Official Title: Associate Professor | Coordinator for the Department of Architecture

Faculty: Faculty of Creative Industries

Email: thomas.daniell@usj.edu.mo


Short Bio

Thomas Daniell holds a B.B.Sc and a B.Arch with honors from Victoria University of Wellington, an M.Eng from Kyoto University, and a Ph.D from RMIT University. His doctoral dissertation received the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Thesis in a Higher Degree by Research. Prior to establishing his own architecture practice, he spent ten years with the award-winning Kyoto architecture office FOBA. His design work has received international recognition, and in 2007 Wallpaper* magazine selected him as being among “101 of the world’s most exciting new architects.” He is an external reviewer for ACSA (Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture) and SAHANZ (Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand), an Expert of International Standing for the ARC (Australian Research Council), and a founding board member of ADAN (Architectural Design Association of Nippon). Widely published, he is on the editorial boards of the architecture journals MarkVolume, Log, and Enquiry: The ARCC Journal of Architectural Research. A two-time recipient of publication grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, he is author of FOBA: Buildings (Princeton Architectural Press, 2005), After the Crash: Architecture in Post-Bubble Japan (Princeton Architectural Press, 2008), Houses and Gardens of Kyoto (Tuttle, 2010, second edition forthcoming 2018), Kiyoshi Sey Takeyama + Amorphe (Equal Books, 2011), Kansai 6 (Equal Books, 2011), and editor of Toyo Ito's Tarzans in the Media Forest (Architectural Association, 2011). In 2014, he was awarded second place in the Geert Bekaert Prize for Architectural Criticism and received a commendation in the CICA (International Committee of Architectural Critics) Pierre Vago Award. In 2016 he was the recipient of an Academic Fellowship at the Chiba Institute of Technology, Tokyo. In 2017 he was the recipient of the M+ Design Trust Fellowship. He is a member of the Architects Association of Macau.

Publications

Books

  • Houses and Gardens of Kyoto, second edition (Tokyo: Tuttle, forthcoming).
  • An Anatomy of Influence (London: Architectural Association, forthcoming).
  • Tarzans in the Media Forest (London: Architectural Association, 2011), editor and translator.
  • Kansai 6 (Seoul: Equal Books, 2011).
  • Kiyoshi Sey Takeyama + Amorphe (Seoul: Equal Books, 2011).
  • Houses and Gardens of Kyoto (Tokyo: Tuttle, 2010).
  • After the Crash: Architecture in Post-Bubble Japan (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2008).
  • FOBA: Buildings (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2005).

 

Chapters in books

  • “Osaka 1970: Progress and Harmony for All Mankind,” in Expo Architecture, ed. Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen (London: Phaidon, forthcoming).
  • “Uncommon Ground,” in Macau and the Casino Complex, ed. Stefan Al (Las Vegas: University of Nevada Press, forthcoming).
  • “Urban Chimera,” in AAVS Shanghai Folio, ed. Tom Verebes (New York: ORO Press, 2017).
  • “CO2Works,” in This Is Not a House, ed. Dan Rubenstein (New York: Rizzoli, 2015), 174–183.
  • “Acting Natural,” in Kengo Kuma, Small Architecture/Natural Architecture (London: Architectural Association, 2015), 3–20.
  • “Artifice and Authenticity: Post-colonial Urbanism in Macau,” in Asian Cities: Colonial to Global, ed. Gregory Bracken (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2015), 69–94.
  • “Lost in Translation,” in Tokyo from Vancouver 3 (Vancouver: University of British Columbia School of Architecture, 2014), 156–163.
  • “Just Looking: The Origins of the Street Observation Society,” in Terunobu Fujimori Architect (Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2012), 210–221.
  • “The Fugitive,” in Toyo Ito, Tarzans in the Media Forest (London: Architectural Association, 2011), 3–18.
  • “Articles of Faith,” in Sanford Kwinter, Requiem for the City at the End of the Millennium (Barcelona: Actar, 2010), 11–14.
  • “信念を貫く—日常の建築の可能性,” in Kazunari Sakamoto: Poetics in the Ordinary, eds. Kazunari Sakamoto et al. (Tokyo: Shinkenchiku, 2008), 58–62.
  • “Reflecting Modern Life,” in Housing is Back, eds. Peter Ebner et al. (Vienna: Springer Verlag, 2006), 150–153.
  • “Whare: Maori Architecture,” in Houses Around the World, ed. Shuji Funo (Tokyo: Showado-sha, 2005), 354–355.
  • “Keeping the Faith,” in Kazunari Sakamoto: Houses, eds. Hannes Rössler et al (Munich: Detail / Birkhäuser, 2004), 56–59.
  • “De Kunst van het Organiseren,” in Fonds BKVB Jaarverslag 2002 (Amsterdam: Fonds BKVB, 2003), 14–16.

