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    BREUER AND NOYES IN NEW CANAAN

    Over fifty years ago, the "Harvard Five" architects, Marcel Breuer and his students Landis Gores, John Johansen, Philip Johnson, and Eliot Noyes, built houses for themselves and their clients in New Canaan, Connecticut. — Published 2007.1010

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    THE RAPSON CUBE

    For Ralph Rapson, the 1970s was a busy decade, full of projects that varied in size, scale, program, locale, and complexity — in addition to his position as head of the School of Architecture at the University of Minnesota. — Published 2007.0829

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    PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE OF CURITIBA

    Curitiba, Brazil — called "the world's greenest city" by the New York Times Magazine in May 2007 — is increasingly well known for its long-term success in integrated land use, transportation, and environmental planning, including its exciting public bus system. Less well known is the extensive program of public architecture that helps animate the urban fabric of the city, weaving together parks and open space, tourism, urban identity, and industrial reclamation. — Published 2007.0926

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    NOTE FROM NEW ORLEANS

    Dear ArchitectureWeek,

    Greetings from New Orleans! — Published 2007.0718

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    EXTRAORDINARY INTERPRETER

    At a time when the stylistic vogue in Europe was moving from Arts and Crafts into what became known as Modernism, out in the far West of America a talented and remarkable architect was expressing a special regional style that also continues to resonate strongly.

    And her name was not Frank. — Published 2007.0711

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    WORDS AND BUILDINGS

    Some of the great and defining architects of the modern European tradition put their design and process philosophy and intentions into words. Even if you've encountered some of these statements before — and whether or not you agree with the attiudes and explanations expressed — you may find these thought-provoking today.

    Walter Gropius — Published 2007.0620

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    PAPADOPOULOS GLASS

    While most glass artists treat their medium with care, one of them deliberately shatters it. Cyprus-born, London-based Yorgos Papadopoulos has developed an edgy art form that is attracting international attention. His work exploits the crystalline forms of broken glass and mixes in bold combinations of color to create provocative art panels. — Published 2007.0606

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    POSTCARD FROM PUCON

    Dear ArchitectureWeek,

    Traveling in southern Chile recently, I was delighted to discover a lovely hotel in Pucon. Situated on a steep wooded hill overlooking Lago Villarica, the Hotel Antumalal is more than a hotel; it is an architectural experience. With a backdrop of snowcapped mountains, the small intimate hotel is surrounded by acres of beautiful gardens. — Published 2007.0523

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    NEW SACRED SPACE

    Chartres Cathedral in France is the "thought of the middle ages made visible," according to art historian, Emile Male. Through sculpture, stained glass windows, and high arches, it is understood as encapsulating an essence of the Christian spiritual mind of the time. Today, in an increasingly secularized world confronted with diversity, confusion, and a continued decline in church attendance, is there still a need for sacred architecture? If so, what is its contemporary expression? — Published 2007.0509

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    SAVING THE TAJ MAHAL

    Cities are often symbolized by their prominent buildings. For example, it is hard to contemplate Sydney without thinking of the Opera House by Jørn Utzon or Barcelona without recalling the works by Antoni Gaudí. — Published 2007.0411

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