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

Terrace 459 Terrace 459

Landon Bone Baker Architects

Underhill Underhill

Bates Masi + Architects

AIDS Memorial AIDS Memorial

Studio ai Architects

German School Madrid German School Madrid

Grüntuch Ernst Architects

The Point The Point

Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt

Evering Road Evering Road

Scenario Architecture

Shoji Screen House Shoji Screen House

Yoshiaki Yamashita Architect & Associates

Sunday House Sunday House

Teeland Architects

Aitoku Kindergarten Aitoku Kindergarten

Kengo Kuma & Associates

Flotsam & Jetsam Flotsam & Jetsam

SHoP Architects

Faena Forum Faena Forum

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

New Permanent Garden New Permanent Garden

6a Architects, Gabriel Orozco

Blakeburn Blakeburn

A449 Architects

Sluishuis Sluishuis

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Barcode Architects

Fold House Fold House

Bossley Architects

Skardsøya Cottage Skardsøya Cottage

TYIN Tegnestue Architects

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