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    STEEL DESIGN AWARDS 2002

    The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) has announced the 2002 recipients of the "Innovative Design and Excellence in Architecture with Steel" (IDEAS) awards. The IDEAS program recognizes buildings in which structural steel forms a prominent architectural feature. Selection criteria include creative use of exposed steel, overall aesthetic effect, design functionality, technical advancement in the use of structural steel, and sensitivity in combining steel with other materials. — Published 2002.0522

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    GARAGE TURNS TO SCIENCE

    For 68 years, the industrially functional, but aesthetically minimal one-story brick Clark & Sorrell Garage in downtown Durham, North Carolina served the automotive repair needs of drivers of Fords and other American cars. Before it closed in 2000, the garage was the city's oldest automotive repair shop.

    Just as Durham has changed over those decades, becoming known as the "City of Medicine," so has this building at 323 Foster Street, now on the National Register of Historic Places. — Published 2002.0515

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    ENGINEERS EXPLAIN WTC COLLAPSE

    After seven months of wide speculation about the causes of New York's World Trade Center collapses on September 11, 2001, a report has been issued based on physical evidence and a thorough engineering analysis. — Published 2002.0515

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    WINDOWS FOR LIGHT

    No one can deny the historical importance of daylight in determining the form of buildings since, together with the effects of climate and location, daylight availability was fundamental to their design. However, with the introduction of modern sources of electric light, and particularly because of their increasing efficiency since the Second World War, by the 1960s the need to introduce daylight into buildings had appeared to diminish. — Published 2002.0501

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    CLINIC STRUCTURES

    The U.S. system of healthcare delivery is under enormous pressure to change to reduce costs to society and to provide greater convenience in a manner more responsive to its consumers. Seldom has an industry that serves all Americans been under such compulsion to reinvent itself and, in doing so, redefine the roles of its components institutions, caregivers, and the physical environment. — Published 2002.0501

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    FOLK ART MUSEUM

    Good things, as the saying goes, come in small packages. In the case of the new American Folk Art Museum in midtown Manhattan, the small package casts a golden glow across West 53rd Street when the sun glances off its variegated whitish-bronze facade. — Published 2002.0424

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    CASE STUDY: THE EAMES HOUSE

    In the mid-1940s, as the United States faced the postwar challenge of housing three million returning soldiers, a few architects in Southern California rejected the idea of identical houses in suburban developments. The "Case Study House Program" initiated in 1945 by Arts and Architecture magazine, enlisted the talents of eight architects including Richard Neutra and Eero Saarinen. — Published 2002.0424

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    NEW HOME FOR OLD PHOTOS

    Last year, the American Academy in Rome moved its valuable photographic archive to a newly renovated villa built in the early 1920s. The challenge for Studio Abbate & Vigevano, the architects designing the villa's renovation, was to create a delightful, daylit interior while protecting the delicate negatives from heat and humidity. They call the result a "minimalist model of sustainable architecture." — Published 2002.0417

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    FRAME-AND-PANEL CABINETRY

    Frame-and-panel construction is one of the most important elements of furniture design. It allows for seasonal wood movement, yet it can usually be adapted to suit most any style or period of furniture. The most common use of frame-and-panel construction is in doors. But it's also used for lids and even for the sides of casework. — Published 2002.0417

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    PLAINS DESIGN

    To some Americans, Oklahoma is a foreign country, where the wind comes sweeping o'er the plains; a hot dry place, impressively flat and infinitely extended, yet with pockets of remarkable beauty in the form of blood red earth, golden grasslands, and a sky the shape of an inverted tureen. Here the frontier spirit lives on in small towns and vast wheat and cotton farms, and Native American influences are everywhere. — Published 2002.0410

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