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    POSTCARD FROM LONDON

    Dear ArchitectureWeek,

    Coinciding with the launch of the United Kingdom's Architecture Week 2003, June saw the opening of the fourth temporary pavilion outside the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park in London. This year's structure was designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer and is the first UK building by the man who designed Brasilia, his country's capital city. As in previous years, the pavilion will be dismantled and sold at the end of the summer in September.

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    HOME STORAGE SOLUTIONS

    Have you noticed that when you start talking about storage, people light up? It's a subject near and dear to our hearts: where to put our stuff. And when it comes to food stuff, we become especially animated. So a pantry, for many folks, is the most important storage spot in the house.

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    MOSHE SAFDIE PEABODY ESSEX ADDITION

    Moshe Safdie's architecture continues to intrigue. Buildings such as the National Gallery in Ottawa, the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, Exploration Place Science Center and Children's Museum in Wichita, Kansas, and the Vancouver Public Library in Canada each exhibit the Israeli-born architect's passion for complex geometries, elegant materials, and urban place-making. The new $125 million addition to the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, is no exception.

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    CREATIVE KINDERGARTEN

    Caesarea, Israel is a city founded more than 2,000 years ago by Herod the Great, who dedicated it to Caesar Augustus. Many of Herod's structures are well preserved the palace, aqueduct, hippodrome, and the amphitheater, which is a modern venue for concerts and plays, valued for its superb acoustics.

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    New Arts Center Is a Performance in Itself — Boston Globe, 2003.0810

    Building Is Efficient but Boring — Opinion at Mercury News, 2003.0807

    Only Gehry Can Design Buildings Like This — Financial Times, 2003.0804

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