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    LIVABILITY PARIS STYLE

    Breaking away from the modern mistakes of mass urbanization and heirs to a vast classical architectural tradition, the French are perhaps well placed to tackle the challenges facing the city and to invent a habitable, livable world, in short, a human one. — Frédéric Edelmann, Le Monde, 2001

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    ANDO'S NEW MODERN

    The opening of a new building designed by world-renowned architect Tadao Ando of Osaka, Japan at the end of 2002 marked the 110th anniversary of The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. With 53,000 square feet (4,900 square meters) of gallery space, the new structure for "The Modern," as it is known by locals, is Ando's largest commission in the United States to date.

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    OMD'S PORTABLE ARCHITECTURE

    "Nearly every American house I've lived in has long ago been demolished to make room for some other building. There is a delicious (though painful) paradox here: Americans long for stability, but all they get is stationary impermanence. No wonder then many of us long to become permanent nomads, snails with houses on our backs, Touareg tribesmen, and Gypsies."
    — Poet Andrei Codrescu, from his introduction to Mobile: The Art of Portable Architecture by Jennifer Siegal

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    The World Trade Center Project Spotlights the Empire's Newest Clothes — Planetizen, 2003.0120

    New Atlantic City Neighborhood Features Frank Lloyd Wright Designs — Designare, 2003.0117

    A Neo-Modernist Is Having His Moment — New York Times, 2003.0112

    OMA's Central Chinese Television New Headquarters — ARC Space, 2003.0106

    Michael Maltzan Architecture's Kidspace Childrens Museum — ARC Space, 2003.0106

    Campus Library a Study in Contrasts — Los Angeles Times, 2003.0102

    A Legendary Architect's `Last Works' — New York Times, 2002.1220

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