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    In an Urban Context - 22
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    LISTENING

    Architecture firms commonly advertise on their websites that they "listen." Similarly, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) recommends that after clients have interviewed potential architects and have chosen a leading candidate that, among other items, the clients consider whether "the architect really listened to what you were saying." The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) states that at the initial meeting, after an architect has been chosen, "your architect will listen carefully to your intentions..." The word listen is used frequently enough to suggest its importance but it is also used loosely. — Published 2010.0623

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    U.S. HISTORIC SITES IN PERIL

    An art deco highrise in eastern Mississippi continues to deteriorate, as does one of the last remaining Negro League baseball stadiums, in New Jersey. A 1,300-year-old cultural site in Guam is threatened by U.S. Navy construction plans, and the character of Connecticut's scenic Merritt Parkway is at risk. — Published 2010.0623

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    FACADES BY FRONT

    Focusing on conceptually and technologically sophisticated facades, the consulting practice Front has had considerable influence on high-profile projects despite its small size. Bruce Nichol, a partner and cofounder of Front, talks with Jon Dreyfous, Elite Kedan, and Craig Mutter about his experience working with Renzo Piano on the New York Times Building in New York City, and with Rem Koolhaas and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) on the China Central Television Headquarters (CCTV) and the Seattle Public Library. — Editor — Published 2010.0616

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    OPEN-WEB STEEL JOISTS

    Focusing on structural engineering issues involved in the repair, restoration, or adaptive reuse of older buildings for which drawings no longer exist, this article is the eighth in a series about antiquated structural systems that can be adapted or reanalyzed for safe reuse. — Editor

    Most of the systems that have been discussed in this series are no longer in use because they have been replaced by more innovative or more economical methods of construction. — Published 2010.0616

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    NEW SAN FRANCISCO ARCHITECTURE

    SFMOMA commissioned a new sculpture garden for the top of its parking structure, with provisions to connect to the main San Francisco Museum of Modern Art building — a late-20th-century classic that prefigured the wave of museums constructed following the Guggenheim Bilbao in 1997. Jensen & Macy Architects conceived of the garden, which was completed by successor firm Jensen Architects, as a gallery without a ceiling. — Published 2010.0609

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    SUSTAINABLE SITE SELECTION FOR SCHOOLS

    In the case of a new school, the first job for the working group is selecting a site. All the decisions that go into making a sustainable campus or building follow. Location defines the impacts of development both to the site itself and to surrounding neighborhoods, transportation, habitat, and hydrology. — Published 2010.0602

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    IN APPRECIATION OF DENNIS SHARP

    The death of Dennis Sharp on May 6, 2010, has robbed the architectural world of one of the most eminent and prolific authors, critics and commentators of the 20th-century architectural scene.

    Born in 1933 into a family of building contractors, architects and surveyors, Dennis initiated his architectural studies at the Architectural Association (AA) in London and later attended the University of Liverpool under Dr. Quentin Hughes. — Published 2010.0609

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    MAKI'S MIT MEDIA LAB

    For an academic unit that produces such forward-thinking projects as electronic ink, humanoid robots, and a digital opera, one might expect an edgy, geometrically wild building by Zaha Hadid or Coop Himmelb(l)au. But for the new building for the MIT Media Lab, Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki designed a serene example of classic modernism — a glass-and-steel form wrapped in an elegant aluminum screen. — Published 2010.0602

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    STEADMAN ON THE BURJ

    Dear Editor,

    I long for the day when someone says — "Let's have no more wars!! — in Afghanistan or anywhere else!" Instead, let's set about constructing the Mile High Frank Lloyd Wright building somewhere in the centre of the United States — say — DENVER? and call it — "THE PEACE BUILDING"!! — Published 2010.0526

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    FOSTER'S NEW OPERA

    The extroverted Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House by Norman Foster has sprung up in Dallas, Texas, across the street from the internally dynamic Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre by REX and OMA. — Published 2010.0526

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