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    CIVIC PURPOSEFUL

    Seldom do skyscrapers succeed simultaneously on the skyline and at the curbstone. The typical goal of a tall building is to make an impact on the city as seen from a distance — to be an architectural monument in space.

    The new Devon Energy headquarters in downtown Oklahoma City is certainly a potent landmark on the skyline; cab drivers from the airport enjoy pointing it out with a dose of civic pride.

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    STAYING PUT IN STYLE

    Sometimes you just have to add on to make the most of a site's potential. In this case, a center-hall Colonial home with a breezeway kitchen that attached to a garage turned its back on the wonderful view of a mountain to the south.

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    Article Image PEOPLE AND PLACES

    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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    COMMUNITY COLLEGE DOWNTOWN

    Approaching the new Lane Community College (LCC) Downtown Center in Eugene, Oregon, you're greeted by a huge planar screen of vertical glass tubes suspended above the building entrance, partially shading the glazed southern facade of its atrium.

    The screen is a thermal collector array for the center's domestic hot water system, hinting that the new campus satellite, including academic and student housing buildings, was created with a focus on sustainability.

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    B.C. APARTMENTS BY BATTERSBYHOWAT

    In both the emergence and ensuing development of a modern architectural idiom in Canada's Pacific Northwest, designs for the detached family home have served an important role as crucibles of exploration and research.

    New materials and building technologies have been allied with challenges to conventional social habit, while the rugged terrain, lush vegetation, and benign climate have provided a profound measure to the artifice of design.

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    Architecture and Design News Online

    Farrell Attacks Boris Johnson's London Airport Plans with 'Hitler' Jibe — BD (registration required), 2013.0715

    People & Places 2013.0710 — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0710

    World's Largest Building Opens in Chengdu, China — South China Morning Post, 2013.0710

    Lloyd's Building Sold to Chinese Insurance Group in £260m Deal — Guardian Unlimited, 2013.0708

    UCD Student Centre Voted Ireland's Favourite New Building — Independent (Ireland), 2013.0705

    Opponents Sue to Block New York Public Library Renovation Plan — New York Times, 2013.0704

    AIA Michigan 2013 Design Awards — Michigan Live, 2013.0620

    Thomas Heatherwick 'Outraged' by Olympic Plagiarism Row — BD (registration required), 2013.0620

    People & Places 2013.0605 — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0605

    2 Believed Killed in Pa. Building Collapse — News-Record, 2013.0605

    City of Sydney Lord Mayor’S Prize Finalists — Architecture & Design (Australia), 2013.0605

    Floods Hit Germany at Economic Low Point — Deutsche Weld, 2013.0604

    AIA-ALA Library Design Awards — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0604

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    AIA Housing Design Awards — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0521

    Six Dead in Rwanda Building Collapse — Herald Sun, 2013.0516

    People & Places 2013.0515 — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0515

    Prince Charles' Architecture Charity under Fire over Bahrain Hosuing Deal — DeZeen, 2013.0515

    US Museum Drops Rick Mather's Practice Following His Death — BD (registration required), 2013.0515

    Gold Coast/Northern Rivers Regional Architecture Awards Winners — DesignBuild Source (Australia), 2013.0513

    To Raze or Not? MoMA Rethinks Plan — New York Times, 2013.0511

    Spire Intact, World Trade Center Stretches To 1,776 Feet — NPR, 2013.0510

    World Trade Center Reaches New Heights with Permanent Spire — Los Angeles Times, 2013.0510

    Aga Khan Award Shortlist Projects Announced — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0430

    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

    Harpa Wins 2013 Mies Van Der Rohe Award — ArchitectureWeek, 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

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    Architecture and Design Around the Web

    This House Gives You Spidey Power — Fast Company, 2013.0710

    Community College Downtown — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0710

    Unveiled> 8 Octavia — Architect's Newspaper, 2013.0702

    Clear Line of Sight — Metropolis, 2013.0630

    Herzog & de Meuron Chosen to Design Hong Kong's M+ Art Museum — Los Angeles Times, 2013.0630

    Under One Roof — Metropolis, 2013.0630

    Spirited Project Takes Top Prize At NT Architecture Awards — DesignBuild Source (Australia), 2013.0620

    Twigitecture: Building Human Nests — New York Times, 2013.0620

    The First of 12 Solo Houses Is Completed in Spain — Wallpaper, 2013.0620

    Peter Eisenman — Architect's Newspaper, 2013.0620

    Her Hallowed Ground in the Navajo Nation — New York Times, 2013.0619

    Buddhist Retreat — Architect's Newspaper, 2013.0619

    Herzog & de Meuron Design A New Residential Tower For Miami — Stupid Dope, 2013.0605

    B.C. Apartments — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0605

    Staying Put in Style: Wrap-Around Remodel — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0605

    Serpentine Pavilion 2013: 'Stewarding Will Be Needed to Avoid It Being Draped in Hazard Tape' — BD (registration required), 2013.0604

    Studio Unltd Restaurant Inspired by Slaughterhouses — Architect's Newspaper, 2013.0604

    Review: Serpentine Pavilion 2013 — WAN, 2013.0604

    Old Walls — Architect's Newspaper, 2013.0603

    Donald Judd and the Art of Living — New York Times, 2013.0602

    The Formula — Metropolis, 2013.0531

    BC Designers Turn Shipping Containers Into Houses — The Globe and Mail, 2013.0530

    Houses for Dreamers (and Kids) — New York Times, 2013.0529

    Thinking Big: Four Visions of a New Penn Station — New York Times, 2013.0528

    RDH Architects Near Mississauga, Ontario — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0522

    Amazon's Plan for Giant Spheres Gets Mixed Reaction — Seattle Times, 2013.0521

    Maggie's Cancer Care Centre, Newcastle – Review — Guardian Unlimited, 2013.0519

    Shipping Container Hotel Project Floats Its Plan — Detroit Free PRess, 2013.0519

    A Place to Live and Play in Atherton for $22.8 Million — Wall Street Journal, 2013.0515

    Hopkins at Norwich — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0515

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