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    LA COLOR SCHOOL

    From her desk, Dena Primary Center principal Patricia Romero can watch children playing in the central courtyard. She also uses the vantage point to admire this new campus that is nestled in a densely populated neighborhood of East Los Angeles. Rachlin Architects have designed an elliptical amphitheater-style courtyard bordered by an administrative complex and two multipurpose buildings.

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    BUST A PIPE

    One of the wonderful things about a big city is how you can turn a corner in an old neighborhood to find a fresh idea has moved in. That's the impression you get from a new store in the gallery haven of SoHo, in lower Manhattan, New York City.

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    FOBA KYOTO

    Some architects pursue consistent themes that can be adjusted to any site or building type, while others take a fresh approach to every project, giving each a distinctive expression. FOBA, the firm that Katsu Umebayashi established on the outskirts of Kyoto in 1994, has a foot in both camps.

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    MUSIC WITH A VIEW

    Sometimes an architect's most creative act is to persuade a client to change the program, to reconsider what they think they want. The result can be a fresh approach to the problem, an invitation to see it in a new light. That's what happened at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut, a private boarding school that wanted to "tune up and amplify" its music program, which was housed in a rather modest space in the basement of a chapel.

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