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    A BIO-SOLAR HOUSE IN THAILAND

    It is an environmentalist's dream: a completely self-reliant house that collects solar energy and rainwater and produces its own electricity and cooking gas. In Thailand, this dream has become a reality through the efforts of a research team from Chulalongkorn University. Next week Bangkok-based Dutch journalist Jan Krikke will describe the workings of this "bio-solar" house.

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    REDISCOVERING LOS ANGELES WALK STREETS

    Grant Kirkpatrick is not one of the fire-breathers of Los Angeles architecture, but he has been quietly raising the visual standards, and possibly the civility, of a waterfront neighborhood. Next week, architectural journalist Morris Newman will describe Kirkpatrick Associates Architects' houses on pedestrian "walk streets" that have brought clarity and human scale to a community of beachfront clutter.

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    PRESERVING GEORGIA'S HERITAGE

    The Georgia Trust has recognized preservation accomplishments around the state and made awards for excellence in rehabilitation and restoration. One project so honored is the Head Keeper's Cottage in the Fort Screven Historic District on Tybee Island. The restoration of this 1881 house required unraveling a 120-year history of ill-advised repairs. Next week we'll look at this and other projects returned to historic accuracy and usefulness.

     
     
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