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Today’s News - Thursday, May 9, 2019

EDITOR'S NOTE: Tomorrow and Monday will be no-newsletter days. We'll be back Tuesday, May 14.

●  ANN feature: Norman Weinstein: Best Bauhaus Books to Peruse during the Bauhaus Centenary: New publications offer invaluable biographical insights and contemporary global responses.

●  Betsky x 2: Where the "Bauhaus technique resolutely did not work was architecture. Yet it was in this field that the Bauhaus had arguably its greatest influence. The 'Bauhaus style' became an imitation and elaboration of the building in which the school was housed."

●  He tours Emre Arolat's Sancaklar Mosque in the outskirts of Istanbul and experiences "a rare moment of spiritual awe in architecture."

●  An impressive shortlist of six teams in the running to design the new Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta, Sydney, "the largest cultural infrastructure project currently being undertaken in Australia" (and the 6th move for the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences).

●  ICYMI: ANN feature: Andrew Pressman: "Design Thinking: A Guide to Creative Problem Solving for Everyone": Three vignettes excerpted from his recently published book, which focuses on how design thinking is applied to real-life challenges.

Plus de larmes pour Notre Dame, cinquième partie

●  Kamin considers whether a design competition for Notre Dame's spire is an "inspired idea or publicity stunt," and fears "it's more of the latter. It is necessary to move ahead, and even to consider new solutions, but with the care, intelligence and sense of stewardship."

●  Hewitt: "The abrupt announcement of an architectural competition to replace the spire was a surprise to many," and "does not bode well for a satisfactory restoration effort" (he takes issue with "ill-informed critics" like Betsky, and "Norman Foster should stay in London and mind his own business").

●  Badalge attempts to find "the meaning of the city amid the fire and tears. When Notre-Dame burned, so many of us saw a remote part of ourselves surface and smolder away" (it's older than Machu Picchu - who knew?!!?).

Deadlines

●  Call for proposals: MacArthur Foundation 100&Change Round 2: $100 Million grant for "a single proposal that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time."

●  Call for entries: 2019 ARCHITECT Studio Prize for "thoughtful, innovative, and ethical studio courses at accredited architecture schools" (international).

●  Call for entries (deadline extended!): 11th Edition of Dedalo Minosse International Prize for Commissioning Building 2018/2019 honoring the Client's role (no fee!).

●  Call for entries (deadline looms!): Sky Design Awards 2019 for Architecture, Interior Design and Visual and Furniture design created in the Asia Pacific.

Winners all

●  Tatiana Bilbao receives the 2019 Marcus Prize, which includes $50,000 for her and $50,000 to lead a design studio at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

●  Richard Saul Wurman and Liz Ogbu take home the IIDA 2019 Titan and Star Awards for their "significant contributions to the interior design industry."

●  Five (impressive!) winners take home the American Academy of Arts and Letters 2019 Architecture Award.

●  Mortice cheers the Docomomo US Modernism in America Awards putting a focus on landscape architecture - "in many cases, landscapes have lagged behind modern architecture in receiving formal recognition and valuation."

●  The recipients of AIA Upjohn Research Initiative Grants will be working on an interesting mix of projects over the next 18 months.

Weekend diversions:

●  Wainwright finds "Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition" at the Design Museum, London, to be an "astounding exhibition" that "plunges the visitor headlong into Kubrick's meticulous, and often disturbing, mind."

●  Three good reasons to head to the Big Apple: NYCxDESIGN, New York City's annual celebration of design taking place across the city's five boroughs.

●  The Virginia Tech team behind FutureHAUS, winner of the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018, is working with NYC-based DXA Studio to bring its solar-powered house to Times Square.

●  Paletta parses "Patchwork: The Architecture of Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak" at NYC's Center for Architecture, offering "highlights of her highly fruitful career. She broke this mold - displaying invention from the start" (her unbuilt works "are tantalizing").

●  Mario Botta takes center stage at the Ringturm Exhibition Centre in Vienna with "Sacral Spaces," which explores his body of religious projects - "religious buildings have been the architect's passion."

●  "Game of Thrones: An Exhibition of Contemporary Art Furniture" at UConn's William Benton Museum of Art is an "exploration of chairs" and "the idea that design aesthetics and function can be integrated into one object."

●  The "bauhaus.photo" traveling exhibition has landed at Peter Miller Architecture & Design Books in Seattle.


  


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