October 2007 Table of Contents

Features
GRAM Green

In Michigan, Kulapat Yantrasast of why architecture designs what is set to be the nation's first LEED-certified art museum. Read more

Rome Reborn Rome Reborn

In 1816, Lord Byron left his home in England and, after traveling through Belgium and Switzerland, eventually made his way to Italy, where he encountered, among other things, the Roman Colosseum. “A ruin—yet what ruin!” he wrote in the fourth canto of the long poem “Childe Harold's Pilgrimage.” It was the decay and emptiness that particularly appealed to him: the “seats crush'd,” the “walls bow'd,” and “the arena void” in which he heard the echo of his voice. Read more

Park This Way Park This Way

The most unloved—yet most necessary—of urban structures is turning up in some unusual and ambitious new guises. Read more

A Serviceable Icon

The Golden Gate Bridge is now in the middle of a $471 million seismic retrofit aimed at making it as safe and strong as possible—that is, better able to move with and dissipate seismic forces—without changing its appearance at all. Read more

Projects

Writers Theatre Writers Theatre

Studio Gang Architects

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Mullins Complex Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Mullins Complex

Michael Winstanley Architects and Planners

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens Horticulture Center Yew Dell Botanical Gardens Horticulture Center

De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

Green Residence Green Residence

De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

Dubai Creek Harbor Tower Dubai Creek Harbor Tower

Santiago Calatrava

Palau Blaugrana Palau Blaugrana

HOK, TAC Arquitectes

See-Through House See-Through House

Koning Eizenberg Architecture

Next Tokyo 2045 Next Tokyo 2045

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

National Arts Centre National Arts Centre

Diamond Schmitt Architects

The Spiral The Spiral

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

Elytra Filament Pavilion Elytra Filament Pavilion

Achim Menges, Moritz Dörstelmann

Knoll Houston Offices and Showroom Knoll Houston Offices and Showroom

Architecture Research Office (ARO)

Arnhem Station Arnhem Station

UNStudio

The Cube, Beirut The Cube, Beirut

Orange Architects

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