Today’s News - Wednesday, October 24, 2018

●  Liz Brogden of Queensland University of Technology says that "architects should train in post-disaster and humanitarian design," and argues that "there is a lack of exposure to this area of practice in architects' formative years."

●  Baldwin offers case studies that are "exemplars in resilient design," complete with "details, building-products and novel specifications."

●  Boston taps SCAPE for its Resilient Boston Harbor flood-protection project to "increase access to Boston's 47-mile shoreline and waterfront, while better protecting the area from flooding" (depressing "diagrams of a worst-case scenario show a significant amount of Boston underwater by 2070").

●  A program at the recent ASLA conference tackled "women's leadership in landscape architecture" - while more are entering the field, they "face a number of gender-related hurdles, compounded by the male-dominated culture of the larger construction industry."

●  A (brief) look at the women architects building in NYC: "Architecture in New York was once a boys club. Fortunately, women are now impacting the city's skyline like never before."

●  A fascinating look at Beverly Willis's first commission designed for a client with multiple sclerosis, built 30 years before ADA guidelines existed.

●  Moore profiles "city-shaper" Portman, "the Atlanta architect known for his 'Jesus moments' - when visitors would look up and exclaim 'Jesus!'" - he "remade his home town in ways few get to" ("I'm the Medici to my own Leonardo").

●  He's part of Guardian Atlanta week, with reports on who will survive gentrification, lost historic buildings - "what's gone and what might be next," and more (scroll down for easy links to all features).

●  Paletta profiles the 91-year-old Katselas, the architect "behind Pittsburgh's Modernism": His "airport is now being destroyed by people with no imagination. No one called. They think that I'm too old or that I've died. You'd think if the architect had designed the goddam thing you'd at least ought to ask him a question."

●  H&deM offer their revised design for Berlin's Museum of the 20th Century, to be built alongside the Mies's Neue Nationalgalerie (comments section a must: "If the idea was to make Mies' building look prettier, then they achieved it" - "Mies 1 - HdM 0").

●  Philippi has a fab conversation with Turrell, who "discusses life in cities, being a Quaker, and of course light - the kind that you might 'only know from dreams'" (fab photos, too!).

●  One we couldn't resist: Chengdu, China, has "a science fiction-like plan" that "aims to put a second moon in space to illuminate streets, despite an earlier failed attempt by Russia" (with photo of model).

●  ICYMI: ANN feature: Edward McGraw/Ashley McGraw Architects: Building Abundance: Creating abundance is more than sustainability or resilience, and should be a driving force in architecture.

●  ICYMI: ANN feature (deadline looms!): rise in the city 2018: Call for mentors (no fee; deadline: October 31!) and sponsors for an international student competition to design affordable housing in the capital of Lesotho, in Southern Africa.


●  Call for entries: International Competition for Conceptual Planning & Design of Jizhou High-speed Railway Station Area (registration deadline looms; no fee (that we can tell), and big cash prizes for winners and shortlisted!).

●  Call for entries: Women in Architecture Awards 2019 (international): Architect of the Year + Jane Drew Prize + Ada Louise Huxtable Prize (no fee).


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