Today’s News - Tuesday, October 9, 2018

●  Crosbie remembers "the messy, vibrant legacy" of Venturi, and recalls (in vivid detail!) being dispatched to Philly by Architecture magazine in 1985 to profile Venturi, Rauch & Scott Brown, which won that year's AIA Firm Award.

●  Filler pens his second tribute: His "intimate bond had both its rewards and perils - a lesson I repeatedly learned the hard way with Venturi and Scott Brown" ("Bob's funeral was held on a cool, overcast afternoon").

●  Wainwright is quite inspired by Peter Barber, "the washing line warrior - putting the fun back into social housing" in London with "casbahs in the high street," and "mews homes that combat loneliness. He is a master of humane high-density."

●  Jonathan Barnes, meanwhile, proposes "entrepreneurial housing" - a new kind of housing "to revive troubled neighborhoods" in Columbus, Ohio, and his new nonprofit Betterhood is looking to put a "test development in action."

●  Massengale minces no words when it comes to the proposed expansion of the Frick Collection: "Are adding gift shops and cafes to venerable museums the only solution to staying 'relevant' in the 21st century?"

●  Copenhagen aims to become the first carbon-neutral capital in just 7 years: "It will require a complete reimagining of how the city is powered and designed - and a lot of cyclists, officials admit" (but it's looking very possible!).

●  Morley delves into how Jonathan Marvel and Resilient Power Puerto Rico are building solar installations to bring emergency power to community centers in informal settlements (while avoiding federal bureaucracy!).

●  Smith-Miller + Hawkinson is on the team designing and building a $3.8-billion "super bridge" between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan (named for a Canadian who played for the NHL Detroit Red Wings) - the U.S. Port of Entry will be "larger than Disney World's Magic Kingdom."

●  A deep dive into Kostow Greenwood's restoration plans for Louise Nevelson's "sanctuary of stillness" - a.k.a. Chapel of the Good Shepherd in Saint Peter's Church in Midtown Manhattan.

●  A "green spa company" has purchased Escobedo's 2018 Serpentine Pavilion, which soon set off on tour to "yet-to-be-revealed 'selected locations.'"

●  Zeiger's great profile of photographer Janna Ireland, who "is ensuring that modernist architect Paul R. Williams isn't forgotten - he occupies a tenuous place in the L.A. design canon."

●  P. Green's great profile of Cooper Hewitt Design Award winner Neri Oxman, who "could just as easily have been nominated for fashion or architecture or product design. Her team can do crazy things with moss, mushrooms and apple pectin."

●  The Storefront for Art and Architecture names Mexican architect, curator and writer José Esparza Chong Cuy as new executive director and chief curator.

●  AIA Chicago establishes an LGBTQ architect group "to increase the organization's diversity and inclusion - who will be part of it, what kinds of events or goals it will address and its leadership are all still up for debate."

●  Meier steps away from his firm, but "will remain available to colleagues and clients who seek his vast experience and counsel."

●  Your eye candy for the day: stunning images of the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards shortlist.

●  ICYMI: ANN feature: Taylor's: Venice in Three Parts: As a first-timer to La Biennale di Venezia; There are immersive experiences, artistic expressions, and marketing efforts. Guess which are most satisfying?; There are treasures and treats to be found beyond the confines of the Giardini.


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