February 2011 Table of Contents

What Is More?Dialogue What Is More?

Architecture is both an art and a science. Beauty may transcend explanation, but good design is a matter of evidence. Read more

Tim DuRocheAIAVoices Tim DuRoche

Director of programs for the World Affairs Council of Oregon talks about the value of architecture centers. Read more

Across the InstituteAIANow Across the Institute

What's happening at AIA chapters across the country. Read more

India: The Next Big MarketAIAPractice India: The Next Big Market

This country is rebuilding itself, and it needs architects. Read more

Civics LessonsAIAFeature Civics Lessons

When a tornado devastated the seamier side of Nashville, AIA helped the town redefine its future. Read more

The Future for ArchitectsAIAPerspective The Future for Architects

Our first and highest priority has to be getting architects back to work. Read more

P/A Awards
Citation: Ordos 20+10 Office Complex2011 P/A Awards Citation: Ordos 20+10 Office Complex

Preston Scott Cohen / Cambridge, Mass. Read more

Citation: Karoo Wilderness Center2011 P/A Awards Citation: Karoo Wilderness Center

Field Architecture / Palo Alto, Calif. Read more

Citation: Taichung InfoBox2011 P/A Awards Citation: Taichung InfoBox

Stan Allen Architect / Brooklyn, N.Y. Read more

Citation: Hinman Research Building Restoration and Adaptive Use2011 P/A Awards Citation: Hinman Research Building Restoration and Adaptive Use

Lord, Aeck & Sargent / Atlanta, in collaboration with Office dA / Boston Read more

Award: U.S. Land Port of Entry, Van Buren, Maine2011 P/A Awards Award: U.S. Land Port of Entry, Van Buren, Maine

Julie Snow Architects / Minneapolis Read more

Award: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Seasonal Expansion2011 P/A Awards Award: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Seasonal Expansion

Diller Scofidio + Renfro / New York Read more

58th Annual Progressive Architecture Awards2011 P/A Awards 58th Annual Progressive Architecture Awards

Out of 300 submitted projects for the 58th Annual Progressive Architecture Awards, this year's jury selected six that push the envelope of architecture. Read more

Rework, Repurpose, RevitalizeBest Practices Rework, Repurpose, Revitalize

In certain sectors, says DLR Group's Griff Davenport, capital-improvement projects can offer steady work, even in a recession. Read more

Sioux Falls, S.D.Sioux Falls, S.D.

The economic slowdown landed in Sioux Falls later and more gently than in other U.S. cities, so a recovery should occur sooner. Read more

Work ReworkedStrategy Work Reworked

Mancini Duffy's Center for Workplace Innovation wants to change how clients do business. Read more

Market-Rate MultifamilyTypology Market-Rate Multifamily

As the U.S. inches toward economic recovery, the focus on luxury condo towers shifts to market-rate rental apartments. Read more

Legislators to WatchPolicy Legislators to Watch

Six members of Congress who are likely to shape the agenda for the built environment—for better or for worse. Read more

USG PixelsUSG Pixels

These metal ceiling panels use a perforation process to create custom artwork, brand logos, and shapes. Read more

Graham & Brown Elixir WallpaperGraham & Brown Elixir Wallpaper

The Elixir wallpaper collection incorporates both hand-drawn and geometric patterns. Read more

Formica VivixFormica Vivix

These exterior architectural panels by Formica are manufactured for vertical application. Read more

Fireclay Tile ClaymondeFireclay Tile Claymonde

Fireclay Tile's new large-format ceramic wall tiles are 1/4-inch thick and come in 14 colors. Read more

Duo-Gard Industries Decorative PanelsDuo-Gard Industries Decorative Panels

A new line of decorative panels by Duo-Guard is available in translucent or opaque designs. Read more

CertainTeed Ecophon Master Solo S ceiling panelsCertainTeed Ecophon Master Solo S ceiling panels

These ceiling panels features 75% recycled content, Class A sound absorption, and painted edges. Read more

Armstrong MetalWorks MeshArmstrong MetalWorks Mesh

This line of 2-foot-square ceiling tiles has added nine new patterns. Read more

Toto Neorest II High-Efficiency FaucetToto Neorest II High-Efficiency Faucet

This contoured, jointless faucet design includes an LED that indicates water temperature. Read more

Shaw Contract Group No RulesShaw Contract Group No Rules

This collection comes in three patterns, each with 12 color options, and is Cradle-to-Cradle Silver certified. Read more

Overtreders W The Roof That Goes Up In SmokeOvertreders W The Roof That Goes Up In Smoke

Essentially, The Roof That Goes Up In Smoke is an inflatable, lighted pillow for temporary pavilions. Read more