 

Conference proceedings

  • “Sites for Deep Practice,” in Deep Practice (Melbourne: RMIT Press, forthcoming).
  • “Comments by Professor Thomas Daniell,” in CADSA 2015: HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Symposium and Awards (Hong Kong: HKIA, 2015), 250.
  • “Bamboo Computation,” in Action! Doing Design Education: DesignEd Asia Conference 2014, eds. Tim Jachna, Elizabeth McLafferty, Sylvia Tzvetnova Yung (Hong Kong: HKDI, 2014), 41–55.
  • “Beyond Style,” in Architecture and Identity, eds. Peter Herrle and Erik Wegerhoff (Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2008), 103–111.
  • “Pushing The Envelope,” in Sources of Architectural Form: Theory and Practice, ed. Hussain Dashti (Kuwait: University of Kuwait Press, 2007), 189–198.
  • “Preservation or Restoration: Japan’s Architectural Heritage and the Ship of Theseus,” in Reassessing East Asia in the Light of Urban and Architectural History, ed. Executive Committee of International Conference on East Asian Architectural Culture (Kyoto: RSEA, 2006), II135–II144.
  • “The Architect’s Plastic,” in Japan Concrete, eds. Mil De Kooning et al (Ghent: A&S Books, 2004), cover, 119–147.

 

Exhibition catalogs

  • “Domestic Experiments,” in Japan, Archipelago of the House, eds Véronique Hours, Fabien Mauduit, Jérémie Souteyrat, and Manuel Tardits (Tokyo: Kajima, forthcoming).
  • “Modernology in Macau,” in Design and Disaster: Kon Wajiro’s Modernologio, eds. Kuroishi Izumi, Jilly Traganou, and Thomas Daniell (Macau: Ponte 9 Press, 2014), 3–4.
  • “Macau: Ideal City vs. Real City,” in Beyond the Urban Edge: The Ideal City? (Hong Kong: HKIA, 2013), 144–145.
  • “Nakasato,” in Atlas of Shrinking Cities, eds. Philipp Oswalt and Tim Rieniets (Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2006), 126.
  • “Prototypes,” in Move, ed. Barbara Schelle (Munich: TU München, 2006), 14–15.
  • “Containers,” in La Biennale de Venezia: 7th International Architecture Exhibition, Expo On-line: Less Aesthetics More Ethics (Barcelona/Venice: Actar/Marsilio Editori, 2001), 114–117, CD-rom.
  • “Re: Kontextualismus,” in Minihäuser in Japan, ed. Hannes Rössler (Salzburg: Verlag Anton Pustet, 2000), 17.

 

