architect" (with only a few quibbles).

•   Brillembourg cheers Frampton's "extraordinary" book, "A Genealogy of Modern Architecture" as "an important pedagogical tool" with "ethical content that is rare today."

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