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Architecture Design and Building in New Mexico, USA - 01
Architecture Design and Building in New Mexico, USA

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PREDOCK'S ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL

In New Mexico, sandstone walls, granite boulders cracked by tree roots, and time-blurred ruins of past civilizations all rise against a cold cobalt sky — variegated results of sun, wind, culture, and geology. Architect Antoine Predock cites such elements of the U.S. Southwest as influences on his design of the University of New Mexico (UNM) School of Architecture and Planning in Albuquerque. — Published 2008.1210

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PUEBLO LEGORRETA

How can architecture be contemporary and timeless at the same time? Ricardo Legorreta offers an answer in his design of the Zocalo condominium community in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The name of the development is Spanish for "town square," and its site plan reflects that quality.

Zocalo is organized in eight or nine clusters of "casitas," as Legorreta refers to the units. The casitas face open squares or small courtyards that reinforce a sense of community. — Published 2002.1106

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RESTORING "MONTEZUMA CASTLE"

Over its 117-year life, Montezuma Castle, designed by the Chicago architecture firm of Burnham & Root, had been a resort hotel, a Baptist college, and a Jesuit seminary.

— Published 2002.0619

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