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

Destination Spa + Resort Destination Spa + Resort

Oppenheim Architecture

The Pine Cone Project The Pine Cone Project

PHL Architects

MPavilion 2016 MPavilion 2016

Studio Mumbai

98 Fourteenth Street 98 Fourteenth Street

Perkins+Will

Nobu Ryokan Nobu Ryokan

Studio PCH, Montalba Architects

Paradise City Paradise City

MVRDV, Gansam

University Medical Center New Orleans University Medical Center New Orleans

NBBJ, Blitch Knevel Architects

Planned Parenthood Queens Planned Parenthood Queens

Stephen Yablon Architecture

Kaiser Permanente, Radiation Oncology Center Kaiser Permanente, Radiation Oncology Center

Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign

House XL House XL

SoNo Arhitekti

Offenbach Harbour Offenbach Harbour

Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl

Iskcon Temple Iskcon Temple

Sanjay Puri Architects

Ayla Golf Academy & Clubhouse Ayla Golf Academy & Clubhouse

Oppenheim Architecture

Csontváry Museum Csontváry Museum

Nartarchitects

Elbphilharmonie Elbphilharmonie

Herzog & de Meuron

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