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  • "Architect constructs a case for apology to Utzon"
    -- "Renowned Australian architect Harry Seidler yesterday called on the NSW Government to apologise to Jorn Utzon, the Danish designer of the Sydney Opera House hounded out of the country by politicians in 1966." (Meade A, ann_98.10.19)   + m o r e

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  • "Wooing Clinton: Which Architect Will He Hug?"
    -- "Will it be Charles Gwathmey with the girder? Or Frank Gehry with the facade? Or I M Pei with the pyramid?" (Purdum TS, nyt_98.08.13)

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  • "A Jigsaw Puzzle Interlocking Layers of Space"
    -- "Ms. Hadid hasn't settled on a final design for the center's two facades ..." (Muschamp H, nyt_98.08.09)   ->> ctd


  • "A House Where Rooms Are a State of Mind"
    -- "Chaos Theory: The architect Thom Mayne coaxed disparate geometries ..." (Giovannini J, nyt_98.08.06)

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  • "Architect calls on Germany to approve Holocaust Memorial plans"
    -- "While saying he didn't want to interfere in German politics, architect Peter Eisenman said ... 'It now has to move away from politics ...'

    Eisenman's proposal for a labyrinthian field of stone pillars resembling a cemetery was scaled down at the request of Chancellor Helmut Kohl and is believed to be the front-runner among three remaining finalists." (ap_98.08.10)   *** continued

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  • "Meditate, Decorate: Om for the Home"
    -- "Madonna has a yoga room in her Miami home. Donna Karan has a rock garden in East Hampton NY. Her husband, Stephan Weiss, a sculptor, has installed a Balinese teak temple on the terrace of his studio in Greenwich Village. Around the corner, Deneen and Raymond King own an indoor pool, which they say has a meditative effect on their lives." (Morris B, nyt_98.07.30)

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  • "Panel to Interview Seven Firms to Determine Competition Invitees"
    -- "Southwestern Pennsylvania Convention Center ... Announces Short List for Design Competition" (prn_98.08.19)

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