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    ICELANDIC CLARIFICATIONS

    Unlike most of Europe, Iceland has no stained-glass tradition dating back to the Middle Ages. Windows were imported until the 20th century. Against this backdrop, in April 2005, artists, curators, critics, and scholars from 14 countries gathered at Kópavogur for Iceland 2005: Architectural Glass Conference.

    Hosted by the Kópavogur Art Museum, participants enjoyed a comprehensive overview of the extraordinary developments in architectural glass art since the 1950s and speculated about the future of the art form.

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    TADAO ANDO UIA GOLD MEDAL

    The International Union of Architects (UIA) has announced that the distinguished Japanese architect Tadao Ando will receive the UIA 2005 Gold Medal. This prestigious honor is awarded to living architects for contributions made throughout their careers in service to humanity, society, and the promotion of the art of architecture.

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    AIA GREEN BUILDING AWARDS 2005

    In recognition of Earth Day in April 2005, The American Institute of Architects and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) announced the recipients of their annual awards program honoring "green" buildings that protect and enhance the environment.

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