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    AIA NATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS

    Viewed at a distance, 8 House looks almost like a strange landform: two vegetated roofs form a massive green "V" sloping from the ground-floor roof up to the top of the building, nine stories above.

    The parti of this mixed-use building is better understood from a bird's-eye view. In concept, the plan is a 230-meter- (750-foot-) long loop that has been twisted to form a giant, angular figure eight.

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    PEOPLE AND PLACES

    Ateliers O-S architectes in Paris, FranceSantiago Calatrava in Zhongli, TaiwanLHB in Rochester, MinnesotaThe Jerde Partnership in Atlantic City, New JerseyAbode Communities in Los Angeles, CaliforniaPerkins + Will in Carlsbad, CaliforniaGruen Associates in Los Angeles, CaliforniaKieranTimberlake in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaBRB Architects in Rockville Centre, New YorkHMFH Architects in Hanover, Massachusetts...   Published 2012.0208

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    CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM - SAFDIE IN ARKANSAS

    For those familiar with the remote and quiet beauty of the Ozarks of Northwest Arkansas, the sudden appearance of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville seems somewhat miraculous.   Published 2012.0201

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    Architecture and Design News Online

    Flinders Street Station Design Update: Competition Adviser Appointed — Architecture & Design, 2012.0217

    Swiss Architect Wins Bab Al Bahrain Redesign Contest — Gulf Daily News, 2012.0217

    Crane Drops Steel 40 Stories at WTC Site; Truck Crushed — MSNBC, 2012.0216

    Victorian Architect Wins Recognition — This Is Somerset, 2012.0216

    AIA National Design Awards — ArchitectureWeek, 2012.0215

    Number of Jobless Architects Rises — Building Design (registration required), 2012.0215

    Norman Disney & Young Wins CIBSE Award for Darling Quarter, Sydney — Architecture & Design, 2012.0215

    Chicago Contractor Targeted in Major Construction Fraud Case — Chicago Sun-Times, 2012.0214

    Nation's Home Builders Elect Leadership for 2012 — NAHB Press Release, 2012.0214

    Eugene Weston III Dies at 87; Modernist Architect — Los Angeles Times, 2012.0212

    Norma Merrick Sklarek Dies; Pioneering African American Architect — Los Angeles Times, 2012.0210

    HUD Awards Nearly $1.8 Billion to Improve, Preserve Nation's Public Housing Stock — HUD, 2012.0210

    Norma Merrick Sklarek Dies; Pioneering African American Architect — Los Angeles Times, 2012.0210

    Marseille's Unite d'Habitation Damaged by Fire — Guardian Unlimited, 2012.0210

    Detroit Bridge Company Agrees to Finish Gateway Project to Keep Moroun, Stamper Out of Jail — Huffington Post, 2012.0209

    NAHB Names the Nationals Gold Award Winners — NAHB, 2012.0209

    $25 Billion Agreement Provides Homeowner Relief & New Protections, Stops Abuses — HUD, 2012.0209

    Ferd Johns Named an American Institute of Architects Fellow — MSU News Service, 2012.0209

    Gene Summers, 1928-2012 — Architect's Newspaper, 2012.0209

    Jamie Fobert Wins Tate St Ives - Again — Building Design (registration required), 2012.0209

    Building Toppled by New Zealand Quake Was Substandard — Associated Press, 2012.0209

    US Banks Agree $25bn Mortgage Settlement — BBC, 2012.0209

    Vestas Chairman and CFO Quit Following Turbulent 2011 — BusinessGreen, 2012.0208

    People and Places 2012.0208 — ArchitectureWeek, 2012.0208

    HWKN Wins 2012 PS 1 Young Architects Program — Architect's Newspaper, 2012.0208

    Architectural Award for Future Siemens Regional Headquarters in Masdar City — Siemens Press Release, 2012.0208

    Architects' Journal Small Projects Winners Announced — Architect's Journal, 2012.0208

    Bill Gates Backs Climate Scientists Lobbying for Large-Scale Geoengineering — Guardian, 2012.0205

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    Architecture and Design Around the Web

    Migrating Landscapes Regional Exhibition Now on in Toronto, Montreal and Winnipeg — Canadian Architect, 2012.0217

    Unique Display of Edwardian and Contemporary Architecture: Town Hall Hotel — Pursuitist, 2012.0217

    Macquarie Group Offices by Clive Wilkinson — Architect's Newspaper, 2012.0217

    Is This the Face of the Airport of the Future? — Airport World, 2012.0217

    Access Gap to Burnham Park — Chicago Tribune, 2012.0217

    Innovative Park, New Salt Pile to Work Together on Waterfront — Chelsea Massachusetts Newspaper, 2012.0216

    The Barasch Home in SLO: The Best of Both Worlds — San Luis Obispo Tribune, 2012.0215

    Living on the Edge: Edge House by Peter Bolin — Metropolis Magazine, 2012.0214

    X Marks the Spots: Studio-X, a New Model for Design Education? — Metropolis Magazine, 2012.0214

    Drylands Design — Dexigner, 2012.0214

    Echo Park Man Wants to Build Green Homes That Don't Cost a Lot of Green — Eastsider LA, 2012.0214

    Permission Granted for Britain's First Amphibious House on Banks of Thames — Telegraph, 2012.0214

    Wilkinson Eyre Completes Soho Office Scheme — Building Design (registration required), 2012.0213

    Clever Design Saves Challenging Lot Along Columbus Freeway — Columbus Dispatch, 2012.0213

    Art-Center Recipe: Take Log Cabin, Skew, Inflate — Wall Street Journal, 2012.0211

    Brick Kiln House by SPASM Design Architects — Contemporist, 2012.0211

    7th Street Residence by Pulltab Design — Contemporist, 2012.0210

    USC Architect First to Use Zero-Energy Building Material That Reacts Smartly to Sunlight — Archinect, 2012.0210

    New Filling at Candy Factory — Wall Street Journal, 2012.0209

    Council Approves Rainbow-Hued Seaholm Wall Design — Austin-American Statesman, 2012.0209

    Stephen Starr's Caffe Storico by SLDesign Opens in the New York Historical Society. — Architect's Newspaper, 2012.0209

    On Vancouver's East Side, Max Living in Micro Space — Globe and Mail, 2012.0209

    In Toronto, a Modest Modernism Wins Out over Faux Victorian — Globe and Mail, 2012.0209

    Transportation Advocates: Some Navy Pier Re-Designs Are Weak on Transit, Biking — Chicago Tribune (Blog), 2012.0208

    Architect's "Sky Villages" to Protect Japan from Tsunamis. — China Daily, 2012.0208

    An Industrial Strength House in Pittsburgh — New York Times, 2012.0208

    Met Aims to Build Itself a Museum-Quality Plaza — New York Times, 2012.0207

    A Trip to the Living City of the Future — Fast Company, 2012.0207

    12 Fantastic Tree Houses from Across the World — Choices (Blog), 2012.0206

    Small House by Unemori Architects — Contemporist, 2012.0206

    Up and Down Brownstone — Wall Street Journal, 2012.0131

    Townhouse in the Sky: Designer Tom Dixon Creates Water Tower Home — Mail Online, 2012.0130

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