March 2008 Table of Contents

Features
Home to a Thousand Souls

Tigerman McCurry architects eschews sentimentality in the design of one of the world's largest homeless shelters. Read more

Concrete Masonry UnitsRaw Materials Concrete Masonry Units

They look dull and, in fact, if you've seen one concrete masonry unit—or concrete block or CMU—you may think you've seen the lot of them: Usually they're rough, gray oblong blocks formed from water, sand, crushed stone, and cement, with two big holes in them. Read more

Star CitiesStar Cities

Famous architects are no longer just in the business of designing signature buildings. They are also increasingly functioning as megascale planners, hand in glove with the biggest developers in the world and with local municipalities, usually with both. Read more

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