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    A BRIEF HISTORY OF PREFAB

    After the Second World War there was a regular prefabricated housing boom in the United States. Some 70 companies were active in this market segment in the post-war era, ultimately leading to the construction of roughly 200,000 prefabricated houses.

    However, companies such as Vultee, Lustron, and the Spartan Aircraft Company, which offered buildings built on the basis of steel frames or clad in sheet metal, were still not able to survive.

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    PEOPLE AND PLACES

    Canopea by Team Rhone Alpes Wins Solar Decathlon Europe 2012EYP Architecture in Oslo, NorwayFoster + Partners - 425 Park Avenue Tower in New YorkRIBA Gold Medal to Peter ZumthorSANAA in New Canaan, Connecticut Europe's Ten Tallest Buildings - London, Moscow

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    ISLAND INN AT FRIDAY HARBOR

    The Island Inn at Friday Harbor has got it going on. With great bone structure, sleek proportions, and an au-courrant nerdy streak — wearing its hydrology on its sleeve — this nicely detailed project is a real model.

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    Architecture and Design News Online

    Nautical Museum Takes Prize in Architectural Competition — Computer Graphics World, 2012.1005

    ARB Says BD Cannot Call Piano an 'Architect' — BD (registration required), 2012.1005

    OMA Wins Ecole Centrale Work — BD (registration required), 2012.1004

    Civic Architecture Awards Announced — DesignBuild Source (Australia), 2012.1004

    People & Places 2012.1003 — ArchitectureWeek, 2012.1003

    Dismay at Plans to Build Schools with No Future — Guardian Unlimited, 2012.1002

    New School Building Designs Hit by Curve Ban — Guardian Unlimited, 2012.1002

    The "Future of Wood" Wins Award in Ireland — ConstructionDigital, 2012.1002

    Architect's Widow Slams ú6.5m Revamp Plan for Scottish Parliament — Edinburgh Evening News, 2012.1001

    Legorreta House on Jeju Island to Be Demolished — Hankyoreh, 2012.0927

    Architects Call for Redesign of L.A. Convention Center Hall — Los Angeles Daily News, 2012.0927

    Peter Zumthor Wins 2013 RIBA Royal Gold Medal — BD (registration required), 2012.0927

    Stephen Lawrence Prize Short List Announced — Property Wire, 2012.0925

    David Chipperfield Lambasts Politicians for Lack of Interest in Architecture — BD (registration required), 2012.0925

    Bennetts Pulls Out of Southbank Centre Contest — BD (registration required), 2012.0925

    Architect Switcheroo for Riverside Center — New York Observer, 2012.0921

    Stedelijk Museum Will Open to Public This Weekend — Construction & Maintenance, 2012.0918

    Proposal for Downtown L.A. NFL Stadium Advances to City Council — Los Angeles Times, 2012.0914

    Three Finalists Present Plans for Major New Bridge in Los Angeles. — Architect's Newspaper, 2012.0913

    Warriors Select Snohetta to Design New San Francisco Arena. — Architect's Newspaper, 2012.0912

    Projects without Architects Steal the Show — New York Times, 2012.0911

    Deborah Berke Awarded New Berkeley-Rupp Prize for Advancing Women in Architecture — Berkeley News Center, 2012.0910

    Dewan Architects and Engineers Wins Design Competition for Basra Culture Center — AME Info, 2012.0910

    Construction Worker Killed in Fort Greene Roof Collapse — Metro, 2012.0910

    New York Architect Selected by Berkeley for Prize — New York Times, 2012.0910

    Dispute over Costs Delays Opening of 9/11 Museum — New York Times, 2012.0909

    Status of World Trade Center Site, 11 Years Later — Seattle Times, 2012.0909

    World's Tallest Timber Building 'Tops Out' in Melbourne — Architecture & Design (Australia), 2012.0906

    Regalmark's Motiva Office Furniture Line Brings Authentic Italian Design within Reach — ArchitectureWeek, 2012.0829

    Biloxi Surprised by Isaac's Rain — New York Times, 2012.0829

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    Architecture and Design Around the Web

    UK Government Bans Curving Facades for Schools — ArtInfo, 2012.1005

    Gehry Too-Tall Condo Towers Built for Bull Market: Mortgages — San Francisco Chronicle, 2012.1005

    Winner of 2012 WMF Knoll Modernism Prize — Canadian Architect, 2012.1004

    Game-Changing Architecture in Pittsburgh — Pop City, 2012.1003

    One Shed Fits All — New York Times, 2012.1003

    Koolhaas Rewrites Script with Blockbuster Buildings — CNN, 2012.1003

    Downtown New York's Fulton Center Architecture Revealed — Epoch Times, 2012.1002

    Break into the JFK Terminal Time Forgot — Forbes, 2012.1002

    An Architect Rethinks His Perspective — Boston Globe, 2012.1002

    Michael Gove's War on Architecture: Curves Fail the Test — Guardian Unlimited, 2012.1002

    Frank Gehry Responds to Critics of Design for Toronto Landmark — The Globe and Mail, 2012.1001

    Review: Stedelijk Museum's 'Bathtub' Awash in Awkwardness — Los Angeles Times, 2012.0929

    'Flirting with Modernism' — WAN, 2012.0927

    New Landmark Opens in Oslo — News in English, 2012.0927

    Thom Mayne-Designed Perot Museum of Nature and Science to Open December 1 in Dallas — Art Daily, 2012.0925

    HWKN Boutique — Architect's Newspaper, 2012.0925

    Architect Switch Irks City Officials — Wall Street Journal, 2012.0923

    Designing Towers to Catch the Sky — Wall Street Journal, 2012.0921

    A Contemporary Take on an Island Barn from Olson Kundig Architects — Seattle Times, 2012.0921

    In Toronto, a Spacious Glass House in the Sky — New York Times, 2012.0921

    In South Korea, Houses with a Sense of Whimsy — New York Times, 2012.0921

    Inside Jeanne Gang's Studio — TimeOut Chicago, 2012.0920

    Island Inn at Friday Harbor — ArchitectureWeek, 2012.0919

    People and Places 2012.0919 — ArchitectureWeek, 2012.0919

    The Rise and Fall of New England Modern — Hartford Courant, 2012.0919

    The Louvre’S New Islamic Galleries Bring Riches to Light — New York Times, 2012.0919

    Capita Docks at Grand Canal Square — Irish Times, 2012.0919

    the Modernist Suburban Bank That Pays Homage to Mies Van Der Rohe — WBEZ, 2012.0918

    Major Renovations to Transform Vancouver's Sears Building for Nordstrom — Straight, 2012.0918

    Flame Towers Light Up Baku's Historic Skyline — CNN, 2012.0914

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