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    AN ELEGANT SHED IN AMSTERDAM

    As part of a construction project at Amsterdam Central Station, a temporary parking garage has been built, not for cars but for 2500 bicycles. The remarkable structure near the Hotel Ibis overhangs a canal, allowing touring boats to maneuver below.

    Open to the weather and shaped by its sloping ramps, the project is the product of the young Dutch firm VMX Architects under the leadership of project architect Don Murphy.

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    ART CENTER UPON TYNE

    The abandoned Baltic Flour Mills in the northern England town of Gateshead has recently been transformed into the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. It joins other illustrious works in the heart of the Gateshead Quays regeneration area.

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    GOLD COAST PAVILION

    A pair of pristine pavilions in the wilds of Queensland, Australia, near the historic town of Mudgeeraba, embodies a number precedents from the Modern Movement that coalesce to form a comfortable retreat. Designed for a ballet teacher and artist who lives with her husband and mother, the so-called Gold Coast House accommodates many different activities in a relatively compact 4,500 square feet (500 square meters).

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