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    STANLEY TIGERMAN: ARCHITECT AS CHAMELEON

    A bedrock belief in the classic theology of modern architecture was that architects always had to be original. Architects were to create a new built world that divested itself from the past, from classical architecture and its decoration, and invent brand-new, innovative buildings. In many ways, for a modern architectural designer, being original could be more important than being good.

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    WORLD TRADE CENTER - TENTH ANNIVERSARY

    As part of our remembrance of the disasters on September 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center in New York, at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and in the Pennsylvania countryside, here is a selection from the ongoing related coverage in ArchitectureWeek over the last ten years.

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    MAISON CARRÉ BY ALVAR AALTO

    Maison Carré in Bazoches-sur-Guyonne, France, is a private house by Alvar Aalto which is to a major extent stamped by the owner being an art collector: one could say that it is at the same time a private palais and a gallery.

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