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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.

    (Published 2013.0515)

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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.

    (Published 2013.0424)

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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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    Saving a Pulitzer's Cincinnati International Style Home. — Architect's Newspaper, 2013.0604

    A Celebration of Underappreciated London BuildingsN — Now. Here. This., 2013.0604

    RMJM Chief Queries RIBA 'Investigation' — BD (registration required), 2013.0604

    Architecture's Brave New World — BD (registration required), 2013.0603

    A Housing Solution Gone Awry — New York Times, 2013.0602

    Frank Gehry Back in MOCA Architecture Show, Coaxed by Thom Mayne — Los Angeles Times, 2013.0531

    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

    Ralph Rapson in Otaniemi, Paimio, & Myyrmaki — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0515

    Designing the Creative Child — ArchitectureWeek, 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

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

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

    Designing the Creative Child — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0515

    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

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

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

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

    Ralph Rapson in Istanbul — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0507

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