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    PEOPLE AND PLACES

    Happy Earth Day! Bullitt Center Opens in SeattlePatrice Bideau in Baden, FranceRalph Rapson's Glass CubeCharles Correa RIBA ExhibitionElderly Obama & Boehner Daughters Arrive In Time MachinePelli Clarke Pelli at UT in AustinSmithGroupJJR in Lake View, IllinoisAIA Minnesota Design Awards

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    STAYING PUT IN STYLE: EXPANDING WITHOUT ADDING

    Sometimes the way the existing space in your home is laid out makes it difficult to use or appreciate its overall dimensions.

    In a 1980s addition to a classic early-19th-century Federalist-style home, a layer of living space was simply wrapped around the perimeter of the existing home’s backside, with doorways cut through the original outside walls.

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    THE STORY OF WEMBLEY STADIUM

    The original Empire Stadium at Wembley was one of the wonders of its age. The focal point of the 1924 British Empire Exhibition, it was designed by Sir John Simpson and Maxwell Ayrton and engineered by Sir Owen Williams.

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    TRANSLUCENT GLASS CURTAINWALL - 1903

    The Steiff Factory Building

    Due to its inherent relationship with the perception of manipulated light, the condition of translucency in architecture is often associated with primarily subjective aims: the creation of spectacle, affect, or atmosphere. But translucency also has the potential to address practical issues of function and technical performance in buildings of certain usage which may require, for instance, specific lighting conditions or degrees of privacy or publicity.   (Published 2013.0306)

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    STAYING PUT IN STYLE: CONDO KITCHEN

    Selectively removing a nonbearing wall connects a viewless, internal kitchen to living and dining spaces. Simple, standard detailing was used to create custom cabinets at an affordable cost.

    Tall elements — range hood, refrigerator, and upper cabinets — were kept away from the opening to allow better connection. The height of the wall allows for a visual separation of whatever is on the countertop from those in the living room.   (Published 2013.0306)

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    Architecture and Design News Online

    Aga Khan Award Shortlist Projects Announced — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0430

    Harpa Wins 2013 Mies Van Der Rohe Award — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0429

    Demolition of Robin Hood Gardens Begins — East London Lines, 2013.0429

    Last Pieces of One World Trade Center Spire Rise on Monday — Metro.us, 2013.0429

    More Survivors Unlikely After Bangladesh's Deadly Factory Collapse — Associated Press, 2013.0429

    Bangladesh Building Collapse Due to Shoddy Construction — National Geographic, 2013.0425

    Paolo Soleri Dies at 93; Architect of Innovative City Arcosanti — Los Angeles Times, 2013.0416

    MoMA to Demolish American Folk Art Museum — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0413

    National Small Project Design Awards 2013 — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0410

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    Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik Wins Mies Van Der Rohe Award 2013 — DeZeen, 2013.0429

    Under Construction: Perez Art Museum Miami by Herzog & de Meuron — Wallpaper, 2013.0425

    Staying Put in Style: Expanding without Adding — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0424

    Bush Presidential Library Is Fittingly Blunt — Los Angeles Times, 2013.0420

    OMA in Tokyo — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0412

    KieranTimberlake Upgrade Saarinen's Yale Dorms — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0405

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