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CHICAGO AIA AWARDS 2008

For a Chicago house they call Case Study 1875, the architects collaborated with engineers and fabricators to develop a skin thermally isolated from the structure, allowing an experience of indoor-outdoor connection without great loss of heat during the cold Illinois winters.

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AUSSIE ARCHITECTURE AWARDS 2008

The new creative arts building at Brisbane Girls Grammar School in Brisbane, Queensland, combines two contrasting halves into a dynamic whole. Public spaces and circulation are housed in the eastern wing of the Cherrell Hirst Creative Learning Centre, with its columns radiating in a distinctive K shape. The horizontally layered western wing contains flexible teaching spaces for art, music, drama, and technology. The two wings meet at a central atrium intended to foster social interaction and informal learning.

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CLIMATE CHANGE: STRONGER, FASTER, SOONER

Recent scientific research — published since the deadline for the latest assessment report from the IPCC — reveals that global warming is accelerating far beyond the 2007 IPCC forecasts. This brief collects some of the key findings, including particular impacts of climate change in Europe.

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LOS ANGELES AIA AWARDS 2008

Three projects received top honors for built architecture in the annual design awards of the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA): the Water + Life Museums and Campus in Hemet, California, by Lehrer + Gangi Design + Build; the Art Center College of Design's South Campus in Pasadena, by Daly Genik; and the NOAA Satellite Operations Facility in Suitland, Maryland, by Morphosis.

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