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    FROM VERNACULAR TO MODERN IN SWEDEN

    The history of architecture in Sweden over the last four centuries is one of "functionalistic eclecticism," with traditions borrowed from other cultures, molded by national politics, and blended into uniquely Swedish form.

    Sweden's traditional building culture was anonymous, exemplified by the Bjoerkvik storehouse, a nobleman's showpiece. But in the 1600s, Sweden began to fight its way to a position of international influence that spurred huge architectural ambitions. The traditional artistry continued and coexisted with high-profile architecture. — Published 2003.0507

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    ART CENTER UPON TYNE

    The abandoned Baltic Flour Mills in the northern England town of Gateshead has recently been transformed into the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. It joins other illustrious works in the heart of the Gateshead Quays regeneration area. — Published 2003.0402

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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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    OLD PRAGUE AND NEW

    Built on seven hills and intersected by the meandering River Vltava (Moldau), Prague offers a stunning array of architecture. From Romanesque and Gothic to cubist and functionalist, the Czech Republic capital is one of the few cities where so many diverse forms of architectural expression coexist comfortably. Every era of the city's history is reflected in its buildings. — Published 2002.0417

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    A CONTROVERSIAL RESTORATION

    Boldt Castle, on one of the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence River, between northern New York State and eastern Province of Ontario, ranks among the largest and most prominent houses in the United States. The seven-story granite structure, comparable in grandeur to Hearst Castle in California, has sparked debate about the appropriate goals of historic restoration. — Published 2002.0123

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    IN THE LANDSCAPE OF MURCUTT

    In July, 2001 a group of travel-weary, anxious architects, students, and teachers from around the world stepped off a bus and descended a steep one-lane road to the Bundannon property on the Shoalhaven River, about three hours south of Sydney. — Published 2001.0912

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    INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR LIFE

    After a long history of many uses, an industrial site in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, has been regenerated into an architectural celebration of life itself. The new 70 million International Centre for Life is seen as the flagship millennium project exploring genetic science in the UK. — Published 2000.1213

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    GATESHEAD MILLENNIUM BRIDGE

    Since the ancient Romans built the first span across the River Tyne between the towns of Gateshead and Newcastle in northeastern England, bridges have loomed large in the local landscape.

    Newcastle's river skyline has become a veritable cacophony of bridges, forming vital transportation links supporting the local heavy industries of shipbuilding, coal mining, and iron and steel works. Now the newest piece in the illustrious collection, the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, is once again making history. — Published 2001.0117

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