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    SUBSTANCE OVER SPECTACLE IN CANADA

    The Bahen Centre for Information Technology at the University of Toronto is designed to accommodate leading edge research and teaching in computer science and electrical engineering. The design, by Diamond and Schmitt, accommodates an academic community striving for technological innovation. This is one example of how new Canadian architecture is working to represent Canadian culture. Next week Andrew Gruft will explain how this building and a few others accomplish this.

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    BUILDING SYSTEMS POTENTIAL

    In the rolling hills just east of Austin, Texas, a small compound of experimental buildings make up the Center for Maximum Potential in Building Systems (CMPBS). It's here the Pliny Fisk III, his partner Gail Vittori, and a cadre of researchers and interns explore the depths of sustainable building through a full spectrum of natural and human systems. Next week writer Michael Cockram will visit these researchers who a large view of the landscape — overlaying variables and dividing it into grids of various scales as a means to segment resources and understand problem areas.

     
     

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    Architecture Headlines This Week

    New Twists for Lakefront Skyscraper — Chicago Tribune, 2007.0121

    AIANH Excellence in Architecture Design Awards — AIA New Hampshire press release, 2007.0119

    Ten Honored by the Institute for Contributions to Architecture — AIArchitect, 2007.0119

    Two-Ton Girder Falls from Berlin's Central Train Station — Spiegel, 2007.0119

    2006 AIAS/Kawneer Rec Center Design Competition Winners — American Institute of Architecture Students press release, 2007.0117

    Dubai Building Becoming World's Tallest — New York Times, 2007.0116

    Canada's National Ballet School Honoured — Canadian Architect, 2007.0115

    No Sprinklers in Deadly W.Va. Fire — KFMB, 2007.0115

    Brazilian Subway Crater Swallows Cars, Trucks — CTV, 2007.0113

    Small Tsunami Waves Hit Japan after Pacific Quake — Reuters, 2007.0113

    UA Building Wins U.S. Architecture's Top Honor — Arizona Star, 2007.0113

    Projects Receive 2007 Honor Awards for Urban Design — AIArchitect, 2007.0112

    Abu Dhabi Is to Gain a Louvre of Its Own — New York Times, 2007.0112

    The UIA Supports Opposition to Tower in St Petersburg — International Union of Architects press release, 2007.0110

    All UK New Homes Must Be Zero Carbon within a Decade — Azo Build, 2007.0110

    UNESCO Says Tower of London Threatened by Skyscapers — USA Today, 2007.0108

    AIA Westchester/Mid-Hudson Celebrates Architecture — AIArchitect, 2007.0105

    Tokyo's Chanel Tower Provides Canvas for Israeli Artist — AIArchitect, 2007.0105

    Chicago Tribune Announces Architect of the Year — Interior Design, 2007.0105

    Roof of Vancouver's B.C. Place Collapses — Lexington Herald-Leader, 2007.0105

    Scottish Icon in the Making — Scotsman Online, 2007.0103

    St. Petersburg Debates Whether Skyscraper Will Ruin City's Appeal — San Diego Union-Tribune, 2007.0103

    Big Quakes Off Taiwan Trigger Tsunami Alert — Reuters, 2006.1226

    Japan Architect Gets Prison for Building Scandal — Reuters, 2006.1226

    Violent Storms Damage Florida Homes — Orlando Sentinel, 2006.1225

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