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    PEOPLE AND PLACES

    Corgan in Dallas, Texas — Alexander Gorlin Architects in The Bronx, New York — Ware Malcomb in Panama City, Panama — Abode Communities in East Rancho Dominguez, California — Peter Caradonna Architecture and Planning in Islip, New York — Bogdanow Partners Architects in New York, New York — Frank Gehry in Las Vegas, Nevada — Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture in Manassas, Virginia — Patkau Architects in Mill Run, Pennsylvania — Coop Himmelb(l)au in Frankfurt am Main, Germany...

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    GREAT NEW LANDSCAPES

    Visitors to the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China, are experiencing a former industrial site reclaimed as a riverside oasis: Houtan Park. Running through this strip of green space, interlaced with walkways, a constructed wetland treats polluted river water for use at the Expo.

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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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    AIA HOUSING AWARDS 2010

    The Safari Drive multifamily residential complex in downtown Scottsdale, Arizona, exemplifies a higher-density, pedestrian-scaled alternative to the exploding sprawl of greater Phoenix. Designed by The Miller Hull Partnership, it succeeds as design in the broadest sense: place-making that intertwines architecture, planning, and landscape.

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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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