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    Modern Architecture around the World - 56
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    CELEBRATING, RAIN AND SHINE

    The house called Rainwater is a complex composition of four simple volumes residence, guest house, office, garage each capped with a planar steel roof rakishly tilted to channel water down to a single cantilevered corner. — Published 2001.0110

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    MODERN ARCHITECTURE IN CUBA

    Book Review: The Havana Guide: Modern Architecture 1925-65, by Eduardo Luis Rodriguez. Princeton Architectural Press, 2000, ISBN 1-56898-210-0.

    Cuba is not made only of sandy beaches and Spanish colonial buildings but has astounding works of modern architecture to present (and to preserve). If the recent movie, "The Buena Vista Social Club" didn't make it clear, this newly published guide to architecture in Havana from 1925 to 1965 surely will. — Published 2000.1220

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    ERICH MENDELSOHN - ORIENTAL FROM EAST PRUSSIA

    He could easily have been forgotten: he founded no school, there was no institutionalized follow-up to his ideas, and his achievements have been too often ignored.

    His buildings, created by in Germany, Poland, Russia, Norway, Great Britain, Israel, and the United States were very influential in their day. But only recently has the importance of Erich Mendelsohn been acknowledged once more. — Published 2001.0124

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    ISRAEL'S ARCHITECTURE OF HOPE

    It was born in Germany. It flourished in Tel Aviv. The Bauhaus modernist movement saw light with the birth of the Weimar Republic, then it was extinguished in Germany with the demise of the republic.

    The Bauhaus ideas, expressed mainly in architecture, were socially, economically, artistically, and technologically progressive. And they were anathema to the totalitarian, anti-humanistic Nazi regime. The Bauhaus school was therefore closed soon after the Nazis' rise to power, and its proponents persecuted. — Published 2000.1129

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    FASHION MEETS FOOD AT THE BRASSERIE 8-1/2

    The debut of the new "Brasserie 8-1/2" in New York was attended with all of the usual hype and star power one might expect of a fashionable midtown Manhattan restaurant. Even before its official opening in mid-July, 8-1/2 was the setting of the chic, after-screening party for the movie "Butterfly," thrown by Gwyneth Paltrow. Can you imagine all of this in the basement of a 1974 Gordon Bunshaft building? — Published 2000.0920

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    A MODERN HOUSE STEEPED IN MEXICAN TRADITION

    We have just experienced one of our greatest joys as architects: designing and building a second home for ourselves in Mexico. Our goal was to create a house that would be strong, embracing yet transparent, and layered in color, form, and emotion: completely modern yet saturated with Mexican traditions. — Published 2000.0621

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