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    MCGILL UNIVERSITY CYBERTHÈQUE

    For decades, the lower level of the Redpath Library Building at McGill University languished as a drab, dimly lit, compartmentalized box within which books and students were stowed.

    That changed when the Montreal school revamped some of that standard institutional library space into the Cyberthèque — an open, stylish, technology-centered learning space that has become one of the university's most popular study areas. — Published 2009.0923

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    AIA EDUCATION AWARDS

    On a former farm outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Indian Community School aims to connect Native American students with their cultural heritage through both curriculum and setting. Antoine Predock Architect PC designed a building to both foster and exemplify that cultural and environmental awareness. — Published 2009.0923

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    HISTORIC PRESERVATION IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

    The overwhelming cultural and architectural diversity of the African continent is united by the shared experience of wholesale exploitation and colonization by outside forces. Though many world regions grapple with the complications of post-colonialism, this problem is especially acute in sub-Saharan Africa, where this legacy pervades all contemporary experiences, including heritage conservation. — Published 2009.0916

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    CHURCH OF BOOKS

    Though surely not as great a source of significant contemporary architecture as cultural institutions, places of worship — in one form or another — continue to generate invention and cutting-edge design. The reuse of places of religion for other purposes sometimes poses the problem of deconsecration, with the reticence some users may have when asked to dine or party in a former church. — Published 2009.0916

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    GREEN HOUSE IN GEORGIA

    In the American South, a region that tends to laud its heritage, modern can be a hard sell. A residential client often hears neighborhood fears that a new modern dwelling will look "chilly" and won't fit in.

    RainShine House by architect Robert M. Cain answers those concerns. Built near downtown Decatur, Georgia, part of metro Atlanta, the LEED Platinum-certified home is bright, welcoming, treads lightly on its site, and respects its neighbors. — Published 2009.0909

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    AIA HEALTHCARE AWARDS

    When Providence Health & Services hired Mahlum to design a new clinic on the north side of Portland, Oregon, the architects saw a familiar formula, and looked beyond it.

    "All the rest of their clinics have red brick," recalls Anne Schopf, a principal at Mahlum. "We really wanted to create a new face for them, a new attitude." — Published 2009.0909

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    PARISH CHURCH IN LECCE

    The city of Lecce, located in the southern heel of the Italian peninsula, is associated with highly ornate baroque palaces and churches, their facades overlaid with elaborate decorative carvings in the local limestone. — Published 2009.0902

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    TWO HOUSES IN EAST AUSTRALIA

    Two houses in east Australia exhibit powerful simplicity in form, space, and circulation, while each effectively addresses the specifics of its contrasting site, seaside or subdivision.

    Designed by two different Brisbane firms, each lead by young principals, both of these houses show environmentally conscious responses to the subtropical climate of the southeastern Queensland area, with warm, humid summers and mild winters. — Published 2009.0902

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    WHO IS PETER ZUMTHOR?

    In April, about two weeks before his 66th birthday, Swiss architect Peter Zumthor was named the 2009 laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. Zumthor is not a household name, as many other Pritzker winners have been — architects such as Gehry, Meier, and Pei. Even many architects haven't heard of him. — Published 2009.0826

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    ONE-WAY AND TWO-WAY CLAY-TILE AND UNIT-MASONRY JOIST SYSTEMS

    Focusing on structural engineering issues involved in the repair, restoration, or adaptive reuse of older buildings for which drawings no longer exist, this article is the third in a series on antiquated structural systems that can be adapted or reanalyzed for safe reuse. —Editor — Published 2009.0826

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