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JEAN NOUVEL PRITZKER PRIZE

In a world where so much contemporary construction is so repetitively mundane, in the majority, and so dissociatively egotistical, in the contrasting minority, it is a deepening pleasure to celebrate poetically bold, eloquently sensitive, contextually beautiful work.

And that's just the celebration we find in the 2008 Pritzker Prize award to Jean Nouvel of France.

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AIA HOUSING AWARDS 2008

Urban Infill 02 is a prototype for affordable single-family housing designed by Johnsen Schmaling Architects for a small urban lot in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Two interlocking modular forms compose the house: a two-story wood-clad cube and a bar-shaped, single-story concrete block.

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LIVABLE BUILDINGS AWARDS

The inaugural Livable Buildings Awards spotlight buildings that excel not only in design and resource efficiency, but also in user satisfaction.

Initiated in 2007 by the Center for the Built Environment (CBE) at the University of California, Berkeley, the awards program recognizes buildings that have been evaluated using CBE's Occupant Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Survey and received one of the topmost scores.

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AIA HONOR AWARDS 2008

The recently announced recipients of the American Institute of Architects 2008 AIA Honor Awards, divided into the categories of architecture, interior architecture, and urban design, range from small single-family homes to museums to regional plans.

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