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  6. 6. EDITOR IN CHIEF Robert Ivy, FAIA, MANAGING EDITOR Beth Broome, DESIGN DIRECTOR Anna Egger-Schlesinger, SENIOR EDITORS Charles Linn, FAIA, Clifford Pearson, Sarah Amelar, sarah_ Sara Hart, sara_ Deborah Snoonian, P.E., William Weathersby, Jr., Jane F. Kolleeny, PRODUCTS EDITOR Rita F. Catinella, NEWS EDITOR Sam Lubell, PRODUCTION MANAGER Juan Ramos, DEPUTY ART DIRECTOR Kristofer E. Rabasca, ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR Clara Huang, WEB EDITOR Randi Greenberg, WEB DESIGN Susannah Shepherd, WEB PRODUCTION Laurie Meisel, EDITORIAL SUPPORT Linda Ransey, EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS Audrey Beaton, James Murdock, EDITOR AT LARGE James S. Russell, AIA, SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Suzanne Stephens, COPY EDITOR Leslie Yudell ILLUSTRATOR I-Ni Chen CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Raul Barreneche, Robert Campbell, FAIA, Andrea Oppenheimer Dean, David Dillon, Lisa Findley, Blair Kamin, Nancy Levinson, Thomas Mellins, Robert Murray, Sheri Olson, FAIA, Nancy B. 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  15. 15. 02.2005 On the Cover: Scottish Parliament, by EMBT and RMJM. Photograph by Duccio Malagamba Right: 21st Century Museum, by Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA. Photograph by Hiro Sakaguchi News Building Types Study 842 33 2005 AIA Honor Awards 123 Introduction: Retail by Sara Hart 38 Rebuilding after the tsunami 124 Prada, California by Joseph Giovannini* Office for Metropolitan Architecture OMA-AMO Departments 132 Barneys New York, Japan by Raul A. Barreneche* 17 Editorial: Tsunami Jeffrey Hutchison & Associates 19 Letters* 136 Fornarina, Nevada by Suzanne Stephens* 45 Dates & Events* Giorgio Borruso Design 51 Archrecord2: For the emerging architect by Randi Greenberg* For additional retail projects, go to Building Types 55 Corrspondent’s File: Beijing 798 by Liane Lefaivre Study at 59 Critique: D.C.’s Museum of the American Indian by Michael Sorkin 63 Books: Rooting Modernism in the soil of local identity Architectural Technology 69 Snapshot: Puppet Theater by Beth Broome 143 The Art and Science of Peace and Quiet by Sara Hart*235 Record House of the Month by Deborah Snoonian, P.E.* Pursuing noise control, architects and engineers search high and low. 152 Tech Briefs by John Pastier* Features 72 Jim Cutler Interview by Robert Ivy, FAIA Interiors An architect discusses his ideas, influences, and working style. 187 Introduction 188 Family Room, J. Paul Getty Museum by Allison Milionis Projects Predock_Frane Architects 80 Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Germany by Philip Jodidio* 194 RenSt Loft by Linda Hallam Architektengruppe Stuttgart Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck Architecture A renovation brings cohesion to Bonn’s fragmented, aging museum. 198 Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh by Jennifer Lucchino 88 21st Century Museum, Japan by Naomi R. Pollock, AIA* EDGE studio Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA 205 Belgium Design Show Interiors Products by Josephine Minutillo A cluster of abstract white boxes rise from a massive glass circle. 98 Scottish Parliament, Scotland by David Cohn* Enric Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue/EMBT and RMJM Products With a big price, big delays, and big ambition, the Parliament arrives. 209 Acoustics112 Art Center College of Design, California by Joseph Giovannini* 213 Product Briefs Daly Genik 220 Product Literature Aircraft-testing wind tunnel gets a second life as educational facility.116 Hangil Book House, South Korea by Clifford A. Pearson* 224 Reader Service* 224 AIA/CES Self-Report Form* SHoP Architects + Architecture Himma North of Seoul, the Heyri Art Valley spawns a bookshop.* You can find these stories at, including expanded coverage of Projects, Building Types Studies, and Web-only special features. The AIA/ARCHITECTURAL RECORD Continuing-Education Opportunity is “The Art and Science of Peace and Quiet” (page 143). 02.05 Architectural Record 13 TLFeBOOK
