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    POMPIDOU-METZ BY SHIGERU BAN

    Shigeru Ban has recently been spending almost three-quarters of his time outside Japan, and one main reason for this pattern is the fact that he was building the Centre Pompidou-Metz, an ambitious extension that the Parisian institution has undertaken in the eastern French city of Metz.

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    PLATFORM HOUSE IN PLATTE COUNTY

    The origins for the design of the Platform House in rural Platte County, Missouri, are derived from utilitarian buildings of the region and rooted in the economy of the elevated shed.

    Designed by Rockhill and Associates to replace an existing farmhouse, this new building relates to the vernacular tradition of keeping farm buildings elevated above the ground to eliminate moisture and prevent the growth of mold.

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    4 X 4 HOUSE BY TADAO ANDO

    Jean-Marie Martin describes the 4 x 4 House by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, and Ando himself offers thoughts on the challenges of contemporary architecture. —Editor

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    AN EXCELLENT ADDITION

    Designing an appropriate addition to almost any National Historic Landmark should be seen as a challenge. When the landmark building is by Frank Lloyd Wright, the challenge acquires its own dimension in history.

    In their new addition to an American masterpiece of religious architecture — Wright's First Unitarian Society Meeting House in Madison, Wisconsin — The Kubala Washatko Architects has risen beautifully to such a challenge.

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