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    YOKOHAMA FERRY TERMINAL

    Well timed with the opening of the World Cup soccer games in South Korea and Japan, the new Osanbashi International Passenger Terminal of Yokohama opened in June 2002. With its landscape-like curving roof, the building by the London firm of Foreign Office Architects (FOA) is intended as an extension of a nearby municipal park.

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    AUSTRIAN CULTURAL FORUM CONSIDERED

    To much fanfare and critical acclaim, the Austrian Cultural Forum tower in midtown Manhattan opened in April 2002 with a crush of visitors and curious onlookers.

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    NEW VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE

    "Vernacular architecture," strictly speaking, could be a contradiction in terms. The vernacular is the unconscious work of craftsmen based on knowledge accumulated over generations — perhaps the very opposite of architecture, which is often considered to involve a premeditated design process with a conscious appeal to the intellect.

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    LONDON'S THAMES BARRIER PARK

    Thames Barrier Park is the first riverside park to be built in London for over 50 years. Since it opened in late 2000, it has won design accolades from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the American Institute of Architecture (AIA), and most recently, the United Kingdom's Civic Trust Award 2002 for landscape design.

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