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Today’s News - Wednesday, September 28, 2016

•   ArcSpace brings us Kiser's take (and lots of pix!) of a public sauna in a former industrial area on the Helsinki seashore now being developed for new uses.

•   Quirk's Q&A with Atlanta BeltLine founder Gravel re: why he's "leaving the project that has been his life's work for almost two decades" (issues of affordability and equity play a part).

•   A complete overhaul of Toronto's "highly visible and highly contentious" Moss Park "impresses and divides" the city's Design Review Panel (lots of pix!).

•   Otero-Pailos delves deep into how "experimental preservationists are upending old ideas about cultural heritage, choosing objects once considered ugly or unsavory, and usually excluded by official narratives" (a long - and great read!).

•   Q&A with "museum maestro" Milou re: transforming former Supreme Court and City Hall buildings into the National Gallery Singapore: "deception - of a beautiful kind - is at work in its spaces."

•   Three firms vie to design a new $500 million tower in Sydney; the "winning architect will be required to consider community feedback in the final design" (what a concept!).

•   Crone and Kuma win the competition to design the Wanda Vista hotel at Sydney's Circular Quay ("vegetation along the pixelated terraces" included).

•   Tavares, curator of the soon-to-open Lisbon Architecture Triennial, offers 5 ways creative leaders in any industry can learn from architects.

•   A new documentary highlights key themes from the Landscape Architecture Foundation's New Landscape Declaration, and "the role of landscape architecture in addressing the challenges our time and the next 50 years."

•   A great Q&A with the architect (a real one!) re: being on the team behind the video game "The Witness," where "the design rivals the gameplay" (very cool!).

•   Bennes's post- London Design Biennale report: the inaugural event's "utopian dreams land with a thud" (ouch!).

•   AIA launches Architectural Adventures next year, offering 10 global destinations "specifically focused on broadening the architectural mind" (maybe we'll win the lottery and take all 10!).

•   Some great events coming up very soon: 2016 Sydney Architecture Festival includes "The (sh)ArchTank."

•   October 3 marks World Architecture Day 2016: Design a Better World.

•   Early bird registration for the 10th annual Meeting of the Minds ends October 1 (save money!).

•   A good reason to head to Rotterdam next week: 15th World Conference Cities and Ports: "Crossovers."

•   ArchitectureAU "trawls through" the longggg list of free public events at Melbourne's MPavilion over the next four months, and picks the must-sees.



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