August 2011 Table of Contents

Dialogue
Mental Health: Goose Bumps and Ballyhoo Editorial Mental Health: Goose Bumps and Ballyhoo

When the news seems hopeless, I focus my mind and find solace in the recollection of great design. Read more

AIArchitect
Somshankar Bose, AIA AIAvoices Somshankar Bose, AIA

As the lines between local and gloabl practices blur, one architect reports on India's viability in the 21st century. Read more

News from Across the Institute AIAnow News from Across the Institute

Helinski, Los Angeles, Dayton, Boston, and Tokyo Read more

Is Today's Big Tomorrow's Small? AIAPRACTICE Is Today's Big Tomorrow's Small?

The difference between small and big in the federal market has very large consequences. Read more

The New Normal, part 1 AIAFEATURE The New Normal, part 1

Ownership and equity are about more than square footage in today's home. They're about design's value and process, too. Read more

Security by Design AIAperspective Security by Design

Ten years after 9/11, how can design improve security? Read more

R+D Awards
2011 R+D Awards 2011 R+D Awards 2011 R+D Awards

The fifth annual R+D Awards jury chose 12 winners that exemplify innovation in architectural systems technology. Read more

Taktl 2011 R+D Awards: Citation Taktl

Manufacturer: Taktl Read more

Sanicubic Classic 2011 R+D Awards: Citation Sanicubic Classic

Manufacturer: Saniflo Read more

Solar Sandwich 2011 R+D Awards: Citation Solar Sandwich

Manufacturer: Englert Read more

LED Handrail System 2011 R+D Awards: Citation LED Handrail System

Designers: James Carpenter Design Associates Read more

PointSix Durastand Flooring 2011 R+D Awards: Citation PointSix Durastand Flooring

Manufacturer: Ainsworth Engineered Read more

Accoya Wood 2011 R+D Awards: Citation Accoya Wood

Manufacturer: Accsys Technologies Read more

Tree Trunk Towers: Cantilevered Floor/Super Core Structure 2011 R+D Awards: Winner Tree Trunk Towers: Cantilevered Floor/Super Core Structure

Designers: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Read more

Hair, Spikes, Cattail, and Turkeyfoot 2011 R+D Awards: Winner Hair, Spikes, Cattail, and Turkeyfoot

Designer: Wei-Han Vivian Lee Read more

Stormglass 2011 R+D Awards: Winner Stormglass

Designers: Ply Architecture Read more

Solar Enclosure for Water Reuse 2011 R+D Awards: Winner Solar Enclosure for Water Reuse

Designers: Center for Architecture Science and Ecology Read more

Performative Envelope Lab 2011 R+D Awards: Winner Performative Envelope Lab

Designers: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Read more

The Blue Sky Frame 2011 R+D Awards: Winner The Blue Sky Frame

Designers: Blue Sky Frame Systems Read more

Business
Grow Up Best Practices Grow Up

Building up a firm may be the smartest strategy for recovering from the recession—so long as it’s done the right way. Read more

Wichita, Kansas Local Market Wichita, Kansas

Known for its aircraft manufacturing, this Midwestern city has expanded while the rest of the economy has stalled. Read more

Recovery Rooms Typology Recovery Rooms

Designers are building substance-abuse treatment facilities with an eye toward evidence-based trends and livability. Read more

Haunting in Halifax Letter from ghost 13 Haunting in Halifax

Nearly 200 people gathered to hear architectural luminaries at the Ghost 13 conference. Read more

Office Space Firm Culture Office Space

Communication? Space? Organization? All are crucial for a healthy office culture. Read more

Technology
Nora Systems Noraplan Environcare Nora Systems Noraplan Environcare

A new line of resilient rubber flooring. Read more

HOK Product Design Vivendi Collection HOK Product Design Vivendi Collection

A collaboration with Mannington Commercial, this resilient flooring is for healthcare applications. Read more

Johnsonite Azterra Johnsonite Azterra

Vinyl-enhanced tile flooring that mimics terrazzo. Read more

Johnsonite Color Essence Johnsonite Color Essence

Vinyl-enhanced tile for a range of commercial uses. Read more

Gerflor Mipolam Symbioz Gerflor Mipolam Symbioz

Homogenous resilient sheet flooring for high-traffic areas. Read more

Armstrong Timberline Armstrong Timberline

Bamboo resilient flooring for healthcare applications. Read more

Armstrong Perspectives Armstrong Perspectives

Sheet and tile resilient healthcare flooring. Read more

Viracon VUE-40 Coating Viracon VUE-40 Coating

High-performance coating for insulated architectural glass. Read more

Luminous Textile panels Luminous Textile panels

From Philips Lighting and Kvadrat, panels with color-changing LEDs. Read more

Lafarge North America LiftLite Lafarge North America LiftLite

Greenguard-certified, low-VOC wallboards made from 99% recycled content. Read more

Kawneer 1600UT Curtain Wall System Kawneer 1600UT Curtain Wall System

A flexible new curtainwall system. Read more

CMR Illumra CMR Illumra

Lighting-control system that turns lights off halfway through the night. Read more

