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    TWO GREEN HOUSES

    Fifty-one-year-old Kengo Kuma, among the best-known Japanese architects of his generation, tends to use each of his residential commissions to explore a single building material. In a dense Tokyo neighborhood, for example, he designed the so-called Plastic House.

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    BAN TALKS TO STUDENTS

    As a noted architectural experimenter, Japanese architect Shigeru Ban was a natural choice as keynote speaker to open the student-run HOPES (Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability) conference for 2006 in April. Now in its 12th year, the conference weaves together a mix of architectural scholars, practitioners, and students to promote a deeper understanding of sustainable design issues.

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    More Environment

    NY Tower an Inspiration to Think Green — BDC, 2006.0531

    Are Any Forests Out of Bounds for Green Buildings? — Healthy Building News, 2006.0531

    Green-Built Homes Come into Their Own — Scripps Howard News Service, 2006.0531

    Blueprints in Green: Home Designs That Earth Can Live With — Washington Post, 2006.0531

    Environment Friendly Construction — MSNBC, 2006.0530

    The Greener Guys — New York Times, 2006.0530

    Sustainable Design is Beautiful and Cost-Effective — Buildings.com, 2006.0529

    Ecological Corridor, Istanbul, Turkey — World Architecture News, 2006.0526

    CSU Drops Rammed Earth for Building — The Border Mail, 2006.0526

    Sustainable Architecture Success Stories — Canadian Architect, 2006.0525

    Council Pushes for Green Buildings — The Australian, 2006.0525

    USGBC Considers Broadening LEED Credits for Wood — Facilities.net, 2006.0524

    Home Tour Focuses on Environmental Design — News 8 Austin, 2006.0524

    Chicago Plan Would Pay for 'Green Roofs' — Science Daily, 2006.0524

    China Pushes for More Energy-Effcient Buildings — Xinhua Online, 2006.0524

    Coalition Imagines Open Spaces and a 'Green Infrastructure' — Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2006.0524

    Green Rhetoric Exceeds Reality — BD Online, 2006.0519

    Beautiful, Green, and Affordable — AIArchitect, 2006.0519

    It's Not Easy Being Green: But It's Getting Easier — Boston Globe, 2006.0518

    Putting Environmentalism on the Urban Map — New York Times, 2006.0517

    Steelcase Earns Environmental Award — Interior Design, 2006.0517

    Home Builders Switch On the 'Invisible' Solar Panels — ZDNet, 2006.0511

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