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    LIVING IN THE CITY

    Large cities are facing a new era of evolution. Telecommuting and new living and working concepts, coupled with spatial shrinkage, compel us to rethink how "megacity" buildings and blocks function spatially.

    Urban densities of 8 to 27 million people and the trend toward live-work spaces in the center of the city necessitate seeking new approaches to public and private space.

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    SLEEK MODERN PAPAL CENTER

    The recently dedicated Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, D.C. is a crisp, sleek structure that restates some of the basic language of modern architecture in a fresh, new way.

    Designed by the Washington office of Leo A Daly, the 100,000-square-foot (9300-square-meter) center houses artifacts from the Vatican, interactive exhibits exploring faith and culture, and an "interfaith think tank."

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    DESIGNS ON HIGH TOUCH HEALTHCARE

    The Wasatch Mountains serve as a dramatic backdrop for the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, Utah. The mountain theme is incorporated throughout the facility from its curved parapets and sculptured stone fountain to the grassy park with tree-covered walking trails.

    Inside, the facility hosts lush landscapes, floor-to-ceiling glass, and a soothing garden. In the lobby, a grand piano plays classical music. A concierge greets and assists visitors.

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    BERNARD MAYBECK: VISIONARY ARCHITECT

    The ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement are now so enshrined that their originally avant-garde position in turn-of-the-century culture is easily forgotten. Enclaves of artists and artisans throughout the state of California felt the exhilaration of charting a fresh aesthetic course that touched life as well as art.

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    More Building Culture

    Architects Call for Bi-Sectoral Project Allocation — all Africa, 2001.0410

    Frank Lloyd Wright: Patterned Glass That Lets Light In — New York Times, 2001.0408 (registration required)

    'Architecture + Water': Just Add Water to Instant Inspiration — New York Times, 2001.0406 (registration required)

    Tour of historic Krakow haunts, inspires — AP at CNN, 2001.0406

    A Tower Between Two Baroques — Moscow Times, 2001.0406

    Changes planned for Kennedy Airport — AP at CNN, 2001.0405

    WWII Vets Confront Memorial Panel — AP at ArchitectureGuide, 2001.0405

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