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    MINNESOTA AIA AWARDS

    The house on Bert Hodus and Donna Brogan's farm takes design cues from a farm icon. With its south facade "warped" by design, the couple's new home evokes the graceful sag of many aging 19th- and 20th-century American barns.

    The Blair, Wisconsin, house is wrapped in rainscreen siding of locally harvested, rough-sawn white oak, evocative of the clients' own turn-of-the-20th-century red barn nearby. And the window and door openings are few and large.

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    BILLION-SQUARE-FOOT GREENBUILD

    "The USGBC has just reached a historic milestone," announced Rick Fedrizzi, president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council. "We have one billion square feet [93 million square meters] of LEED-certified construction."

    Speaking to an audience of thousands at the organization's annual Greenbuild conference and expo, held in Chicago in November 2010, Fedrizzi also cautioned the cheering crowd, "We're still at the beginning of the journey."

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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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