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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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    Housing Starts Unexpectedly Strong in September — National Association of Home Builders, 2001.1017

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