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BATON ROUGE ROSE AWARDS 2003

When the Baton Rouge, Louisiana chapter of the AIA selected their annual design award recipients in September 2003 , they chose a variety of commercial and institutional projects from a futuristic planetarium to a minimalist sanctuary that represent the cultural diversity of this historic city in the American South.

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RECONSTRUCTION COMPLICATIONS CONTINUE

When architect Daniel Libeskind was chosen in February 2003 to redesign New York's World Trade Center site, it appeared to be an irrevocable decision about the fate of "Ground Zero." But controversies have persisted, and what finally gets built may be very different from Libeskind's original design vision.

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SOUTHERN ARCHITECTURAL COMFORTS

The Gulf States Region AIA chapter, representing five U.S. states, has recently announced its annual design awards for 2003. This regional chapter of the American Institute of Architects, named for its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, represents the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

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BUCKY FULLER HISTORY AND MYSTERY

The visionary inventor R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983), who called himself a "comprehensive anticipatory design scientist," was respected in many disciplines. In architecture, he is perhaps best known for having invented the geodesic dome structure, as executed for example, in the U.S. Pavilion at Expo '67. Now, 20 years after his death, the legendary raconteur returns to life in a one-man show in San Francisco. "The History (and Mystery) of the Universe" was written by D.W. Jacobs, based on Fuller's own writings and lectures, and is performed by Ron Campbell. Editor

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