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    NEUTRA HOUSE IN PALM SPRINGS DESTROYED

    Preservationists and admirers of modern architecture were angered to learn of the surprise demolition last month of the Samuel and Luella Maslon House. This house in Rancho Mirage, California, designed in 1962 by Richard Neutra, was a celebrated residential works by the modernist master.

    The new owners, Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Rotenberg of Hopkins, Minnesota, had recently purchased the property for $2.45 million. They had the building destroyed within 30 days of taking possession.

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    GLENN MURCUTT PRITZKER PRIZE

    Australian architect Glenn Murcutt has been awarded the 26th annual Pritzker Prize. He is internationally known for environmentally sensitive modernist houses that respond to their climate and surroundings in the vast Australian landscape.

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    CALIFORNIA PRESERVATION AWARDS 2002

    The California Preservation Foundation presented its 19th Annual Preservation Design Awards in February 2002 to 21 projects that have rescued diverse historic resources.

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