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    SHOW HOUSE CUBED

    In Gurgaon, India, a fast-growing suburb of Delhi, an unusual house has just been erected. Designed by architect Ganesh Ganapathy, the building is a glass cube seemingly balanced on one vertex. Its uniqueness is admired by neighbors and passers-by, but working out the details of fitting a functional, stable house into such a form proved a formidable challenge.

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    PRINTED PLASTIC PLACES

    "Mass customization," contradictory though it may sound, has been successfully achieved in various niches of the manufacturing world for several years. The term refers to products coming off an assembly line that have been individually configured according to customer specifications. The same combination of customization and economy of mass production may be coming to architecture.

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    SMALL WOODWORKING SHOPS

    There is no perfect workshop. Any image conjured up by one woodworker would probably be less than ideal for the next. There are, however, many wonderful shops. Contemporary American woodworkers share a common cultural heritage with a nation of resourceful settlers who made do with what could be patched together.

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    FHA's Multifamily Program Narrowly Avoids Shutdown — National Association of Home Builders, 2004.0723

    U.S. Housing Starts Drop Unexpectedly in June — BuildingOnline, 2004.0722

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    New Exterior Wall Panel — MasterWall press release at Infolink, 2004.0719

    Bring Warmth of Wood to Any Rooms — icNewcastle, 2004.0719

    In California, 'Garage Mahals' Are Not Just for Cars — New York Times, 2004.0718

    Made Over or Mucked Up? — San Francisco Chronicle, 2004.0714

    Through the Roof: Prices for Building Materials — Northwest Indiana Times, 2004.0713

    Home Showcase: A Helping of Tradition — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2004.0711

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    JELD-WEN Introduces Simulated Divided Light Door — JELD-WEN press release, 2004.0701

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