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    DESIGNING THE CREATIVE CHILD

    At the same time that middle-class children gained space in the general living areas of the family house and their bedrooms were decorated to enhance self-esteem and creativity, they also acquired their own miniature dwellings.

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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.

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    Building Culture Around the Web

    Kew Gardens Pond Transformed into Giant Fruit Salad by Bompas & Parr — Guardian Unlimited, 2013.0523

    Case Study Conservation on the Eames' Case Study House — Los Angeles Times, 2013.0519

    A New Model Blossoms — Washington Post, 2013.0517

    MOCA Architecture Show Opening Pushed Back to June 16 — Los Angeles Times, 2013.0517

    Designing the Creative Child — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0515

    Wright's Unity Temple Gets $10 Million Grant for Face Lift — Chicago Tribune, 2013.0515

    Neanderthal Culture: Old Masters — Nature (registration required), 2013.0515

    Architects on Kilmartin House Museum Shortlist Revealed — BD (registration required), 2013.0515

    'Architecture Has Become Too Mundane' Says Charles Correa — Guardian Unlimited, 2013.0515

    Minoan Civilization Was Made in Europe — Nature (registration required), 2013.0514

    The Lone Heroic Architect Is Passé — New York Times, 2013.0514

    Interview: Rick Cortez, RAC Design Build — Departures, 2013.0514

    Charles Correa: A 5-Minute Crash Course — BD (registration required), 2013.0514

    An Indiana Town Where Big Names Built — New York Times, 2013.0513

    LA's Radicals in Retrospect — Architect's Newspaper, 2013.0513

    The Prescient Vision of a Gentle Revolutionist — New York Times, 2013.0512

    Review: '10 Buildings That Changed America' Is a Rewarding Tour — Los Angeles Times, 2013.0511

    Kevin K. Pierce, 1957-2013 — Chicago Tribune, 2013.0509

    California Modern — New York Times, 2013.0508

    Diamond in the Rough — New York Times, 2013.0508

    A Journalist Remembers Mexican Architect Pedro Ramirez Vazquez — Los Angeles Times, 2013.0506

    MOCA's 'A New Sculpturalism' Faces Uncertain Future without Gehry — Los Angeles Times, 2013.0503

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

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

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

    Rick Mather Obituary — Guardian Unlimited, 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

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