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Bold buildings: How to integrate new architecture into historic urban landscapes

Bold buildings: How to integrate new architecture into historic urban landscapes | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"When Clemson University unveiled its designs for the Spaulding Paolozzi Center, a "modernist" building meant to house the school's satellite architecture and design division, strong reactions followed. People either loved the building (or at least the idea of the building), or they hated it.

The lovers argued that architect Brad Cloepfil's plans were fresh and light and new and smart, and that the new building would help mix up the landscape, adding aesthetic vitality to the city. The haters insisted that it was ugly and inappropriate, that it didn't fit within the city's prevailing architectural style. 


The controversy, still unsettled, has drawn attention to one of those timeless, fundamental urban questions: whether and how new, modernist buildings should be integrated into a landscape characterized by protected historic structures or dominated by a particular historic style."


Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

The author also suggests taking a look at Steven Holl's Seona Reid Building, part of the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland.

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2013 SCUP Excellence in Landscape Architecture, Open Space Honor Award

2013 SCUP Excellence in Landscape Architecture, Open Space Honor Award | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Discovery Walk is a collaborative art project that speaks of the medical school’s identity and heritage. The story of the school and its famous individuals is told on 400 granite panels photo-etched with photographs, letters, and medical illustrations illuminating a dynamic history.


The jury said, “ . . . very transformative . . . huge commitment of institution . . . eloquently executed . . . elegant, simple solution . . .. still retains sense of individuality . . .”

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:
This project is at Stanford University. The application process for the 2014 awards is open now. #SCUPPA
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A 16-Sided Landmark That Almost Didn't Survive at Union College

A 16-Sided Landmark That Almost Didn't Survive at Union College | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Union College’s Nott Memorial is one of the great period pieces of American higher education, but it has as checkered a past as any college building anywhere.

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Deseret Residential Towers, Dating to 1964, Will Be Razed at Brigham Young U.

"Brigham Young University will demolish the remaining five buildings in its Deseret Towers housing complex, the university announced in a news release. Five of the seven buildings were constructed in 1964"

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

Fifty years ago these were new and the Society for College and University Planning did not yet quite exist #scup50.

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The 10 Most Beautiful Libraries in the World

The 10 Most Beautiful Libraries in the World | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"With the development of technology and the advent of e-readers, the classic paper books gradually became extinct. But for someone, traditional tomes are not just a source of knowledge, but a fetish."

 

 

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

SCUP staffer Terry Calhoun spent several years in one of those libraries. Go Blue!

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Donna Bryan's curator insight, November 7, 2013 8:42 AM

With all our online access, these libraries still call me. 

Wong Hwee Leng's curator insight, November 3, 2014 4:17 AM

For book lovers, not to be missed beautiful places to visit when you travel to those countries.