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    IRELAND EYE

    For a highway-side retail park in Galway, Ireland, Douglas Wallace Architects have designed an unusual and refreshing cinema. Views in and out of the building are key parts of the experience, and the theaters themselves are dramatic and artfully crafted, with special attention to detail. A glamorous theatricality reigns both inside and on the exterior facade. This is not your typical multiplex.

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    WHERE PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

    Blacksmithing is such a fundamental craft that in French, the familiar proverb, "practice makes perfect," takes the form, "c'est en forgeant qu'on devient forgeron," or literally in English, "it's by forging that one becomes a blacksmith." — Editor

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    HIGH-METAL TOWER

    A crisp, subtly articulated new form has risen among the towers of New York. The Helena, a 580-unit apartment building designed by FXFOWLE ARCHITECTS, formerly Fox & Fowle Architects, brings elegant design and sustainable technologies to a building type often underserved in both these regards.

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    Palace for Money — Houston Chronicle, 2005.1026

    DWR Introduces Collection of Modern Design for Children — Design Within Reach press release, 2005.1026

    2,000-Foot TV Tower May Pierce Skyline — Chicago Tribune, 2005.1025

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    Out to Stimulate, So Forget Public Happiness — Fairfax Digital, 2005.1024

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    National Waterfront Museum Swansea Now Open — World Architecture News, 2005.1021

    Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower Opens — World Architecture News, 2005.1021

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    National Design Award to Diller Scofidio + Renfro — Cooper Hewitt press release, 2005.1021

    Competition Results: Visitor Facilities at the Giant's Causeway — International Union of Architects press release, 2005.1020

    Power Tower — Chicago Tribune, 2005.1018

    2005 AIA East Bay Design Awards — AIA East Bay press release, 2005.1018

    Sign Design Awards 2005 — Sign Design Society press release, 2005.1011

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