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November 7th, 2007 

London and Chicago Olympic Stadiums - Separated at Birth?
By Lynn Becker in ArchitectureChicago PLUS - November 07, 2007

Mies-on-a-Beam
By architecture.MNP - November 07, 2007
Yesterday, 9:21 PM
..Mies-on-a-Beam [first published in Pamphlet Architecture 21: Situation Normal]. Here’s the firm’s brief description, as found in their book Opportunistic Architecture: What if the cleaning system for the windows of the Seagram building was considered a landscape supplement, returning function to the two anomalous, nonfunctional aspects of the building: the I-beams and the tree plaza? How can one do more with less-is-more?

Green Parenting Web Site: Good or No?
By Emily Gertz in WorldChanging - November 07, 2007

I'd like to ask the parents in our readership: take a look at this green parenting site, and come back to tell us in the comments how useful and original it is for you in greening up your everyday decisions about how to feed your family. Is the info substantial? Does it seem helpful, or just prey on your anxieties? "Green web sites" seem to be hatching by the dozen every week. And PR announcements about most of them seem to make their way to the WC general mailbox, from whence they depart to their final resting place in my Trash folder...

Edgar’s Garden
By CONTINUITY IN ARCHITECTURE - November 07, 2007
The garden made by Edgar Wood at Monte Calvario, Porto Maurizio, Liguria around 1935 has a theatrical air. His housekeeper, to whom he bequeathed the villa, is sitting on the bench.

Last Chance to see Zaha Hadid - Architecture and Design
By Jotis Moore - November 07, 2007


Book and Event of the Moment
By John - November 07, 2007
Attending a "conversation" earlier tonight with Michael Sorkin and Bernd Zimmerman, I not only heard a good deal of fodder for forthcoming posts on this page but learned about a couple things of immediate interest. First is the recent publication of Sorkin's latest book, Indefensible Space: The Architecture of the National Insecurity State, with essays examining "how [the] anxiety-laden mindset erodes spaces both architectural and personal, encroaching on all aspects of everyday life."...


Dangerous Curves Ahead: Gehry Sued By MIT
By Unbeige - November 06, 2007
When we heard that Frank Gehry had been sued, it was not, as we had expected, by Barry Diller for designing a structurally-unsound InterActiveCorp HQ unable to support all internet entities within. Instead, he's being hung out to dry by MIT, who is claiming its Stata Center (angular strife illustrated in AP photo to the right) has "serious design flaws"....

Architecture? Real Estate! (3)
Christoph, anArchitecture - November 06, 2007
data from Trend 10/2007 (Austrian business magazine). Usually real estate isn’t a big topic in architects’ education, however, architect should be aware of the value of their work. Especially how to deal with non architecture related circumstances causing a serious impact to a project (and that's basically location).

Beijing Great Wheel
By Mirage Studio 7 - November 06, 2007
Remember my previous post - Eye of the world and the Pakistan Eye? The Chinese government began construction on the Great Wheel of China (220meters, 680 feet), believed to be the world’s tallest ferris wheel provided that Dubai (Dubai Eye at 200meters, 600 feet) doesn’t go back to the drawing board.

Wooden house, atelier klanc
By Materialicious - November 06, 2007
Wooden House of Červená Rokle (Red Gulch), Lety u Dobříchovic, Czech Republic. Built: 2004. By now, it should come as no surprise that I’m absolutely mad about little houses built of wood, and I’ve fallen hard for this ‘cabin’ design by Tomáš Klanc’s firm.

Architecture Travel: Unpronounceable, Unforgettable Bogk
By Judson - November 06, 2007
Hello Wisconsin! Decades before actual rock stars roamed the Earth, Frank Lloyd Wright was the artist in the papers for drugs, divorce and loose morals. Amid the especially turbulent "lost years" of 1910-1922, Wright found the time to return to his native Wisconsin to design the elegant Bogk House in Milwaukee.

Foster in firing line over U2 Tower...
By Richard Waite
The never-ending controversy surrounding the proposed U2 tower in Dublin has taken yet another twist after conservationists warned of potential legal action over the latest plans by Foster + Partners.

Preservation of Historic Muslim Architecture on exhibit at Symphony Center - Wright Wasmuth Portfolio show extended
BY Lynn Becker November 06, 2007
The Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme Exhibition will be making a stop at Symphony Center, 220 South Michigan Avenue, this weekend, part of a ten city American tour. A project of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Historic Cities, established in 1992, promoting "the conservation and re-use of buildings and public spaces in historic cities in the Muslim World" and how it can "build bridges, not only between the past and present in the Muslim world, but also between the Muslim world and the West."...



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