Today’s News - Wednesday, September 13, 2017

●  Davidson reports from Cornell Tech's Roosevelt Island campus: "its architecture offers a mixture of delight and disappointment - idiosyncratic, interlocking, and emphatically urban."

●  Shaw ponders "what happened to speculation in architecture" - with "Never Built New York" about to open, "what might be in the Never Built exhibition of 2050?"

●  Brussat ponders how a good modernist building can be distinguished from a bad one when it comes to the Carbuncle Cup and Pritzker Prize winner: "how would the average person be able to tell which is which?"

●  The flat-pack Hex House, being "snapped together" in Minneapolis this week, is a "prototype of a rapidly deployable, quickly erected, durable home for distressed populations."

●  King x 2: he parses the 10 impressive teams that made San Francisco's Resilient by Design competition shortlist: "the emphasis on practicality."

●  He cheers three shortlisted teams that could lead to a makeover of Harvey Milk Plaza, "San Francisco's busy but barren plaza where few people linger."

●  CityLab writers hit the road on the historic Lincoln Highway, visiting towns and cities including Ely, Nevada, "America's loneliest town looking for love," and Laramie, Wyoming, where "tactical urbanism comes to outlaw country."

●  A great round-up of "designers of the future - from emerging stars to established talents still flying under the radar" who "are reshaping the way we live, think, and build."

●  P+W's i3 Biotech Hub in San Diego is "raising the bar for corporate research parks everywhere" (i3 stands for "iconic," "innovative," and "inspired").

●  A look at some of Mumbai's Art Deco buildings, but "Bombay Deco" is under threat: "Amid lax conservation laws and growing demand for land, conserving Mumbai's architectural heritage may seem like a futile enterprise."

●  The U.S. Pavilion organizers announce 7 (fab) architects, designers, and landscape architects who will create work for "Dimensions of Citizenship."

●  Q&A with GRAFT's Willemeit re: "Unbuilding Walls" at the German Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, and working with Stasi investigator Marianne Birthler.

●  Kwun delves into "how Columbus, Indiana, became a Mecca for Modernist architecture."

●  Indiana University's School of Art, Architecture + Design now offers a new M.Arch program in the Modernist Mecca of Columbus, Indiana, headed by T. Kelly Wilson.

●  Hawthorne has a great Q&A with Woodbury University's Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter: "I'd love to see an architect in the White House" (wouldn't we all!).

●  Q&A with Robert Hillier re: "the art, the craft and the business then and now," and Studio Hillier, "a new type of architectural firm."

●  AIA President Vonier selected to lead International Union of Architects/UIA.

●  Architects Foundation names Marci B. Reed as new executive director.

●  One we couldn't resist: America's Sorriest Bus Stops 2017 (vote for the worst).

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