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  • "Gherkin up for building 'Oscar'"
    -- "RIBA president George Ferguson said this year's shorlist was a 'remarkable selection of buildings'." (Luke Leitch, es_04.06.17)
    • "RIBA award winners 2004"
      -- "From a dentist's office in Chelmsford to a black rubber-clad house on the shingle in Kent, from Foster and Partners' iconic Erotic Gherkin ..." (Charlotte Higgins, guar_04.06.17)

    • "Award for 'high art on grotty street' "
      -- "A black rubber-clad house on the shingle at Dungeness, Kent, a college of art and design described as 'like a dalmatian that has swallowed a billiards table', ..." (Charlotte Higgins, guar_04.06.17)

  • "Whitney Hires Renzo Piano to Design Its Expansion"
    -- "Mr. Piano's plan is far more modest in size and scale than the ambitious $200 million proposal of the Rotterdam architect Rem Koolhaas, which the board abandoned last year, saying it would have been too expensive both to build and to operate." (Carol Vogel, nyt_04.06.16)
    • "The Whitney announces major expansion--again"
      -- "In the last 20 years, the Whitney has repeatedly faltered in attempt to expand the five-storey granite building designed by Marcel Breuer in 1966." (Jason Edward Kaufman, tan_04.06.00)

    • "Whitney Museum names Renzo Piano to design expansion."
      -- " 'This will be a wonderful challenge for me and my team.' " (Renzo Piano in ap_04.06.16)

  • "Two men hold promise of city's culture"
    -- "The odd couple came to the Meyerson last week, Norm and Rem, a lord and a renegade, elegant modernist and defiant anti-modernist, the epitome of cool detachment and the apostle of total immersion." (David Dillon, dmn_04.06.12)
    • "Dallas Center for the Performing Arts designs unveiled."
      -- "When it is completed, the performing arts center will make Dallas the only city in the world that has four buildings designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects located in one contiguous block." (dbj_04.06.07)
    • "Unique designs unveiled for Dallas theater, opera."
      -- "Accompanied by popping corks, dessert sushi and chocolate-covered kumquat lollipops, the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts unveiled its two eye-popping centerpieces Tuesday night: an opera house resembling a gigantic red egg and a theater that looks like an upside-down skyscraper." (dbj_04.06.09)

  • "The Box House: Simplicity Cubed"
    -- "So when Ms. Charles got Mr. Murcutt on the line, she asked if he could recommend anyone to do something on a budget of $50,000.
    'Call my son,' he said." (Elaine Louie, nyt_04.06.10)
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