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    David Owen #!/opt/local/bin/perl $file_directory = "/Library/WebServer/Documents/aw/authors"; &parse_form; $current_page = $FORM{'count'}; $file_prefix = $FORM{'file'}; open(COUNT,"$file_directory/$file_prefix\_filecount.txt"); $total_pages = ; close(COUNT); print "Content-type: text/html\n\n"; if($total_pages > 1) { print "page: "; if($current_page > 1) { $count = $current_page - 1; while(length($count) < 2) { $count = "0$count"; } print "[prev] | "; } $count = 1; while($count <= $total_pages) { if($count == $current_page) { while(length($count) < 2) { $count = "0$count"; } print "$count | \n"; } else { while(length($count) < 2) { $count = "0$count"; } print "$count | "; } $count++; } if($current_page < $total_pages) { $count = $current_page + 1; while(length($count) < 2) { $count = "0$count"; } print "[next]"; } } sub parse_form { @pairs = split(/&/, $ENV{'QUERY_STRING'}); foreach $pair (@pairs) { ($nam, $value) = split(/=/, $pair); $value =~ tr/+/ /; $value =~ s/%([a-fA-F0-9][a-fA-F0-9])/pack("C", hex($1))/eg; $value =~ s///g; $value=~ s/QqQ/"/g; $FORM{$nam} = $value; } }

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    ROYAL GOLD MEDAL FOR I.M. PEI

    The RIBA Royal Gold Medal for 2010 goes to an architect whose renown has been built over several decades of consistently producing a very particular kind of structure — often aspired to, rarely achieved.

    The characteristic buildings of I.M. Pei stand serene with the elemental dignity of high modernism, while at the same time expressing both the dynamism of muscular structural sculpture and the deep subtle touches of sensitivity to context. — Published 2010.0210

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    POSTCARD FROM PORTLAND

    Dear ArchitectureWeek,

    If you visited Portland, Oregon's Saturday Market prior to 2009, then you might remember a collection of vendor stalls arranged under the concrete approach ramp of the Burnside Bridge, spilling out to the south, wrapping around a ponderous and slightly run-down brick building, and continuing toward the historic Skidmore Fountain. And if you visit that site today, you'll notice things have changed. — Published 2009.1216

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    WIKI DESIGN STUDIO - PART TWO

    In the first episode of Design Studio Wiki, we went step by step through creating a functional design studio home page in the Archiplanet wiki.

    In this article, we'll step through how to build from the design studio home page itself to a full set of design studio course and projects support pages. — Published 2008.1022

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    WIKI DESIGN STUDIO - PART ONE

    While the most common type of page in the Archiplanet all-buildings wiki presents an individual building, the huge flexibility of the wiki structure provides for support for almost any kind of documentation — especially if it involves groupwork — and this particularly includes the architecture school design studio.

    Simple Concept — Published 2008.1001

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    POSTCARD FROM VANCOUVER

    Dear ArchitectureWeek,

    I was delighted to visit the Vancouver Public Library, in Vancouver, British Columbia, designed by Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie. On the surface, the 1995 library seems to be a postmodern homage to the Roman Colosseum. The form and facade work together to render the building a good neighbor in downtown Vancouver, aided by active public plazas on two corners. But it is the interior that really sets this building apart. — Published 2007.0711

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    POSTCARD FROM PORTLAND

    Dear ArchitectureWeek,

    Plentiful rainfall in Portland, Oregon is more than a nuisance for residents and a deterrent for visitors. It's also a public-works nightmare. The city's under-sized storm sewer system is frequently overwhelmed, causing combined rainwater and sewage to be dumped into the Willamette River, creating a serious biohazard, even after only moderate rainfall. — Published 2005.1116

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    CLASSIC HOME 060

    "This attractive little four-room house was one of the prize-winning designs in a competition. The architect suggests that the roof covering be of nonfading green slate, that the front wall in the lower story and the walls of the entry be covered with narrow clapboards, and that the remaining walls be covered with wide clapboards, all painted pearl gray. Exterior surfaces of the walls, sash and doors, and lattice to be painted cream white. Blinds to be painted olive green. Entrance to the combination living and dining room is through the entry." — Published 2003.1008

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    CLASSIC HOME 059

    This house was built in Los Angeles in 1939 on an extremely steep site. The foundation is an 8- by 20-foot (2.4- by 6.1-meter) concrete caisson with rigidly braced 4- by 4-inch (10- by 10-centimeter) posts, 4 feet (122 centimeters) on center. The exterior construction is stucco on metal lath. A large window on the south looks out over an adjacent lot, which is considerably lower. Otherwise, the main windows do not face the street or adjacent property.

    — Published 2003.0924

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    CLASSIC HOME 058

    "Here is a bungalow of unusually attractive design and plan. It is especially suited to the country but would look well in a suburban location, though it would need a good-sized site to enable its full beauty to be seen. A garage is suggested in the illustration, tied into the house by a brick wall. In this arrangement, the garden and lawn would be at the opposite end with a terrace outside the living room windows. The construction of exterior walls is face brick." — Published 2003.0910

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    CLASSIC HOME 057

    This steel-built house of 1200 square feet (110 square meters), was built for William Beard in Altadena, California. Full-height, sliding glass and steel partitions communicate with a side and a rear patio and to the breakfast nook and kitchen, both of which have a broad view to the Sierra Madre mountains.

    — Published 2003.0827

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    David Owen #!/opt/local/bin/perl $file_directory = "/Library/WebServer/Documents/aw/authors"; &parse_form; $current_page = $FORM{'count'}; $file_prefix = $FORM{'file'}; open(COUNT,"$file_directory/$file_prefix\_filecount.txt"); $total_pages = ; close(COUNT); print "Content-type: text/html\n\n"; if($total_pages > 1) { print "page: "; if($current_page > 1) { $count = $current_page - 1; while(length($count) < 2) { $count = "0$count"; } print "[prev] | "; } $count = 1; while($count <= $total_pages) { if($count == $current_page) { while(length($count) < 2) { $count = "0$count"; } print "$count | \n"; } else { while(length($count) < 2) { $count = "0$count"; } print "$count | "; } $count++; } if($current_page < $total_pages) { $count = $current_page + 1; while(length($count) < 2) { $count = "0$count"; } print "[next]"; } } sub parse_form { @pairs = split(/&/, $ENV{'QUERY_STRING'}); foreach $pair (@pairs) { ($nam, $value) = split(/=/, $pair); $value =~ tr/+/ /; $value =~ s/%([a-fA-F0-9][a-fA-F0-9])/pack("C", hex($1))/eg; $value =~ s///g; $value=~ s/QqQ/"/g; $FORM{$nam} = $value; } }

     

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