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    PEOPLE AND PLACES

    Cannon Design in Chicago, Illinois — gkkwords and Syska Hennessy Group Construction in Irvine, California — Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates in Allentown, Pennsylvania — SB Architects in Mill Valley, California — Meltzer/Mandl Architects in The Bronx, New York — Mark Cavagnero Associates in Oakland, California — Fletcher Priest Architects in Riga, Latvia — Brach Design Architecture in Millcreek Township, Utah — Lord, Aeck & Sargent in Decatur, Georgia...

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    AIA TOP GREEN BUILDINGS 2010

    A boxy new house stands on stilts in the Katrina-ravaged Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. Its form may be distinctly contemporary, but the home has ties to its place: filigree railings recall the ornamental ironwork of the French Quarter, and a linear plan evokes some sense of the regional shotgun house vernacular.

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    2010 BREEAM AWARDS

    When leaders in Milton Keynes, England, sought a new recreation center in the Central Bletchley district, they had many goals: an iconic presence on the outside, countless fitness and sports facilities on the inside, and a building that could catalyze an overall regeneration of the town. But the overriding goal — one that tied together all these disparate parts — was to make the new Bletchley Leisure Center a state-of-the-art sustainable building.

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    PRITZKER PRIZE GOES TO SANAA

    The Pritzker Architecture Prize for 2010 goes to Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, partners in the Tokyo-based firm SANAA. The jury lauded the pair's work as "delicate and powerful, precise and fluid, ingenious but not overly or overtly clever... creating a sense of fullness and experiential richness." SANAA has several significant built works in Japan, with noteworthy projects in Europe and the United States as well.

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    NEW YORK AIA AWARDS 2010

    Thirty feet above street level, a narrow new park winds through a former industrial area on the West Side of Manhattan, near the Hudson River. This unexpected urban oasis is the High Line, a series of grasses and shrubs, walkways and benches, created atop a defunct elevated freight railway.

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