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    ONE RAFFLES LINK

    In Singapore, a city of skyscrapers, a new building by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates stands out as the city's first "groundscraper." The design of One Raffles Link nonetheless reflects a Singaporean tradition of efficient urban planning, conserving the city's precious land and allowing it to remain a garden city.

    The building spans two cultures, with its ground-level colonnade providing shelter from Singapore's tropical climate and European-style rusticated stonework reminiscent of nearby colonial buildings.

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    2 SQUARE HOUSE

    The 2 Square House by Marlon Blackwell is on a 0.7-acre (0.3-hectare) site in a 30-year-old residential neighborhood development. The west-facing slope of the site rises steeply 50 feet (15 meters) in elevation to the east perimeter of the site. Access and entry to the site are from the street level along the west perimeter. The site is wooded with native oaks. There are distant views to the west and northwest.

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    DOWNTOWN DROP-IN CENTER

    Several blocks along San Julian Street in downtown Los Angeles are home to many of the city's homeless. One would expect a sense of hopelessness to pervade that stretch of road, but instead it is vibrant and lively.

    This is due to the presence of the Downtown Drop-In Center, a facility designed by Michael Lehrer, AIA of Lehrer Architects and operated by Volunteers of America, an offshoot of the Salvation Army.

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    He's an architect, she's a designer, and together they tackled a major remodel of their own kitchen — Seattle Times, 2001.0506

    5 Architects Will Compete to Redesign County Art Museum — L.A. Times, 2001.0504

    Architect's Florida dream house lets the sunshine in — Boston Globe, 2001.0503

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