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Today's News - March 27, 2003

A challenge to find books about women and minorities in architecture. -- We lose a champion of urban planning. -- Some thoughts on the evolving design profession and the public. -- A simple plan for Tel Aviv port is quite grand. -- "Energy saving buildings could be the best way to reduce the impact of a unilateral power on our daily lives and achieve a better-balanced world in the future." -- No limiting landmarks in Santa Monica. -- Huge development near reality in L.A. County. -- Stemming "development on steroids" in Florida. -- Urbanists hope to help Havana. -- Architect revisits museum. -- At home with Terry Pawson. -- Landmarks named in U.K. -- Shortlist for Toronto film fest home. -- Award for alumnus. -- The $50,000 teapot.

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BOOKSHELF: Women in Architecture- ArchNewsNow

Obituary: The Senator Who Paved the Way: Pat Moynihan Helped Shape America's Main Street. By Benjamin Forgey- Washington Post

City Observed: There seems to be a compulsion these days in design circles to define architecture...to venture onto the slippery slopes of semantics and take up linguistic arms... By Sam Hall Kaplan- KCRW.org (Los Angeles)

Non-monumental ideas: A new plan for Tel Aviv's port offers a kind of frozen sand dune that will remain largely bare. By Esther Zandberg - Ganit Meizlitz and Udi Kassif [image]- Ha`aretz (Israel)

Op-Ed: Save energy and maybe save lives: Buildings account for about half the world's consumption of fossil fuels. Producing buildings that are less dependent on oil is the only long term, sustainable way to reduce the power of America over our lives.- Bangkok Post

Voters Reject Limits on Landmarks: Plan called for curbs on Santa Monica's ability to designate buildings or historic districts.- Los Angeles Times

Newhall Ranch Plan Moves Closer to County OK: the largest development in the county's history...consisting of 21,600 homes on 12,000 acres- Los Angeles Times

Brinkman seeks limits on sprawl, pollution: a trio of high-rises planned for downtown Gainesville "development on steroids."- Gainsville Sun

Urbanists plan to save Cuba charm: goal to provide Cubans with planning tools so that ...commercialization and development do not overwhelm the culture.- San Diego Union-Tribune

Aulenti casts a critical eye at her vision embodied: Architect returns to see Asian museum. By John King- San Francisco Chronicle

Home Truths: The height of good taste: Cheryl Markosky meets the architect Terry Pawson- Independent (UK)

BT Tower among icons of technology: awarded listed building status along with a telescope, a 20th century concrete lighthouse, a satellite antenna, and a radar training centre.- Guardian (UK)

Toronto film fest to unveil new home: Three firms in competition - Kohn Pedersen Fox; Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg; Kohn Shnier- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Alumnus Accepts Architect's Prize: Peter Eisenman- Cornell Daily Sun

From Alessi, a Second Chance to Buy a $50,000 Teapot: Some of the 22 architects Mr. Alessi has hired are celebrities, like Zaha Hadid, Toyo Ito and Thom Mayne. [images]- New York Times

Pampered Privacy: Malliouhana Spa - Earl Swensson Associates [images]- ArchNewsNow

WTC Proposals: Who's Saying What Worldwide (updated 03/21/03)- ArchNewsNow


- Zaha Hadid Architects: Groundbreaking for MAXXI: centre for contemporary art, Rome, Italy
- Exhibition: Leonardo da Vinci, Master Draftsman, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
- Richard Meier & Partners: Restaurant 66, New York City
- Polshek Partnership: Rose Center for Earth and Space, American Museum of Natural History, New York City


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