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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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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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