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  • I'm sure someone out there knows of the above reference publication by the AIA released in the early '90s. I had one but lost it. I would like to get another copy but have not found a place to buy one. I tried Amazon but to no avail. If you have one and ...

  • I applaud the  optimism that maintains a  faith in science and the  human mind.   I wish I didn't believe that  it is sadly misplaced. ------------------------------ Eugene Ely AIA Emeritus, LEED AP San Jose, CA ------------------------------

  • Architecture and the Nobel Prize for Physics   This week's steady trickle of news about the Nobel Prize winners is soothing the soul amidst the barrage of disasters which can debilitate the most resilient mind. This year's Nobel crop with ...

  • brilliant post - thank you and well said ------Original Message------ Will the Car Reshape our Cities Again - as a Weapon? In the eyes of some urban planners the automobile was a deadly force on the urban environment for a long time. Figuratively ...

  • Will the Car Reshape our Cities Again - as a Weapon? In the eyes of some urban planners the automobile was a deadly force on the urban environment for a long time. Figuratively in terms of shaping cities but also literally in terms of high urban pedestrian ...

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  • Thank you to COD Secretary Donald Henke, AIA for his drawings of buildings from the Austin Conference in February 2017. Tower at University of Texas, Austin. Hotel Saint Cecilia, Austin, renovated by Clayton & Little. ...

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  • In a similar fashion as the leading international sporting events, the Olympic Games that alternate with the Summer and Winter Games, the architecture world has its own version embodied in the Venice Architecture Biennale . As with the Summer Game, ...

  • What would you do if you found yourself with an abandoned airport on 1000 acres of formerly beautiful land surrounded on three sides by a fjord---AND it's on the outskirts of a city which also happens to have a housing shortage? If you're the city ...

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  • COD members who attend the Norway conference in June will be treated to an in-person overview of current work there but for those who can't wait, or who can't attend, one of the best resources online is Architecture Norway, the NAL's (the Norwegian ...

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  • We'll be visiting the Rundeskogen housing designed by Helen & Hard on the Stavanger segment of COD's upcoming Norway conference in June. COD Chair Jim Childress says, "It makes you look at everything differently afterwards. They're pushing ...

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