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    In an era when traditional neighborhoods are being gutted so that grotesquely oversized houses can be squeezed into normal-sized lots, one firm in Maryland is doing it differently. GTM renovated and expanded the home of firm founder George Myers, and in its detailing showed respect for the century-old neighborhood. Although the "new" house is much larger than the original, the historically detailed expansion is tastefully tucked into its site without imposing on the local ambience.

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    THE SCHOOLS KIDS WOULD BUILD

    Throughout the history of school architecture, a beautiful, comfortable, safe, and inclusive environment has generally been compromised by more pressing concerns, usually associated with cost and discipline. But is this what's best for children? Catherine Burke and Ian Grosvenor decided to find out, and next week they'll give us a snapshot of how school is regarded — and imagined — by children themselves.

     
     

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