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    SPLASHES OF HUE

    "Colors are like words," Italian architect Ettore Sottsass once said. "With colors you can tell stories... Architecture is made of color. Even those who don't want to use color must use it in the end. It's fundamental." Acknowledging the colorful work of Sottsass and others in architecture and interior design, the paint company Benjamin Moore & Co. presented its second annual "HUE Awards" in late September 2006.

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    BRICK AWARDS 2006

    Traditional clay brick still plays an important, expressive role in modern architecture, and to highlight a few North American examples of its application, the Brick Industry Association (BIA) announced in July 2006 the results of its annual Brick in Architecture awards.

    In the words of BIA president Dick Jennison, "The winning projects demonstrate the versatility and enduring appeal of clay brick in today's construction. Brick is, and always has been, a superior cladding material with unlimited design potential."

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    FIVE YEARS LATER

    We bear witness this week both to an international tragedy and to the largest architectural disaster in U.S. history. Five years ago, two of our largest buildings were utterly and unexpectedly destroyed, killing thousands of people who were unable to escape them. On this anniversary, as people around the world can still feel the ground reverberating, let us pause in remembrance.

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    Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron Win British Design Award — International Herald Tribune, 2006.1004

    Historic Theatre Scoops Top Award — BBC News, 2006.1003

    The Disaster That Has Followed the Tragedy — Opinion Journal, 2006.0928

    AIA Maryland 2006 Design Awards — ArchiWire, 2006.0928

    Plans to Build the Tallest Skyscraper in London Abandoned — World Architecture News, 2006.0926

    Pei Cobb Freed to Renovate Its Louvre Addition — Architectural Record, 2006.0926

    Engineer: Pier 34 Had Problems for Years — Philadelphia Inquirer, 2006.0926

    Freedom Tower Suit Resolved — Yale Daily News, 2006.0926

    Rebuilding of WTC Gets Final Approval — Malaysian Star, 2006.0922

    Witold Rybczynski Wins Eighth Vincent J. Scully Prize — Canadian Architect, 2006.0920

    UNESCO Reports War Damage to Cultural Heritage in Lebanon — UNESCO News Release, 2006.0919

    LEAF Awards 2006 Winners — DesignBuild-Network.com, 2006.0916

    Commission Honors Restoration of 21 Historic Buildings — BDC, 2006.0913

    SCUP/AIA-CAE Awards — Society for College and University Planning press release, 2006.0911

    Built and Unbuilt: Venice Biennale Celebrates Creative Process — Channel News Asia, 2006.0910

    India's Top Architect Awards — Construction World, 2006.0908

    Seven Decades of Skyscrapers — BusinessWeek, 2006.0908

    Joint Winners Announced for Singapore Gardens Master Plan — Todayonline.com, 2006.0907

    Chicago Landmarks Shine at 2006 Preservation Awards — BuilderOnline, 2006.0907

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