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    STIRLING PRIZE FOR ACCORDIA HOUSING

    Pairing sensitively designed housing with generous open space, the architects of Accordia have created an enduring residential development in Cambridge, United Kingdom, that embodies the inherent sustainability of livable communities.

    Their careful efforts earned Accordia the Stirling Prize for 2008. Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios designed the project with Maccreanor Lavington and Alison Brooks Architects. This is the first residential project to receive the prestigious prize, now in its 13th year.

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    PEOPLE AND PLACES

    glaserworks in Hamilton, Ohio — Corgan Associates in Dallas, Texas — Kohn Pedersen Fox in Incheon, South Korea — Thornton Tomasetti in Washington, D.C., USA — WWCOT | Mills in Indio, California...

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    BRICK AWARDS 2008

    The Durham County Regional Public Library in Durham, North Carolina, takes advantage of brick for environmental benefit.

    Brick's thermal mass improves the energy efficiency of the LEED Silver-certified facility, helping to keep energy use 35 percent lower than that of comparable conventionally designed buildings. The brick was procured locally, and made from raw materials extracted regionally.

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    AIA HEALTHCARE AWARDS 2008

    At the CHA Women & Children's Hospital near Seoul, a softness of natural light, organic elements, and curving form tempers a sleek building of glass, aluminum, and stainless steel. KMD Architects designed the facility, with associate architect yo2 Architects, to provide uncluttered respite from the surrounding neighborhood's visual noise.

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    AIA SMALL PROJECTS 2008

    Housing for art lovers, homeless people, flood-zone dwellers, and hobbits. Chandeliers, bus stops, and a synagogue entrance. An expandable bathroom.

    These are not massive landmarks, but rather the AIA's annual exemplars of design executed with limited financial and programmatic means: the American Institute of Architects 2008 Small Project Awards recipients.

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