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    MORE STAFF IN LESS SPACE

    Despite a wobbling economy, some U.S. companies are still experiencing explosive growth. Yet partly because of it, many growing companies are reluctant to take on additional space. Instead, they do all they can to squeeze more people into tighter confines, eventually stretching their building infrastructure beyond its limits.

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    FINNISH VARIATIONS

    Contemporary Helsinki is anything but a sleepy small town as one might know it from the films of Aki Kaurismaki. Even though today's inhabitants don't lack any of the charm of the Leningrad Cowboys, the economic boom propelled by communication technology has altered the scene: entire areas of the city are renewed, rebuilt, re-invented.

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    UK GARDEN OF EDEN

    It was like a scene out of Stanislaw Lem's science fiction classic Solaris, with the swirling mists spiraling upward from a giant crater deep within the earth. Slowly, through the haze, emerged a city, no ordinary urban conurbation but an epicenter under giant geometric domes on a lunar landscape.

    This is not life, as we know it, this is the future. Welcome to the Eden Project.

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    WOMEN IN CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE

    The gender issues surrounding architecture are extraordinarily complex and, frequently, highly emotionally charged. Even the title of this book generated controversy:

    The original title, The Female Architect, was rejected because it highlighted the fact that the architects whose work is featured here are women, when most want to be considered just as architects. All want their work to be read on its own merits.

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    America Gets An Eyeful Of Britain's Blinking Bridge — Architects' Journal, 2001.0709

    Say It With Towers... — Guardian Unlimited, 2001.0707

    Phillies' New Stadium Design Is a Hometown Homerun — AIArchitect, 2001.0706 Edition

    Radical Look Rattles S.F.'s City Planners — San Francisco Chronicle, 2001.0705

    Renovation Of Cork Building Is Opposed — Irish Times, 2001.0703

    Right Park, But Wrong Place — Editorial at Philadelphia Inquirer, 2001.0701

    In the Beginning, There Was Utopia — FAZ, 2001.0701

    House Of Straw — U.K. Sunday Times, 2001.0701

    Architecture: Is It Possible Without The Architects? — Kathimerini, 2001.0701

    Imagery Says It All At New Monument — Washington Post, 2001.0630

    Memorial Honors Japanese-American Patriotism and Sacrifice — AIArchitect, 2001.0629 Edition

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