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    COURTYARD HOUSING REVIVAL

    If an architect had designed the human hand, William Mitchell told his students at UCLA in the early 1980s, all the fingers would be equally long. Mitchell, now dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT, drew laughs for that joke because its truth was instantly recognizable: there is something standardizing in the architectural instinct.

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    THE NEW MODERNISM OF HELMUT JAHN

    One of the duties of the architecture critic is to place the work of architects into tidy boxes. Labels are handy for this: modern, late modern, postmodern, revivalist, classicist, deconstructivist. But sometimes the most interesting work doesn't quite fit into a tidy box.

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    LEBANON'S MASTER ARCHITECT

    Pierre El Khoury is one of the best known of Lebanese architects. His career of over five decades has produced some 200 diverse projects. While it is not easy to find a single theory to illuminate his body of work, one can understand it and distinguish it from that of his contemporaries simply through observation.

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