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    IN OUT OF THE RAIN AT PDX

    It's difficult enough for visitors arriving in an unfamiliar city. It's harder still if their first experience after leaving the airport is struggling to stay dry in the notoriously rainy Pacific Northwest. Now in Portland, Oregon, visitors need worry about this no more.

    The Portland International Airport (PDX) has completed an expansive new canopy covering its entire vehicle arrival area. In deference to the scanty winter daylight, this outdoor roof is covered entirely with glass.

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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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    Carving Out Time: Architect Maya Lin designs a cryptic granite clock for the Stanford campus — San Francisco Chronicle, 2000.1024

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