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Today’s News - Tuesday, June 6, 2017

●   ArcSpace brings us eyefuls of Cadaval & Solà-Morales's Córdoba ReUrbano in Mexico City that "exemplifies the objectives of Mexico's Urban Recycling start-up initiative."

●   Sisson says that architects and planners "can lead the climate change fight" in the U.S.'s post-Paris Accord world.

●   Braidwood parses what architecture associations and organizations around the world are doing to "rally against Trump's Paris pullout."

●   Peters parses the We Are Still In group of hundreds of U.S. governors, mayors, and businesses who have "a post-Paris plan to save the climate - Trump or no Trump."

●   With America's National Parks in the cross-hairs, Schwab offers Rothstein's "7 ominous posters" that "reimagine classic WPA posters for a world wracked by drought, flooding, fires, and pollution" (bummer alert).

●   Hall Kaplan, on a brighter note, recalls "the Jane I knew": the "citizen saint" on the page and the streets, and now in an "unfortunately flawed and superficial" - but recommended film.

●   Knight considers the "radical change to how we see LACMA's permanent collection, considering the curators "have pretty much been left out of the planning. Apparently, their input was deemed less than necessary" because Zumthor "is designing atmospheric spaces."

●   More on MoMA's $400 million renovation and expansion by DS+R: with "flashy elements eliminated, subtlety wins out" - in 2019, "we'll see if the understated design matches the museum's ambitious goals."

●   Kendall's Q&A with Grimshaw's Chang, Hoenigschmid-Grossich, and Tung re: their Frost Museum of Science in Miami: "visitors have greater opportunities to draw connections between natural processes, the built world and everyday behavior."

●   For MASS MoCA's Building 6, Bruner/Cott treated the massive space "as a landscape," which "promises to be an intriguing precedent for future museums" (and "a great place to get your steps in walking the almost four miles of galleries").

●   Eyefuls of a new museum in China that "looks like a cross between Soviet ruin and Bond villain lair. Or the lost collaboration of Antoni Gaudí and M.C. Escher" (so much for the "decree against weird buildings).

●   REX tapped by Brown University to design its new performing arts center (a bit thick on superlatives, and, alas, no pix - yet).

●   McMillian's great Q&A with Pendergrast, author of "City on the Verge: Atlanta and the Fight for America's Urban Future," re: the BeltLine and "why a 22-mile path around the famously sprawling city could be a game changer."

●   Birnbaum calls for a "broader vision for visionary postwar developments" like NYC's Battery Park City and Washington, DC's Pershing Park: both are "examples of ambitious, civic-minded urban planning," and both are under threat.

●   Green cheers the Brooklyn Army Terminal's makeover: "There couldn't be a more appealing locale for the rebirth of American urban manufacturing" (Elvis sighting included).

●   One we couldn't resist: Why Italy is "giving away" 100 historic buildings for free (we want one!).

●   Call for entries: RFQ: Gangnam Intermodal Transit Center International Competition for a new, £821 million transport hub in Seoul.

●   Call for entries: Faith & Form/IFRAA International Awards Program for Religious Art & Architecture.

●   Call for entries: AIA 3rd annual I Look Up Film Challenge: "Blueprint for Better."


  


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