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  19. 19. Tsunami Editorial By Robert Ivy, FAIA N ature continues to confound us. The undersea earthquake of December Indonesia’s Aceh province, where 160,000 students lack facilities. 26, 2004, shook the globe at force 9, triggering waves that slapped the Already, images in the media have prompted an unprecedented out- civilized world into submission. When the waters had receded, more pouring of help. Although immediate relief is called for, most authorities caution than 200,000 persons lay dead and millions throughout 11 countries wandered that, without forethought, temporary solutions to the most urgent problems can traumatized and homeless. Entire communities were reduced to soggy ruins or easily become permanent ones: Ship’s containers, pressed into service as housing, had been washed from the planet; disease lurked in the aftermath. What could can remain, rust, and accumulate into shantytowns. Towns that move to higher we, as architects, do when confronted by this epic disaster? ground may encounter equally vexing natural problems, such as monsoon- While it may be difficult advice, architects should not rush to action. provoked mud slides, or social and economic challenges confronting a population That is the message from David Downey, the managing director of the AIA’s that has lost all traditional sources of familial support and income. Such wrench- Center for Communities by Design, when besieged by questions from architects ing human need will not fade quietly away; the aftershocks of loss will continue who want to help. “The majority of people who go might find that they are in the to ripple for at least a decade. way,” he asserts. Instead, he advises design professionals to channel our compas- So far, engineers have been recruited to begin the work of assessing sion into contributions to established organizations already in the field, saving infrastructure—the roads, bridges, ports, and water supplies. During the coming our planning and rebuilding skills for a later day. months and years, architects and planners can offer the following help to the Other expert sources reflect his perspective, cognizant that disasters, stricken region: in the near term, damage assessment to structures; for the long regardless of scale, follow a pattern that includes three predictable phases— term, planning at a variety of scales, from the individual structure to the city. emergency, relief, and recovery. We have only emerged from the emergency itself, Closer to home, we can recognize that tsunamis, while daunting and as the last survivors have been miraculously plucked from the sea or led to shelter. destructive, have struck before, and plan accordingly. Relief is pouring in by the millions of dollars, providing water, sanitation, food, Ask residents of Hilo, Hawaii, a town that lost 61 residents to a vaccinations, and basic household needs (like cooking equipment). The list of tsunami in 1960. The continental U.S. coastline has felt a tsunami’s power in experienced agencies is long, including the Red Cross/Red Crescent, Oxfam Oregon, where recent scholarship suggests that a cataclysmic earthquake in the America, Unicef, Care, and the World Bank. year 1700 projected waves as far as Japan. For this continent, as well as for Of distinct interest to architects, certain organizations specialize in Sumatra or the Andaman Islands, waterfront planning principles and building shelter—two in particular: Habitat for Humanity and Architecture for codes all come into play, and architects should be involved in both. Humanity. Habitat, which has long attracted architects’ interest and activism, Compassion is a natural gift, and by channeling our strong desire to has maintained a presence in southern Asia for decades, and will draw on its reconstitute the torn physical and social fabric, architects have a role to play inP H OTO G R A P H Y : © A N D R É S O U R O U J O N experience as the largest homebuilder in Sri Lanka outside of the government. mitigating disaster. Rather than purchasing a plane ticket, we suggest traveling Habitat intends to build 20,000 “core houses” there, freeing 100,000 persons from electronically: arming ourselves with information before planning our next steps. relief camps. Habitat’s ambitious plans throughout the affected countries include For today, we can open our hearts, our wallets, and our minds, if not our passports. building a variety of small, permanent structures. In India, single-room houses Visit, our Web site for will incorporate small, covered outdoor living areas that can be converted into related stories and links. enclosed space as time and money allow. Where Habitat lacks a permanent pres- ence, partnerships with other organizations are already producing houses. Architecture for Humanity, an admirable organization currently part- nering with a Web site called “worldworks,” maintains a much smaller operation. Its immediate intention is to focus on a single affected community in Sri Lanka called Kirinda. 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  21. 