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[Building H, Student Housing and College of Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University]
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*** st_04.05.23
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*** ts_98.06.22

  [Scottish Parliament House, Holyrood, Scotland, UK]
  • self-governance
    "The design's future was thrown into doubt when its Spanish architect, Enric Miralles, died of a brain tumor in 2000. The project's costs spiraled from $72 million to 10 times that amount, prompting national hand-wringing and public ridicule." (Nicolai Ouroussoff, nyt_04.10.09)

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    "No, despite moments of remarkable lyricism, this design is not Miralles's epic masterwork. As a composition, it is disjointed and rambling; much of its detailing is overly fussy." (Nicolai Ouroussoff, nyt_04.10.09)

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[Santiago de Compostela, Spain]
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