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    ZAMBIAN VERNACULAR

    Zambia gained independence from Britain in 1964, the country has experienced a continuing shift toward urbanization that is reflected in its architecture. As in other parts of Africa, Zambia's rich architectural legacy is gradually giving way to Western-style constructions.

    Zambian vernacular architecture is organic, beautiful, and most importantly, comfortably integrated with the local climate, culture, and harvest cycles. Yet this building culture is not being passed on to younger generations.

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    POSTCARD FROM MIDTOWN

    Dear ArchitectureWeek,

    "If you have to ask how much it costs, you can't afford it." This was said to be J. P. Morgan's view of yachting. A 19th-century financier and predecessor of sorts to the Federal Reserve Bank, Morgan became commodore of the New York Yacht Club in 1897. His wealth is reflected in the interiors of the clubhouse he commissioned four years later.

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    KAHN'S YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY

    The Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut (1951-53) was the first significant commission of Louis Kahn and his first architectural masterpiece. Historians Kenneth Frampton and Vincent Scully consider this work Kahn's response to the desire for a new monumentality in the post-World War II period.

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