21. Letters Modern traditions Balancing this “refined, respect- Measured words A garden gone to seed DEPARTMENTS The December issue of RECORD is ful urban solution” with pages of I thought that your coverage of the It is possible to cavil in some fashion quite a bonanza. The projects individualistic zoots and zaps affirms newly reopened Museum of Modern about any good architectural effort, shown, from the Aga Khan Awards the full range of architecture’s current Art and its architect, Yoshio Taniguchi, and there is much to admire in the to a global survey of young firms power. Of course we need the new, was superb [January 2005, page latest iteration of the Museum of to detailed technological reports but to advance the built environment 95]. While I might have disagree- Modern Art [January 2005, page from the universities, illustrate the we have to appreciate architecture’s ments with some of the points made, 95]. It is its interior restraint and breadth of professional activity. origins and understand how to relate I found the article very balanced deference to the art which is par- Enjoying this strong presenta- its past accomplishments to contem- and thoughtful. As both Suzanne ticularly admirable in this age of tion of the new and spectacular, I porary need. In cities, we build upon Stephens and Robert Ivy are well architectural muscle flexing. particularly appreciated your com- a great legacy, and to ignore it dimin- acquainted with the institution, their However, even here there seems ments on Taniguchi’s work at MoMA ishes our contribution to the whole. comments went well beyond formal to be one significant problem. [Editorial, page 17]. Isn’t it interest- So let future cities enjoy analysis, giving your readers—myself I, personally, will never forgive ing that he could use Modernism streets filled with all manner of included—a more nuanced and the virtual total destruction of one to engage in such a sophisticated “faceted, spiral crystalline exten- more informative take on the build- of the most beautiful gardens any- dialogue with existing buildings and sions” and tectonic shifts, but let ing, the collection, and the institution where. In place of a Zen-like oasis traditions? Since Modernism is sup- these new creations not obscure than has been printed elsewhere. from urban cacophony, of great posed to be the enemy of context the crucial architectural dialogue Terence Riley visual variation and beauty in the and the urban environment, it is between generations. The Philip Johnson Chief Curator, intimate interplay of water, sculp- edifying to see how a skilled artist Hugh Hardy, FAIA Architecture and Design ture, and trees, we now have one uses its vocabulary to reveal rather H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture The Museum of Modern Art more urban plaza, one that is over- than reject the city. New York City New York City hung by two hulking hoods that Let our new series of recessed architecturalGive your light new direction. products light the way. Their compact design blends into virtually any installation. Each faceplate is machined from solid copper-free aluminum, brass, or stainless steel billet to provide decades of performance under tough, outdoor conditions. Two housing styles allow for installation in new construction or retrofit projects. Featuring precision-milled, louver designs available in round or rectangular patterns, with 0 or 30 degree cutoff angles to direct light precisely where you need it. Even the lamp adjusts behind the faceplate to optimize its distribution to your requirements. Choose from round, square or rectangular faceplates in more than 200 finishes. 559.438.5800 • CIRCLE 11 ON READER SERVICE CARD OR GO TO ARCHRECORD.CONSTRUCTION.COM/PRODUCTS/ TLFeBOOK
  22. 22. Letters Corrections In the review of Jazz at Lincoln January’s criticism of the Museum of Modern Art [page 95] inadver- Center [January 2005, page 146], tently omitted the fourth-floor plan. the photo of David Rockwell’s The cost for Millennium Park’slook like architectural versions of a Thanks for the memories Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame was Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicagonun’s habit and add, with their I was delighted to see Ulrich miscredited—it should be credited [January 2005, page 136] wasshadows, to a gloom that overlies Franzen’s home celebrating 50 to Michael Moran/Rockwell Group. misquoted in the article’s sidebar—and enervates the character of the years of Record Houses [January The news article on Louis Kahn’s it should have been cited asgarden. The meager efforts at a 2005, page 255]. It brought back Yale Center For British Art winning $60.3 million. A project by thechange of level do nothing to con- many memories. the AIA 25 Year Award [January Vanguard firm Plasma Studiotain or define the original precincts My first summer job was with 2005, page 26] incorrectly stated [December 2004, page 175]of the garden, which gave it much Rick. Sixteen years later, Ezra Stoller that James Williamson, AIA, and was mislabled: The images are ofof its intimacy. photographed my house and it Louis Pounders, FAIA, were on the Hotel Puerta America in Madrid, The visually flimsy lid over the became a Record House of 1972. 