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    CRAFTING CONCRETE COUNTERTOPS

    The virtue of concrete is its versatility. It can be creatively adapted to any setting or any style — modern or traditional. Its hardness, strength, and mass express the timelessness of natural materials such as granite and marble. Its plasticity allows a wide range of details to be incorporated into designs, from hard-edge contemporary to ornate traditional. This versatility makes concrete universally appealing as a finish material, not just for structural applications. — Published 2003.0521

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    OREGON COAST BOLES HOUSE

    Although the recent work of Portland, Oregon firm BOORA Architects includes concert halls and a courthouse, one of their smallest projects is among the most impressive: a single family house on the Oregon coast designed and inhabited by firm principal Stanley Boles, FAIA. — Published 2003.0521

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    PRECAST IN MANY FORMS

    Precast concrete is an architectural material with a unique combination of strength and versatility. In the hands of an imaginative designer and an expert fabricator, it can assume a rich variety of forms, textures, and colors, while performing an array of structural and decorative roles. In selecting four projects for its 2003 awards program, the Architectural Precast Association sought to demonstrate the imaginative application of these properties and to highlight the benefits of collaboration between architect and fabricator. — Published 2003.0507

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    ARCHITECTURE CANADA

    Canada's architects and designers, according to Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada, "engage in the continual dialogue between nature and intense urban modernity and offer solutions that range from the whimsical to the visionary. Most remarkably, we see in their work the emergence of a national style that strives, through excellence and innovation, towards the vigorous cultivation of beauty." Here are two of the 12 recipients of the Governor General’s 2002 Medals in Architecture, recognizing excellence in the art of architecture. — Editor — Published 2003.0430

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    ARCHITECTURAL WEAVING

    Weaving is most often associated with textiles, but it is also relevant to architecture. It is a construct and a craft that can purposefully and aesthetically order building systems. Just as a thread can be pulled from a woven fabric and a new one inserted in its place, so too can building and urban systems be removed, replaced, or added when the whole is conceived as an exposed woven tapestry. — Published 2003.0423

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    VILLA MODA'S INTERNATIONAL CHIC

    Surrounded by shipwrecks from the Persian Gulf War of the early 1990s, an unused dockland area on the outskirts of Kuwait City is an unlikely setting for one of the Middle East's most luxurious fashion stores. But adjacent to industrial shipping containers is a place where Kuwait's wealthy come to buy international chic. — Published 2003.0423

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    PATTERN FOUR — CAPTURING LIGHT : A HOUSE THAT FOLLOWS THE SUN

    — Published 2003.0423

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    HOLL ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL AT MINNESOTA

    Steven Holl has described the task of designing an architecture school as one of the most difficult of architectural commissions. "Aspiring to design a building which can add to the educational experience of architecture," he says, "is comparable to the problem of a brain surgeon operating on his own brain." — Published 2003.0416

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    LUBETKIN'S HIGH POINT

    Born in Tbilisi, Georgia and educated in Moscow and Paris, architect Berthold Lubetkin (1901-1990) practiced primarily in the United Kingdom. His designs were characterized by clear geometric figures, technical ingenuity, and a vision of modernism inspired by Le Corbusier. Widely regarded as the most outstanding architect of his generation in England, Lubetkin was awarded the Royal Gold Medal by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 1982. The Highpoint apartment blocks are considered among his most influential works. — Editor — Published 2003.0409

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    AN ELEGANT SHED IN AMSTERDAM

    As part of a construction project at Amsterdam Central Station, a temporary parking garage has been built, not for cars but for 2500 bicycles. The remarkable structure near the Hotel Ibis overhangs a canal, allowing touring boats to maneuver below.

    Open to the weather and shaped by its sloping ramps, the project is the product of the young Dutch firm VMX Architects under the leadership of project architect Don Murphy. — Published 2003.0409

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