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    COOL AND GREEN

    "Green" buildings can be built in any climate. They can be kept within a reasonable budget, and they don't have to sacrifice architectural grace in favor of functional, environmental, and sustainable factors.

    Proving these claims is the recently completed Computer Science Building on the suburban campus of York University, Toronto. It is believed to be the most comprehensively green building in Ontario. — Published 2002.0403

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    BRITISH AIA DESIGN AWARDS 2002

    Each year American architects living and working in Britain gather to celebrate architectural achievements in their adoptive home. The Excellence in Design Awards, a program of the American Institute of Architects London/UK Chapter, honors projects by UK-based architects wherever they work and by international architects working in the United Kingdom. — Published 2002.0403

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    POSTCARD FROM BATH

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    Visiting Bath, England regularly over the last two years, I've been watching the progress of the Nicholas Grimshaw-designed Bath Spa Project. In March 2002, the shell and superstructure phase of its construction was completed. — Published 2002.0410

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    PARISIAN ELEMENTARY

    The northeast of Paris is architecturally diverse, with a mix of 19th and 20th century constructions. In contrast to the authentically historic background, whole blocks have been sold to real estate companies, erased, and rebuilt in a style that tries to be a modern interpretation of the 19th-century Parisian buildings of Georges-Eugène Haussmann but never really reaches the same quality. — Published 2002.0327

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    LONDON MILLENNIUM BRIDGE

    London’s Millennium Bridge reopened six years ago on February 22, 2002, with its designer, Lord Foster, in attendance, but without its original, notorious wobble. Described by Foster as a "blade of light," the Millennium Bridge was closed just two days after it first opened in June, 2000, because it shimmied and shook uncomfortably. — Published 2002.0327

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    POSTCARD FROM EAST LONDON

    Dear ArchitectureWeek,

    The unassuming suburb of East Ham in the borough of Newham in the east end of London is not the place you would expect to find a national design award winner, but this unique pedestrian bridge has won the recent Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Structural Steel and Building Construction Industry Award. — Published 2002.0313

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    MULTIFAMILY SOLAR

    CEPHEUS (Cost-Efficient Passive Houses as EUropean Standards) is a demonstration project that is examining the viability of solar and low-energy construction in Europe. Fourteen inexpensive buildings with a total of 221 residential units have been built and are being evaluated through a standardized measurement program. The results of the Austrian projects have been published in a book that proposes to demonstrate that reducing the consumption of conventional fuels is both possible and recommended in this climate. This is the story of Wolfurt, Vorarlberg, low-cost, compact multifamily terraced housing on the slopes of the Bregenz Forest. Architect Gerhard Zweier has provided eight families with dividable floor plans, ample daylight, and large gardens. Although the energy conservation results are not perfect, the example is instructive. — Editor — Published 2002.0313

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    IMPROVING TRADITIONAL BRICK

    An analysis of major earthquakes over the last 50 years reveals the preponderance of structural damage, building collapse, and fatalities to have occurred in the residential sector. This highlights a serious problem in the rural districts of Central Asia, where more than 65 percent of residential construction uses clay-based materials and methods. — Published 2002.0313

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    GARDEN BUNGALOW

    This single-family house with its clear-span interiors, industrial materials, and view of city lights might be mistaken for the work of American architect (and Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice) John Lautner.

    But the SPS house, named after "Sprengersteig," its street in Vienna, is a product of the young Austrian firm querkraft architekten. The glazed, pedestal-like building is recessed into a sloping site, with "two boxes and a studio" on the above-ground floor. — Published 2002.0313

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    NEW HUB, NO HUBCAPS

    The Edward H. McNamara Terminal in Detroit, Michigan opened to passengers on February 24th. This major new terminal, for Northwest Airlines' largest hub, is designed to reposition Wayne County's Detroit Metropolitan Airport as a world-class facility, with architecture demonstrating the latest in passenger amenities. — Published 2002.0313

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