December 2008 Table of Contents

Prepared for Takeoff

Constructed next to Eero Saarinen's historic TWA terminal, and respectful of it, the new JetBlue Terminal 5 is as operational as it is elegant. Read more

How Are You Feeling? How Are You Feeling?

ARCHITECT's 2008 Confidence Survey reveals a profession very nervous about its present and near future. Read more

Projects of the Year

Seven critics from around the country nominate their favorite buildings of 2008. Read more

Year of the Dragon Year of the Dragon

With the Olympics behind it, what does the future hold for China? Read more

Flip a Strip Flip a Strip

The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art's Flip a Strip design competition was perfectly timed. Read more

Whither Suburbia

Joel Kotkin and Christopher Leinberger offer different responses to the question of whether 2008 spelled the end of the suburban dream. Read more

Palladio at 500 Palladio at 500

It's been half a millennium since Andrea Palladio's birth. Is he still relevant to architecture? Read more

HABS at 75 HABS at 75

The Historic American Buildings Survey stays relevant three-quarters of a century after its creation. Read more

The Seagram at 50 The Seagram at 50

Would Phyllis Lambert commission the Seagram Building again if she had the chance? Read more

Visible Man Visible Man

David Adjaye's rise as the first black starchitect offers the possibility of success to all. Read more

Temple Standoff Temple Standoff

The 11th century Khmer temple Preah Vihear gets caught in a geopolitical struggle. Read more

Mommie Dearest Mommie Dearest

Build all the LEED buildings you want - climate change is already happening. Meet the new enemy, Mother Nature. Read more

Il Maestro

Renzo Piano Workshop has become the McKim, Mead, and White of the 21st century. Read more

Eekonomy Eekonomy

A look at four quarters' worth of worsening economic indicators. Read more

The Comeback Kid The Comeback Kid

Adrian Smith didn't want to retire. Turns out his clients didn't want him to, either. Read more

Peak Oil Peak Oil

Can green design and thoughtful urbanism save Dubai? Read more

Deferred Maintenance

The U.S. hasn't done an adequate job of keeping its national house in good working condition. Read more


PS96X Addition PS96X Addition

MDSzerbaty+Associates Architecture LLC

Allianz Tower Allianz Tower

Arata Isozaki & Associates, Andrea Maffei Architects

Hankook Tire R+D Centre Hankook Tire R+D Centre

Foster + Partners

East 5th Street East 5th Street

Touloukian Touloukian

China Philharmonic Hall China Philharmonic Hall

MAD Architects

Fort York National Historic Site Visitor Centre Fort York National Historic Site Visitor Centre

Patkau Architects, Kearns Mancini Architects

UTEC Lima Campus UTEC Lima Campus

Grafton Architects

Tower 41 Tower 41

Alberto Kalach

Pachacamac Museum Pachacamac Museum

Llosa Cortegana Arquitectos

Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Zifeng Tower Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Zifeng Tower

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

House of Rolf House of Rolf


The Cubes The Cubes


Morning Sky House, Guest House and Stable Morning Sky House, Guest House and Stable

MDSzerbaty+Associates Architecture LLC

Xili Sports and Cultural Centre Xili Sports and Cultural Centre

MVRDV, Zhubo Architecture Design

Visual Arts Building, University of Iowa Visual Arts Building, University of Iowa

Steven Holl Architects, BNIM

Axel Springer Campus Axel Springer Campus

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

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