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Today’s News - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

●   ArcSpace brings us Bjerke's take on how the "digitalization of domesticity is changing and challenging the physical framework of the home."

●   Snøhetta's Dykers responds to the fatal Times Square "pedestrian incident" last Thursday ("things could have been much worse," says Shaw).

●   Baillieu says that "while a new generation of urbanists prefers using data to solve urban problems, the human reasoning about cities that Jane Jacobs promoted is still our best guide."

●   The Academy of Urbanism's Rudlin says: "It's time to reconcile architects and urbanists. A false and unhelpful division has arisen between the two disciplines."

●   Betsky x 2: he considers "the push and pull between those who are pursuing social agendas - and those who are delighting in their ability to invent shapes and colors that shock and amuse" ("cartoonitecture" included).

●   He parses a final studio review at the California College of the Arts: "The designs' oddness was a call for otherness, difference. Even if not all the results are up to par, the discussion they all engendered was of the highest order."

●   Because of "isolation fatigue in the cyber age, architects and designers are increasingly seeking to imbue spaces with deeper sensory resonance" (or "emotional design").

●   Sperber delves into equity in architecture, and bemoans that "publicly rewarding collaborative work is new to the field of architecture."

●   Volner gives (mostly) thumbs-up to Stern's Museum of the American Revolution in Philly: it "tries to circle the square between the Georgian style" in the surrounding area, and "a more contemporary aesthetic."

●   Rybczynski's take on Volner and Saffron's reviews of the museum: his is "more even-handed" than her "mean-spirited screed. But both critics miss an important aspect" that deserves mention.

●   Wainwright has a grand time touring Le Havre: "Few cities make you want to stroke their walls, but [here] it's hard to resist caressing the concrete" (great pix!).

●   Plans for Heatherwick's $200 million Pier55 may not be dead yet as its advocates go back to court with revised plans (Diller said he hasn't "abandoned" the project, but is now feeling "ambivalent").

●   Moore, meanwhile, hails MVRDV's Skygarden atop an elevated 1970s highway in Seoul, a "garden bridge that works": it "promises to be among the more convincing of all the many High Line wannabes in the world."

●   Eyefuls of MVRDV's elevated Skygarden (wow!).

●   McKnight brings us Höweler + Yoon's "white, diaphanous building" in Portland, Maine, that will be home to America's first circus degree program (in honor of "The Greatest Show on Earth" ending its 146-year run).

●   A look at "six big saves" from the NTHP's list of "America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places" over the last 30 years: "Here's a murderer's row of city sites, and the battles that saved them."

●   Meanwhile, the Library of Congress is digitizing its Historic American Buildings Survey, begun in 1933 with the hiring of "1,000 out-of-work architects, partly to support recovery from the Great Depression, but also to record America's architectural heritage."

●   A good reason to be in Ottawa this week for the RAIC/OAA Festival of Architecture: Millette mulls the inaugural RAIC International Indigenous Architecture and Design Symposium.

●   One we couldn't resist: EcoARK in Taipei, made from 1.5 million plastic bottles, opened in 2010, and it "continues to spread its message of sustainability."


  


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