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    BNIM - AIA FIRM OF THE YEAR

    To become one of the first two buildings to receive full recognition under the Living Building Challenge, the Omega Center for Sustainable Living in Rhinebeck, New York, had to meet a stringent set of criteria, including generating all its energy from renewable resources, and capturing and treating all water used onsite.

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    PEOPLE AND PLACES

    MVRDV in Hangzhou, ChinaRafael Viñoly Architects in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaBIG in Tirana, AlbaniaHOK in La Jolla, CaliforniaThe Jerde Partnership in Hashimoto, JapanShepley Bulfinch in St. Paul, MinnesotaFernando Romero in Mexico City, Mexico

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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.

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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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