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Some of the most important clues about what drove Adam Lanza to mass murder probably sit on the computer that the reclusive, technical-minded 20-year-old used as one of his main contacts with the world, law enforcement authorities said.

Taste police feel the collars of super-rich home owners

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On the Shelf: Book Report - Inside information

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A bizarre building with some pretty good art attached

Charles Darwent seizes a rare chance to step inside the London Ark

Architecture: Cementing the future

Minimalist architects love the smooth, sculpted effect of reinforced concrete. But only until it starts to crumble and decay.

Architecture: In full sail under a glass sky

In the National Maritime Museum, a boat is becoming part of the building.

PROPERTIES WITH A DIFFERENCE - This week: architectural curiosities

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Properties With A Difference: This week: architectural curiosities

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Architecture: BAAD?Wicked

Philip Bintliff turns practical solutions into visual triumphs, and he is often often inspired by pop music.

Obituary: Alberto Sartoris

THE ARCHITECT Alberto Sartoris believed that modernist architecture must be based on a renunciation of useless and superfluous elements, a respect for true tradition, an harmonious distribution of line and colour, a rhythmical mastery of contrast and assonance, and the investigation of a specific style.

Vicky and Al's Big Adventure

As the V&A finalises plans for its avant-garde new Boilerhouse extension, Jay Merrick follows its creator, Daniel Libeskind, from London to Berlin to probe the making of a modern masterpiece

Gardening: Silent stream

A grotto brings Gothic fantasy to a garden. Kirsty Fergusson investigat es the watery charm of the artificial cavern

Design: On the crest of a new wave

A funding crisis has sunk the Wave, Lord Rogers' design for the South Bank Centre. Nonie Niesewand looks at its likely replacement by up-and-coming talent Allies and Morrison

Architecture: House of the future? Straw, bamboo and cybertronics

The building ideas for the millennium and beyond come from the millennium before, says Nonie Niesewand. Well some of them.
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