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WANG SHU GALLERY

The 2012 laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize is Chinese architect Wang Shu. At only 48 years old, he has designed some two dozen works in China, in a variety of styles. "Wang Shu's architecture is exemplary in its strong sense of cultural continuity and re-invigorated tradition," commented the prize jury, noting the "exceptional nature and quality of his executed work."   (Published 2012.0229)

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CINCINNATI STUDENT CENTER BY MOORE RUBLE YUDELL

As architects, we generally consider how a building meets the ground — in essence, we design a base that holds the building in place. But we seldom have to design this base while traversing a change in grade some 50 feet (15 meters) along nearly 500 feet (150 meters) of a building's length.   (Published 2012.0222)

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Building Culture Around the Web

Making an Old Town New — Beijing Review, 2012.0326

Inner-City Youth Learn the Art of Building in Delaware. — Architect's Newspaper, 2012.0326

Former SOM Partner Starts International City Practice. — Architect's Newspaper, 2012.0326

99th Edition of the Armory Show — Metropolis, 2012.0326

Portland Water Bureau Plans Facility Upgrades — Daily Journal of Commerce, 2012.0326

The Science of Quieter Cities — Atlantic Cities, 2012.0326

Swiss Designers of Spas, Tate Modern Follow Le Corbusier — Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 2012.0326

Staying on Top of Roof Maintenance Is Job One — Pushing the Building Envelope, 2012.0326

Joshua Prince-Ramus Guest Lectured at NewSchool Event — Archinect Press Release, 2012.0326

Battling the Czech Republic's 'Cowboy Architecture' — Czech Position, 2012.0326

Longtime Architect Succeeds by Catering to Clients — Spokesman-Review, 2012.0325

L.A. Subway Ready for Construction, but Completion Could Be 25 Years Off — Transport Politic, 2012.0325

Wrigley Building's New Owners Plan Restoration — Chicago Tribune, 2012.0325

New Home, Old Heart — Grand Forks Herald, 2012.0324

Melvyn Kaufman, Whimsical Developer, Dies at 87 — New York Times, 2012.0324

48 Hours in Helsinki, 2012 World Design Capital — Reuters, 2012.0323

A Growth Spurt for Tiny House Trend — Chicago Tribune, 2012.0323

Hold That Bridge! This Dilapidated Warehouse Is a Landmark — New York Times, 2012.0323

Turning Historic Buildings into Fine Hotels — MSNBC, 2012.0322

Commuters in Awe of 80th Avenue Train Station — TribLocal, 2012.0322

Myanmar Struggling to Handle New Surge in Visitors — Boston Globe, 2012.0322

Human Rights Watch Urges Protection for Workers Building Abu Dhabi's Louvre, Guggenheim Museum — Washington Post, 2012.0321

Planning Reforms to Come into Force Next Week — Building Design (registration required), 2012.0321

Shuttleworth Says Shard Won't Survive — Building Design (registration required), 2012.0321

A Long Slog Back for Seattle Housing Values — Next American City, 2012.0321

Tech Companies Fill Fringe Office Spots — Wall Street Journal, 2012.0321

SOM City Designers Focus Thinking on World's Urban Water Supply — PRNewswire (Press Release), 2012.0321

Dubai Dreams Again with New Opera and Art Complex — Reuters, 2012.0321

Frank Gehry Defends Eisenhower Memorial Design — Los Angeles Times (Blog), 2012.0321

Australian Reserve Bank Must Look to Architecture in Determining Rates, Says Peddle Thorp Director — Architecture & Design, 2012.0321

New Getty Initiative Aims to Boost Preservation of Modern Architecture — Los Angeles Times (Blog), 2012.0321

U.S. Architecture Billings Flat in February-AIA — Reuters, 2012.0321

Dutch Bookstore Transforms Old Church — Bangstyle, 2012.0321

The Psychology of Sprawl — Next American City, 2012.0321

Somalia National Theatre Reopens after Two Decades — Reuters, 2012.0320

Housing Starts Decline 1.1 Percent in February — NAHB, 2012.0320

Can Baghdad Be Beautiful Again? — CNN, 2012.0320

We Need More Housing Urgently, but Not at Any Cost — Guardian, 2012.0320

Honest Buildings, a Sort of Yelp and Linkedin for Architecture, Launches Today — TreeHugger, 2012.0320

