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AUSTRALIAN GOLD FOR RICHARD JOHNSON

Over the course of his 38-year career, Richard Johnson, designer of many major cultural buildings in Sydney, has worked on scales ranging from exhibit design to urban design. His projects have included world expo pavilions, museums, embassies, schools, office buildings, hotels, master plans, and landscape design, many with his current firm, Johnson Pilton Walker of Sydney.

The Australian architect has been awarded the 2008 Gold Medal for Architecture by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA).

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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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PALLADIO AWARDS 2008

The Fonville Press, a cafe and bookstore in the Florida panhandle, combines a 600-square-foot (56-square-meter) shop with two exterior courts. The serenely stylish facility earned Khoury & Vogt Architects one of ten Palladio Awards for 2008.

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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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