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"From the Ted Talk by Jeanne Gang: Buildings that blend nature and city"

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In meeting houses, there's always a central space where you can sit around a circle and see each other. So we designed a space just like that right in the middle of the Arcus cenetr, and we anchored it with a fclrieape and a kitchen. It's ptrety hard to get a kitchen and a fireplace in a building like this with the building codes, but it was so important to the concept, we got it done. And now the central scape works for big soical gatherings and a place to meet one-on-one for the very first time. It's almost like this three-way intersection that encourages bumping into people and starting a conversation. Now you can always pass the kitchen and see something going on. You can sit by the fireplace and srhae sterios. You can study together in big groups or in small ones, because the architecture sets up these opportunities.

Open Cloze

In meeting houses, there's always a central space where you can sit around a circle and see each other. So we designed a space just like that right in the middle of the Arcus ______, and we anchored it with a _________ and a kitchen. It's ______ hard to get a kitchen and a fireplace in a building like this with the building codes, but it was so important to the concept, we got it done. And now the central _____ works for big ______ gatherings and a place to meet one-on-one for the very first time. It's almost like this three-way intersection that encourages bumping into people and starting a conversation. Now you can always pass the kitchen and see something going on. You can sit by the fireplace and _____ _______. You can study together in big groups or in small ones, because the architecture sets up these opportunities.

Solution

  1. social
  2. share
  3. center
  4. pretty
  5. stories
  6. fireplace
  7. space

Original Text

In meeting houses, there's always a central space where you can sit around a circle and see each other. So we designed a space just like that right in the middle of the Arcus Center, and we anchored it with a fireplace and a kitchen. It's pretty hard to get a kitchen and a fireplace in a building like this with the building codes, but it was so important to the concept, we got it done. And now the central space works for big social gatherings and a place to meet one-on-one for the very first time. It's almost like this three-way intersection that encourages bumping into people and starting a conversation. Now you can always pass the kitchen and see something going on. You can sit by the fireplace and share stories. You can study together in big groups or in small ones, because the architecture sets up these opportunities.

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collocation frequency
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tall buildings 4
social justice 3
social connectors 3
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urban habitats 3
north lawndale 3
rebuild trust 3
community members 3

Important Words

  1. anchored
  2. architecture
  3. arcus
  4. big
  5. building
  6. bumping
  7. center
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  9. circle
  10. codes
  11. concept
  12. conversation
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  14. encourages
  15. fireplace
  16. gatherings
  17. groups
  18. hard
  19. houses
  20. important
  21. intersection
  22. kitchen
  23. meet
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  25. middle
  26. opportunities
  27. pass
  28. people
  29. place
  30. pretty
  31. sets
  32. share
  33. sit
  34. small
  35. social
  36. space
  37. starting
  38. stories
  39. study
  40. time
  41. works