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It too tells a story—of Canada’s The Canadian War Museum’s copper walls. military history and the implements of war, recalling lives sacrificed in battle. ” His design was also Griffiths Rankin Cook Architects, a beacon for the review committee, Ottawa, in the design of the $104 which chose Predock over two million, low-profile museum. It rises Montreal finalists, and from an about 75 feet above the nearby original pool of 62 firms. New York Ottawa River and features sloping museum planner Ralph Appelbaum glass walls and a copper-clad roof.

One room resembles the interior of a log cabin in the hills of Switzerland; another is stark and spare, with letters that seem typed onto the walls; a third boasts a lush textile backdrop replete with fanciful woodland creatures. Volkswagen officials say they launched the campaign in early 2005 both to promote the VW Fox and to showcase emerging talent in a variety of creative fields (the company also sponsored events for rising-star chefs and hotel managers). After a three-week media frenzy at the Hotel Fox in Copenhagen, the journalists and artists have all gone home—but happily, anyone can now stay in the redesigned rooms.

The museum is expected to cost nearly $240 million. Predock’s Museum of Human Rights will be topped by a crystalline tower. 05 Are prisons becoming too plentiful? ons’ problems (he notes most are trying to improve conditions but are part of a flawed system), is confident that the voice of architects could slowly begin to sway public opinion against the system and the proliferation of prisons. “If we want to realize our vision for what the built environment should be like, we need to take leadership,” he says.

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