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    WALLS STILL GROWING UP

    Thousands of years ago, a primitive mortar helped transform a pile of stones into an enclosure of habitable space. Since then, a complex interweaving of technical and social change has continually redefined the way we build, culminating in the modern practice of architecture and building design.

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    TRANSITIONAL SHELTER

    Whipped by winds on a mountain slope in northern Pakistan, Graham Saunders moves carefully amid the shattered remains of a mud-walled village, surveying the damage caused by a powerful earthquake in October, 2005. Sliding a digital camera from his hip pocket, he photographs each pile of splintered timber and stone. As an architect who has encountered many similar scenes for the last decade, his mind is already on what it will take to rebuild here.

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    SERENITY ON A BUDGET

    A "not-so-big" house is not necessarily an inexpensive house. But if you keep the size of the house small and stick with common materials, basic construction methods, and simple details, you can indeed build or remodel on a limited budget.

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    Affordable Housing That Is Cheap, but Not Nasty — Independent Digital, 2006.0517

    Some Assembly Required — Frieze, 2006.0516

    British-Iraqi Architect's Barcelona Coup — Guardian Unlimited, 2006.0516

    It Takes a Village — Metropolis, 2006.0515

    Days Numbered for 'Ugly' Building — BBC News, 2006.0515

    Minnesota Architect Awed by Bhifting Ice — Pioneer Press, 2006.0514

    Apartment Tower to Go Downtown — Houston Chronicle, 2006.0514

    Veteran Is First Recipient of Housing Accessibility Program — International Code Council Foundation press release, 2006.0512

    In Beijing, Office Buildings Rise to Meet the Demand — International Herald Tribune, 2006.0511

    B'klyn Atlantic Yards Plans Unveiled — Newsday, 2006.0511

    Help from Highsmith to Renovate New Orleans Library — Wisconsin State Journal, 2006.0510

    £60,000 Home of the Future — This is Money, 2006.0510

    Libeskind Design for Boys & Girls Clubs Unveiled — ROCKWORKS Foundation press release, 2006.0509

    Capitol Improvements to the "Temple on the Hill" — Suffolk News-Herald, 2006.0509

    Rebuilding New Orleans — Visions of the Future — National Geographic News, 2006.0509

    In Beijing, Office Buildings Rise to Meet the Demand — International Herald Tribune, 2006.0509

    Twist and Shout — Guardian Unlimited, 2006.0508

    Homebuilder Fills Katrina Victims' Needs — Tampa Bay, 2006.0508

    Iconic Stadium Or a 'Tin Shed'? — Chicago Tribune, 2006.0507

    Social Housing Gets Stylish — Hugh Pearman, 2006.0506

    Three's Company — BDOnline, 2006.0505

    Memorial Cost at Ground Zero Nears $1 Billion — New York Times, 2006.0505

    Bent-Glass Facade Will "Eternally Light" New Dubai Skyscraper — AIArchitect, 2006.0505

    Sir Norman Foster: a Brilliant Couturier to Dress Moscow — Rian, 2006.0504

    First Sprouts of a Vertical Cityscape — Los Angeles Times, 2006.0504

    Attractive, Easy to Install Polyurethane Moldings — PR Web, 2006.0504

    Johnson Controls to Join Gulf Coast Investment Mission — Johnson Controls, Inc. press release, 2006.0503

    In the Chaos of Iraq, One Project on Target: a Giant US Embassy — U.K. Times, 2006.0503

    Dress Your Outdoor Living Space with Fashionable Paint Hues — Paint Quality Institute press release, 2006.0502

    Delta-Therm Announces New DeltaWarm DW Floor Warming Cable — Delta-Therm press release, 2006.0502

    What Were They Thinking? — Los Angeles Times, 2006.0430

    Seeing through Glass Walls — Los Angeles Times, 2006.0430

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