Today’s News - Tuesday, May 22, 2018

●  Budds examines "how architecture can rebuild itself, post #MeToo. The work to correct architecture's systemic inequities has already begun - and there are more measures the industry can take," such as...

●  Boyadzhieva and Chun talk about their project Girl Uninterrupted "shining a light on issues that matter to the next generation of architects and recommending solutions that could help build a more equitable profession."

●  Edelson parses the recent Smart Cities Conference in NYC that "raised concerns about those left behind by technology," and "emphasized the need to ensure that this emerging industry benefits cities' disenfranchised residents."

●  Speaking of smart cities, Foster + Partners is master-planning a new sustainable, 83-square-mile city in India, where "over 60% of this core area will be occupied by greenery or water" (main focus on a striking government building).

●  An interesting round-up of takes on the state of architecture criticism today by a veritable Who's Who of architecture critics ("These questions, and this debate, make me tired," sayeth Lange).

●  Lo takes a long look at "how the 1960s and 1970s inspired radical architecture - a period when politics, pop culture and technology collided to spawn a new era of radical creativity in architecture" (terrific overview and images).

●  Betsky parses Stern's new dorms at Yale: "So, how has Stern done? Pretty well, all things considered. My judgment on this does not, however, mean that I either buy that it was the right thing to do or that the results are wholly successful...there - in the humble brick - lies the ultimate rub."

●  A look at San Antonio's "Latino High Line," Phase 1 of the San Pedro Creek Culture Park riverwalk, which was once a concrete drainage ditch.

●  Bozikovic x 2: He cheers LGA's makeover of Evergreen Brick Works' oft-flooded Kiln Building in Toronto, now one of two hubs for the new Future Cities Canada initiative, and "a test case for the construction industry, both for its response to flooding and for its energy performance."

●  He has a conversation with Pritzker winner Doshi about his work and about the prize: "Doshi was palpably excited about sharing his ideas - which were more about ethics than about forms - building for the public, with a sense of the public good, he suggested, is what matters most."

●  Pacheco parses five takeaways from Doshi's Pritzker Prize lecture: he "seemingly relished the opportunity to discuss the relative difference and richness in perspective his 'uncharted architecture possesses." #2: "Be a citizen as well as a professional" (link to complete lecture).


●  Call for entries: MAD Architecture's 2018 MAD Travel Fellowship, open to undergraduate/graduate students internationally (5 winners - deadline looms!).

●  Call for entries: Q City Plan Qinhuangdao International Student Design Competition: creative ideas for small-scale renovations in public spaces for the regeneration of this famous port city of China.

●  Call for entries: Silent Meditation Forest Cabins architecture competition: create a space where guests can "unplug"; winning designs will be considered for construction in Latvia.

Winners all!

●  Congress for the New Urbanism/CNU 2018 Charter Award winners are projects in the U.S., South Africa, England, Costa Rica, Argentina, and Iran.

●  An impressive group of 9 midcareer professionals make up the Harvard GSD Class of 2019 Loeb Fellows.

●  Some impressive projects make the shortlist for New Zealand's 2018 NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards.

●  The AIA 2018 Housing Awards honor 11 projects in four categories (great presentation).

●  The Society of Architectural Historians receives $120,000 grant from the Driehaus Foundation.


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