Letters

Thank you for the article Where Are We Now March 2003, page 88 . For years I have used the phrase cultural bankruptcy to describe the plight of the wealthiest nation in the world during its most recent, unprecedented period of prosperity. I believe our nation is undergoing a systematic and calculated destruction of community. Florida, perhaps, leads the nation as a severe case of this malaise. My question to you is simply whether there exists, within the AIA, individuals who share a commitment...

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May 2-June 22, 2003 The Vitra Design Museum exhibition introduces the most innovative young designers and architects in Berlin with this presentation of their most important projects, including furniture, product design, and architecture. The opening of the exhibition simultaneously marks the commencement of the new festival DESIGNMAI, offering the public an unprecedented and unique range of events pertaining to design topics, and the present exhibition Take a Seat 200 Years of Design History...

California dominates 2003 AIA Top 10 Green Projects

A housing complex, an education center, and a forensics laboratory were among the 2003 Top 10 Green Projects announced by the AlA's Committee on the Environment (COTE), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, on Earth Day, April 22. This is the sixth year of the Top 10 program. Only one of the 10 winners is located outside the United States the Steinhude Sea Recreation Facility, in Germany, by Randall Stout Architects of California. For the first time, every winning U.S. project is...

Torontos Union Station to undergo restoration and renovation

Downtown Toronto's grand old Union Station is soon to be restored. But earlier development plans for a boutique hotel and office space on the site are not part of the discussions with the city at the moment, Cubie Dawson, the codirector of the project at Jones Lange LaSalle in New York, said. Zeidler Grinnell Partnership Architects of Toronto has designed the 120 million historic restoration and renovation, which includes the addition of nearly 160,000 square feet of retail space. Construction,...

A private army

Out of the barrage of coverage from the war in Iraq, one graphic image stands out that of the young soldier triumphantly draping the head of the statue of Saddam Hussein with the American flag. His actions, those of an exuberant young warrior reaching the capital, have provoked conflicting reactions in viewers, depending on where you stand in the world. While to some in the United States, the message is of liberation from a repressive regime, to many in the...

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Cincinnati Reds, the oldest professional baseball team, opened its new ballpark, Great American Ball Park, on March 31. Designed by HOK Sport+Venue+Event with GBBN Architects, the new ballpark replaces Cinergy Field (formerly Riverfront Stadium), which had been home to the Great American Ballpark (left) opened to fanfare on March 31 (right) Great American Ballpark (left) opened to fanfare on March 31 (right) volume, Including an observatory gallery and restaurant, will rise above It....

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Lower Manhattan Development Corporation New York City Mayor, Michael R. Bloomberg LMDC Interim President, Kevin M. Rampe The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation is a subsidiary of the Empire State Development Corporation, a public benefit corporation. If you have questions about LMDC's mission, please visit our website at www.renewnyc.org or contact us at Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, 1 Liberty Plaza, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10006, (212) 962-2300. is a mid-career survey of the...

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Cynthia Davidson notes that image and surface-effect dominate awards Cynthia Davidson is an architecture writer and editor in New York City. She directed the Anyone project of conferences and publications on architecture from 1991 to 2001 and founded ANY (Architecture New York) magazine in 1993. Prior to coming to New York City, Davidson was the editor of Inland Architect, in Chicago, and a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Design School. If there are few surprises among the AIA Honor Awards this...

Engineered Lightino Products

ItMelli Bw PtWDUruidir - wmifliiinftulo-iaii The Sirius Optic Pendant with Clear Glass Tubular Dlffuser or SLO3100, as it is known around the factory is just one of the new lighting products in the Sirius low-voltage halogen lighting system. The pendant's adjustable clear-glass cylinder features an internal optic reflector and may be raised or lowered to the desired height. The reflector takes on a chrome finish when not energized and an iridescent blue tone when lighted. Eighteen optical...

Bridge Section

Designed to support a 25-ton truck, the bridge is made from 17-inch-deep pile caps, 12-inch stringers, I-beam cross sections, and tongue-and-groove plastic decking, which makes a continuous surface with the top flange of the pile caps. All the material is a uniform gray-black color, which is easily created from recycling mixed color plastic. Thomas J. Nosker joined the two-year-old Rutgers University Center for Plastics Recycling Research in 1987 with degrees in mechanical...

Special International Correspondent International Correspondents

Russell,AIA, james_russell mcgraw-hill.com Suzanne Stephens, suzanne_stephens mcgraw-hill.com Jane F. Kolleeny, jane_kolleeny mcgraw-hill.com Raul Barreneche, Robert Campbell, FAIA,Andrea Oppenheimer Dean, David Dillon, Francis Duffy, Lisa Findley, Blair Kamin, Elizabeth Harrison Kubany, Nancy Levinson, Thomas Mellins, Robert Murray, Sheri Olson, AIA, Nancy Solomon, AIA, Michael Sorkin, Michael Speaks, Tom Vonier, AIA, William Weathersby, Jr. David Cohn, Claire Downey, Tracy Metz GROUP...

LA firm wins competition for Portland aerial tram

The Los Angeles and Zurich-based firm Angelil Graham Pfenninger Scholl Architecture has won an international design competition for an aerial tram in Portland, Oregon. Budgeted at approximately 15 million, the tram will connect Oregon Health Sciences University, which lies atop Marquam Hill overlooking downtown Portland, with the newly rezoned South Waterfront neighborhood immediately below, which will be transformed in upcoming years from shipyards to biomedical research facilities and...

Santiago Calatrava Designs An Undulating Building Whose Form And Materials Harmonize With The Mountains And Earth

Santiago Calatrava Buildings

Santiago Calatrava, principal Client Bodegas Ysios Engineer Santiago Calatrava, S.A. General contractor Gerrovial Agroman Size 86,000 square feet Cost 5 million Structural wood Holtza Cedar cladding Javal Granite flooring Comarpi www For more information about the people and products involved in this project, go to Building Types Study at architecturalrecord.com. Wine is a growing business in Spain no pun intended . With international consumers discovering the...

Relationship With The Land And Its Commitment To Winemaking

Jose Cruz Ovalle Winery Perez Cruz

Architect Jos Cruz Ovalle, Arquitecto Jos Cruz Ovalle, Hernan Cruz Somavia, Ana Turell Sanchez-Calvo, design team Client Perez Cruz Family Consultants RG Ingenieros amp Mario Wagner engineering Teresa Moller landscape Rolec lighting Ramon Goldsack construction supervision General contractor Ingelam DLP Size 65,000 square feet Cost 2.5 million www For more information about the people and products involved in this project, go to Building Types Study at architecturalrecord.com. Winemakers work at...

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As a transition from the lobby to the residential elevators, an alcove features a canopy edged with blue neon above left . Elevator cabs are equipped with color-changing LED strips that feature changing messages above right . Alton designed a custom illuminated table in the lounge below . As a transition from the lobby to the residential elevators, an alcove features a canopy edged with blue neon above left . Elevator cabs are equipped with color-changing LED strips that feature changing...

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Appropriation and extension into civic presence of the parking structure's columnar supports. Areas for sitting, walking, and gathering are differentiated by textures and patterns of granite paving. Interspersed throughout the boulevards' eight entrance atria are a number of cafeterias, caf s, kiosks, and other shops, all programmed with an eye to round-the-clock convenience and choice. These major spaces have been shaped for sectional views through the interior and out into the landscape, and...