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  • Pragmatic Arcadia

    Bay Area imagery meets Modernist rationality in Foothill College, which remains a paragon of campus design.

  • Lerner Meets Lutyens

    For the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Ralph Lerner gave Edwin Lutyens's Classicism a Postmodern spin.

  • Vision Obstructed

    Construction was never completed on the "Slow House" by the then-emerging team of Diller and Scofidio.

  • Density is Destiny

    This public housing project shows how even the most sophisticated design cannot overcome the problems that come with too much density.

  • 20th-Century Design for a 21st-Century Park

    Bernard Tschumi’s scheme for the Parc de la Villette presented a new, controversial paradigm for urban parks.

  • Absorbing Existing Into New

    Kohn Pedersen Fox integrated office blocks by Bunshaft and Kling into the World Bank complex.

  • Postmodern Postmortem

    The Piazza d'Italia's current state speaks to the postindustrial city and post-Katrina New Orleans.

  • Historical Allusion as Public Policy

    A Chicago branch library from the early 1980s exemplifies Postmodernism's design strategies.

  • Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

    The fleeting existence of Frank Gehry's ICS/ERF shows how the permanence of a P/A Award cannot alter the impermanence of some buildings.

  • Below-Ground Books

    Two underground bookstores won P/A Awards six years apart. Both point to the promise—and the problems—of building below grade.