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Today’s News - Wednesday, September 7, 2016

EDITOR'S NOTE: No jury duty today! We won't know about tomorrow until tonight - you'll know which way it went if ANN isn't in your inbox.

•   ArcSpace brings us eyefuls of Glasgow-based Orkidstudio's Goodwill Centre, a "collaboration with the local community which seeks to establish a new contemporary Cambodian building typology" (see home page for H&deM's Tate Modern Switch House & DS+R's Vagelos Education Center at Columbia University).

•   The Carbuncle Cup 2016 winner is "a hideous mélange of materials, forms and colors that gives high-rise housing a bad name."

•   Juror Ijeh minces no words about why a luxury tower won the Carbuncle Cup "by a hair's breadth" (sensitive types should cover their ears): "a putrid, pugilistic horror show that should never have been built" and "the architectural embodiment of sea sickness" (those are the nicer phrases - ouch!).

•   Kamin sees the "first battle lines" forming re: the makeover of Chicago's "cathedral of journalism": the Tribune Tower should be respected, but "the developers will be operating within a regulatory framework that privileges profit over preservation."

•   King counsels caution in plans for Mission Square between the TransBay Transit Center and Salesforce tower: "there's a real danger if changes are done arbitrarily, by a building owner and anchor tenant focused on their own priorities" (fate of redwoods included).

•   Kimmelman gets the scoop from Rockwell and Meyer re: plans for the "cherished" but relocated Union Square Café: "Precisely how much does 'place' (more specifically, architecture) matter - is it possible to uproot a classic without destroying its essence?"

•   Walker walks Wildwood on the New Jersey shore and finds a "paradise" of Googie motels "in limbo" (great pix!).

•   Betsky x 2: he is impressed with "the optimism and even exuberance" of Montevideo's "well-worn Modernism."

•   He finally visits FLW's 1893 Winslow House, now for sale: "It took somebody with love of art, architecture, and craft to build this structure, and it will take somebody with even more of both to inhabit it for the next century."

•   An in-depth profile of Weizman, the Israeli expat-turned-forensic architect, and his investigations into human rights violations.

•   Sottile delves deep into a topic not much touched on: "The AEC industry's deadly problem: Architecture and construction rank high on a recent report listing suicides by occupation."

•   Stratigakos takes a deep (and fab!) dive into the long history of Hollywood's love of architects as characters - "as long as they are white men."

•   A fascinating look at a photographer whose name we should know (but probably don't): Lucia Moholy, whose photos took the "popularity and influence of the Bauhaus beyond Germany."

•   The Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv's Micha Gross picks his 10 favorite examples of Bauhaus residential architecture in the city.

•   Six projects built for less than £1 million make the RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize shortlist (great presentation; vote for your fave!).

•   One we couldn't resist: "The Best Structures of Burning Man 2016" (wow!).

•   Eyefuls of the Iceland Trekking Cabins architecture competition winners.

•   Public voting now open for 2nd Annual AIA "I Look Up Film Challenge" (plan to spend some time here).

•   Call for entries: Call for Proposals for the World Design Summit Montréal 2017 + RFP deadline extended for MLK Gateway projects in Washington, DC.



  


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