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    HOUSE FOR SWEDEN

    The 70,000-square-foot (6,500-square-meter) building for the Swedish Embassy in Washington, D.C., is set on a narrow peninsula at the confluence of Rock Creek and the Potomac River. Surrounded by water on three sides, the peninsula faces south and commands spectacular views up and down the Potomac.

    The prominent site called for an emblematic building through which the essence of Swedish culture, technology, design sensibility, and governance would be expressed. — Published 2008.0910

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    BEIJING BIRD'S NEST - ENGINEERING

    Part One of this two-part series on Beijing National Stadium looked at the project from an architecture perspective. — Published 2008.0827

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    BEIJING BIRD'S NEST - ARCHITECTURE

    This is the first part of a two-part series about Beijing National Stadium. Part one looks at the stadium from the architects' perspective, part two from the engineers'.

    In the weeks and months leading up to the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, the Chinese government faced a range of complications, from polluted skies to Tibet protests. — Published 2008.0820

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    POSTCARD FROM ST. ANTHONY FALLS

    Dear ArchitectureWeek,

    We pause this week in remembrance of the thirteen Minnesotans who were killed and the dozens injured in the catastrophic failure of the I-35W bridge across the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota. — Published 2008.0730

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    ROBIN HOOD IN QUEENS

    Public School 42 in Arverne, Queens, a five-story prewar brick edifice, had a small library in a converted fourth-floor classroom. Physically and visually isolated from the core of the elementary school's activities, the library was relocated to the ground floor, where it replaced one of two gymnasiums. — Published 2008.0723

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    ART IN BEIJING

    With Beijing hosting the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, the Chinese government has sought, like a typical Olympic host, to make a statement about the country's progress. In China's case, this has included some ambitious and high-profile architecture projects, such as Herzog & de Meuron's spectacular bird's-nest-like National Stadium. — Published 2008.0716

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    COOP HIMMELB(L)AU'S BMW WORLD

    Like its competitors, BMW knows that cool sells. And there is no doubt that BMW Welt the German motor company's new sales, exhibition, and event center in Munich is cool. — Published 2008.0416

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    NEW URBANISM IN CHARLOTTE

    When New Urbanism was starting to develop in the 1980's, much of the Charlotte, North Carolina, area was not yet conceived; uptown was dying, and building mixed-use areas was "illegal." The suburban model of growth reigned supreme. But times change. — Published 2008.0409

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    DETAILING THE SOBEK HOUSE

    The glass-and-steel R128 House is located on a steeply sloped site with panoramic views of Stuttgart, Germany. Although this house seems sterile and completely transparent, it is a home where comfort and privacy issues for the inhabitants have been met. It is a completely recyclable, emission-free, energy self-sufficient building. — Published 2008.0319

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    LEED GOLD RESURRECTION

    To visit the RiverEast Center in Portland, Oregon, is to stand at a major crossroads. The newly renovated former warehouse building sits along the Willamette River, just across from downtown, at the base of the Hawthorne Bridge. This location affords unobstructed views of boats and cars streaming by in the foreground with the classic downtown Portland skyline behind. The RiverEast Center also sits beside a massive freeway bridge and overpass to the west and a railroad track busy with freight and occasional passenger trains to the east. — Published 2008.0109

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