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    YOUNG VIC RENEWAL

    The redesigned Young Vic Theatre by London architects Haworth Tompkins is more than just the extension and renovation of a local theater in Lambeth, South London. It is a radical, minimally designed new facility that celebrates the history of the place and highlights the ambitions of the local arts community.

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    VIÑOLY AT WAGENINGEN

    Sometimes a building is so well suited to its use, to the client, and to the site that it is hard to imagine it designed any other way. The Atlas Building at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, designed by New York City-based Rafael Viñoly Architects, is such a building — once you get to know it.

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    HEATHROW TERMINAL 5

    One of the largest construction projects in Europe — and one of the most political and controversial building projects in the UK — the new Terminal 5 at London's Heathrow Airport opened in March 2008, nearly 20 years after the Richard Rogers Partnership (now Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners) won the commission.

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    TWO NEW TENTS

    In Frei Otto's landmark examples, the tent fabric was largely glass. Using the term "tent" with admitted looseness, here are two recent examples in the continuing romance of modern expression with tensile engineering. At the Estádio Municipal de Braga, the sheltering tent is made of concrete, while at the Burj Al Arab Hotel, the tent covering is on its side, a great white spinnaker defining a spectacular atrium. — Editor

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    Frank Escher and Ravi GuneWardena -- John Lautner's Architectural Heirs — Los Angeles Times, 2008.0701

    Daniel Libeskind Opens a Jewish Museum for All — Wall Street Journal, 2008.0626

    Soap Bubble and Protein Molecules Inspire Steven Holl Architects’ New Lobby Design — AIArchitect, 2008.0626

    A Spanish-Modern Mashup in Los Angeles — New York Times, 2008.0626

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    A Soaring White Bridge Is New Jerusalem Landmark — AP, 2008.0625

    Tadao Ando's Elegant Simplicity — Time, 2008.0619

    A Facade Like No Other: Once Temporary, Now a Fixture Worth Restoring — New York Times, 2008.0619

    Jeanne Gang: The Art of Nesting — Metropolis, 2008.0618

    An Olympic Nightmare in Beijing — The Times (London), 2008.0618

    It's Zaragoza's Turn to Make a Splash — New York Times, 2008.0615

    Rising Out of the Rust — New York Times, 2008.0615

    Angle of Repose — New York Times, 2008.0615

    Inside the Art Institute's New Modern Wing with the Building's Architect, Renzo Piano — San Francisco Chronicle, 2008.0615

    Crowded House — New York Times, 2008.0608

    Face Value — New York Times, 2008.0608

    Museum's Bold Design Vibrantly Blends Old, New — San Francisco Chronicle, 2008.0607

    Self-Build Begins at Seventy… — Telegraph, 2008.0606

    Heathrow Terminal 5 — ArchitectureWeek, 2008.0604

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