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    ARCHITECTURAL WEAVING

    Weaving is most often associated with textiles, but it is also relevant to architecture. It is a construct and a craft that can purposefully and aesthetically order building systems. Just as a thread can be pulled from a woven fabric and a new one inserted in its place, so too can building and urban systems be removed, replaced, or added when the whole is conceived as an exposed woven tapestry.

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    GREEN ROOF RETROFIT

    The 1925 art deco-style Montgomery Ward Catalog Building in Baltimore, Maryland has just undergone a rehabilitation. The adaptive reuse project by DMJMH+N, an architecture/ engineering firm in Washington D.C., restored the facade of the landmark building and installed a 30,000-square foot (2800-square-meter) "green" roof.

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    More Building and Construction

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    Historic Tower May Become Housing — Los Angeles Times, 2003.0421

    Inquiry Pledged into 400m Bill for Scots Parliament — Guardian Unlimited, 2003.0421

    Sci-fi Fans to Get New Museum in Seattle — CNN, 2003.0421

    Innovative Lighting Helps Hide Size of Huge Washington, DC Convention Center — VOA News, 2003.0417

    Design Can Make Big Schools Feel Smaller — News Tribune, 2003.0417

    Housing Starts Gain Momentum in March — National Association of Home Builders, 2003.0416

    Museum May Get Permanent Home — Denver Post, 2003.0416

    Builder Confidence Stable in April — National Association of Home Builders, 2003.0415

    Safe and Sound — Hoover's, 2003.0415

    The Incredible Shrinking Homes — Scotsman Online, 2003.0414

    Los Gatos Developer Wins NAHB Pillar Award — Press Release at Hoover's, 2003.0414

    Invision Glass: Maintenance-Free Venetian Blind — Simpson Door Company press release, 2003.0414

    Toronto Breaks Ground on New Opera House — National Post, 2003.0412

    Elgin Marbles: Centerpiece of New Museum? — CNN, 2003.0410

    Apprenticeship Enhancement Act Would Ease Worker Shortage — National Association of Home Builders, 2003.0409

    Museum Fighting Roof 'Nightmare' — Pittsburg Post-Gazette, 2003.0407

    NAHB President Named Secretary of Housing Council — National Association of Home Builders, 2003.0403

    Building Codes Illustrated: New Guide Published — Designare, 2003.0331

    How Government Policies Have Sabotaged Public Transit — Planetizen, 2003.0331

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