Today’s News - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

●   ArcSpace brings us eyefuls of "Hiroshi Sambuichi: Moving Materials" at the Danish Architecture Centre.

●   ELEMENTAL wins Qatar Museums' Art Mill competition with a design described as "a serene artwork, where the structure is the architecture" (whatever that means).

●   King cheers 3 affordable housing projects: "the trio offer fresh proof of how low-income housing developments strengthen their communities."

●   Amazon will be sharing its new Seattle tower with non-profit Mary's Place, "creating a place for hundreds of homeless on its shiny new Seattle campus."

●   At a conference in Lagos, architects were "urged to come up with cheap and affordable housing designs," and "prove their relevance with a revolution for architectural development in Nigeria."

●   Hume cheers two Toronto projects: rather than"monolithic structures designed by accountants disguised as architects, they embrace and celebrate the city."

●   Baltimore's "Bruce Wayne" taps Elkus Manfredi to plan a massive redevelopment on a post-industrial riverfront, hoping to transform the city into "the coolest city in America."

●   Piiparinan uses Cleveland as a lesson that shows the "wrong way to grow a city": "Inequality isn't success. It's an admission that cities haven't succeeded yet."

●   Lewis parses the similar challenges and contrasting concerns between Beijing and Washington, DC.

●   Outside of D.C., Montgomery County is pushing to preserve its "Mad Men" buildings that "hark back to a time when the architecture moved faster than the culture" so their "stories can continue to be told."

●   Al explains how Hong Kong has "figured out how to make shopping malls a sensible part of the urban fabric," but "can this model go global?"

●   Chipperfield brands Brexit "stupid" - it's "going to be very bad for British architecture...building walls is just the daftest thing ever."

●   Foster says "architects need to put Brexit behind them and move on."

●   Meanwhile, a notable cadre of architects is demanding clarity on the status of EU nationals: "Overseas staff must not be used as 'negotiating chip' in Brexit negotiations."

●   The end of an era - or three: Tigerman and McCurry are retiring.

●   Two housing projects in Amsterdam and Brussels "won big": eyefuls of the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award winner and the 2017 Emerging Architect winner.

●   The 2017 AIA/HUD Secretary's Awards celebrate "projects that demonstrate affordable, accessible, and well-designed housing."

●   Call for entries: National Museum of World Writing in Incheon, South Korea.

●   Call for entries: Construction Container Facelift competition.

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