August 2011 Table of Contents

Mental Health: Goose Bumps and BallyhooEditorial 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

Somshankar Bose, AIAAIAvoices 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 InstituteAIAnow 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 1AIAFEATURE 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 DesignAIAperspective Security by Design

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

R+D Awards
2011 R+D Awards2011 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

Taktl2011 R+D Awards: Citation Taktl

Manufacturer: Taktl Read more

Sanicubic Classic2011 R+D Awards: Citation Sanicubic Classic

Manufacturer: Saniflo Read more

Solar Sandwich2011 R+D Awards: Citation Solar Sandwich

Manufacturer: Englert Read more

LED Handrail System2011 R+D Awards: Citation LED Handrail System

Designers: James Carpenter Design Associates Read more

PointSix Durastand Flooring2011 R+D Awards: Citation PointSix Durastand Flooring

Manufacturer: Ainsworth Engineered Read more

Accoya Wood2011 R+D Awards: Citation Accoya Wood

Manufacturer: Accsys Technologies Read more

Tree Trunk Towers: Cantilevered Floor/Super Core Structure2011 R+D Awards: Winner Tree Trunk Towers: Cantilevered Floor/Super Core Structure

Designers: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Read more

Hair, Spikes, Cattail, and Turkeyfoot2011 R+D Awards: Winner Hair, Spikes, Cattail, and Turkeyfoot

Designer: Wei-Han Vivian Lee Read more

Stormglass2011 R+D Awards: Winner Stormglass

Designers: Ply Architecture Read more

Solar Enclosure for Water Reuse2011 R+D Awards: Winner Solar Enclosure for Water Reuse

Designers: Center for Architecture Science and Ecology Read more

Performative Envelope Lab2011 R+D Awards: Winner Performative Envelope Lab

Designers: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Read more

The Blue Sky Frame2011 R+D Awards: Winner The Blue Sky Frame

Designers: Blue Sky Frame Systems Read more

Grow UpBest 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, KansasLocal Market Wichita, Kansas

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

Recovery RoomsTypology Recovery Rooms

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

Haunting in HalifaxLetter from ghost 13 Haunting in Halifax

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

Office SpaceFirm Culture Office Space

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

Nora Systems Noraplan EnvironcareNora Systems Noraplan Environcare

A new line of resilient rubber flooring. Read more

HOK Product Design Vivendi CollectionHOK Product Design Vivendi Collection

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

Johnsonite AzterraJohnsonite Azterra

Vinyl-enhanced tile flooring that mimics terrazzo. Read more

Johnsonite Color EssenceJohnsonite Color Essence

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

Gerflor Mipolam SymbiozGerflor Mipolam Symbioz

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

Armstrong TimberlineArmstrong Timberline

Bamboo resilient flooring for healthcare applications. Read more

Armstrong PerspectivesArmstrong Perspectives

Sheet and tile resilient healthcare flooring. Read more

Viracon VUE-40 CoatingViracon VUE-40 Coating

High-performance coating for insulated architectural glass. Read more

Luminous Textile panelsLuminous Textile panels

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

Lafarge North America LiftLiteLafarge North America LiftLite

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

Kawneer 1600UT Curtain Wall SystemKawneer 1600UT Curtain Wall System

A flexible new curtainwall system. Read more

CMR IllumraCMR Illumra

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

Horm HexagonHorm Hexagon

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

Hansgrohe RainBrainHansgrohe RainBrain

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

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

Horizontal wall collection of metal panels. Read more

Benetti Stone Philosophy Moss TileBenetti Stone Philosophy Moss Tile

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

B&B Italia Jean ChairB&B Italia Jean Chair

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

BASF Green Sense ConcreteBASF Green Sense Concrete

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

3M Architectural Markets Sunlight Delivery System3M Architectural Markets Sunlight Delivery System

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

Managing UpContinuing 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-LogicalRegulations Eco-Logical

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

Revival ReduxCrit 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 PavilionInstallation 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: CoolhausFood: 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 ArchitectsStudio 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 ContrastsQ&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 Destiny1969 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 SkyonOn the Boards The Grand Arch, Sector 62, and Skyon

Gurgaon, India/Sorg Architects Read more

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