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    POSTCARD FROM KHIRKI VILLAGE

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    Khirki Village, a small "urbanized village" to the south of New Delhi, conceals Khirki Mosque, one of the city's most famous archaeological monuments. Notable for its unusual architectural style, the mosque's roof has four large openings, creating courtyards for light to penetrate into the monumental, red, sandstone building. The most dramatic views are from the roof where a vast landscape of domes creates a forbidden playground for local children and breathtaking views of the surrounding village.

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    PRESERVATION AWARDS 2004

    Although the built history of the United States is relatively young compared to that of most of the rest of the world, heroic efforts are sometimes needed to preserve what remains. The damaging effects of natural disasters, neglect, and "progress" often destroy old buildings before their historic value can be appreciated.

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    SCHOOLS OUR KIDS WOULD BUILD

    In 1967, and again in 2001, British schoolchildren were invited to submit their ideas to a competition "The School I'd Like." In their drawings and poems, they expressed the desire for schools that are attractive, safe, flexible, relevant, and respectful. This review of the archived results suggests that architects could benefit from understanding these children's visions. Editor

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    Blue Skies over Architectural Utopias — Japan Times, 2005.0112

    Next Generation Civic Groups: Community Involvement — The Next American City magazine, 2005.0111

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    Once the Tallest Building, but since 1967, a Ghost — New York Times, 2005.0102

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