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    ARCHITECTURAL PERFORMANCES?

    A recent symposium entitled "Performative Architecture: Instrumentality Plus?" at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia was, understandably, focused on defining "performative." An international collection of architects, engineers, designers, and academics grappled with the question, each (seemingly like the blind men of ancient lore) sizing up the "elephant" by grasping a different part. — Published 2003.1105

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    PATTERN TEN COMPOSING WITH MATERIALS : THE JOY OF BUILDING

    — Published 2003.1029

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    PARLIAMENT LIBRARY, NEW DELHI

    The recently completed Parliament Library in New Delhi, India is a response to its monumental context and yet is ingenious in its originality. Designed by architect Raj Rewal, the library is a fine example of postcolonial Indian architecture. It displays high technology with a regional expression, it is modern yet rooted in precolonial history, and it responds thoughtfully to its challenging colonial and political context. — Published 2003.1022

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    ART DECO PHOENIX

    The City of Phoenix, Arizona may be admired for its maverick spirit and the beauty of the surrounding desert. But this sprawling city of more than 350 square miles (900 square kilometers) has never been known for high-density living. The residential redevelopment known as Orpheum Lofts, however, sets a more urban example. — Published 2003.1015

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    HERZOG AND DE MEURON STIRLING PRIZE

    On October 12, the Royal Institute of British Architects announced the 2003 winner of the coveted Stirling Prize. This year's honor went to Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron for Laban, a center for contemporary dance in the London suburb of Deptford. — Published 2003.1015

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    ISTANBUL PAVILION

    Nestled in a park near Istanbul, Turkey is a semi-underground building dubbed "Chameleon." The project was commissioned by Borusan Company as a public exhibition and seminar space and designed by Global Architectural Development (GAD), an architecture firm that was founded in Turkey and has since moved to New York. — Published 2003.1008

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    RUSTIC CABIN ESSENCE

    During the Great Depression of the 1930s, The Civilian Conservation Corps built countless structures in U.S. state and national parks, providing jobs to unemployed youth. Many of these bridges, benches, and cabins were designed and documented by Albert H. Good, consulting architect for the National Park Service. His goal was to present structures that "appear to be a part of their settings." During this 70th anniversary year of the CCC, we look back at some of his classic cabin designs. Editor — Published 2003.1001

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    OASIS FOR CHILDREN

    Creating a vibrant, challenging, and engaging environment is at the very heart of designing a childcare center. Should the architecture differ for children who are homeless?

    Seeking answers to that question guided the design for the Tenderloin Childcare Center, located in one of San Francisco's most deprived neighborhoods. The result, by Gelfand RNP Architects, is an oasis of safety for 72 children who come from homeless and formerly homeless families. — Published 2003.0924

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    MEZZANINE ADDITION SPANS 175 FEET

    When the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta needed a new student recreation center, they found the space for it in an unusual way. They converted the 1996 Olympic swimming and diving venue into a multipurpose facility by stretching a new floor across the 175-foot (53-meter) span above the existing pool and spectator seating. St. Louis-based Hastings & Chivetta Architects, Inc. designed the renovation. — Published 2003.0917

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    SUSTAINABLE CENTER FOR WOODS HOLE

    It has become common in recent years for architectural clients to take an interest in energy conservation. But a research organization dedicated to studying the effects of human activities on the environment has a responsibility to go still further to apply sustainability as a guiding principle. — Published 2003.0910

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