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Today’s News - Wednesday, June 16, 2010

•   Somov takes issue with McGuigan's take on the era of starchitecture being over (see yesterday's newsletter), claiming the Bilbao Effect "is a bit misunderstood."

•   Sydney's University of Technology plans for its own Bilbao Effect - by Gehry, no less; alas, no images (yet): "I don't want people to fall in love with a premature sketch that ignores how much it may cost.''

•   McKee looks into the angst brought on by local talent losing out to out-of-town firms.

•   AIA offers a new tracking tool for sustainable design.

•   An 18-point primer on sustainability: "We all love it. Everyone says they want it. So we might want to get very clear on what it actually is."

•   Lange digs deep into SOM's plans for Chicago's Inland Steel Building: it's "a case study in what you can do to green a mid-century building, as well as what you can't" - maybe it's time "to revisit the rules for bringing old buildings back to life."

•   Revving up the battle cry to save Pei's JFK Terminal 6.

•   Menking and Soleri issue a battle cry to save the master's 1964 amphitheater in Santa Fe.

•   More mid-century mayhem: admirers of a 1950s boomerang-shaped house by FLW fils hope to save it from the wrecking ball.

•   Houston might finally get serious about preservation: "We're tired of seeing Houston's history slip away, one 90-day waiting period at a time."

•   Pennsylvania's Michener Art Museum announces phase 2 expansion - by local talent KieranTimberlake.

•   NYC's Frick Collection plans to enclose a portico with "a minimally invasive design" by Davis Brody Bond Aedas.

•   Anderton tackles L.A.'s "puzzling aversion to shade," Broad's museum plans, and more with O'Herlihy, Hawthorne, and others.

•   Q&A with Urbanski re: the challenges of building Brooklyn Bridge Park on a very complicated site.

•   At the Indianapolis Museum of Art's new art and nature park "there will be no signs or guards admonishing visitors not to touch the art. Quite the contrary."

•   An eyeful of Game Changers competition winners.

•   Call for entries: Inaugural European Architecture Prize; and design a trophy for the Rado Unlimited Spirit Contest 2010.


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