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    FREI OTTO PRAEMIUM IMPERIALE

    In late September 2006, the Japan Art Association announced the five recipients of the 18th annual multidisciplinary Praemium Imperiale prize. The architecture prize for lifetime achievement went to German architect and engineer Frei Otto, best known for his research and design of lightweight, high-performance tent structures.

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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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