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    BUILDING A SCHOOL IN INDIA

    It may overlap the highest inhabited plateau in the world, but the Indian State of Ladakh, at the foot of the Himalayas, has some projects underway that could provide the Western world with important lessons in sustainable construction.

    The area is considered to be one of the last remaining strongholds of Tibetan Buddhist culture and community values. Twenty years ago the Dalai Lama designated land here for the education of local children. — Published 2002.0724

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    GEORGIA PRESERVATION AWARDS

    In May, 2002, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation selected 20 buildings to be honored for excellence in restoration and rehabilitation. One of the award-winning restoration projects was the childhood home of early 20th-century President Woodrow Wilson. The accurate restoration project gave the historic Augusta house the features and character it had during the Civil War and Reconstruction era. — Published 2002.0724

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    WORKING STEEL

    Much effort in the design of building structures is focused on economy combined with safety, in terms of both the quantity of material used and the amount of fabrication needed to assemble the structure. The appropriate use of structure can often be seen in the "fine tuning" of the balance of material used and fabrication undertaken. — Published 2002.0717

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    THE NEW MODERNISM OF HELMUT JAHN

    One of the duties of the architecture critic is to place the work of architects into tidy boxes. Labels are handy for this: modern, late modern, postmodern, revivalist, classicist, deconstructivist. But sometimes the most interesting work doesn't quite fit into a tidy box. — Published 2002.0717

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    SPIRIT OF WOOD

    The Wood in Culture Association of Finland has announced that it will confer the 2002 "Spirit of Nature" Wood Architecture Award to Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. The award recognizes the achievements of a person or group whose work exemplifies architectural excellence and a progressive and creative use of wood. The association hopes that the award will both increase international respect for wood buildings and building components and improve their quality by fostering traditions and inspiring young architects. — Published 2002.0717

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    KAHN'S YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY

    The Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut (1951-53) was the first significant commission of Louis Kahn and his first architectural masterpiece. Historians Kenneth Frampton and Vincent Scully consider this work Kahn's response to the desire for a new monumentality in the post-World War II period. — Published 2002.0710

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    LEBANON'S MASTER ARCHITECT

    Pierre El Khoury is one of the best known of Lebanese architects. His career of over five decades has produced some 200 diverse projects. While it is not easy to find a single theory to illuminate his body of work, one can understand it and distinguish it from that of his contemporaries simply through observation. — Published 2002.0710

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    RESTORING THE GIANT FOREST

    The notion that architecture should fit the vernacular of its surroundings did not begin in U.S. national parks, but few other architectural styles seem to sit as comfortably in the landscape as the "national park rustic" style. — Published 2002.0626

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    PHYSICAL SPIRITUAL CONCRETE

    When the United Indian Health Services (UIHS) prepared to build a new health center in the coastal town of Arcata in Northern California, they knew they wanted a structure that would respect Native American architectural traditions. But the traditional building material for the "People of the Redwood" was in scant supply. — Published 2002.0626

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    YOKOHAMA FERRY TERMINAL

    Well timed with the opening of the World Cup soccer games in South Korea and Japan, the new Osanbashi International Passenger Terminal of Yokohama opened in June 2002. With its landscape-like curving roof, the building by the London firm of Foreign Office Architects (FOA) is intended as an extension of a nearby municipal park. — Published 2002.0619

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