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    ELEMENTARY AURORA

    New schools are springing up across the United States with design that doesn't go "by the book." These schools for grades Kindergarten through 12 are responding to meet new community demands or simply to replace aged facilities.

    Forty-five percent of the nation's elementary schools were built between 1950 and 1969, according to ZweigWhite, a market research firm. And enrollment in public K-12 schools will continue to rise through 2012, predicts the National Center for Education Statistics. — Published 2006.1213

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    BEAUTIFUL PARKING

    Once upon a time the parking garage was created as a dark place filled with sinister shadows and exhaust fumes. But it doesn't have to be that way. Over the past few years some of the best parking garages have been designed and constructed to be more like parking palaces, as architects focus their design creativity on making the inner-city garage an aesthetic contributor to our urban experience. — Published 2006.1115

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    STONE GREEN

    Architects Busby Perkins+Will and KEEN Engineering, which is now part of Stantec, combined multiple green strategies within a single project to achieve Canada's first LEED Gold certification for new construction for the City of White Rock Operations Building in British Columbia. — Published 2006.1101

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    WORLD OF CITIES

    Staking its reputation around an ethical debate, Venice, Italy's 10th Biennale Architecture Show presents the successes and challenges of 16 of the world's cities and asks: "can architects make a difference?" The "Cities, Architecture, and Society" exhibit curated by David Burdett, architect and professor at the London School of Economics, stops short of providing solutions, but states, "how we shape cities will determine the future of our planet." — Published 2006.1101

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    LONDON ALPINE

    Continuing a tradition of innovative structures at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in West London is the new Davies Alpine House by Wilkinson Eyre Architects. It is the first glasshouse to be constructed at the World Heritage Site for over 20 years and is a showcase of design and engineering, specially conditioned to support an alpine ecology. — Published 2006.1025

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    NOTTINGHAM HOPKINS

    In the spring of 2000, The Architectural League of New York launched an exhibition, "Ten Shades of Green," with Peter Buchanan as curator. Its purpose was to showcase examples of sustainable buildings that demonstrate some or all of ten aspects of green design including low energy/ high performance, renewable sources, recycling, embodied energy, long life, connection to urban context, and occupant health and happiness. Editor — Published 2006.1018

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    LA COLOR SCHOOL

    From her desk, Dena Primary Center principal Patricia Romero can watch children playing in the central courtyard. She also uses the vantage point to admire this new campus that is nestled in a densely populated neighborhood of East Los Angeles. Rachlin Architects have designed an elliptical amphitheater-style courtyard bordered by an administrative complex and two multipurpose buildings. — Published 2006.1018

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    PROTOTYPE RECOVERY

    In August 2006, Global Green USA announced the winner of the Sustainable Design Competition for New Orleans. The project, by Andrew Kotchen, Matthew Berman, and their New York office workshop/apd will be built in the Holy Cross Neighborhood to set an example both for supportive community housing in the beleaguered city and for sustainability in residential design in general. — Published 2006.1004

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    SPLASHES OF HUE

    "Colors are like words," Italian architect Ettore Sottsass once said. "With colors you can tell stories... Architecture is made of color. Even those who don't want to use color must use it in the end. It's fundamental." Acknowledging the colorful work of Sottsass and others in architecture and interior design, the paint company Benjamin Moore & Co. presented its second annual "HUE Awards" in late September 2006. — Published 2006.1004

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    LEED WINERY

    The histories of fine wine and of fine winery architecture have intertwined over the centuries. The design of the winery building can be central to the quality of the wine produced as well as to the winemaker's marketing image. In addition, as a new Canadian winery demonstrates, a good design can reduce energy consumption and waste during production. — Published 2006.0906

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