Kensington Palace reopens its doors after £12m revamp — Telegraph, 2012.0320

Animal Head Decor. Do Hunting Trophies Belong in Homes of Non-Hunters? — Mother Nature Network, 2012.0320

Architecture Book Lays Blueprint for Dementia Care — PostMedia News, 2012.0320

UK's First Standardised School Backed by the Design Council — Building Products, 2012.0319

Razing the Roof in Queens — New York Post, 2012.0319

Disrepair of PA Locks & Dams Threaten Failure — Chem.Info, 2012.0319

Arts District Development Creates 38 Three-Story Residences — Los Angeles Downtown News, 2012.0319

How Denver's Buildings Could Be Smarter — Denver Post, 2012.0319

Desert High: Tom Kundig on 1960s-Era Frey House II — Wall Street Journal, 2012.0319

Schooled in Goth: Medieval Architecture Exhibit Focuses on Princeton Itself — Star-Ledger, 2012.0318

A House Helped Make Couple 'Brave' — Houston Chronicle, 2012.0318

In New Office Designs, Room to Roam and to Think — New York Times, 2012.0317

Home Sales Probably Increased in February: U.S. Economy Preview — Bloomberg, 2012.0317

Berlin's Holocaust Memorial at Risk of Crumbling — Reuters, 2012.0316

Charlotte Home Makeovers Take the Prize — Charlotte Observer, 2012.0316

Death of the Man Cave (1992-2012) — Los Angeles Times, 2012.0316

Florida's 'Versailles' Mansion Eats Price Cut — Wall Street Journal, 2012.0316

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Creative Concrete — ArchitectureWeek, 2012.0327

Pierre Cardin to Build Venice Skyscraper — Building Design (registration required), 2012.0326

Covered Walkways at Construction Sites Made from Reusable Shipping Containers — Calgary Herald, 2012.0326

Portland Construction Firm Renovating Its Current Home for Target — Daily Journal of Commerce, 2012.0321

North America's Tallest Wood Building to Be Built in B.C. — Vancouver Sun, 2012.0321

At Prospect Park, a Transformation Is Behind Schedule — New York Times, 2012.0320

U.S. Stock Futures Maintain Losses on Homebuilding Report — San Francisco Chronicle, 2012.0320

Builders Ready for Home Construction Rebound — CNN, 2012.0320

Cutting the Cost — Airport World, 2012.0319

Homebuilding Probably Increased in U.S. To Three-Month High — Bloomberg, 2012.0319

Seismic Design — Metropolis Magazine, 2012.0316

Rogers Stirk Harbour to Bring Sparkle to 'Flatpack' Schools — Building Design (registration required), 2012.0316

Sick Suburbs — The Age, 2012.0315

Copper in Architecture — Business Insider, 2012.0314

Foreclosed Homeowners Inspire Architects to Float Housing Ideas — Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 2012.0313

Stalled Projects Revived as Palm Springs Area Economy Improves — Deseret News, 2012.0313

Canadian Home Construction Seen Slowing — Montreal Gazette, 2012.0313

A Luxury Condo Building with Views of the Skyline, and the Prison Next Door — New York Times, 2012.0312

Cameron Announces State-Backed 95% Loans for New Build Homes — Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 2012.0312

Highway Neighbors Want Their Homes Taken — Newburyport Daily News, 2012.0312

Underground Eco Park in NYC — Sierra Club, 2012.0311

A Building in the Rough: New York's Diamond District's Shiny New Addition — Wall Street Journal, 2012.0311

Building Block of Monterey Peninsula: Carmel Stone — San Francisco Chronicle, 2012.0311

Are Big Home Builder Stocks Too Hot? — CNBC, 2012.0309

EarthBagBuild, Construction for Jobs and Housing — Core77, 2012.0308

H2O Innovation Awarded CAD$2.8 Million in Contract — Reuters (Press Release), 2012.0308

UN Studio Wins Planning for First UK Project — Building Design (registration required), 2012.0308

Long Road to Library Excellence — Joburg, 2012.0307

How 'Extroverted' Design Can Impact Learning — ArchDaily, 2012.0305

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