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    AIA/ALA LIBRARY AWARDS 2011

    In an urban district of Little Rock along the Arkansas River, the Arkansas Studies Institute occupies a facility befitting the study of state history. Two neglected buildings from the 1880s and 1910s were repaired and combined with a new addition to form one consolidated facility that houses over ten million historic documents.

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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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    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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