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    PARISIAN ELEMENTARY

    The northeast of Paris is architecturally diverse, with a mix of 19th and 20th century constructions. In contrast to the authentically historic background, whole blocks have been sold to real estate companies, erased, and rebuilt in a style that tries to be a modern interpretation of the 19th-century Parisian buildings of Georges-Eugène Haussmann but never really reaches the same quality.

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    POSTCARD FROM EAST LONDON

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    The unassuming suburb of East Ham in the borough of Newham in the east end of London is not the place you would expect to find a national design award winner, but this unique pedestrian bridge has won the recent Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Structural Steel and Building Construction Industry Award.

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    GARDEN BUNGALOW

    This single-family house with its clear-span interiors, industrial materials, and view of city lights might be mistaken for the work of American architect (and Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice) John Lautner.

    But the SPS house, named after "Sprengersteig," its street in Vienna, is a product of the young Austrian firm querkraft architekten. The glazed, pedestal-like building is recessed into a sloping site, with "two boxes and a studio" on the above-ground floor.

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    AUSTRALIA STYLE

    Australians enjoy an enviable lifestyle, with indulgent habits of entertaining, aided by an incomparable cuisine, easy access to beach and bush retreats, and frequent travel overseas.

    Though this picture of a privileged society may be easily discarded as idealized and unrealistic, there is some truth in the claim that a greater proportion of the nation's population has access to a wide range of leisure and cultural activities than ever before.

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