Periodicals

  • “Itsuko Hasegawa in Conversation with Thomas Daniell,” AA Files, no. 72 (June 2016): 20–39.
  • “Bug Eyes and Blockhead,” Log: Observations on Architecture and the Contemporary City, no. 36 (March 2016): 34–47.
  • “Hiroshi Hara in Conversation with Thomas Daniell,” AA Files, no. 71 (December 2015): 135–152.
  • “Difference and Repetition,” Log: Observations on Architecture and the Contemporary City, no. 35 (October 2015): 52–59.
  • “Containment,” Log: Observations on Architecture and the Contemporary City, no. 33 (Winter 2015): 11–16.
  • “Acting Natural,” AA Files, no. 69 (December 2014), 100–106.
  • “White Lotus Temple,” Mark: Another Architecture, no. 53 (October–November 2014): 24–25.
  • “Redesigning the Designer,” in Revista do Ensino Superior de Macau, no. 7 (October 2014): 54–57.
  • “SAR / SEZ / PRD / PRC: Positioning Hong Kong and Macau,” Volume, no. 41 (October 2014): 130–133.
  • “Modernization and Its Discontents,” Volume, no. 41 (October 2014): 68–72.
  • “Chinese Whispers,” Log: Observations on Architecture and the Contemporary City, no. 32 (Fall 2014): 31–32.
  • “Glaciers, Sand Dunes and River Deltas,” Mark: Another Architecture, no. 51 (August 2014): 127–139.
  • “Arata Isozaki in Conversation with Thomas Daniell,” AA Files, no. 68 (July 2014): 22–42.
  • “Futurelab Prints a Micro-home,” Mark: Another Architecture, no. 50 (April 2014): 52–53.
  • “Born Under Solaris,” ICC Tokyo: Weekly Solaris (15 February, 2014): 2.
  • “The Limits of Materiality: On Junya Ishigami and Philippe Rahm,” Interstices: A Journal of Architecture and Related Arts, no. 14 (November 2013): 106–109.
  • “Shenzhen Stock Exchange: Thinking Inside the Box,” Mark: Another Architecture, no. 44 (June–July 2013): 93–101.
  • “Resisting Arrest,” Archicreations: UNStudio 2006–2013, no 168–169 (May–June 2013): 29–31.
  • “‘Nothing Serious’,” Log: Observations on Architecture and the Contemporary City, no. 27 (Spring 2013): 21–30.
  • “Natural Comfort,” Mark: Another Architecture, no. 42 (February–March 2013): 162–169.
  • “The Mothers of Invention,” Architectural Design: The Innovation Imperative (January 2013), 114–123.
  • “Familial Clouds,” Interstices: A Journal of Architecture and Related Arts, no. 13 (November 2012): 122–125.
  • “After the Aftershocks,” Interstices: A Journal of Architecture and Related Arts, no. 13 (November 2012): 100–102.
  • “Fab Prefab,” Mark: Another Architecture, no. 40 (October/November 2012): 66–69.
  • “Viewpoint: David Erdman & Clover Lee,” Mark: Another Architecture, no. 38 (June–July 2012): 136–143.
  • “Just Looking: The Origins of the Street Observation Society,” AA Files, no. 64 (June 2012): 41–50.
  • “Laboratorios habitados: La nueva arquitectura doméstica en Japón,” Architectura Viva, no. 142 (May 2012): 22–25.
  • “The Return of the Repressed,” Log: Observations on Architecture and the Contemporary City, no. 24 (Winter–Spring 2012): 23–27.
  • “Viewpoint: Kazunori Fujimoto,” Mark: Another Architecture, no. 33 (August–September 2011): 84–95.
  • “The Fugitive,” AA Files, no. 62 (May 2011): 78–81.
