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  • Town and City Planning - 01
    Town and City Planning

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    URBANISMS / TURKEY

    In Akbuk, Turkey, overlooking the Aegean Sea, a new eco-reserve of small town fragments, like islands in a preserved landscape of cultivated natural vegetation, will be characterized by advanced technologies in sustainability, while also anchored in the poetic reverie of this ancient site. The nearby ancient Greek town of Miletus inspires a compact gridded plan. — Published 2010.0714

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    NEW URBANISM IN CHARLOTTE

    When New Urbanism was starting to develop in the 1980's, much of the Charlotte, North Carolina, area was not yet conceived; uptown was dying, and building mixed-use areas was "illegal." The suburban model of growth reigned supreme. But times change. — Published 2008.0409

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    STONE GREEN

    Architects Busby Perkins+Will and KEEN Engineering, which is now part of Stantec, combined multiple green strategies within a single project to achieve Canada's first LEED Gold certification for new construction for the City of White Rock Operations Building in British Columbia. — Published 2006.1101

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    GEN'S TORRI SUPERIORE

    Perched like a fortress in the foothills of the Liguria maritime alps, the tiny Italian hamlet of Torri Superiore may seem an unlikely flagship in the search for sustainable solutions in architecture, landscape, and lifestyle. But a closer look into this labyrinth of stone dwellings reveals a community working hard to find workable solutions to what many see as a looming global energy famine. — Published 2006.0823

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    ASIAN LEGACIES

    Southeast Asian cities embody many contradictions. They possess, for instance, an indelible amalgam of traditional and contemporary architecture. It is not unusual in cities such as Hong Kong and Taipei to see bamboo scaffolding swaying as workers climb to what appear to be irrational and dangerous heights. — Published 2006.0405

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    FOSTER'S NEW CITY HALL

    At first glance, you would hardly believe it is a public service building. Looking more like a moon base landing unit than a city hall, the Greater London Authority (GLA) building is the latest addition to London's skyline from the firm of Foster and Partners. — Published 2003.0226

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    REBUILDING CENTRAL BEIRUT

    For five millennia, Beirut, Lebanon has been evolving in response to the diverse cultures of its visitors and its invaders. Embedded in its urban fabric is a tradition of the dominant culture asserting its authority through spatial transformation.

    Now reconstruction is underway in the aftermath of the civil-regional war of 1975-1990, but there is no peace among those debating how reconstruction should proceed. — Published 2000.1220

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    MAYBECK RETURNS TO OREGON

    Did you ever fantasize about doing an apprenticeship under one of the great master architects? Working with direct guidance from Frank Lloyd Wright or H. H. Richardson? Now that fantasy has become more realizable: the revered California architect Bernard Maybeck has recently returned to life and, surprisingly, returned to Oregon. — Published 2000.0628

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