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    NEW HUB, NO HUBCAPS

    The Edward H. McNamara Terminal in Detroit, Michigan opened to passengers on February 24th. This major new terminal, for Northwest Airlines' largest hub, is designed to reposition Wayne County's Detroit Metropolitan Airport as a world-class facility, with architecture demonstrating the latest in passenger amenities. — Published 2002.0313

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    TADAO ANDO AIA GOLD MEDAL

    Japanese architect Tadao Ando has been named the 2002 recipient of the AIA Gold Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the American Institute of Architects. Known for his mastery of sculpting serenity in concrete, Ando is the AIA's 59th gold medalist.

    The AIA has also given the 2002 Architecture Firm Award to Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback and Associates (TVS), of Atlanta, Georgia, whose work excels in design and commitment to community and sustainability. — Published 2002.0123

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    BUILT GREEN COLORADO

    Vast quantities of resources are consumed in residential construction. Although an expanding array of new technologies are available and innovative practices are being developed to reduce the environmental costs of such construction, integrating environmental improvements into mainstream homebuilding remains a challenge. — Published 2002.0116

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    ERSKINE'S MILLENNIUM VILLAGE

    Innovation and sustainability are the two key drivers for the new Greenwich Millennium Village in southeast London. It is an ambitious mixed-use development being built according to a master plan by architect Ralph Erskine using the latest sustainable methods and materials.

    The 250 million project, being constructed in phases over a five-year period, saw its first occupants in late 2000. For the first phase, Erskine was also design architect, with EPR as production architect. — Published 2001.1128

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    A STYLISH SUSTAINABILITY

    In the 1920s, after working with Frank Lloyd Wright for several years, architect Rudolf Schindler pioneered a new kind of residence in Southern California. Schindler's work, while exhibiting some formal attributes of the International Style, was tempered by a sensitivity to the environment. — Published 2001.1107

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    LIBESKIND ZIGZAG IN BERLIN

    In an unprecedented happening, more than 300,000 visitors went to see a totally empty museum. During the 18 months between completion of the structure and its official opening, the edifice itself became an attraction in a city bursting with building fever. — Published 2001.1107

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    ART OF ANDO IN ST. LOUIS

    The new building for the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, designed by renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando, is a deceptively simple composition of space and light. The PFA building, Ando's first public structure in the United States, celebrated its long-awaited opening in October, 2001.

    — Published 2001.1024

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    OLD WINE IN NEW BUILDINGS

    He's not as well-known as Santiago Calatrava, but Jesus Manzanares is certainly a rising star of contemporary Spanish architecture. Forty-one years old and based in Madrid, this architect has carved out a career specializing in one building type, wineries. He has built his professional reputation during a decade of dramatic economic change in the Spanish wine business. — Published 2001.1017

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    HIGH DESERT MODERN

    The Atacama Desert, in northern Chile, is one of the driest deserts on earth. It is a startlingly brutal place where boiling geysers burst through mountain plains caked in salt, and jagged red rocks give way to massive sand dunes and desolate open salt flats. Extreme temperatures jolt your body and dry up your eyes and skin while dust fills your clothes. — Published 2001.1003

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    RECYCLING CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS

    With $100 billion in new construction each year in the United States, and $126 billion in renovations, the recovery of materials from construction and demolition (C&D) has important economic and environmental implications.

    To the extent that the debris from construction and demolition can be reused or recycled rather than thrown away, demand for virgin resources is reduced, the embedded energy in these materials is recaptured, and the need for increasingly limited landfill space is reduced. — Published 2001.0926

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