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  • Hotels and Inns - 01
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    ISLAND INN AT FRIDAY HARBOR

    The Island Inn at Friday Harbor has got it going on.

    With great bone structure, sleek proportions, and an au-courrant nerdy streak — wearing its hydrology on its sleeve — this nicely detailed project is a real model. — Published 2012.0919

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    TROPICALISMO

    As Le Corbusier was casting in concrete and Philip Johnson was building glass houses, ambitious architects in Puerto Rico were also experimenting with the tenants of International and Modernist styles. — Published 2012.0808

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    BASICS - THE SKYSCRAPER TODAY

    When it comes to buildings, size matters — more so today than ever before. Look up in the heart of any of the world's major cities and your eyes will likely alight upon a towering, glass-walled structure — if not literally scraping the sky, then certainly pointing in that direction. — Published 2012.0502

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    BASICS - STAIRS, RAMPS, AND SLOPES

    Stairs, ramps, and slopes are specific types of flooring assemblies that join two or more different levels.

    Their design is guided, in part, by larger design intentions that involve human movement through space, along with scale, location, orientation, wayfinding strategies, and their contextual fit within the immediate and surrounding environment. — Published 2012.0418

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    ST. PANCRAS HOTEL

    It rises regally from the front of London's St Pancras railway stationSir Gilbert Scott's confection of a masterpiece, which has not made its way lightly through the years. — Published 2012.0229

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    AIA NATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS

    Viewed at a distance from the southwest, 8 House looks almost like a strange landform: two vegetated roofs form a massive green "V" reaching from the ground-floor roof all the way to the top of the building, nine stories above.

    The logic of this mixed-use building is better understood from a bird's-eye view. In concept, the plan is a 230-meter- (750-foot-) long loop that has been twisted to form a giant, angular figure eight. — Published 2012.0215

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    ANATOMY OF METABOLISM

    The exhibit "Metabolism, the City of the Future" at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo is a major retrospective looking at Japan's most widely known and perhaps least understood modern architecture movement.

    Subtitled "Dreams and Visions of Reconstruction in Postwar and Present-Day Japan," the exhibit throws up images depicting a sci-fi world of floating cities, metropolises in the sky, and soaring geometric shapes and patterns repeated over and over with little apparent correspondence to the psychological needs of humans. — Published 2011.1214

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    AUTODESK UNIVERSITY 2011 - "SOFTWARE EVERYWHERE"

    On a chilly November morning in Las Vegas, Nevada, Carl Bass, president and CEO of Autodesk, stepped up to the stage at the Autodesk University (AU) 2011 conference to hail the emergence of a new approach in data management, powered by cloud computing. — Published 2011.1214

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    RIPPLE EFFECT

    Your first reaction to seeing Aqua Tower as it commands the Chicago skyline might be, "What happened to that skyscraper?" It looks as if some of its concrete floor fins might have been worn away over years of exposure. Or perhaps some kind of pervasive organism has taken over a sleek glass tower, crawling all over its facade — the Blob meets Howard Roark's Enright Building. — Published 2011.0105

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    TRIANGLE HOUSE IN NORWAY

    Local zoning restrictions determined both the plan and the height of the Triangle House in Nesodden, Norway, which offers views toward the sea through a surrounding pine forest. — Published 2010.1201

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