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    SAINSBURY LABORATORY STIRLING PRIZE

    A stately temple of science has recently been added to the University of Cambridge campus. The limestone-clad Sainsbury Laboratory, a major plant science research center in Cambridge, England, has received the Stirling Prize for 2012 from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

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    PEOPLE AND PLACES

    Foster + Partners in ShanghaiLouis Kahn in New YorkMaison L - Christian Pottgiesser in Yvelines, FranceGuangzhou International Finance Centre by Wilkinson Eyre ArchitectsMVRDV in Spijkenisse, the Netherlands Healthcare Awards - Boston, Bethesda, Nairobi, Georgia

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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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    Architecture and Design News Online

    West Midlands Firm Makes Shortlist for New Sydney Library and Plaza — BD (registration required), 2012.1023

    RIBA Announces Competition to Design Green Burial Site — Specification Online, 2012.1023

    Irish Architects Showcase in Shanghai — Irish Times, 2012.1023

    Build 4-Runway Mega-Hub at Stansted Airport — London Evening Standard, 2012.1022

    Doha Tower Recipient of CTBUH's World's Best Tall Building Award — World Property Channel, 2012.1022

    Italian Court Finds Seismologists Guilty of Manslaughter — Nature (registration required), 2012.1022

    Critic's Vision to Preserve Prentice Is Shaky — WBEZ, 2012.1019

    Trampoline Bridge Proposed Across the Seine — Time, 2012.1019

    Proposed: A Promenade Up an Expanded Park Avenue Median — Capital New York, 2012.1019

    HNTB's Soaring Design Wins LA's Sixth Street Viaduct Competition. — Architect's Newspaper, 2012.1019

    Guangzhou International Finance Centre by Wilkinson Eyre Architects — ArchitectureWeek, 2012.1018

    Dame Zaha Hadid Backs New ú1m Prize for Engineering — London Evening Standard, 2012.1018

    S.F. Transbay Tower Plans Get Final OKs — San Francisco Chronicle, 2012.1018

    A Vision to Avoid Demolition for a '70s Pioneer — New York Times, 2012.1018

    Snohetta and AECOM Reveal Conceptual Scheme for Dramatic Waterfront Facility in San Francisco. — Architect's Newspaper, 2012.1017

    Hepworth Wakefield Boss Bemoans Losing Stirling Prize — BBC News, 2012.1015

    Hepworth Director Says Losing to Expensive Building in Privileged City Was "Hard" — BD (registration required), 2012.1015

    Ottawa Housing Design Awards — Ottawa Citizen, 2012.1015

    Ulrich Franzen, Designer of Brutalist Buildings, Dies at 91 — New York Times, 2012.1013

    Michener Art Museum Addition Awarded AIA Philadelphia Honor — KieranTimberlake Blog, 2012.1012

    Australian Firm Wins World Building of the Year Award — Architecture Source (Australia), 2012.1011

    6a Architects Shortlisted for Schelling Architecture Prize — BD (registration required), 2012.1010

    AIA Healthcare Awards - Boston, Bethesda, Nairobi, Georgia — ArchitectureWeek, 2012.1009

    Arb 'Should Have Been More Cautious to Get Right Message Across' — BD (registration required), 2012.1009

    Fletcher Priest Wins London High Line Competition — BD (registration required), 2012.1008

    Paul Goldberger Wins Scully Prize — Architect's Newspaper, 2012.1008

    Gehry Labels Toronto Architecture ‘Banal’ — DesignBuild Source (Canada), 2012.1007

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

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

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

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    People & Places 2012.1024 — ArchitectureWeek, 2012.1024

    Sainsbury Laboratory - Stirling Prize — ArchitectureWeek, 2012.1024

    That Opera House Likeness Is Only Skin Deep — The Australian, 2012.1024

    Louis Kahn in New York — ArchitectureWeek, 2012.1023

    Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Designed by Farshid Moussavi — Wallpaper, 2012.1023

    Filling a Void in Warsaw — New York Times, 2012.1023

    SOM Adding to London's Emerging Skyline. — Architect's Newspaper, 2012.1022

    Aedas Completes ┬ú80 Million Holland Park School — BD (registration required), 2012.1022

    Renzo Piano Unveils Los Angeles "Oscar" Museum — BD (registration required), 2012.1022

    Retail Architecture — Global Times, 2012.1022

    Steven Holl Talks about the New Institute for Contemporary Art Building — RVA News, 2012.1020

    the Pop-Up Buildings That Leave a Legacy — Independent Digital, 2012.1020

    Maison L in Yvelines, France — ArchitectureWeek, 2012.1019

    Foster’S Bow Building Is Calgary’S Best New Tower: Hume — Toronto Star, 2012.1019

    Architects Imagine Grand Central Terminal's Next 100 Years — DNA Info, 2012.1019

    Building a Sanctuary — Boston Globe, 2012.1019

    The Genius of Louis Kahn's Connected, Contemplative Roosevelt Memorial — Vanity Fair, 2012.1019

    Local Architects Power Winnipeg's Reinvigorated Design — The Globe and Mail, 2012.1019

    Logan Center for the Arts Serving Varied Uses with Ease — Digital Plus, 2012.1017

    Arabic Building Wins Award — Israel 21c, 2012.1015

    MVRDV in Spijkenisse, the Netherlands — ArchitectureWeek, 2012.1011

    Grimshaw Architects Outline Expansion Plans — BD (registration required), 2012.1009

    Neighbours Inspired by Grand Design Home — Bucks Herald, 2012.1009

    Herzog & de Meuron's Miami Parking Garage Is Topped with Rooftop Lounge — Architect's Newspaper, 2012.1008

    Getty Architect Meier Goes Back to German Roots — Deutsche Weld, 2012.1008

    La Crosse Home Is Simply Modern — Star Tribune, 2012.1008

    Trends: IT Edge for Architects — New Straits Times, 2012.1008

    Two Norwegians' Architecture of Necessity — , 2012.1008

    Cleveland's Daring MOCA Building Began with Cautious Fundraising — Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2012.1007

    Dignifying Design — New York Times, 2012.1007

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