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Today’s News - Monday, November 9, 2009

•   ArcSpace brings us Alsop's Chips, and an eyeful of "Bits 'n Pieces" at Material ConneXion in NYC.

•   Hatherley minces no words about what he thinks the Stirling Prize has come to represent: "a doubtful legacy...of the short-termism of iconic architecture."

•   King is hopeful that the "Vision California" study will result in creating a different political climate when it comes to regional plans for growth.

•   Who says saving the planet has to cost a fortune?

•   In the New York region, "the recession has not dampened owners' enthusiasm for sustainability."

•   The Green Building Council of Australia balks at government pressure to change its environmental standards for sustainable timber.

•   Baillieu asks: "Is global warming hot air?" - and really raises some hackles (see comments).

•   Bayley cheers "a green hotel is in the vanguard of a movement to reinvigorate a run-down area of south London" (but will it really make Battersea London's Left Bank?).

•   Hopes are raised that courts might yet save Ledner's National Maritime HQ (a.k.a. O'Toole building) in Greenwich Village.

•   Berlin's plans to mark the "spot where the Iron Curtain cracked wide open" 20 years ago today.

•   Foster and Rogers battle it out for £1 billion Barangaroo project in Sydney Harbor.

•   Apple opens a store right under the Louvre's glass pyramid (link to great pix, too).

•   Architecture schools are basking in new - and refashioned - facilities across the U.S. (great slide show).

•   NYT Style Magazine takes on all sorts of design that bridges the generation gap.

•   The Cultural Landscape Foundation launches "What's Out There," a free, searchable, database of landscapes and their designers (your input welcome!).

•   An eyeful of the 2009 Spark Design Awards winners in architecture & design.


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