1978 jury that handed out the not of UrbaNite in London.first floor of the south wall is the I was still Rick’s associate at the building’s AIA Honor Award. In Photographs of the Universityicing on the cake. Instead of letting time. Then Barbara Anderson, AIA fact, the two nominated the project Health Network/The Torontothe three-step “waterfall” of the cur- (my partner in more ways than one), on behalf of the Committee on Hospital New Clinical Servicestain wall come gracefully to ground and I started our own practice. Design for the 25 Year Award in Building in November 2004’suninterrupted, this irrelevancy inter- Our house was also a very 2004, not the original award in Business Week/Architecturalferes with and complicates a good Minimalist solution (I called it the 1978. Gladnick Wright Salameda Record Awards coverageand simple gesture that otherwise back-of-the-truck-and-local-lumber- was the civil engineer for [page 142] were miscredited.would have been in keeping with the yard aesthetic). Most important, it has Swarthmore College’s Unified The photographer was Benrestraint of the interior. wonderful spaces, light, and views to Science Center [December 2004, Rahn/A-Frame Studio. Perhaps it is the generally its surrounding unusual “Adirondack” page 198], not the landscapehigh quality of the rest that makes landscape in Rye, New York. architect. Two photographs ofthese things more offensive than Allan Anderson, AIA Brandeis University’s Shapirothey might otherwise have been. Anderson LaRocca Anderson Campus Center [December 2004,Allen Trousdale, AIA Haynes Architects page 178] should have beenvia e-mail Rye, N.Y. credited to John Edward Linden. Write to 50 Years of Innovation!…Light-Years Ahead! TM The leader in daylighting. The most highly insulating fenestration… LEED TM credit Contribution in 6 separate catergories. Now… with Super-Insulating Nanogel ®. Fletcher Priest Architects; Chris Gascoigue/View Photo 800-258-9777 (N. America) See more at For monumental, translucent clearspan skyroof systems, consider our affiliated company… And for tensioned fabric structures… SPAN SYSTEMS, INC. CIRCLE 12 ON READER SERVICE CARD OR GO TO ARCHRECORD.CONSTRUCTION.COM/PRODUCTS/ TLFeBOOK
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  25. 25. Record News Highlights p. 25 New design for Paris’s Les Halles p. 26 Tsunami reconstruction update p. 28 Barnes Foundation to relocate p. 34 Harvard’s new campus moving forward 2005 AIA Honor Awards The American Institute of Architects City, Iowa: Randy Brown Architects on January 7 announced the winners Chanel, Paris, France: of the 2005 AIA Honor Awards, the Peter Marino + Associates Architects profession’s highest recognition of East End Temple, New York, New excellence. Selected from more than York: BKSK Architects 650 submissions, the 35 winners will Elie Tahari Fashion Design be honored in May at the AIA 2005 Of fice & Warehouse, Millburn, National Convention in Las Vegas. New Jersey: Voorsanger Architects Hyde Park Bank Building Hall, Honor Awards in Architecture Chicago, Illinois: Florian Architects Agosta House, San Juan Island, McMaster University James Washington: Patkau Architects Stewart Center for Perkins + Will’s Conservatory of Flowers, San Mathematics, Hamilton, Ontario: Contemporaine (left); Francisco, California: Architectural Kuwabara Payne McKenna Eskew + Dumex + Resource Group Blumberg Architects Ripple’s Paul & Lulu Contemporaine at 516 North Jigsaw, Los Angeles, California: Hilliard University Art Wells, Chicago, Illinois: Perkins + Will Pugh +Scarpa Architects Museum (top); Emerson Sauna, Duluth, l.a. Eyeworks Showroom, Los Meier’s Jubilee Minnesota: Salmela Architect Angeles, California: Neil M. Denari Church (bottom). Ganett/USA Today Architects Headquarters, Mclean, Virginia: Paul & Lulu Hilliard University Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates Art Museum, Lafayette, Louisiana: University of Michigan Hill Eskew+Dumez +Ripple Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan: Pavilion in the Sky, London, Quinn Evans Architects England: Peter Marino+Associates Holy Rosary Catholic Church Architects Complex, St. Amant, Louisiana: Trahan Architects Honor Awards in Regional Jubilee Church, Rome, Italy: