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A strange and compelling contradiction exists in architecture today. As digital communication and digital tools make everyone and everything in the world more accessible and more alike, there remains a powerful desire to express qualities of difference unique to each regional community, each specific place, and each individual designer. Global digital unification also fosters an equally powerful desire to express new ideas in architecture independent of regional place, which fosters a voracious appetite for a new global architecture built around common ideas, not common place. Our book responds to this paradox of wanting to be the same and different simultaneously.