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

Bajalta California Bajalta California

SHoP Architects

2016 Venice Biennale: Australian Pavilion 2016 Venice Biennale: Australian Pavilion

Denton Corker Marshall, Aileen Sage Architects

Lake Michigan Beach Cottage Lake Michigan Beach Cottage

Ramsey Jones Architects

Mountain House Mountain House

Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Milwaukee Art Museum Milwaukee Art Museum

HGA Architects and Engineers

WTS Paradigm WTS Paradigm

Eppstein Uhen Architects

Guest House Garden Pavilion Guest House Garden Pavilion

Vetter Denk Architecture

Redux House Redux House

Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Linear Cabin Linear Cabin

Johnsen Schmaling Architects

685 First Avenue 685 First Avenue

Richard Meier & Partners Architects

Thamesmead Civic Quarter Thamesmead Civic Quarter

Proctor and Matthews, Mecanoo

The Nord Family Greenway The Nord Family Greenway

Sasaki Associates

Halifax Central Library Halifax Central Library

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

2016 Venice Biennale: Irish Pavilion, "Losing Myself" 2016 Venice Biennale: Irish Pavilion, "Losing Myself"

Níall McLaughlin and Yeoryia Manolopoulou

UNIC UNIC

MAD Architects

Biesbosch Museum Biesbosch Museum

Studio Marco Vermeulen

Dijon Concrete Housings Dijon Concrete Housings

Ateliers O-S Architectes

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