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    OFFICE INFILL TREADS LIGHTLY

    The BP Amoco Research Center posed several challenges to its architects. The client wanted the 40-building campus to have a new corporate identity expressed in a high-profile marker at its entrance. Three existing buildings needed to be connected through a central circulation space. And to keep costs down, the addition needed to impose minimum disruption on the existing structure.

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    TIMBER FRAME HOUSES

    Anyone who steps inside a timber-frame, or post-and-beam, house for the first time invariably comes away impressed even a bit awed by what is encountered. The complete structural skeleton of the house is on view, but it's not just any structure: It is like entering a strange yet beautifully natural forest of sturdy wood trunks, graceful limbs, and branches that soar high overhead.

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    FAST CAMPUS FOR SUN

    In just 11 months between preliminary design and occupancy of the first building, Sun Microsystems and the international architecture firm Kaplan McLaughlin Diaz (KMD) created a new corporate campus in the "Silicon Valley" city of Newark, California.

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    RSC To Demolish Stratford Theatre — BBC News, 2001.1018

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    China to Host National Exposition on Building Materials — People's Daily, 2001.1018

    Old Details, New House — Boston Globe, 2001.1018

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