Horm Hexagon Horm Hexagon

Steven Holl designed this series of seats and tables. Read more

Hansgrohe RainBrain Hansgrohe RainBrain

Touchscreen shower system with four presets and five functions. Read more

Garland Co. R-Mer Guard Garland Co. R-Mer Guard

Horizontal wall collection of metal panels. Read more

Benetti Stone Philosophy Moss Tile Benetti Stone Philosophy Moss Tile

Interior tile that uses lichen that has undergone a stabilization process. Read more

B&B Italia Jean Chair B&B Italia Jean Chair

New seating element available in B&B Italia's array of upholstery options. Read more

BASF Green Sense Concrete BASF Green Sense Concrete

Performance-based concrete mixture that contributes to LEED points. Read more

3M Architectural Markets Sunlight Delivery System 3M Architectural Markets Sunlight Delivery System

A hybrid daylighting solution that tracks and collects sunlight. Read more

Managing Up Continuing Education Managing Up

By getting involved in politics and making design of value in codes, architects are helping fellow practitioners to be invaluable. Read more

Eco-Logical Regulations Eco-Logical

Three designers discuss the environmental codes that most affect their work. Read more

Culture
Revival Redux Crit Revival Redux

What does Colonial Revival tell us about the modern metropolis? Read more

Book: 'Made in Russia: Unsung Icons of Soviet Design' Book Book: 'Made in Russia: Unsung Icons of Soviet Design'

Soviet-era design left us with the 12-sided beveled drinking glass, among other things. Read more

Exhibit: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Installation Exhibit: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Peter Zumthor's garden within a garden, has a ceiling open to the sky. Through. Oct. 16. Read more

Exhibit: 'Art/Architecture' Exhibit Exhibit: 'Art/Architecture'

An exhibit in Austria displays the recently freed Ai Weiwei's designs and a new installation. Through Oct. 16. Read more

Exhibit: 'Donald Judd: A Good Chair is a Good Chair' Object Exhibit: 'Donald Judd: A Good Chair is a Good Chair'

Minimalist artist Donald Judd turned to desiging minimalist furniture later in his career. Through Oct. 9. Read more

Exhibit: 'Lists: To-dos, Illustrated Inventories, Collected Thoughts' Exhibit Exhibit: 'Lists: To-dos, Illustrated Inventories, Collected Thoughts'

Eighty lists, some illustrated, from architects, artists, and more, on exhibit. Through Oct. 2. Read more

Food: Coolhaus Food: Coolhaus

Score Louis Ba-Kahn, Mies Vanilla Rohe, and Frank Behry ice cream at food trucks (Coolhaus) in L.A., Austin, and New York. Read more

Exhibit: 'George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher' Exhibit Exhibit: 'George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher'

At the McNay Art Museum in Texas, see design "from the Mad Men era." Through Sept. 11. Read more

Lake|Flato Architects Studio Visit Lake|Flato Architects

Central Texas's history, architecture, and growth has had an impact on this firm's downtown San Antontio studio and its work. Read more

Study in Contrasts Q&A Study in Contrasts

Once reviled, Henry Cobb’s Hancock tower wins AIA’s Twenty-Five Year Award. Read more

Past P/A
Density is Destiny 1969 p/a award Density is Destiny

This public housing project shows how even the most sophisticated design cannot overcome the problems that come with too much density. Read more

Other Articles
The Grand Arch, Sector 62, and Skyon On the Boards The Grand Arch, Sector 62, and Skyon

Gurgaon, India/Sorg Architects Read more

Projects

2015 Solar Decathlon: Nest Home 2015 Solar Decathlon: Nest Home

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Artes Amant Artes Amant

SO – IL

Queensland University of Technology Education Precinct Queensland University of Technology Education Precinct

Henning Larsen Architects, Wilson Architects

Blackbird House Blackbird House

Will Bruder Architects

Patterson Mansion Renovation Patterson Mansion Renovation

Hartman-Cox Architects

8150 Sunset Boulevard 8150 Sunset Boulevard

Gehry Partners

2015 Solar Decathlon: Sure House 2015 Solar Decathlon: Sure House

Stevens Institute of Technology

NIHERST Science City NIHERST Science City

ArquitectonicaGEO

Zartosht Zartosht

Kamvari Architects

Folds Folds

Bureau de Change

CHS Field CHS Field

Snow Kreilich Architects, Inc., AECOM, Ryan Companies

Cultural Corridor Chapultepec Cultural Corridor Chapultepec

FREE Fernando Romero Enterprise, Frente Arquitectura, RVDG Arquitectura + Urbanismo

Heroes' Green Heroes' Green

Counts Studio

The Weight of Sacrifice The Weight of Sacrifice

Joseph Weishaar

Plaza to the Forgotten War Plaza to the Forgotten War

Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Smith Residence Smith Residence

Archipelago Hawaii, Mokulua High Performance Builder

Paseo Verde Paseo Verde

WRT, Jonathan Rose Companies, APM

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