1. Margaret Helfand, Noted Female Architect, Dies at 59
Architectural Record reports the sad news that New York-based architect Helfand died on June 20 from colon cancer. I've always been impressed with her work, what Record describes as a "clean, Modernist vocabulary and skillful use of natural materials, combined with a quiet and subtle inventiveness."
2. MIMOA is a new, user-generated web page on exploring architecture in Europe that recently launched. While it's still in demo/beta mode, it looks quite impressive, if a bit sluggish and ad-heavy.
3. My page is included as one of the top 25 property blogs (in the Architecture & building category) in the UK's Times Online. They say of this page, "a daily helping of architecture from The Big Apple. There are lot of pictures of wacky new buildings from around the planet. Be inspired." What I like about this sort of thing isn't the publicity but finding other pages of interest, and there's a few here I didn't know about and that will find their way into the sidebar over time.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
A bit of news, a new web page, and some shameless self-promotion.
Posted by John Hill at 11:30 AM