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

1200 Intrepid 1200 Intrepid

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

Metz Metz

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

Cardiff Interchange Cardiff Interchange

Foster + Partners

Second Home Second Home

SelgasCano

Art in the City Art in the City

Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition, Moreau Kusunoki

COSMO at MoMA PS1 COSMO at MoMA PS1

Office for Political Innovation

Indefinite Hangar Indefinite Hangar

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux

Herzog & de Meuron

8600 Wilshire 8600 Wilshire

MAD Architects

Tor di Valle Roma Tor di Valle Roma

Studio Libeskind

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

La Casa Supportive Housing Project La Casa Supportive Housing Project

Studio Twenty Seven Architecture, LEO A DALY

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