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CORPORATE CRYSTALS

The New York architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox has recently produced two jewel-like structures in Washington, D.C. and its northern Virginia suburb, Tyson's Corner. This pair of medium-rise buildings by principals William Pedersen and James von Klemperer evoke the unbuilt glass skyscrapers of the early 1920s by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

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FRESH LOOK IN BUDAPEST

When I sat down to write about the architectural characteristics of the new Lehel Tér market, I was convinced of only two things. On one hand, I was delighted to finally see a kind of architecture that offers a comprehensive intellectual adventure on this otherwise increasingly boring Budapest street.

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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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