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MOSSTICISM IN THE HAYDEN TRACT

Almost fifteen years ago, architect Eric Owen Moss began to work with developer-urbanists Frederick and Laurie Smith to revitalize the industrial Hayden Tract of Culver City, California. Now, with over twenty buildings either completed or under construction most of them reworkings of abandoned warehouses it is clear that something special has come to fruition in this once-upon-a-time wasteland.

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DETAILING THE NOT SO BIG HOUSE

Previously, ArchitectureWeek explored the popular ideas of architect Sarah Susanka in "Big Ideas Behind Not So Big Houses". In her new book "Creating the Not So Big House," Susanka explains and illustrates spatial design concepts in a way that makes it easy for readers to apply them in their own houses.

Three of these detailing design concepts are discussed in this excerpt, and illustrated with houses from three different regions of the United States.

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FASHION MEETS FOOD AT THE BRASSERIE 8-1/2

The debut of the new "Brasserie 8-1/2" in New York was attended with all of the usual hype and star power one might expect of a fashionable midtown Manhattan restaurant. Even before its official opening in mid-July, 8-1/2 was the setting of the chic, after-screening party for the movie "Butterfly," thrown by Gwyneth Paltrow. Can you imagine all of this in the basement of a 1974 Gordon Bunshaft building?

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More Architecture and Design

Gehry walks museum site — Sun-Herald (Mississippi), 2000.1011

Commentary: New, neighborly arena is stylish, with views — Minneapolis Star Tribune

Strange fruit flourishes as designers bring new life to Britain's city streets: An innovative young London team reveals a vibrant side to urban street furniture. — Independent Digital (UK)

A Snoop at Bilbao — The Atlantic Monthly, October 2000

 
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