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

Maggie's Centre Barts Maggie's Centre Barts

Steven Holl Architects

Amstelloft Amstelloft

WE Architecten

Hunters Point Community Library Hunters Point Community Library

Steven Holl Architects

New Paltz House New Paltz House

AlexAllen Studio

Studio Bell Studio Bell

Allied Works Architecture

Bloomberg Center Bloomberg Center

Morphosis Architects

Leeza Soho Leeza Soho

Zaha Hadid Architects

Reservoir Reservoir

Sanjay Puri Architects

LB House LB House

Shachar Rozenfeld architects

High Meadow Dwellings High Meadow Dwellings

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Menil Drawing Institute Menil Drawing Institute

Johnston Marklee

Thompson Exhibition Building Thompson Exhibition Building

Centerbrook Architects and Planners

Nuuk Stadium Nuuk Stadium

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

No. 5 No. 5

BAD. Built by Associative Data

CASWES CASWES

TOOP Architectuur

Sonoma Residence Sonoma Residence

Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

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