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    CURRIER MUSEUM OF ART

    The Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire, reopened its doors in spring 2008 after an expansion designed by Ann Beha Architects. This was both a sympathetic and a very modern expansion, and the results provide quite an elegant increase in the museum's scope.

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    HOUSES FOR VICTORIANS

    Underlying the almost infinite variety of Victorian houses were a few basic structural forms, repeated millions of times over by builders following well established principles.

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    SUNTORY MUSEUM BY KENGO KUMA

    Kengo Kuma strikes a chord when he talks about the inspirations for one of his most successful projects: the new Suntory Museum of Art, built in 2007 into the side of the new Tokyo Midtown development.

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    EERO AND ONWARD

    On a December day of 1955, fresh over from Paris, I walked into the small Eero Saarinen office in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, with a beat-up box of eight-by-tens of my Beaux-Arts graduation work. "Can I see Mr. Saarinen? I'm looking for a job." He did see me, and having reviewed my prints, asked whether I could start that very afternoon for $2.75 an hour pay. I did.

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