  • “Kiyoshi Sey Takeyama: What’s in a Name? (A True Story)” Log: Observations on Architecture and the Contemporary City, no. 21 (Winter 2011): 9–22.
  • “Bookmark: Takayuki Suzuki,” Mark: Another Architecture, no. 30 (December 2010): 194–199.
  • “Blue Voxpop,” Volume, no. 26 (December 2010): 50–51.
  • “But the Flesh is Weak,” Volume, no. 25 (October 2010): 151–155.
  • “Bookmark: Leon van Schaik,” Mark: Another Architecture, no. 26 (June–July 2010): 194–199.
  • “Less for More,” De Architect (April 2010): 73.
  • “Fitting In: Small Sites in Urban Japan,” ARCC Newsletter, vol. 34, No. 1 (Spring 2010): 2–5.
  • “Détournement: Atelier Bow-Wow’s Guide to the 13th Arrondissement of Paris,” Volume, (December 2009): 38–46.
  • “Garden House,” Mark: Another Architecture, no. 22 (October–November 2009): 162–171.
  • “Yasutaka Yoshimura Welcomes the Sea and the Sky,” Mark: Another Architecture, no. 22 (October/November 2009): 46–47.
  • “Robust Debate at the International Architectural Education Summit,” Architectural Review (September 2009): 35.
  • “Edo Eco: Increasing Self Sufficiency,” Japan Inc. (March 2009): 33–35.
  • “International Operations: Kiyokazu Arai,” Mark: Another Architecture, no. 18 (February 2009): 64–75.
  • “Back to the Future: The Edo Biosphere,” Volume, no. 18 (December 2008): 76–79.
  • “From Far East to Middle East: Revitalizing Metabolism,” Interstices: A Journal of Architecture and Related Arts, no. 9 (November 2008): 22–33.
  • Editorial and multiple articles, Memary Architecture & Construction Quarterly, no. 15 (Spring 2008).
  • “Beyond the Virtual Body,” Volume, no. 15 (June 2008): 60–64.
  • “Escaping the Clutches of Concrete,” Mark: Another Architecture, no. 12 (February/March 2008): 176–183.
  • “The Letter of the Law,” Interstices: A Journal of Architecture and Related Arts, no. 8 (2007): 85–90.
  • “Legal Constraints on Architectural Form in Japan,” Memary Architecture & Construction Quarterly (Summer 2007): 20–22 (English), 118–21 (Farsi).
  • “Cycle of Dwelling,” Japan Architect, no. 65 (Spring 2007): 112–113.
  • “Rusting Fortress.” Oris IX, no. 47 (2007): 74–83.
  • “Pushing the Envelope,” Mark: Another Architecture, no. 7 (April 2007): 166–173.
  • “What Steel Wants,” Mark: Another Architecture, no. 6 (February 2007): 35.
  • “Living on the Edge,” Mark: Another Architecture, no. 6 (February 2007): 96–100.
  • “Box of Tricks,” Mark: Another Architecture, no. 5 (November 2006): 174–181.
  • “Rebirth of the Blob,” Mark: Another Architecture, no. 5 (November 2006): 70–77.
  • “Living Dangerously,” Mark: Another Architecture, no. 4 (September 2006): 112–121.
  • “Thin Skinned: Hitoshi Abe’s K-Museum,” Mark: Another Architecture, no. 3 (June 2006): 90–101.
  • “Bulletproof Tradition,” Mark: Another Architecture, no. 3 (June 2006): 30–31.
  • “Letter from Kyoto,” Mark: Another Architecture, no. 3 (June 2006): 198–207.
  • “Minoru Mori,” Volume, no. 5 (December 2005): 36.
  • “Less Than Zero,” ERA21 (December 2005): 43–45.
  • “Borrowed Scenery: In the Footsteps of Laurie Anderson,” Volume, no. 2 (June 2005): 46–50.
  • “A Critical View,” Detail (January 2005): 28-29. Republished as “クリティカル・ヴュー,” Detail Japan (April 2005): 38–39.