and Urban DesignP H OTO G R A P H Y : © S T E I N K A M P / B A L LO G G P H OTO G R A P H Y ( TO P L E F T ) ; Richard Meier & Partners Architects Anacostia Waterfront Initiative Mill City Museum, Minneapolis, Framework Plan, Washington,T I M OT H Y H U R S L E Y ( TO P R I G H T ) ; R I C H A R D B R YA N T ( B OT TO M ) Minnesota: Meyer, Scherer & D.C.: Chan Krieger & Associates Rockcastle Battery Park City Mountain Tree House, Dillard, Streetscapes, New York, New Georgia: Mack Scogin Merrill Elam York: Rogers Marvel Architects Architects Cady’s Alley, Washington, D.C.: Seattle Central Library, Seattle, Sorg & Associates Washington: OMA/LMN City of Santa Cruz Accessory Shaw House; Vancouver, Canada: Dwelling Unit Program, Santa Massachusetts: Goody, Clancy & Rooms: Urban Greenway, Patkau Architects Cruz, California: RACESTUDIO Associates Warren, Arkansas: University of Somis Hay Barn, Somis, Chongming Island Master Plan, Northeastern University West Arkansas Community Design Center California: SPF:a Shanghai, China: Skidmore, Owings Campus Master Plan, Boston, Northeastern University West & Merrill Massachusetts: William Rawn Campus Master Plan, Boston, Honor Awards in Interiors Jackson Meadow, Marine on Associates, Architects Massachusetts: William Rawn Ackerman International, St. Croix, St. Croix, Minnesota: Ramsey Town Center, Ramsey, Associates, Architects London, England: Elliott + Salmela Architect & Coen+Partners Minnesota: Elness Swenson West Harlem Waterfront Park, Associates North Allston Strategic Graham Architects New York City: W Architecture & Boys Club of Sioux City, Sioux Framework for Planning, Boston, Riparian Meadows, Mounds & Landscape Architecture S.L. 02.05 Architectural Record 23 TLFeBOOK
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  27. 27. Record News Seura’s plan includes a simple garden at ground level (left and below), and a sophisticated and naturally lit shopping area underground (bottom). Long-awaited redesign unveiled for Paris’s Les Halles The French firm Seura, headed by architect “soulless” and “concrete surroundings” that existed David Mangin, has been selected to redesign on the site. Problems with Les Halles have included the much-maligned Les Halles quarter in Paris. difficult pedestrian access and circulation patterns; Seura defeated three other notable firms—AJN the absence of natural light in underground spaces; (Architectures Jean Nouvel), MVRDV (Winy Maas), and a sense of disconnection between street level and OMA (Rem Koolhaas)—in the final stage of spaces, the underground complex, and the park. an international competition that was launched “At the moment, Les Halles is a quarter that in March 2003. Seuras design will see the com- is avoided, especially at night,” says Mangin, who plete redevelopment of the area of pedestrianized wants it to become a more attractive place for streets, a park, an underground shopping and leisure, like the Tuileries or the nearby Pompidou leisure complex, and an underground transport hub. Center. “We have to learn some lessons,” says The $267 million plan includes a 72-foot- Mangin, “which means not finding ourselves in wide avenue cutting through the rectangular the same situation in 30 years. In terms of form, Les Halles site, dividing a wide grassy area on materials, and usage, the project must last.” one side and seating areas and pathways on Mangin further proposes “to open up the station the other. The path will connect the domed Bourse and to light it naturally, in such a way as to allow du Commerce (commodities exchange) and a the hundreds of thousands of daily users to find redesigned Forum des Halles, a sunken shopping, their way, to know where they are, and to find a cinema, and theater complex. A 26-foot-high flat requisite minimum of hospitality.” glass canopy, measuring 476 feet by 476 feet, will Seura’s scheme, many have noted, was cover the underground shopping levels and sub- the most conservative of the finalists’ designs. way interchange. (A separate competition is to be Nouvel’s entry included several acres of woodlandI M A G E S : C O U R T E SY S E U R A A R C H I T E CT E S launched for the design of this canopy.) and elevated parks. Winy Maas placed a 115-foot- Seura’s redevelopment plan calls for bulldoz- high hall at the heart of his project, with colored ing the existing glass, steel, and concrete buildings, glass decks allowing natural light to filter into built by Claude Vasconi and Georges Penreach in underground spaces. Koolhaas’s project included the 1970s on the site of the old Les Halles flower, tapering towers of multicolored glass that pro- meat, and vegetable market. In the late 1960s, jected up through the ground. Still, Paul Chemetov, the market was relocated to a Parisian suburb, and architect of the Forum des Halles shopping center the 19th-century glass-and-cast-iron pavilions extension, calls the winning plan, which involves were demolished. In 2001, Paris Mayor Bertrand the least disruption to the urban fabric, “not the Delanoë announced his wish to find a project least conservative, but the least destructive.” The that “improves the living conditions of thousands provisional start date for construction is 2006, and of inhabitants [of Les Halles]” and replaces the completion is set for 2012. Robert Such TLFeBOOK
