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    HOUSE OF MIDNIGHT SUN

    In the river delta of Oulu, Finland, the harsh climate is likely the toughest factor an architect has to consider. In the upper reaches of Scandinavia, the price one pays for summerís midnight sun is long, cold winters, which normally make large expanses of glass impractical. Next week, Lisa Ashmore will explain how the architecture firm Avario defied this practice while designing a house that nonetheless fits comfortably into Finnish tradition.

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    DIGITAL AND ANALOG DESIGN STRATEGIES

    In a third year design studio at the California Polytechnic State University, students refine their skills interchangeably in digital and traditional media. This helps them develop a critical attitude toward media and learn to balance the various approaches to design process. Next week Thomas Fowler and Katsunori Shigemi, professor and student, will chart a progression of design exercises using digital and physical models.

     
     

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    Architecture Headlines This Week

    Washington University Awards Young Architecture Prize — Interior Design, 2006.0411

    Mendes Da Rocha Wins Architecture Prize — Washington Post, 2006.0409

    2006 AIA San Francisco Design Awards Winners — AIA San Francisco press release, 2006.0407

    Three Teams Receive Education Honor Awards — AIArchitect, 2006.0407

    Isnít It Grand (Valley)? — AIArchitect, 2006.0407

    Courthouse Collapse: Engineers' Time to Shine (a Light) — The Hook, 2006.0406

    German Firm to Build Vienna's Holocaust Memorial — Architectural Record, 2006.0405

    The 2006 Arthur Ross Awards for Excellence — The Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America press release, 2006.0404

    London 2012 Cost 'Likely to Rise' — BBC News, 2006.0403

    2006 Prairie Design Award Winners — Canadian Architect, 2006.0403

    Construction, Snow Blamed in Roof Collapse — Houston Chronicle, 2006.0331

    Work Begins on Major New Philadephia Tower — World Architecture News, 2006.0331

    Professor, Students Win Competition for Taiwan Peace Park — UC Berkeley, 2006.0329

    Honoring the 2006 INDesign Award Winners — Independent Weekly, 2006.0329

    More Human Remains Found near WTC Site — New York Times, 2006.0329

    AIA/London's 12th Annual Design Awards — AIA/London press release, 2006.0328

    Beijing to Double Number of Workers at 31 Olympic Venues — Bloomberg, 2006.0328

    9/11 Survivors' Group Fights to Change Memorial — Newsday, 2006.0326

    Chicago's Planning Commission OK's Fordham Spire — Epoch Times, 2006.0326

    Bruce Kuwabara Wins 2006 RAIC Gold Medal — Archiseek, 2006.0324

    Buffalo Spreads Its Restoration Wings — AIArchitect, 2006.0324

    NARI Announces 2006 Contractors of the Year — National Association of the Remodeling Industry press release, 2006.0322

    Mitsuru Hamada Wins 2006 Steedman Fellowship — Washington University Press Release, 2006.0322

    The 2006 Next Generation Award Won by FAT Ltd — The Architecture Foundation press release, 2006.0302

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