The Architecture Drilldown - Knowledge is Power - Issue #17

There's been an architectural victory in Melbourne today - scroll down to see what and where. Well do
The Architecture Drilldown - Knowledge is Power

The Architecture Drilldown - Knowledge is Power

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The Architecture Drilldown

There’s been an architectural victory in Melbourne today - scroll down to see what and where. Well done to the lead campaigners who galvanised opposition against the proposed demolition and negative impact on the city’s cultural heart.
There is a lot of other news this week too - we’ve waded through 39 newsletters today compared to 28 last week - so apologies for the volume of newsy news. Most of it’s pretty interesting and you can skim the headings to pick out the articles most relevant to you.
Of note: a couple of major international prizes up for grabs this month - scroll down to Grant and funding announcements to find out more about those.
And have a great weekend.

So, what’s of international interest this week?
New York City's congestion pricing plan a first for United States
Vessel at Hudson Yards is an antisocial stairway
Helmut Jahn writes magenta note attacking "premeditated" selection of Studio Gang for Chicago's O'Hare airport expansion
Foster + Partners’ Tulip tourist tower approved
And Foster defends his "inevitably controversial" tower
Last-minute law change boosts EU-qualified architects ahead of Brexit
This Shanghai exhibition offers a new way to talk about Architecture...
A home for all? Six experiments in social housing in the UK
Social Housing: 45 Examples in plan and section
Dividing rich and poor is inevitable when developers run open spaces
These five cities are taking bold steps to rein in sprawl
How to promote lifelong learning, productivity, and meaningfulness In architecture
Can people read floor plans? Archibnb draws plans for Airbnb listings
Right-o, what’s happening on the national / federal front?
Institute launches national survey of novation
Federal Budget Briefing and Budget in reply - highlights pertinent to the Architecture profession
Why we need community in high-density development
Post-Grenfell anxiety for insurers, regulators and building owners continues
On why pioneers are the lifeblood of our future - and why prefab needs to flourish
Strongbuild’s prefab facility fails to find a successor
Air-conditioning needs to innovate to stop climate change and keep us cool
Drilling down further – what’s news across the states?
Breaking news: Apple store plans shelved after heritage authorities say 'no'
And the ABC says the Apple store at Fed Square is "doomed"
Finally: Premier Andrews announces a plan to review Federation Square’s future
In other news: A ‘denial of terra nullius’: Yhonnie Scarce, Edition Office win 2019 NGV Architecture Commission
and Moreland council moves to end car parking requirements for new developments
NH Architecture proposes new civic square for Queen Victoria Market
New South Wales
After last week's election, the NSW govt announces it will disband Office of Environment and Heritage
...leaving Environment "a small player in a big pond"
... and Rob Stokes is sworn in as NSW’s Minister for Planning and Public Spaces
What upcoming events should I put in my diary?
Sustainable House Day: register environmentally progressive homes for this annual event, on 15 Sept
Are there any competitions, awards or essential-bedtime-reading tenders I need to know about?
Lead design consultant opportunity for Super Sciences Building, Perth
Also in Perth: an invited design competition for Cottesloe Beach pavilion
World Architecture Festival and Awards, WAF, Amsterdam, 4-6 December, entries open now
What about grants and funding announcements?
... and Canada's RAIC International Prize offers CAD $100,000 for "great architecture that transforms society and promotes justice, respect, equality, and inclusiveness." Hop to it!
Must read books?
This illustrated comic of Mies van der Rohe features text by Norman Foster
Some light-hearted April Fool's Day jokes
Eight of the best April Fools Day pranks
Armchair (or actual?) travel…
Eating with the fishes – Snøhetta’s underwater restaurant in Norway
Inspiration or Archi-porn? You decide…
Amin Taha creates distorted replica of 19th-century London terrace block, wins wide praise
Chongqing Zhongshuge Bookstore: X+Living
Sounds Like Design’s Marketing and Communications tip of the week…
Architecture is a corporate product - and we're all buying
USGBC founder Rick Fedrizzi on Abundance in Architecture (the other articles in the series are also worth a look)
THANKS for reading
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