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    AUSTRALIAN ARCHITECTURE AWARDS 2011

    On a tiny site measuring only seven by six meters (23 by 20 feet), a compact new home rises four and a half stories amidst the urban fabric of Surry Hills, an inner-city suburb of Sydney, Australia.

    Designing for himself and his partner, Sue Bassett, architect Domenic Alvaro achieved an unexpected sense of expansiveness within this small space through the use of large precast concrete panels and plate-glass windows, with minimal additional interior detailing.

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    FALSE BAY WRITER'S CABIN

    The False Bay Writer's Cabin serves as a private writer's retreat and guest cottage on San Juan Island, Washington. The owners asked for a space that felt connected to its island setting — the mild climate, scenic views, and proximity to wildlife. At the same time, they needed a structure that could be easily secured when not in use.   2012.0104

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    Architecture and Design News Online

    Oregon No Longer a Leader in LEED — Daily Journal of Commerce, 2012.0123

    Opening of Zaha Hadid's Broad Art Museum Delayed — Building Design (registration required), 2012.0120

    Zaha Hadid Shortlisted for Iraqi Parliament — Building Design (registration required), 2012.0120

    RMJM's US Employees Say They Are Owed Wages — Building Design (registration required), 2012.0119

    Thames Estuary Airport Plans to Be Examined — BBC, 2012.0118

    Charles M. Haar Dies at 91; Used Courts to Clean Boston Harbor — New York Times, 2012.0117

    Deadly Collapse Raises Hard Questions — Lebanon Daily Star, 2012.0117

    Suspension of Streetcar Plans Puts Suburban Town on the Clock to Overhaul Foothills Redevelopment — Oregonian, 2012.0116

    RIBA Reports Decrease in Female Architects — BD (Registration required), 2012.0116

    RMJM Sacks Managing Principal — BD (Registration required), 2012.0116

    U.K. Architect John Madin dies at 87 — Telegraph, 2012.0112

    Helsinki Moves Closer to Hosting Guggenheim Museum — YLE News, 2012.0110

    High Line Landscape Architect Tapped to Build an Olympic Labyrinth in London — Art Info, 2011.1215

    Nations Agree to Landmark Climate Deal — NPR, 2011.1211

    Father of Climate Change: 2C Limit Is Not Enough — Independent Digital, 2011.1211

    IIDA 2011 Global Excellence Award Winners — Dexigner, 2011.1208

    Steven Holl - 2012 AIA Gold Medal — Press Release at Design Community, 2011.1208

    SOM Chicago Wins AIA Chicago's 'Firm of the Year' Award — Chicago Tribune, 2011.1207

    AIA's Best New Buildings from Chicago — ArchitectureWeek, 2011.1207

    Herman Hertzberger - 2012 Royal Gold Medal for Architecture — Press Release at Design Community, 2011.1206

    London Olympics under Fire for Dow Chemical Ties — The State, 2011.1202

    Constructive Criticism: The Week in Architecture — Guardian Unlimited, 2011.1202

    Waddesdon Manor Project Wins Design Award — Bucks Herald, 2011.1202

    Santa Ana Winds, Unusually Strong, Rattle More Than Nerves in California — New York Times, 2011.1202

    Superdome Architect Arthur Davis Dies, Age 91 — Austin 360, 2011.1201

    SFMOMA Expansion Plans Now Include Demolishing Botta Staircase — Los Angeles Times, 2011.1130

    People and Places 2011.1130 — ArchitectureWeek, 2011.1130

    Historic Home Lost to Margaret River Fire — Sydney Morning Herald, 2011.1129

    Miami Port Dredging Faces Challenge — Miami Herald, 2011.1129

    Farmers Field Design Improves but Falls Short — Los Angeles Times, 2011.1120

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    Architecture and Design Around the Web

    Plans for ú80m New Design Museum Unveiled — Guardian, 2012.0124

    Frank Gehry's House, Designed for Living — Boston Globe, 2012.0122

    Five Design Teams Vie to Build a Pavilion for Nelson-Atkins — Kansas City Star, 2012.0120

    On the Edge with Haring-Inspired Duplex — Wall Street Journal, 2012.0119

    Designing Brooklyn's Future — Wall Street Journal, 2012.0119

    People and Places 2012.0118 — ArchitectureWeek, 2012.0118

    Skidmore Design's 30-Story Window Helps Skyscraper 'Breathe' — Chicago Sun-Times, 2012.0117

    Architect David Hall's Little Studio Is Flexible Ready — Seattle Times, 2012.0114

    The Loop Isla Vista Brings Green to UCSB Student Ghetto — Mother Nature Network (Blog), 2012.0112

    People and Places 2012.0111 — ArchitectureWeek, 2012.0112

    Frontiers of Design Science: Computational Irreducibility — Metropolis Magazine, 2012.0112

    Goettsch Partners Honored with AIA Award for Interior Architecture — Dexigner, 2012.0112

    CONTOURS: New, Energy-Efficient Technologies, Part 1 — Archinect, 2012.0109

    Modern Design Gains Popularity in Atlanta — Atlanta Journal of Constitution, 2012.0108

    BILD: Migrating Landscapes Is Travelling to Toronto — Toronto Star, 2012.0106

    Open Sesame: Designer's Approach to Match Designer Doors to Your Decor — Ottawa Citizen, 2012.0106

    Young Minds, Sustainable Designs — New Straits Times, 2012.0106

    Designers: Help Me Rebrand American Innovation — Co.Design, 2012.0106

    People and Places 2012.0104 — ArchitectureWeek, 2012.0104

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    False Bay Writer's Cabin — ArchitectureWeek, 2012.0104

    Rising Architects Hit the "Street" in Shenzhen with a Show of Futuristic FašAdes — Artinfo, 2012.0104

    False Bay Writer's Cabin — ArchitectureWeek, 2012.0104

    Governments Retrofit Buildings to Save Money and Energy — Government Technology, 2012.0102

    The Oregon Sustainability Center: Topping Off the List of 'Green' Embarrassments — Oregonian, 2011.1231

    Challenges for the Design Industry in 2012 — New York Times, 2011.1230

    London's Beloved Bus Returns, with an Update — New York Times, 2011.1229

    7 Pioneer Passivhaus Projects of 2011 — Jetson Green, 2011.1229

    Ralph Rapson's Returns with "Rapid Rocker" — Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2011.1228

    16 Leading LEED Platinum Projects of 2011 — Jetson Green, 2011.1228

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