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    AGA KHAN AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE

    There's probably more raw creativity, inspiration, and charm in this collection of relatively humble projects than in a typical dozen starchitect masterpieces.

    Near Córdoba, Spain, stand the extensive remains of Madinat al-Zahra, a tenth-century Islamic palace city.

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    AGA KHAN AWARD FINALISTS

    The Aga Khan Award for Architecture for 2010 went to five projects. This extended article covers the 14 other finalists, an array of fascinating projects, ranging far off the beaten paths of everyday Western architecture. —Editor

    Project: Tulou Collective Housing

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    BUILD BOSTON 2010

    The venerable Build Boston conference often provides an excellent way to take the temperature of the architecture and construction industry. This year was no different, as the conference, now in its 26th year, took on a leaner, less glitzy feel, with a smaller trade show area and fewer celebratory ballroom events. But it was clear that attendees were serious about preparing for the future: the nearly 200 workshops and seminars were extremely well attended by thousands of industry professionals.

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    HOUSING AWARDS FROM HUD AND THE AIA

    Residents of Congo Street in Dallas, Texas, loved their tight-knit community of homeowners and long-term tenants. By 2008, however, the neighborhood's modest, century-old houses had fallen into disrepair.

    The local firm buildingcommunityWorkshop worked with five homeowners to develop a unique plan for renovating their homes without displacing anyone from the neighborhood during the process — and while also reaching for LEED Platinum.

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    AUSTRALIA ARCHITECTURE AWARDS 2010

    In an inner-city suburb of Sydney, Australia, a compact new public building combines the functions of library, neighborhood center, and daycare facility with striking style, while including a wide range of green features, from mixed-mode ventilation to an automated system of wood louvers that track the movement of the sun.

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    Aga Khan Award Finalists — ArchitectureWeek, 2011.0112

    Columbia Business School Picks Diller Scofidio for New Campus — Bloomberg, 2011.0112

    Haiti One Year On — Guardian Unlimited, 2011.0112

    A Symbol of Hope for Haiti, a Landmark Again Stands Tall — New York Times, 2011.0111

    AIA Announces 2011 Honor Awards — AIA Press Release at DesignCommunity, 2011.0111

    Australia Flood Picture Gallery — Monsters and Critics, 2011.0106

    Queensland Towns Watch Rivers Rise as Rain Continues to Fall — Bloomberg, 2011.0106

    Devastating Australian Floods to Cost Country $5 Billion — Business Insider, 2011.0106

    Brazil Struggles with Deadly Floods — Montreal Gazette, 2011.0106

    Kaplicky's Library Project Abandoned — Prague Monitor, 2011.0106

    People and Places 2011.0105 — ArchitectureWeek, 2011.0105

    Chile Sunday Earthquake Scares Off People — World News Heard Now, 2011.0105

    7.1 Earthquake Rattles Southern Chile — New York Times, 2011.0103

    Residents Evacuated in Australia Amid Lengthy Flood Forecast — CNN, 2010.1230

    Spanish City Seeks Revival with Niemeyer Project — Independent Digital, 2010.1228

    2010: The Year of Contentious Architecture — Elan, 2010.1228

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    People and Places 2010.1215 — ArchitectureWeek, 2010.1215

    Build Boston 2010 — ArchitectureWeek, 2010.1215

    AIA Opens Middle East Chapter — The National, 2010.1214

    Tobacco Smoking Should Be Banned in Apartments: Researchers — CBS News, 2010.1213

    Housing Awards from HUD and the AIA — ArchitectureWeek, 2010.1208

    Apple to Work with Renowned Architect Norman Foster on New Campus — Examiner, 2010.1206

    BCJ Wins Award for Clarion University Science Centre — World Interior Design Network, 2010.1203

    People and Places 2010.1201 — ArchitectureWeek, 2010.1201

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