February 2011 Table of Contents

Dialogue
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

AIArchitect
Tim DuRoche AIAVoices Tim DuRoche

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

Across the Institute AIANow Across the Institute

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

India: The Next Big Market AIAPractice India: The Next Big Market

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

Civics Lessons AIAFeature Civics Lessons

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

The Future for Architects AIAPerspective 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 Complex 2011 P/A Awards Citation: Ordos 20+10 Office Complex

Preston Scott Cohen / Cambridge, Mass. Read more

Citation: Karoo Wilderness Center 2011 P/A Awards Citation: Karoo Wilderness Center

Field Architecture / Palo Alto, Calif. Read more

Citation: Taichung InfoBox 2011 P/A Awards Citation: Taichung InfoBox

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

Citation: Hinman Research Building Restoration and Adaptive Use 2011 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, Maine 2011 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 Expansion 2011 P/A Awards Award: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Seasonal Expansion

Diller Scofidio + Renfro / New York Read more

58th Annual Progressive Architecture Awards 2011 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

Business
Rework, Repurpose, Revitalize Best 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 Reworked Strategy Work Reworked

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

Market-Rate Multifamily Typology 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 Watch Policy 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

Technology
USG Pixels USG Pixels

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

Graham & Brown Elixir Wallpaper Graham & Brown Elixir Wallpaper

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

Formica Vivix Formica Vivix

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

Fireclay Tile Claymonde Fireclay 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 Panels Duo-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 panels CertainTeed Ecophon Master Solo S ceiling panels

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

Armstrong MetalWorks Mesh Armstrong MetalWorks Mesh

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

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

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

Shaw Contract Group No Rules Shaw 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 Smoke Overtreders 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 Surfaces Cork 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 Window Kawneer 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 ColumnLight Greenscreen ColumnLight

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

Andreas Kowalewski's Fungi Lamp Andreas Kowalewski's Fungi Lamp

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

FDV Collection Deluxe FDV Collection Deluxe

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

Phase Change Energy Solutions BioPCM Phase 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 Glass Bendheim 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 Shade A 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) In Solar 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

Culture
Arena Stage's Second Act Crit 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 Tschumi Book 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 Square Event 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 Tomorrow Exhibit 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 Radical Object 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 Studio Studio 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 Communicator Q&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 Books Past 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

Projects

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

888 San Mateo 888 San Mateo

TCA Architects

East Side Church of Christ East Side Church of Christ

Kennon|Calhoun Workshop

Bellevue Library Bellevue Library

Hastings Architecture Associates

Hicks Orthodontics Hicks Orthodontics

BarberMcMurry architects

Hattiloo Theater Hattiloo Theater

Archimania

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