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    CONTEMPORARY MUSIC IN HISTORIC TEL AVIV

    The first thing that strikes you when you enter the Felicja Blumental Music Center and Library is its transparency. A holistic approach to the building's design has resulted in successful visual connections between the rooms and an extraordinary attention to detail.

    A muted golden hue pervading the open, spacious foyer originates from the intense Mediterranean light blended into the white walls with their discreet gold design and the plain pink carpeted floors.

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    BASKETBALL BUSINESS

    Architect James Carter had the task of recreating the spontaneous atmosphere of a pickup game of basketball. In designing the corporate headquarters for the small but growing sports apparel company, "AND 1," he also had to appeal to unpredictable basketball fanatics.

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    INTERIOR DESIGN - IDENTITY IN LEBANON

    "My house is practical. I thank you as I thank the railway engineer or a telephone service... but you have not touched my heart. You apply stone, wood and concrete, that is construction... ingenuity is at work.

    But suddenly you have touched my heart, you have done me good, and I am happy... this is beautiful... this is architecture... art enters in."

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    ARCHITECTURE: THE CRITICS' CHOICE

    The subtitle says "150 Masterpieces of Western Architecture Selected and Defined by the Experts." In this new book, ten notable architectural critics and historians from the United Kingdom and the United States have combined forces and essays to nominate some of the world's greatest architecture.

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    EXCELLENT EVOLUTION AT LONDON DOCKLANDS

    Emerging as the hub of London's Royal Victoria Docklands regeneration program, one building, above any other, has become the catalyst for creating its own commercial infrastructure. It has also raised the profile of the "unfashionable" area of east London.

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    Designers go back to school — Chicago Sun Times, 2001.0402

    Denver Dares to Give its New Stadium a Distinct Local Personality — ENR, 2001.0402 edition

    The tower and the glory — Independent Digital, 2001.0326

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