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  • 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.

  • Two of Many for Morphosis

    Oft-honored in the P/A Awards, Morphosis was recognized in 1987 for two very different L.A.-area projects.

  • (De)constructing a Deconstructionist Monument

    Remembered for its dramatic deconstruction of architectural form, the Arnoff Center for Design and Art may have lasting importance as a watershed in computer-aided construction technology.

  • Modernism in Classical Armor

    At Princeton's Whig Hall, Gwathmey and Siegel created a modernist landmark that is remarkably at home in a classical revival shell.

  • Bellflower Elementary School

    With a 1973 P/A Award Citation, Bellflower Elementary School recalls earlier efforts at energy conservation that deserve reassessment.