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    WORKING LIGHT

    Imagine rushing through an underground subway station and suddenly looking up into the sky to realize that the earth has turned a few degrees and the weather has changed. This is the reaction that architect and artist James Carpenter wants to create with his daylight-bending projects.

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    MODULAR MODES

    Modular houses are composed of one or more sections that are factory built, transported by truck, and set on a foundation. Modular houses may be made of two modules, as is the Sunset Breezehouse shown here, or they can be assembled from a kit of prefabricated parts.

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    BELFAST DRAWING VISITORS

    Mention Northern Ireland, and two images likely come to mind: rolling green hills and violent clashes dressed up as religious unrest. While the first are very much still in evidence, the latter are much less so. In fact, the region has transformed in the last ten years, with the capital city of Belfast bustling as a center of redevelopment.

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    Sky's the Limit for Future Housing — Toronto Star, 2007.0421

    Chicago Warehouses: Multifamily Community of the Year — NAHB Press Release, 2007.0420

    Skyscraper Design Gets a New Spin — CNet, 2007.0420

    M House, Valencia, California, United States — World Architecture News, 2007.0419

    The Loft Re-Imagined — Los Angeles Times, 2007.0419

    In Los Angeles, a Gehry-Designed Awakening — New York Times, 2007.0418

    Home Building Inches Up, Price Hikes Slow, Sending Stocks Up — Arizona Republic, 2007.0418

    Redesigning the Met's Home for Greek and Roman Art — New York Times, 2007.0418

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    Nouvel's $150M Window Waterfall Shakes Up Condo Design — Bloomberg, 2007.0416

    Home Builder Index Slips on Subprime Fears — CNN, 2007.0416

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    Model Building Is Earthquake Tested — ScienceDaily, 2007.0416

    Buyers in New Mexico Find Views, and Value — New York Times, 2007.0415

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    A Glut of New Houses -- And What That Means for You — Washington Post, 2007.0414

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