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    PEOPLE AND PLACES

    UNStudio in Groningen, NetherlandsPelli Clarke Pelli Architects in Macomb, IllinoisFoster + Partners in Hangzhou, ChinaZGF Architects in La Jolla, CaliforniaRatcliff in Walnut Creek, California...

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    COMPARING FUKUSHIMA AND CHERNOBYL

    Our goal with this article is to support an accurate, technically grounded, and broadly comprehensible comparison of the Fukushima and Chernobyl nuclear disasters, to facilitate realistic understanding of these serious accidents by the technically savvy ArchitectureWeek A/E/C readership.

    Why This Comparison?

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    AIA HOUSING AWARDS: SINGLE-FAMILY

    In the Towerview neighborhood of Racine, Wisconsin, a strikingly modern two-story home stands apart on a lakefront site. Though its architects credit nearby Victorians as inspiration for the vivid colors highlighting its facade, the playful tone, rectilinear massing, and structurally expressive detailing seem to make more recent references — as well they might.

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    AIA HOUSING AWARDS: MULTIFAMILY

    The condominium building at 1111 East Pike Street in Seattle offers a lively contribution to an urban environment. Located in a dense, walkable, transit-served neighborhood that was formerly Seattle's "auto row," the six-story building features panelized siding in four colors inspired by classic cars of the 1950s. With condo owners given a choice of color for the unit exteriors, those four colors combine to form a variegated patchwork.

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