Cork Architecture: Laser-Cut Cork SurfacesCork Architecture: Laser-Cut Cork Surfaces

Cork architecture: London designer Yemi Awosile creates cork surfaces from the byproduct of wine stopper production. Read more

Kawneer AA 3350 IsoPort Horizontal Sliding WindowKawneer AA 3350 IsoPort Horizontal Sliding Window

This new sliding window is available in single-hung, double-hung, horizontal sliding, or fixed formats. Read more

Greenscreen ColumnLightGreenscreen ColumnLight

ColumnLight is a vertical luminous trellis that uses optical-lighting-film technology to create high illumination. Read more

Andreas Kowalewski's Fungi LampAndreas Kowalewski's Fungi Lamp

The Fungi Lamp, designed by Andreas Kowalewski, is shaped like a mushroom. Read more

FDV Collection DeluxeFDV Collection Deluxe

Designed by Archirivolto Design, Deluxe from the FDV Collection comprises multiple triangular facets. Read more

Phase Change Energy Solutions BioPCMPhase Change Energy Solutions BioPCM

BioPCM by Phase Change Energy Solutions is a mix of chemicals that change from liquid to solid (and vice versa) at a set temperature. Read more

Bendheim Lamberts Art GlassBendheim Lamberts Art Glass

Lamberts Art Glass from Bendheim is produced with a mouth-blown method to give each sheet a unique appearance. Read more

A Clockwork ShadeA Clockwork Shade

The ABI and Zahner develop a kinetic shading system whose aesthetics are eclipsed only by its potential to help save energy. Read more

Thin Is (Almost) InSolar Thin Is (Almost) In

Cheaper and more efficient than ever, thin-film solar cells are gaining market share. But they still have a way to go. Read more

Arena Stage's Second ActCrit Arena Stage's Second Act

Bing Thom preserves a pair of late midcentury theaters and upgrades a D.C. cultural institution to must-see status. Read more

Book: Event-Cities 4, by Bernard TschumiBook Book: Event-Cities 4, by Bernard Tschumi

The latest volume in the deconstructionist architect's documentation of his evolving design philosophy. Read more

Event: Light Hearted, Times SquareEvent Event: Light Hearted, Times Square

For 10 days in February, volunteers will hold up a metal-and-fabric heart, by Brooklyn's Freecell, in Times Square. Read more

Exhibit: Designing TomorrowExhibit Exhibit: Designing Tomorrow

The National Building Museum hosts an exhibit about the six world's fairs held in the U.S. in the 1930s. Read more

Object: Alessi: Ethical and RadicalObject Object: Alessi: Ethical and Radical

An Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibit has 150 objects by the venerable Italian design company. Read more

Studio Visit: Ball-Nogues StudioStudio Visit Studio Visit: Ball-Nogues Studio

The design and fabrication studio, which fuses art, architecture, and industrial design, shows us its new home. Read more

The CommunicatorQ&A The Communicator

As Robert Ivy prepares for his new role as CEO of the American Institute of Architects, he shares his ambitions for the organization. Read more

Past P/A
Below-Ground BooksPast Progressives Below-Ground Books

Two underground bookstores won P/A Awards six years apart. Both point to the promise—and the problems—of building below grade. Read more


Albert and Edith Adelman Residence RestorationAlbert and Edith Adelman Residence Restoration

The Kubala Washatko Architects Inc.

Clover HouseClover House

MAD Architects

Hunters Point Community LibraryHunters Point Community Library

Steven Holl Architects

Chambre de Métiers et de l’ArtisanatChambre de Métiers et de l’Artisanat

KAAN Architecten, PRANLAS-DESCOURS Architect & Associates

COTE Top Ten Students: Verdant CityCOTE Top Ten Students: Verdant City

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Country EstateCountry Estate

Roger Ferris + Partners


Culver City, Calif. Eric Owen Moss Architects.

Elizabeth IIElizabeth II

Bates Masi + Architects

Esfera City CenterEsfera City Center

Zaha Hadid Architects

Staab ResidenceStaab Residence

Chen + Suchart Studio

Gammel Hellerup Sports & Arts ExpansionGammel Hellerup Sports & Arts Expansion

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

East HouseEast House

Peter Rose + Partners

National Center for Civil and Human RightsNational Center for Civil and Human Rights

Atlanta. The Freelon Group and HOK.

Family RetreatFamily Retreat

Salmela Architect

Pleated HousePleated House

Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Nhow Amsterdam RAINhow Amsterdam RAI

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

New Central LibraryNew Central Library

Architectus, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

view more >
Close X