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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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    Building Culture Around the Web

    Richard Rogers: 'The Street Is Where Society Comes into Itself' — Guardian Unlimited, 2013.0711

    Remnants of a City's Dreams — Global Times, 2013.0710

    NSW Government to Sell Heritage-Listed Sandstone Buildings — Architecture & Design (Australia), 2013.0710

    Exploring 'My Dream House,' as Crafted by New York's Most Design-Savvy Elementary Schoolers — Curbed NY, 2013.0710

    40 Years of the BMW Tower and Museum — Auto Channel, 2013.0710

    China's Ping An Insurance to Buy Lloyd's Building — BBC News, 2013.0709

    Architecture Minister Lists Goldfinger's Metro Central Heights — BD (registration required), 2013.0709

    Sir Colin Stansfield Smith — Telegraph (UK), 2013.0709

    Design Museum Sells Thames-Side Home to Architect Zaha Hadid — Guardian Unlimited, 2013.0709

    Two Buildings Shortlisted for National Eisteddfod Architecture Awards — Daily Post, 2013.0705

    The Architects Paralysed by Politics — BD (registration required), 2013.0705

    Architecture Student Shows 2013: Belfast School of Architecture — BD (registration required), 2013.0705

    Latest Vision for Las Vegas: A Downtown Vibe — New York Times, 2013.0704

    Hud Announces Settlement with Baltimore City Housing Authority — HUD Press Release, 2013.0703

    How to Restore a Mystery House — New York Times, 2013.0703

    An Idea Whose Time Has Come — Metropolis, 2013.0630

    Can Architects Do For Borders What They've Done For Embassies? — Atlantic Cities, 2013.0620

    Celebrating the Architecture of Bernard Maybeck — San Jose Mercury News, 2013.0620

    Royal Academy Praises Architecture of Highgate House Critics Called 'a Giant Public Toilet' — Ham & High, 2013.0620

    More Than Just 'Endangered,' a J.F.K. Terminal Is to Be Demolished — New York Times, 2013.0620

    Andres Duany and the New Enlightenment — BD (registration required), 2013.0620

    Yale Pulls Up Stakes — Architect's Newspaper, 2013.0619

    Celebrating a Poet of 3 Dimensions — New York Times, 2013.0618

    Building Extravagant Fantasies With Contraptions and Tunnels — New York Times, 2013.0614

    Australian Interior Design Awards 2013 Winners — Architecture & Design (Australia), 2013.0605

    River of Industry — Architect's Newspaper, 2013.0605

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

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

    Paolo Soleri, 1919-2013 — Architect's Newspaper, 2013.0604

    Home Prices Keep Building Up — The Ledger, 2013.0604

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