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    L-HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE

    In the 19th century, the great majority of the houses of western Minnesota were cheap, plain, awkward, and unlovely. Harmony and unity emerged from the mundane clutter, however, in the form of the classic L-house, which became representative of much of the farming way of life in the Midwest.

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    BREUER AND NOYES IN NEW CANAAN

    Over fifty years ago, the "Harvard Five" architects, Marcel Breuer and his students Landis Gores, John Johansen, Philip Johnson, and Eliot Noyes, built houses for themselves and their clients in New Canaan, Connecticut.

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    PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE OF CURITIBA

    Curitiba, Brazil — called "the world's greenest city" by the New York Times Magazine in May 2007 — is increasingly well known for its long-term success in integrated land use, transportation, and environmental planning, including its exciting public bus system. Less well known is the extensive program of public architecture that helps animate the urban fabric of the city, weaving together parks and open space, tourism, urban identity, and industrial reclamation.

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    Lenders See Home Loans Increase — BBC News, 2007.1120

    Nothing Stopping BOQ-Home Merger — Sydney Morning Herald, 2007.1120

    'NYT' Architecture Critic's 'Tricky Task': Review His Paper's New Building — Editor & Publisher, 2007.1120

    Live and Learn — Guardian Unlimited, 2007.1119

    Bulgaria’S Building of the Year Award — Visit Bulgaria, 2007.1119

    Martin D. Raab, 75, an Architect for the City, Is Dead — New York Times, 2007.1119

    MIT Vs. Gehry Vs. Skanska Heats Up — BusinessWeek, 2007.1119

    Seeing the Light at Last — Washington Post, 2007.1119

    Lessons from Cincinnati — Boston Globe, 2007.1118

    From Armory to Zoo to Museum to Offices — New York Times, 2007.1118

    House Style — Guardian Unlimited, 2007.1117

    Four Sites Share $4 Million in Preservation Grants — AIArchitect, 2007.1116

    Marcel Breuer: Design and Architecture — Canadian Architect, 2007.1116

    Two Cities Linked by Design — New York Times, 2007.1115

    Cranbrook to Honor Famous Bloomfield-Based Architect — C&B News, 2007.1114

    Exhibit Explores Building in Berlin and New York — Interior Design, 2007.1114

    Cleveland's Road Not Taken — Free Times, 2007.1114

    How Architecture Firms Name Themselves. — Slate, 2007.1114

    Notes on the Built Environment — TimeOut, 2007.1114

    Construction on the Historic Field Is Illegal — Turkish Daily News, 2007.1114

    The Hanging Gardens of Croydon? Plan to Turn 'Concrete Hell' into a New Barcelona — Guardian Unlimited, 2007.1113

    Dressing Up Those Bleak Downtown Construction Sites — New York Times, 2007.1113

    Peru Temple, Mural Hints at Complexity — New York Times, 2007.1113

    Residents Rue Result of Bulgaria Boom — Moscow Times, 2007.1113

    Abandoned House, Abandoned Hope in Meyerland — Houston Chronicle, 2007.1113

    A Generation's Home Dream Vanishes — The Age, 2007.1113

    Family Hour — Barron's, 2007.1113

    Mayor Looks Beyond the Inner Harbor — Baltimore Sun, 2007.1112

    London Calling — The Post (Ireland), 2007.1111

    Facing the Brutal Truth about the Modernist Urban Utopia — Canberra Times, 2007.1108

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