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  • Broadly Classical Architecture - 01
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    LABROUSTE BROUGHT TO LIGHT

    Henri Labrouste is not exactly a household name, even in most architects' households. But an exhibit at New York's Museum of Modern Art through June 24 should help change that.

    The French architect (1801-1875) was educated at the French Academy in Rome, trained in classical architecture, and spent his early career in Paris designing public spectacles, such as the return of Napoleon's ashes to the capital in 1841. Labrouste even designed a tomb for Bonaparte's remains. — Published 2013.0424

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    CREATING THE KENNEDY CENTER

    The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts was problematic for the office of architect Edward Durell Stone. At the project's inception as the National Cultural Center, Washington, D.C., had lacked a venue for performing arts commensurate with the city's role in the life of the nation and the world. — Published 2012.0208

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    STAYING PUT IN STYLE

    There are over 80 million single-family homes in the United States, and it's estimated that 18 million of these are "under water," meaning the mortgage is larger than the value of the house. Millions of families feel trapped, living a life sentence of domestic frustration in homes that do not work for them while being unable to move to solve the problems they confront on a daily basis. — Published 2012.0208

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    MOSHE SAFDIE BUILDS FOR PEACE

    From the intersection of 23rd Street and Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C., at a corner of the U.S. National Mall near the Potomac River, the grandeur of the Lincoln Memorial is due south, and war-related memorials to Vietnam veterans, World War II, and George Washington, among others, unfold to the left, southeastward. — Published 2011.1109

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    STANLEY TIGERMAN: ARCHITECT AS CHAMELEON

    A bedrock belief in the classic theology of modern architecture was that architects always had to be original. Architects were to create a new built world that divested itself from the past, from classical architecture and its decoration, and invent brand-new, innovative buildings. In many ways, for a modern architectural designer, being original could be more important than being good. — Published 2011.1005

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    THE SAGE GATESHEAD BY NORMAN FOSTER

    At the time the Sage Gateshead opened in 2004, Foster + Partners was often asked by the media whether they had set out to create a new icon for Tyneside — the conurbation that includes Newcastle, Gateshead and adjacent cities on the banks of the River Tyne.

    The architects replied that their overriding intention had been to create a series of spaces that would prove functionally and aesthetically hospitable to a range of carefully specified uses. — Published 2011.0928

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    TIM ELIASSEN - STRUCTURAL GLAZING PIONEER

    Implementers and enablers are found at the leading edge of any innovative and emergent technology such as structural glass facade (SGF) technology. Prominent among them is Tim Eliassen, a founder of TriPyramid Structures, a company specializing in the design and fabrication of rod and cable rigging systems and their application in SGFs. — Published 2011.0817

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    PALLADIO AWARDS 2011

    Hurricanes were a primary concern for Michael G. Imber Architects when the firm designed a traditionally styled home for the new Beachtown development in Galveston, Texas.

    Located on the Gulf of Mexico, the vacation-home development combines New Urbanist architecture and planning with systematic fortification against the fierce storms. — Published 2011.0608

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    GARDEN MEANING

    Let us put an end to the endless disputes between those who think that "anything goes" (what the French call bouillon de culture: a sort of "culture medium" or "broth") and those who are unconditional supporters of a single, unique "good taste." — Published 2011.0413

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    CREATING THE WASHINGTON METRO

    The Washington, D.C., Metro project established Harry Weese & Associates as the country's foremost architectural designer of rail transit systems, and led to the firm's involvement in the planning and conceptual design of systems in cities in North America and overseas, including Miami, Los Angeles, Dallas, Buffalo, Toronto, and Singapore. Jack Hartray characterized the Metro as the "greatest architectural opportunity" of the 20th century, and Stanley Allan called it the "crown jewel" in the history of the Weese firm's commissions. — Published 2010.1027

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