  28. 28. Record News Rebuilding begins after Asian tsunami THE ULTIMATE December’s tsunami in Southeast Asia, said to and safe, functional temporary shelters. have killed more than 200,000, has also left Habitat for Humanity The organization could upward of a million people homeless, presenting house up to 25,000 families in a first phase of an almost unprecedented rebuilding challenge. transitional housing as it works to provide perma- TILE STONE Disaster-affected buildings range from slum houses nent housing. Ground breaking on the homesEXPERIENCE to civic structures to architectural treasures. While could occur as early as January. countries are providing substantial monetary aid (the U.S. has pledged more than $350 million) and rebuilding resources (particularly “The presentation and look through military units like the U.S. of Coverings far exceeds anything Navy’s Seabees and aid agencies I’ve ever seen at previous shows. like USAID), and organizations such The show is as the Red Cross and the U.N. are fresh, new and fantastic.” providing emergency assistance, a Don Halvorson number of design and construction Forensic Tile Consultants, San Diego, CA organizations, including those listed below, are offering construction aid Only Coverings offers an unbelievable and expertise. showcase of the world’s finest Architecture for Humanity A village destroyed in India represents the rebuilding challenge. materials plus the technical education AFH, which organizes architectural to fuel design inspiration. services for humanitarian crises (with local NGOs), American Society of Civil Engineers is developing long-term housing designs that, ASCE is working with engineers worldwide to Come shop the largest tile and according to AFO chairman Cameron Sinclair, will coordinate a response, including producing a stone showroom in the Americas. be highly sustainable and intelligently planned. library of journal articles related to response and Attending Coverings is the fastest, Possible strategies include using local materials like mitigation, and organizing technical assistance. most productive way to see the thatch, straw-bale, stone, and even recycled ship- Global Village Shelters latest trends and source the styles that ping containers. Without architects, Sinclair says, Produces temporary shelters for emergency situ- will thrill your customers. emergency housing often takes the form of tempo- ations from a treated corrugated laminate that is rary refugee camps that turn into poorly planned, waterproof and infused with a fire retardant. Don’t miss this opportunity to unsanitary, and wasteful permanent housing. Others involved with the effort include attend the Ultimate Tile & Stone Shelter for Life the American Institute of Architects, Relief Experience. Register online at The humanitarian relief organization is aiming to International, and the World Economic Forum today! assist some 50,000 people with water, sanitation, Disaster Resource Network. Sam Lubell Heritage groups inventory tsunami’s effect on cultural sites Officials with world heritage groups are beginning to take stock of cultural sites in Southeast Asia dam- aged or destroyed by December’s tsunami. The World Monuments Fund (WMF), which provides financial assistance to preserve cultural sites, confirms that while several important cultural sites could be P H OTO G R A P H Y : © A P P H OTO / M . L A K S H M A N destroyed (see list below), not all the news is bad. Among the undamaged WMF projects is Omo Hada, an 18th-century colonial house on the Indonesian island of Nias. A WMF site in Malacca, Malaysia, is also undamaged, and it appears the Sun Temple of Koranak, a 13th-century temple on the Bay of Bengal in India, sustained only minor damage. Still, the following sites, according to UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization) and other agencies, are damaged or at risk: The Old Town of Galle and its fortifications in Sri Lanka has been flooded, and reports indi- cate significant damage to underwater heritage in the ancient harbor. The Ujung Kulon National Park and the Tropical Rainforest of Sumatra, both in Indonesia, have reported damaged conser- vation structures. Forty-three Buddhist temples in the southern province of Sri Lanka are dam- aged. A 14th-century Masilamaninathar shore temple in Tamil Nadu, India, is highly damaged. WWW.COVERINGS.COM Vernacular architecture of the Mogen Sea people in the Surin Islands was lost. James Murdock CIRCLE 15 ON READER SERVICE CARD OR GOTO ARCHRECORD.CONSTRUCTION.COM/PRODUCTS/ TLFeBOOK
