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    LABROUSTE BROUGHT TO LIGHT

    Henri Labrouste is not exactly a household name, even in most architects' households. But an exhibit at New York's Museum of Modern Art through June 24 should help change that.

    The French architect (1801-1875) was educated at the French Academy in Rome, trained in classical architecture, and spent his early career in Paris designing public spectacles, such as the return of Napoleon's ashes to the capital in 1841. Labrouste even designed a tomb for Bonaparte's remains.

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    MAYBECK'S SENGER HOUSE

    "Ring in the love of truth and right [...] Ring in the thousand years of peace" —"In Memoriam"

    These lines, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, are inscribed into the Senger House's baronially scaled fireplace and set the mood for this remarkable dwelling. Medieval Teutonic imagery is stenciled throughout the house and carved into overscaled architectural woodwork — a Maybeckian evocation of his client, a professor of German at the nearby University of California. (Published 2013.0327)

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    LIVING SHRINES OF UYGHUR CHINA

    These photographs by artist Lisa Ross were taken at mazârs, Muslim sacred burial sites, in Uyghur China—known variously to different peoples as Xinjiang, East Turkestan, a stop on the Silk Road, Chinese Central Asia, or Uyghuristan.

    (Published 2013.0306)

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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

    (Published 2013.0213)

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    Building Culture Around the Web

    In Seductive Vienna, a New Fashion District — New York Times, 2013.0430

    Rick Mather Obituary — Guardian Unlimited, 2013.0429

    Why Is MoMA Planning to Destroy a Beloved Work of Contemporary Architecture? — Atlantic Cities, 2013.0429

    How One Family Built America's Public Palaces — NPR, 2013.0429

    Why Will It Cost $38 Million to Make the Civic Center ADA Compliant? — Rapid City Journal, 2013.0428

    Famous Unbuilt Buildings by Koolhaas, Loos, and Chernikov — Metropolis, 2013.0427

    Cooper Union: Where's the Money? — Metropolis, 2013.0425

    Building a Name for Women in Architecture — Prague Post, 2013.0424

    Labrouste Brought to Light — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0424

    Letters to the Editor — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0424

    Ralph Rapson at Machu Picchu — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0422

    Case Western Reserve University Bestows Doctorate on Frank Gehry? — Los Angeles Times, 2013.0422

    Ralph Rapson at the Spanish Steps — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0419

    Minneapolis Gateway Redevelopment Planted Seeds of Revival — Minneapolis Post, 2013.0419

    Ed Ruscha, Wang Shu Named to Time 100 List — Los Angeles Times, 2013.0418

    Ralph Rapson on Le Corbusier — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0411

    Ralph Rapson's Glass Cube — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0402

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