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    BERMAN ON ICE

    Glass artist and designer Joel Berman has made the medium the message in his new showroom in Chicago's Merchandise Mart. The focal point of the interior is a 40-foot- (12-meter-) long, three-sided, tunnel-like glass sculpture that invites visitors to explore through touch the textured, layered, architectural cast glass that is Berman's trademark.

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    ZESIGER SPORTS CENTER AT MIT

    There is a frenzy of building activity on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge. This haven for "techies" on the Charles River is now undergoing an ambitious billion-dollar construction program, springing from seeds planted two years ago.

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    APARTMENTS OUTSIDE THE BOX

    There has been a recent growth spurt of highrise apartment development along Manhattan's avenues. Although these buildings strengthen street-level pedestrian activity, replacing congested parking lots with shops and restaurants, their predictable appearance means that the population of New York is being denied high-quality design.

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    Dutch City Design: Ideas for a Crowded World — International Herald Tribune, 2002.1019

    AIA Idaho Design Awards — AIArchitect, 2002.1018

    Swedish Cancer Institute Wins Award of Excellence — Modern Healthcare, 2002.1015

    Elegant - But Is It Architecture? — Opinion at Guardian Unlimited, 2002.1014

    Magic Box — Guardian Unlimited, 2002.1007

    Tadao Ando's Glass Teahouse — ARC Space, 2002.1007

    'This Weird House': Design School for the Nervy — New York Times, 2002.1003

    Power of Place — Metropolis, 2002.1001

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