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    SOURCING CUSTOM FURNITURE

    In the world of furniture, sometimes "good" isn't good enough. Whether you're buying for yourself or for a client, sometimes you need something really special, something at the very top of the quality ladder. You can't find that work in a furniture store or a manufacturer's catalog. You have to go to the source, to the men and women whose refined sensibility and meticulous craftsmanship enable them to produce truly distinctive furniture. — Published 2002.0220

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    SUSTAINABILITY WORKSHOP

    Along with the recent surge in knowledge about, and adoption of, sustainability practices has come a realization that senior staff in architecture firms are confronting topics that scarcely existed when they were in architecture school.

    In some cases, learning new technologies can be assigned to junior staff. But when the topic, like sustainability, is so integrated in the very art and science and business of design, it's time for senior staff to go back to school themselves. — Published 2002.0213

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    ARCHITECTURAL ALMANAC

    The Almanac of Architecture & Design is an annual compendium of architecture and design facts, award winners, projects, firms, rankings, schools, and other information. Architecture critic Robert Campbell wrote the third edition's foreword, in which he refers to many of the resources available in the book. Editor — Published 2002.0206

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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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    MODELING GREEN ENVIRONMENTS

    Although computer-aided drafting software has indisputably changed the way architects and engineers draw, even more dramatic is the way high-end computer simulations have changed engineering design.

    One firm that has taken advantage of new software systems is Genesys, a British consultancy specializing in sustainable-building simulation. The firm uses many forms of computer modeling, which is essential for low-energy, environmentally sensitive architectural design. — Published 2002.0109

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    FIRST LEED FACTORY

    A wood-furniture manufacturing facility, recently constructed by Steelcase Inc. in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has set a new standard in environmental achievement. It is the first factory to achieve certification under the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification program. — Published 2002.0102

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    THE BLACKER HOUSE OF GREENE & GREENE

    In the Blacker House of 1907, architects Charles and Henry Greene developed and brought forward the full thrust of their new and highly refined timber style to create what became the largest and most elaborate of their wooden masterworks. — Published 2001.1205

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    ISRAEL'S AMBASSADOR IN STONE

    This was to be Israel's first embassy in Berlin, the same city in which, almost 60 years ago, the then-ruling Nazis decided on a "final solution." That death sentence for millions of Jews is now commemorated in six stone pillars at the building's entrance.

    In designing the embassy, the architects were faced with the challenge of finding a symbolically appropriate architectural expression, while refraining from monumentalism. Tel Aviv architect Orit Willenberg-Giladi worked in collaboration with German architect Wolfgang Keilholz. — Published 2001.1205

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    HISTORIC WAREHOUSE GROWS GREEN

    For much of the 20th century, the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon was a gritty and neglected industrial site. Recently, however, the district has revived to become an upscale, downtown neighborhood within a compact and livable city. — Published 2001.1128

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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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