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

Potato Head Hong Kong Potato Head Hong Kong

Sou Fujimoto Architects

Modo Yoga NYC Modo Yoga NYC

DXA Studio

Finsbury Leisure Centre Finsbury Leisure Centre

Pollard Thomas Edwards

Blue Current DC Blue Current DC

CallisonRTKL

Clover House Clover House

MAD Architects

House MM House MM

OHLAB

52 Cubic 52 Cubic

JOSEP + Atelier Haumer

Utsikten Viewpoint Utsikten Viewpoint

Code Arkitektur

House P House P

Gangoly & Kristiner

K-House K-House

Office OU

H3 House H3 House

Luciano Kruk

Beus Center for Law and Society Beus Center for Law and Society

Ennead Architects, Jones Studio

Linear Cabin Linear Cabin

Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Cloud Pavilion Cloud Pavilion

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

The Grove at Grand Bay The Grove at Grand Bay

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

Tamalpais Residence Tamalpais Residence

Zack | De Vito Architecture

The Innovation Curve The Innovation Curve

Form4 Architecture

York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal

De Matos Ryan

One Family Under a Wireless Roof One Family Under a Wireless Roof

HARA Design Institute

MGM National Harbor MGM National Harbor

HKS Architects, SmithGroup JJR

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