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    SCHOUWBURG PLEIN CHALLENGES ROTTERDAM

    In the Netherlands, "West 8" refers to the predominant wind direction and its force that blows over the lowlands. "West 8" is also the name of a design firm that seeks to negate the distinction between engineering and design and to diffuse the already artificial boundaries between landscape architecture, urban planning, and architecture.

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    A IS FOR APPLE...NO MORE

    Book Review: Arches to Zigzags: An Architecture ABC, by Michael J. Crosbie, photography by Steve and Kit Rosenthal. Harry N. Abrams., Inc., 2000, ISBN 0-8109-4218-6.

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    ISRAEL'S ARCHITECTURE OF HOPE

    It was born in Germany. It flourished in Tel Aviv. The Bauhaus modernist movement saw light with the birth of the Weimar Republic, then it was extinguished in Germany with the demise of the republic.

    The Bauhaus ideas, expressed mainly in architecture, were socially, economically, artistically, and technologically progressive. And they were anathema to the totalitarian, anti-humanistic Nazi regime. The Bauhaus school was therefore closed soon after the Nazis' rise to power, and its proponents persecuted.

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    More Building Culture

    Is skyscraper's height claim a tall tale? — Seattle's Smith Tower, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2000.1205

    Rock, paper, vision — Boston Globe, 2000.1130

    Group saves Wright's only Prairie-style house in Ohio — CNN Style, 2000.1130

    Artistic innovations take center stage at museums — CNN Style, 2000.1124

    Donation To Restore Treasury Building — AP at Yahoo, 2000.1120

    Not Nelson's Obelisk — James Burke, Scientific American, 2000.12

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