Home    Yesterday's News    Contact Us     Subscribe

Today's News - November 7, 2003

Editor's note: ANN will be on the road Monday…the newsletter will return Tuesday, November 11.

Ground Zero memorial competition: and then there were eight. -- A (humorous) tweak at New Urbanism. -- Relaxing development rules IF the public is involved from the get-go (what a concept!). -- Experts at a housing conference link affordable housing and healthy communities to good schools (another great concept!). -- A princely shortlist for massive housing development in the U.K. -- A Myrtle Beach Marketplace with Misenerian (read Mediterranean - not Miesian) style. -- Paris eyes skyscrapers (mais non!). -- Plans for a new gateway to Edinburgh left swinging in the breeze. -- Strategies for survival. -- Philadelphia library designer (not design) competition "in the hope that the visuals would reveal how their brains work." -- University has lots of designers, but no building. -- Report from ASLA annual conference. -- Chicago identifies endangered sites. -- Big bucks planned for NYC schools, but trade council not happy. -- Sydney Opera House's crumbling interior has "all the charm of a provincial bingo hall" - and a great comeback story. -- Holocaust memorial in Berlin under construction, but not all are pleased.

To subscribe to the free daily newsletter click here




Missing Memorial: ...jurors initially picked nine designs...Twin Piers proposal disqualified because it was determined that journalist Fred Bernstein was the author of two memorial submissions - a violation of the rules. [image]- NY Post

New Urbanism, Mon Amour! They're cropping up all over... preplanned, prefab communities...new urbanism isn't really changing how people live - it's merely another suburban subdivision masquerading as a small town. - Duany Plater-Zyberk [images]- Metroactive (San Frrancisco)

Baltimore County Executive to unveil growth measure: Plan would relax zoning for redeveloping sites if community is involved- Baltimore Sun

Good Schools Can Mean a Grade-A Comunity: the secret to creating ample affordable housing choices...is healthy schools in healthy communities. By Roger K. Lewis- Washington Post

Prince Charles joins [shortlist of] bidders for Ashford masterplan: 31,000-home Poundbury in Kent growth area. - Prince's Foundation/Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company/URS; EDAW/HTA Architects; HOK International; Urban Initiatives; Kuiper Compagnons- Building (UK)

Shops, condos posed for prime site...on the north end of Myrtle Beach...will resemble Charleston's Market Street - Pegram & Associates- The Sun News

Paris Eyes Skyscrapers to Beat Housing Crisis (Reuters)- Yahoo News

Will Haymarket dream ever become a reality? ...councillors rejected plans by council-owned firm EDI...leaves the whole area and its potential rejuvenation swinging in the breeze...far from being a welcoming gateway to Edinburgh- The Scotsman (UK)

Big architecture jobs dry up as firms scale back for survival: ...causing them to lower fees, cut overhead, diversify their design services, and find work out of state — even out of the country- Seattle Times

Library designs, but little vision: finalists competing for the Free Library's expansion project must feel as if they're searching for a book without knowing its title. By Inga Saffron - Moshe Safdie and Associates; TEN Arquitectos; Foster and Partners; Cesar Pelli & Associates [link to finalists' concepts]- Philadelphia Inquirer

$1.5 million later, still no University of Georgia alumni center: ...planning...$8.6 million. During the next six years, the price tag swelled to $70 million. - Jova/Daniels/Busby; Carter and Associates; Michael Dennis & Associates; MacLachlan, Cornelius & Filoni; Collins Cooper Carusi; Ayers/Saint/Gross; Cooper Carry; Smallwood, Reynolds, and Stewart [images]- Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Fusion of Culture and Place: Report from American Society of Landscape Architects 2003 Annual Meeting & Expo- PLANetizen

Preservation Chicago identifies endangered sites: Demolitions threaten landmarks, neighborhoods- Crain's Chicago Business

Building and Construction Trades Council opposes $1.5 billion city school project- Crain's New York

The unfinished symphony: Sydney Opera House plans mark the righting of a great wrong...comprise the final chapter of a comeback story to beat them all. - Jorn Utzon; Jan Utzon; Johnson Pilton Walker- Jerusalem Post

Holocaust memorial no balm for Berlin - Peter Eisenman [image]- Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Iconic Arcs: Jubilee Church by Richard Meier & Partners [images]- ArchNewsNow

Urban Aria: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts - Diamond and Schmitt Architects [images]- ArchNewsNow


-- RIAS Award for Best Building in Scotland: An Turas, Tiree - Sutherland Hussey Architects, with Jake Harvey, Glen Onwin, Donald Urquhart & Sandra Kennedy
-- Exhibition: Museums for a New Millennium, Miami Art Museum
-- Benson & Forsyth: Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
-- Book: "Eichler: Modernism Rebuilds the American Dream" By Paul Adamson & Marty Arbunich


Note: Pages will open in a new browser window.
External news links are not endorsed by ArchNewsNow.com.
Free registration may be required on some sites.
Some sites may expire after a few days.

Yesterday's News

© 2003 ArchNewsNow.com