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    BLUFF HOUSE

    Since the mid-1960s, the firm Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects has created a series of houses across the country for art collectors, exploring the connection between art and craft. One such house perches on a Seattle-area hillside, deferring to nature. Architecture critic Paul Goldberger says of the firm's work: "this is an experiential architecture, not a theoretical one...marked by a self-assured and sensual presence, shaped by light, texture, materiality, and scale." — Editor

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    WEST KOWLOON RECLAMATION — PART TWO

    This is a continuation of an article begun last week about a competition held in Hong Kong to develop ideas for a master plan for the West Kowloon Reclamation site. The top five projects were described last week. Here we'll look at their similarities and differences. — Editor

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    WEST KOWLOON RECLAMATION COMPETITION

    By staging an open competition for the West Kowloon Reclamation master plan, Hong Kong has finally moved into line with a method that is widely adopted worldwide for selecting architects for major civic design projects.

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    NEW URBANITY IN MONTRÉAL

    Montréal, Québec is a North American city with European flair and a crossroads of economic, cultural, and scientific influences. The festive city hosts four major universities, several research centers, and many cultural and sporting events. It is a leading North American convention venue. Reflecting this diversity, Montréal's architecture and urban development represent both new and traditional economic forces.

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