October 2008 Table of Contents

Features
Raw Materials: Vinyl Raw Materials Raw Materials: Vinyl

PVC is a common yet controversial plastic used in construction. See how it's made and what happens at the end of its life. Read more

Life in a Fishbowl

Two new LEED-rated dormitories at the Illinois Institute of Technology will monitor energy used by every person in real time?using electronic fish. Read more

Tales From the Downturn, Part Four: Dan Probst Tales From the Downturn, Part Four: Dan Probst

According to Dan Probst of Jones Lang LaSalle, the recession will not hurt green construction. In fact, the new economic climate makes it a necessity. Read more

Suffragette City Suffragette City

The restoration of City Hall in University City, Mo., not only aimed to reclaim the building's Beaux Arts past but also to establish its energy-efficient future. Read more

Book Excerpt: Big Box Reuse Book Excerpt: Big Box Reuse

As stores like Wal-Mart and Kmart leave one large structure for a larger one, communities around the country are finding creative uses for the buildings left behind. An excerpt from Julia Christensen's new book, Big Box Reuse. Read more

Promise vs. Performance: A Deeper Shade of Green Promise vs. Performance: A Deeper Shade of Green

LEED certification is suposed to free a building from being a drain on our energy resources. But how well do those ratings reflect actual performance? Read more

Projects

Fondaco dei Tedeschi Fondaco dei Tedeschi

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

Feltrinelli Porta Volta Feltrinelli Porta Volta

Herzog & de Meuron

Laidley Street Residence Laidley Street Residence

Designed by Michael Hennessey Architecture in San Francisco, this compact, Custom...

Westlight Westlight

TEN Arquitectos

Engel & Völkers Headquarters and STRANDHAUS Engel & Völkers Headquarters and STRANDHAUS

Richard Meier & Partners Architects

Vessel Vessel

Heatherwick Studio

Soundport Headquarters Soundport Headquarters

Foster + Partners

G.R.O.W G.R.O.W

Alex Loh

Breiavatnet Lanterna Breiavatnet Lanterna

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, SJ Arkitekter

Blumenhaus Blumenhaus

Wiel Arets Architects

Kin[a]esthetics Kin[a]esthetics

Jonathan Izen

The Academy The Academy

James Skimin

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