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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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    In Richmond, a Museum Aims for the Big Leagues — New York Times, 2003.0423

    Plans Unveiled to Redesign Rose Bowl — USA Today, 2003.0423

    Hilton Sues Tower Builders — Star Bulletin, 2003.0422

    USG Introduces Gypsum Panels that Resist Moisture and Mold — USG press release, 2003.0422

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

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

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

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

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