  • “Immaculate Conception: The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa,” Archis (December 2004): 92–97.
  • “Functionalism and Morphogenesis,” 10+1, no. 35 (June 2004): 124–127.
  • “Deconstructing the Profession,” Archis (March 2004): 74–75.
  • “Exposure Time: Two Media Art Installations,” Archis (January 2004): 100–107.
  • “Balancing Act: MVRDV in Japan,” Archis (November 2003): 76–89.
  • “Waiting at Ground Zero,” AIJ Journal (September 2003): 30–31.
  • “House of the Artist,” Domus, no. 862 (September 2003): 90–99.
  • “Brand Recognition: Architects as ‘Housemakers’ in Japan,” AD: Home Front (July 2003): 82–89.
  • “The Glass Library,” Domus, no. 858 (April 2003): 94–105.
  • “Doors of Perception: Flow,” Archis (February 2003): 110–111.
  • “Strange Attractor: Yokohama International Port Terminal,” Archis (October 2002): 105–109.
  • “Building or Brand? Foreign Projects by Japanese Architects,” AIJ Journal (September 2002): 30–31.
  • “Dynamic Equilibrium: Tensegrity as a Model for Tokyo's Urban Structure,” 10+1, no. 29 (September 2002): 127–129.
  • “Two Houses in Japan,” Domus, no. 845 (February 2002): 72–85.
  • “Framing Nippon: Images of the Japanese Built Environment,” AIJ Journal (January 2002): 62–63.
  • “Manufacturing a Market,” L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui, no. 338 (January–February 2002): 102–105.
  • “FOB Homes,” Arch+, no. 158 (September 2001): 100–103.
  • “Back to Nature,” Archis (July 2001): 33–34.
  • “Virtual Light and Heavy Metal: Building the Mediatheque,” Archis (May 2001): 117–124.
  • “Icoon van een nieuwe generatie publieke architectuur,” De Architect (March 2001): 38–45.
  • “The Dancing House,” Domus, no. 835 (March 2001): 136–145.
  • “Hakama,” De Architect (December 2000): 30–33.
  • “Eastern Aspect,” Cross Section (December 2000): 8–10.
  • “Kazuhiro Ishii: Meta-architecture,” Archis (November 2000): 58–63.
  • “Water Feature,” World Architecture, no. 90 (September 2000): 84–87.
  • “Wide Open Spaces,” World Architecture, no. 87 (June 2000): 78–80.
  • “Fitting In: Small Sites in Urban Japan,” L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui, no. 328 (June 2000): 80–83. Republished as “FOBAと日本の都市,” 10+1, no. 22 (December 2000): 146–147.
  • “Pretty Vacant: The Photographs of Takashi Homma,” Archis (May 2000): 36–41. Republished as “すっきり空っぽ:ホンマタカシの写真,” 10+1, no. 23 (March 2001): 157–9.
  • “Paths of Least Resistance” (editorial), Archis (May 1999): 8.
  • “The Visceral and the Ephemeral: Abstraction in Contemporary Japanese Architecture,” Archis (March 1999): 8–24.
  • “Mirage City: Another Utopia,” Archis (February 1998): 55–60.
  • “Kisho Kurokawa in Malaysia,” Archis (June 1997): 62–67.
  • “Letter from Japan,” Archis (April 1997): 71–73.
  • “ORGAN: Stripped-Down Expressionism,” Archis (December 1996): 11–12.
  • “Skin Deep: OMA in Hong Kong,” Archis (October 1996): 16.
  • “Public Body in Crisis,” Archis (September 1996): 10–11.
  • “Shin Takamatsu: Ornament & (Anti)Urbanism,” Interstices: A Journal of Architecture and Related Arts, no. 3 (1995): 46–53.

