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    WAREHOUSE LOFT CONVERSION

    Under the San Francisco South Beach Redevelopment Plan of 1981, the Oriental Warehouse was designated an historic landmark due to its historical value as the early arrival point of Oriental immigrants.

    The brick warehouse, originally built in 1868, with a total area of 88,000 square feet (8,200 square meters) on two floors had for many years been used as a warehouse and storage space.

    With a perspective on Rodney Friedman by Frank Anton

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    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • Cyclorama Building Demolition Lacks Honest Cultural Assessment
  • Climate Urgency is Real
  • U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Production in China

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    CORBU'S MAISON TERNISIEN

    The house was designed for a couple who approached Le Corbusier after he lectured at the Sorbonne in 1924.

    The overall building form is influenced by the shape of the triangular site and the interior by the requirement of merging two different programs: a double-height space with a sleeping balcony for the wife's painting studio and a pie-shaped one-story space for the husband's music studio.   (Published 2013.0130)

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    ADA LOUISE HUXTABLE

    When she died on January 7, Ada Louise Huxtable, America's first full-time architecture critic to write for a newspaper, went out the way she came in. She joined the New York Times in 1963 and a half-century later she continued to write intelligent and at times lacerating architectural criticism for the Wall Street Journal. In her last published piece, she heaped scorn upon architect Norman Foster's scheme to gut the stacks of the landmark New York Public Library. It was published three weeks before her death at the age of 91.  (Published 2013.0109)

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    A New Humanism: Part 10 — Metropolis, 2013.0218

    Photographing Architecture 101: Light — BD (registration required), 2013.0218

    If Women Designed Cities They Would Be Stylish and Friendly, Not Brutal Displays of Machismo — Daily Mail, 2013.0217

    Why We Love Beautiful Things — New York Times, 2013.0217

    Zaha Hadid Criticises 'Misogyny' Among UK Architects — BBC News, 2013.0217

    Healthier Communities through Design — Metropolis, 2013.0216

    Eskew+Dumez+Ripple in Baton Rouge, Louisiana — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0215

    Making Room in the Big Apple — Metropolis, 2013.0215

    Lawsuit Dropped over Prentice Preservation — Chicago Tribune, 2013.0215

    Madison Square Garden, Permit Lapsed, Faces New Planning Pressure — New York Times, 2013.0215

    Euston Arch Rebuild Back on the Table — BD (registration required), 2013.0214

    Scottish Parliament Dragged into RMJM Payment Wrangle — BD (registration required), 2013.0214

    Ralph Rapson in Chantilly, Virginia — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0213

    Warehouse Loft Conversion — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0213

    Letters to the Editor — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0213

    Remember, City Council, Forever Is a Really Long Time — New York Times, 2013.0213

    5 NYC Firehouses Recognized as City Landmarks — New York Times, 2013.0212

    Food Critics Maul Chipperfield's Cafe Royal Restaurant — BD (registration required), 2013.0212

    Kanner Architects Closes; Archives Headed to UC Santa Barbara. — Architect's Newspaper, 2013.0212

    Heygate Was No 'Mugger's Paradise', Says Original Architect — BD (registration required), 2013.0211

    RMJM Hit by Russia Claims — BD (registration required), 2013.0211

    Stanford's Hanna House a Little-Known Architectural Gem — Stanford Daily, 2013.0211

    Photographing Architecture 101: Perspective — BD (registration required), 2013.0211

    Photographing Architecture 101: Perspective — BD (registration required), 2013.0211

    Olivetti's Artful Breakthroughs — New York Times, 2013.0210

    Old Prentice Loses Again in Landmark Vote — Chicago Tribune, 2013.0208

    Michael Asher, 1943-2012 — Architect's Newspaper, 2013.0208

    Azerbaijan Is Rich. Now It Wants to Be Famous. — New York Times, 2013.0208

    The Brotherly Parkway — Architect's Newspaper, 2013.0207

    35 Small Pyramids Discovered in Sudan — Cleveland Leader, 2013.0207

    RIBA Declares Turf War — BD (registration required), 2013.0207

    Ralph Rapson in San Francisco, California — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0206

    Anything NY Can Do, LA Can Do Too — Architect's Newspaper, 2013.0206

    A Star Is Born — BD (registration required), 2013.0205

    Orange County Votes to Save Modernist Building — New York Times, 2013.0202

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