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Jan 7, 2014 — London's most modern skyscrapers have their formal names. But they are also given irreverent nicknames like "The Cheese Grater" and "The Prawn."
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Dec 24, 2013 — Historically, companies often viewed buildings as simply a cost, one architect consultant says. Now they're beginning to think about them as an asset — something that can be used to drive creativity and performance and attract and retain talent.
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Nov 19, 2013 — It pays to be unique when you're going for the title of best restroom in the land. Design details are crucial. It also doesn't hurt if patrons can relax in a fantasy setting and grab a drink from a window connecting to a bar.
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Sep 20, 2013 — Chinese developers have been building communities that mimic European cities, believing they'll be a big draw for the country's newly wealthy. But so far, the appetite for the homes has been modest.
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May 10, 2013 — With its glittering spire now firmly attached, the new World Trade Center became the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere Friday morning.
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Dec 5, 2012 — The Pritzker Prize-winning architect was known for some of the world's most famous modernist buildings, including Brasilia's crown-shaped cathedral. He was 104.
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Dec 8, 2011 — The international architecture symposium, Min to Max, will bring together architects, artists, and activists from all over the world this weekend. Influential architects attending the conference include the New York Times' critic, Michael Kimmelman, Anne Lacaton, and many others.
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Jun 28, 2011 — An architect thinks better design for housing could help improve health. He commissioned prototype homes to prevent tuberculosis transmission in Haiti from designers and doctors around the world.
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Apr 12, 2011 — Imagine a sleek new Hoover Dam or a pollution-fighting skyscraper. Those things aren't too far-fetched for designers in a recent architecture contest.
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Jul 21, 2010 — The living room has always been a sort of conundrum for me in any household I've lived in. Is it the room you hang out in everyday, or do you use it for special occasions? And what about the family room? How does that factor in?
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