 

Book Reviews

  • “Shigeru Ban: Cardboard Cathedral.” Review of Shigeru Ban: Cardboard Cathedral by Andrew Barrie. Interstices (November 2014), 105–106.
  • “Out of the Ordinary.” Review of In Praise of Mud by Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (Kyoto Gakugei, 2012), Windowscape (Film Art Inc, 2010), Windowscape 2 (Film Art Inc, 2014). Architectural Review Asia Pacific, no. 135 (June–July 2014), 24–25.
  • “Masterplanning the Adaptive City.” Review of Masterplanning the Adaptive City, edited by Tom Verebes (London: Routledge, 2013). Architectural Review Asia Pacific, no. 134 (April–May 2014), 16–18.
  • “Living in a Material World.” Review of Far From Equilibrium: Essays on Technology and Design Culture by Sanford Kwinter (Barcelona: Actar, 2008). AA Files, no. 58 (2009), 17–19.
  • “The Media House.” Review of Media House Project (Barcelona: Actar, 2005). 10+1, no. 41 (2005): 123–124.
  • “The School System.” Review of Shaking the Foundations: Japanese Architects in Dialogue (Munich: Prestel Verlag, 1999). World Architecture, no. 90 (September 2000): 51.

 

Interviews

  • “Dialogues on Architecture and Society” (interview by Tiago Quadros) in Macau Sessions (Babel Press, 2015), 32–55.
  • “Interview with Nagasaka Dai,” Kyoto Journal, no. 70 (2008): 72–73.
  • “Métabolisme et Utopie” (interview by Yves Bélorgey), Mimi: Mensuel Interdisciplinaire, no. 2 (April 2009): 3–5.
  • “Miroirs du Monde,” (interview by Laurent Pariente) Mimi: Mensuel Interdisciplinaire, no. 8 (September 2007): 3–6.
  • “Casa Bianca” (interview by Peter Ebner) in Housing is Back, ed. Peter Ebner (Vienna: Springer Verlag, 2006), 178–183.
  • “日本建築の空間は構成詩的” (interview by Takashi Ueda), Architectural Journal (December 1999): 18.

 

Translations

  • Shigeru Ban: Material, Structure and Space (Tokyo: Toto, 2017).
  • Hiroshi Sambuichi and the Inland Sea (Tokyo: Toto, 2016).
  • Tezuka Architecture Catalogue 3 (Tokyo: Toto, 2015).
  • Architecture Since 3/11: New Relationships Between Society and Architects (Kyoto: Gakugei Shuppansha, 2014).
  • Hiroshi Hara, Wallpapers (Tokyo: Gendai, 2014)
  • Shin Takamatsu (Milan: Electa, 2013)
  • Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Rem Koolhaas, Project Japan: Metabolism Talks... (Cologne: Taschen, 2011).
  • Toyo Ito, Tarzans in the Media Forest and Other Essays (London: Architectural Association, 2011).
  • Tadao Ando 0: Process and Idea (Tokyo: Toto, 2010).
  • Hiroshi Hara, YET (Tokyo: Toto, 2009).
  • Ryue Nishizawa: Studies (Tokyo: Inax, 2009).
  • Tezuka Architecture Catalogue 2 (Tokyo: Toto, 2009).
  • Gerrit Th. Rietveld (Tokyo: Toto, 2009).
  • Tadao Ando 3: Inside Japan (Tokyo: Toto, 2008).
  • Sou Fujimoto: Primitive Future (Tokyo: Inax, 2008): 9–11.
  • Tadao Ando 2: Outside Japan (Tokyo: Toto, 2008).
  • Honeycomb Tube Architecture 2 (Tokyo: Shinkenchiku, 2008).
  • Hironori Matsubara, Realize (Tokyo: Toto, 2007).
  • Kazuhiro Kojima et al, Cultivate (Tokyo: Toto, 2007).
  • Alvaro Siza (Tokyo: Toto, 2007).
  • Honeycomb Tube Architecture (Tokyo: Shinkenchiku, 2007).
  • Yoshiharu Tsukamoto et al, Graphic Anatomy: Atelier Bow-Wow (Tokyo: Toto, 2007).
  • Tadao Ando 1: Houses and Housing (Tokyo: Toto, 2007).
  • Mutsuro Sasaki et al, Morphogenesis of Flux Structure (London: Architectural Association, 2007).
  • Manabu Chiba, Rule of the Site (Tokyo: Toto, 2006).
  • Shuhei Endo, Gravitecture (Tokyo: Flick Studio, 2006).
  • Tezuka Architecture Catalogue (Tokyo: Toto, 2006).
  • Yoshiharu Tsukamoto et al, Bow-Wow from Post Bubble City (Tokyo: Inax, 2006).
  • Contemporary Japanese Houses, 1985–2005 (Tokyo: Toto, 2005).
  • Mutsuro Sasaki, Flux Structure (Tokyo: Toto Shuppan, 2005).
  • Hironori Matsubara, On-site Design (Beijing: Zhongguo Jizncai Gongye Publishing, 2005).
  • Beijing • Shanghai Architecture Guide (Tokyo: A+U Publishing, 2005).
  • Hitoshi Abe et al, Flicker (Tokyo: Toto, 2005).
  • Hidetoshi Ohno et al, Towards the Fiber City (Tokyo: MPF Press, 2004).
  • Albert Ferré et al, eds. The Yokohama Project (Barcelona: Actar, 2002).
  • Hitoshi Abe et al, a-book (Paris: Institut Francais d’Architecture, 2000).
  • Kisho Kurokawa et al, Public Body in Crisis (Tokyo: Toto, 1996).

 


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LAR215
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LAR234
3.00 credits
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3.00 credits
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LAR236
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LCO302
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LAR302
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