  30. 30. Record NewsIn Philadelphia, a hidden gem will soon assume the spotlightThe City of Philadelphia’s grand cultural thorough- Opponents include a team of three Barnes stu-fare, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, is now poised dents and their lawyer, who attempted to stopto become a globally significant concentration of the move based on what they interpreted as acultural treasures. On December 13, a suburban violation of Dr. Barnes’s wishes. Other critics ofPhiladelphia court judge ruled in favor of the subur- the charter change include several arts writers,ban-based Barnes Foundation’s two-year effort to who argue that the ruling will negatively impactchange its charter (not founder Dr. Albert Barnes’s the future of donor bequests. They also accusewill) and relocate its cash-strapped institution from the city and its leadership of attempting to makeits 79-year, Paul Cret–designed the parkway into a tourist trap.home in Merion, Pennsylvania, to In response to the ruling, ona new facility on the parkway. December 14 Philadelphia Mayor The relocation involves John Street announced that themoving the institution’s famed city will raze a juvenile detentionmultibillion-dollar collection center—the parkway’s eye-of Impressionist and Post- sore—and give the site to theImpressionist paintings and Barnes. The site is flanked byartworks (half the collection has Paul Cret’s Rodin Museum andnot been publicly viewed in over the Free Library of Philadelphia,50 years). The move is backed by which Moshe Safdie is renovat-support from 30 donors, primarily ing and expanding. Other newthe Philadelphia-based Annenberg parkway neighbors includeFoundation, Lenfest Foundation, Barnes Foundation interior. Richard Gluckman’s renovationand Pew Charitable Trusts, totaling and expansion of the Philadelphia P H OTO G R A P H Y : C O U R T E SY T H E B A R N E S FO U N DAT I O N ( TO P ) ; R O B E R T A . M . S T E R N A R C H I T E CT S ( B OT TO M )an estimated $150 million. Museum of Art’s new operations, library, and Museum officials say the move will help the gallery complex and Tadao Ando’s plannedBarnes better realize the purpose Dr. Barnes Calder Museum. Director Kimberly Camp saysenvisioned: to advance education through art the Barnes’s new building will maintain the lay-appreciation, and to provide nondiscriminatory out of its present home, including the spatialaccess to art and education. (Among other relationships and the institution’s signaturerestrictions, Merion officials limited the Barnes’s arrangement of artwork. An architect has not yetannual attendance to 62,000.) Many see the been selected, nor has a plan been developed.move as an opportunity to transform the city. Joseph Dennis Kelly IIStern’s Philadelphia tower finally moving forwardFour years after its original public announcement, giant. Once completed, in 2007, the center willRobert Stern’s two-building office complex for rise 975 feet, looming above Philadelphia’s cur-downtown Philadelphia—dubbed Pennsylvania rent tallest building by more than 30 feet andPlaza—is finally beginning construction. The proj- forging a new icon onto the city’s skyline.ect was able to move forward thanks to a $30 Stern’s design team has created an unem-million state grant approved last month. bellished geometric form with a rectangular glass Up first is the 57-story, $465 million glass box at its top, which Stern describes as a “cleartower known as the Comcast Center, headquar- obelisk legible on all four sides.” Other highlightsters for the Philadelphia telecommunications include a mammoth structural core, extending from the interior and seemingly rising out of its skin, and a 110-foot-high winter garden at its base. Green elements include 13-foot floor-to- ceiling heights channeling daylight through the interior, and improved quality of air and air-flow systems. Construction of the second building, an 18-story office structure, will commence at a later date. Stern’s office is also designing a residentialThe city’s skyline will have a new height champion. tower on the city’s Rittenhouse Square. J.D.K. TLFeBOOK
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