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MODERN ARCHITECTURE IN CUBA

Book Review: The Havana Guide: Modern Architecture 1925-65, by Eduardo Luis Rodriguez. Princeton Architectural Press, 2000, ISBN 1-56898-210-0.

Cuba is not made only of sandy beaches and Spanish colonial buildings but has astounding works of modern architecture to present (and to preserve). If the recent movie, "The Buena Vista Social Club" didn't make it clear, this newly published guide to architecture in Havana from 1925 to 1965 surely will.

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SMALL FIRM - GLOBAL REACH

From offices in a nicely restored old house just a few doors from where Mark Twain lived in Hartford, Connecticut, the firm of Tai Soo Kim Partners has been creating contextually sensitive modern architecture in local, regional, and global markets for over thirty years.

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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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