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    INSPIRED BY GAUDI, BUILT BY HAND

    Sitting in Beth and Will Hathaway's family room in Portland, Oregon, I'm amazed that there's more than a hundred tons of concrete and dirt hanging over my head. The south-facing room, the focal point of the house, is bathed in light. So much daylight filters through four floor-to-curved-ceiling windows and two skylight domes, that I can comfortably pour over a puzzling array of structural contours on a blueprint even though no electric lamps are lit and it's drizzling outside.

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    INDUSTRIAL FACILITY TURNS TO THE ARTS

    An aging bus repair shop may seem an unlikely place for a progressive art school. But when the shop is a classic monument to mid-20th century industrial architecture, and when the school is eager to marry art and pragmatism, the result works beautifully.

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    CASHING IN ON ENERGY-SENSITIVE DESIGN

    Imagine a future in which architects and builders do well by doing good. When they devote time to carefully integrating all the energy-related systems in a building; when the resulting efficiency dramatically decreases our dependence on imported oil; and when the triumphant designers are gratefully rewarded with significantly higher design fees.

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    Construction.com levels the playing field for small construction businesses — Dodge e-Leads has been announced as the first Internet database of local and national projects designed specifically to help all contractors find new business opportunities.

    Butler Manufacturing Company and OneBuild.com enter alliance  to provide contractors with online procurement of pre-engineered metal building systems.

    Bidcom forms strategic partnership with American Subcontractors Association  to bring e-business services to 6,500 subcontractors, specialty contractors, and suppliers.

    Dorm Sprinkler Laws Fall Short — ENR, 2000.0724

    Bricsnet Architecturals becomes integration platform  for intelligent building components in the next generation of Ausam's cabinet software.

     
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