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OREGON COAST BOLES HOUSE

Although the recent work of Portland, Oregon firm BOORA Architects includes concert halls and a courthouse, one of their smallest projects is among the most impressive: a single family house on the Oregon coast designed and inhabited by firm principal Stanley Boles, FAIA.

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REDISCOVERING LOS ANGELES WALK STREETS

Grant Kirkpatrick is not one of LA's architecture fire-breathers, and he hasn't made headlines by designing futuristic blobs. Instead, the architect has done something far more useful: raised the visual standards and the civility of a waterfront neighborhood in Manhattan Beach. Into an otherwise cluttered beachfront known as the "walk streets," Kirkpatrick has introduced clarity and human scale, while reminding both homeowners and passersby of the uniquely public nature of the pedestrian-only streets.

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ARCHITECTURE CANADA

Canada's architects and designers, according to Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada, "engage in the continual dialogue between nature and intense urban modernity and offer solutions that range from the whimsical to the visionary. Most remarkably, we see in their work the emergence of a national style that strives, through excellence and innovation, towards the vigorous cultivation of beauty." Here are two of the 12 recipients of the Governor General’s 2002 Medals in Architecture, recognizing excellence in the art of architecture. — Editor

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VILLA MODA'S INTERNATIONAL CHIC

Surrounded by shipwrecks from the Persian Gulf War of the early 1990s, an unused dockland area on the outskirts of Kuwait City is an unlikely setting for one of the Middle East's most luxurious fashion stores. But adjacent to industrial shipping containers is a place where Kuwait's wealthy come to buy international chic.

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