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    HOUSE FOR SWEDEN

    The 70,000-square-foot (6,500-square-meter) building for the Swedish Embassy in Washington, D.C., is set on a narrow peninsula at the confluence of Rock Creek and the Potomac River. Surrounded by water on three sides, the peninsula faces south and commands spectacular views up and down the Potomac.

    The prominent site called for an emblematic building through which the essence of Swedish culture, technology, design sensibility, and governance would be expressed.

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    BEIJING BIRD'S NEST - ENGINEERING

    Part One of this two-part series on Beijing National Stadium looked at the project from an architecture perspective.

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    BEIJING BIRD'S NEST - ARCHITECTURE

    This is the first part of a two-part series about Beijing National Stadium. Part one looks at the stadium from the architects' perspective, part two from the engineers'.

    In the weeks and months leading up to the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, the Chinese government faced a range of complications, from polluted skies to Tibet protests.

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    ROBIN HOOD IN QUEENS

    Public School 42 in Arverne, Queens, a five-story prewar brick edifice, had a small library in a converted fourth-floor classroom. Physically and visually isolated from the core of the elementary school's activities, the library was relocated to the ground floor, where it replaced one of two gymnasiums.

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