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    BEAUTY AND THE BEST

    More than just resource-efficient buildings, projects from Venezuela, Germany, Italy, and Canada recently chosen as recipients of the first global Holcim Awards demonstrate "sustainability" as integration with their larger urban, social, and technological context. They were recently selected from 15 finalists after a series of regional competitions with more than 3,000 submissions from 118 countries.

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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

    Mexico's 'Green Wall' Preserves, Protects Rio Grande — ENN, 2006.0606

    Plants Take Root as Projects Wrap Up — Newspapers and Technology, 2006.0606

    CAT Gets New Green Education Building — Green Building, 2006.0606

    South Loop Comes Full Circle — NWI Times, 2006.0605

    China: Costs from Pollution Exceed $200 Billion per Year — USA Today, 2006.0605

    "Green" House Living Can Be Beautiful, Too — Journal Gazette, 2006.0604

    Earth-friendly Homes Find Place in the Environment — Commercial Appeal, 2006.0604

    Eco-Building Design, Materials Catch On — Arizona Star, 2006.0604

    Sustainable Structures Save Utility, Maintenance Costs — The Monitor, 2006.0603

    Home Designs That Earth Can Live With — Monterey Herald, 2006.0603

    For Architects, Green Design Is in Full Bloom — Los Angeles Times, 2006.0602

    Second Homes That Put Ecology First — New York Times, 2006.0602

    Green Meets Beautiful — EDC, 2006.0601

    Adding Green to an Existing Hotel — EDC, 2006.0601

    2006 Excellence in Design Awards — EDC, 2006.0601

    BPA Finalizes New Policy for Sales to Aluminum Companies — Bonneville Power Administration press release, 2006.0601

    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

    Naturally Green by Design — Wisconsin Natural Resources, 2006.0530

    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

    Green Ratings for Buildings — Business Standard, 2006.0527

    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

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