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Today’s News - Tuesday, October 4, 2016

•   ArcSpace brings us Wells' take on BIG's Urban Rigger - shipping containers as student housing now floating in Copenhagen's harbor: "an original, joyful, and genuinely functional project."

•   Kimmelman pens an eloquent intro to Chakrabarti's explanation of his plan to repurpose Madison Square Garden for a functional (and uplifting!) Penn Station (now there's a thought).

•   Giovannini talks to Schumacher re: "building Hadid's bold afterlife" and her still-spectacular "posthumous career" ("There are headwinds").

•   Wainwright introduces a new Guardian Cities series focusing on the global problem of gentrification: "It's time we found a better solution." + Gentrification and regeneration reports from around the world (even Hollywood).

•   White's witty - but serious - take on the Edmonton vs. Calgary design wars and their architectural swaggering that's well worth watching, but both cities still have "to contend with a whole lot of ugly."

•   Architects in Birmingham, U.K., "predict a work surge" from a £2bn deal with a Chinese developer, but they're also wary of the risks.

•   Saffron minces no words about what she thinks of two city council members: "Here come the suburbanizers" who propose turning Philly's "tight rowhouse blocks into a 21st-century crabgrass frontier.

•   Edelson parses the future of micro-living: does it offer "new, sorely needed housing options or a raw deal? California may offer some insight."

•   Bernstein talks to Susan Eisenhower about what moved the family to accept going forward with Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial: it was "a compromise that makes us very happy" (but Shubow remains unconvinced).

•   Researchers take a close look at the new technology on show in Foster's Masdar City: though "there is still room for improvement," it should still inspire other cities to "become more robust, resilient and sustainable in the face of global challenges."

•   Stinson delves into how some of the "world's coolest buildings begin as the world's coolest models" (very cool).

•   Hadid and BIG are among the six worthy winners of the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture (great presentations).

•   Three winners named in the National Science and Innovation Centre of Lithuania (a.k.a. Science Island) competition.

•   Plan to spend time with AIA's 2016 I Look Up Film Challenge winners!

•   Call for entries: Toronto's Winter Stations 2017 International Design Competition + Nka Foundation 2017 Land Art Competition for 20 public art proposals for the Abetenim Arts Village in Ghana.



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