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Today’s News - Tuesday, May 30, 2017

●   ArcSpace brings us eyefuls of Lundgaard & Tranberg's stunning new addition to the medieval city center of Ribe, Denmark, that "grows directly out of the local historical context."

●   Hawthorne parses wHY's Scottish Rite Masonic Temple makeover: it has lost "some of its eccentric personality in the stylish redesign," with its "weirdness banished - I found myself wondering what might have been..."

●   Kamin cheers Harboe's restoration of FLW's Unity Temple and "one of the most beautiful rooms in America" as "triumphant," dealing with "a host of practical issues without aesthetic sacrifice."

●   Gauer parses Harboe's "ambitious restoration" of FLW's Unity Temple, after "a century of wear, exacerbated by seepage that took its toll both inside and out" (lots of FLW stuff next week!).

●   Davidson takes to eloquent long-form in an engaging profile of Ingels ("one of the world's pre-eminent "Baby Rems"), and visits some of BIG's Danish projects: "The combination of his engine-revving personality and long view of progress makes his architecture at once practical and bold."

●   Byrnes offers a lengthy Q&A with Piano, who "sees his work as a reflection of what's happening in the world, not as a force of change" - "If there's nothing to say, then there's nothing to build!" sayeth the master.

●   McGuigan offers "an early look" at DS+R/Rockwell's "adventurous" The Shed, next to the High Line in Hudson Yards, "inspired by Cedric Price's Fun Palace - an unbuilt design for a vastly versatile building-as-machine."

●   Gendall reports on The Shed's "first test drive - how unusual it was to visit a job site to test out the movement of a building."

●   Levete's "fluid" and "glimmering" (and "massive") Bangkok Central Embassy "is unlike anything else in the city" (that's f'er sure!).

●   Betsky is quite taken on a visit Scarpa's Brion Cemetery: "Scarpa can stand as a pre-eminent example of how to make great architecture that is small" (fab photos & video).

●   A deep (and disturbing) dive into "how an icon of Venezuelan architecture" became a "hellish" prison: The Helicoide is "a symbol of what Venezuela could have been, and was not" (NYC's Center for Architecture has a great show, too!).

●   Brandt and Katz report on 100 Resilient Cities report "Global Migration: Resilient Cities at the Forefront" that "makes clear, migration has become a major urban challenge" (perhaps an issue architects could/should be involved in).

●   Ciampaglia reports on AIANY's "We Are All Neighbors: Refugees and the Architecture of Resettlement" panel that explored potential solutions to a global problem: "We're moving from thinking about camps as temporary places to thinking about city-scale projects" (architects included).

●   A yearlong research study by HKS explored what the future of the workspace might be for Generation Z (born 1995 - 2010), soon replace Millennials, whose "reign is coming to an end."

●   One possible workplace trend Generation Z might go for: "from al desko to al fresco," outdoor office spaces popping up all over (forget Gen Z - we want one!).

●   Four fab shortlisted projects in the running for the $100,000 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize for Excellence in Architecture hail from Tokyo, Copenhagen, Melbourne, and Upper Kingsburg, Nova Scotia.

●   Call for entries (registration deadline reminder): Rome Contemporary Chapel competition for students and young architects.

●   Call for entries: Inaugural AJ Architecture Awards 2017 for projects in the U.K. (open to practices located anywhere).


  


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