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Architecture

What was promised as the tallest building in the world built by modular construction is delayed and the subject of lawsuits. State documents, recently made public, describe water damage, tolerance challenges, and unanticipated repairs.
Yesterday   City Limits
<p>Americans prefer traditional architecture. Is Modernism dead?</p>
Mar 26, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>The results are in and tongues are still wagging -- about buildings that Americans both love and hate. The AIA released the winners and losers of its survey to discover America's favorite architecture.</p>
Mar 25, 2007   ArchitectOnline.com
<p>Plans for condominiums and senior housing in downtown Pasadena may create traffic and aesthetic problems.</p>
Mar 25, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>Built in 1820s and 1830s, the arcades in Paris were the first enclosed retail centers protecting shoppers from the elements as they browsed a variety of shops.</p>
Mar 24, 2007   The New York Times
<p>The modernist house, designated as a World Heritage Site, deteriorates as its owners and the Czech Republic government fight over restoration.</p>
Mar 23, 2007   The New York Times
Since this is my first blog, let me introduce myself. My name is Brent Toderian. In 2006 I was appointed the City of Vancouver, British Columbia's Director of Planning. Before that I was the Manager of Centre City Planning and Design for the City of Calgary, Alberta. Blog Post
Mar 22, 2007   By Brent Toderian
<p>Japanese architects are pioneering design and building techniques that make the most of urban space, offering an affordable way to live in expensive metropolises.</p>
Mar 22, 2007   WorldChanging
In spite of my sense that we are heading pell mell into the gloom of global warming, catastrophic conflict and hopeless mediocrity, I've noticed a hopeful trend. Blog Post
Mar 22, 2007   By Barbara Knecht
<p>One of the designers behind Mockingbird Station in Dallas, Texas, one of the first TODs in the country, talks about the recipe for a successful transit-oriented development.</p>
Mar 22, 2007   Multi-Housing News
<p>Leaders of the Universal Design movement call for a built environment that works for all members of society -- young, old, able-bodied or disabled -- an increasingly important issue as the population ages.</p>
Mar 21, 2007   The Washington Post