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    COOP HIMMELB(L)AU'S BMW WORLD

    Like its competitors, BMW knows that cool sells. And there is no doubt that BMW Welt the German motor company's new sales, exhibition, and event center in Munich is cool.

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    NEW URBANISM IN CHARLOTTE

    When New Urbanism was starting to develop in the 1980's, much of the Charlotte, North Carolina, area was not yet conceived; uptown was dying, and building mixed-use areas was "illegal." The suburban model of growth reigned supreme. But times change.

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    DETAILING THE SOBEK HOUSE

    The glass-and-steel R128 House is located on a steeply sloped site with panoramic views of Stuttgart, Germany. Although this house seems sterile and completely transparent, it is a home where comfort and privacy issues for the inhabitants have been met. It is a completely recyclable, emission-free, energy self-sufficient building.

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