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Neighbourhood News December 9th

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That Old Cape Mod

(The Boston Globe)

A number of early modernist cottages in Wellfleet previously slated for demolition by the National Parks Service will now be preserved via an agreement with the Cape Cod Modern House Trust.

“There’s a lot to learn from these houses. It’s not just about nostalgia. They represent a way of living that’s important; a lifestyle that integrates creativity and nature,” said McMahon. Not only are they small in size, they blend with the landscape, and at one-story, are low to the ground.

gehryThe New Offices of Gehry Partners

(The Architects Newspaper)

Gehry Partners, which has over 160 employees, is moving from its 44,000-square-foot studios in West Los Angeles to the beach side town of El Segundo early next year. Their new campus will add 15,000 square feet of space to an existing 60,000-square-foot complex of 1960s warehouse-style structures on Beatrice Avenue between Utah and Alaska avenues. NSB Associates will develop the property with Gehry Partners.

oslo-operahouseThe New Olso Opera House is a Skate Park in Disguise

(Wired)

The new Oslo Opera House was inspired by the image of two glaciers colliding, the architects at Snøhetta didn’t call on glaciologists to help fine-tune the details. They enlisted real experts in twisted planes: skateboarders. “We spoke to them about surface textures and the areas they prefer,” architect Simon Ewings says. His firm followed up the conversation with a statement in stone.

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