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    CHAMBERS OF THE VILLA NAUTILUS

    Villa Nautilus spills down a hillside overlooking the Bay of Acapulco to the northwest. The house's spatial bounty playfully adjusts to the irregular topography of this Mexican city. Rather than follow an unrelenting orthogonal grid of rooms and outdoor spaces, Villa Nautilus bends subtly as the hill cascades, adjusting the angles of its vertical walls to provide a variety of spatial experiences.

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    NEW YORK TOLERANCE CENTER

    In an era when immersive multimedia experiences are associated with frivolous but violent games, one small building in Manhattan is harnessing these technologies to teach important lessons of peaceful coexistence. The New York Tolerance Center was designed by NBBJ to help people and organizations explore issues of prejudice, diversity, and cooperation in the community and the workplace.

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    DIFFERENT LOOKS FOR BOOKS

    Our historically romantic notion of the library is that of mellow book-lined rooms creating discrete places for reading, browsing, and study: the book defining the architecture. Such a mental image is valid for good reason. The book defining the space of architecture has a long history.

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