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Thursday, August 06, 2009

The World's 18 Strangest Buildings, SC Reforms, Vaccination Myths, India bars Pakistani TV channels

This July, the American Institute of Architects forecasted steep declines in nonresidential construction spending through 2010. Spending is projected to decrease by 16 percent this year and another 12 percent in 2010. With less money flowing through the industry, high-end design projects are likely to be scaled back; architects, builders and regular folk are opting for retrofits with more practical design. While the demand may be turning to minimal and frugal architecture, unusual design still holds a place for museums and other prominent locations, primarily because it is so effective at turning heads. Here are some of our favorite unusual designs for museums, offices, homes and libraries—and why they are so effective at drawing attention. The World's 18 Strangest Buildings—And Why We Love Them

POLITICS: Security Council Reform Remains Deadlocked

Vaccination Myths And Truths

EUROPE: Roma Dead Less Remembered

Perennial Vegetables

India bars Pakistani TV channels


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