March 2011 Table of Contents

Dialogue
Astroturf, Anyone? Dialogue Astroturf, Anyone?

The National Mall may need fixing, but why is that an excuse to prohibit the Solar Decathlon from being held there? Read more

AIArchitect
Lessons for a Green School AIAvoices Lessons for a Green School

Wyck Knox, AIA, of VMDO Architects on greening schools and curricula. Read more

Across the Institute: In Arizona, Corpus Christi, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Orlando AIANow Across the Institute: In Arizona, Corpus Christi, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Orlando

Arizona, Corpus Christi, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Orlando Read more

Exploring the Ecology of Regional Design in New Orleans AIAKnowledge Exploring the Ecology of Regional Design in New Orleans

The AIA 2011 Convention will use New Orleans to explore regional design. Read more

Learning by Design AIAFeature Learning by Design

Philadelphia's Charter High School for Architecture and Design forged a new kind of design-based curriculum in public schools. Is the experiment working? Read more

The Future for Education AIAPerspective The Future for Education

It's time for architecture to get out of the studio and into the larger world we should serve. Read more

Features
The Future Belongs to Woodbury University The Future Belongs to Woodbury University

To understand the demographic future of the profession, look to Woodbury University, where whites are a minority. Read more

Buildings
James I. Swenson Civil Engineering Building James I. Swenson Civil Engineering Building

Duluth, Minn. / Ross Barney Architects Read more

Museum of the Moving Image Museum of the Moving Image

New York / Leeser Architecture's Museum of the Moving Image Read more

Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Providence, R.I. / Diller Scofidio + Renfro Read more

Business
Best Practices: Think Big Best Practices Best Practices: Think Big

Joel Sanders on how his small firm connects with larger partners for big projects. Read more

Naval Hospital / Guam Naval Hospital / Guam

Naval Hospital / Guam: The island's economy is influenced by Asia and the U.S., buffered by military spending. Read more

Typology: Class A Office Typology Typology: Class A Office

Rising profits, LEED, and sluggish hiring create a mixed picture for Class A space. Read more

Green Cred Education Green Cred

What benefits are students gaining from sustainable design degrees and certificates? Read more

Technology
Wojan Window & Door M-950 Series Wojan Window & Door M-950 Series

This horizontal sliding window comes in three vent configurations. Read more

VeroMetal Corten-Stahl VeroMetal Corten-Stahl

Panels that resemble Cor-Ten steel, suitable for indoors or outdoors. Read more

Uponor Radiant Rollout Mat Uponor Radiant Rollout Mat

A network of crosslinked polyethylene tubing to create radiant heating and cooling. Read more

Traüllit Hexagon Traüllit Hexagon

Hexagonal discs in a variety of colors for interior walls. Read more

Stone & Pewter Accents Marbleized Penny Rounds Stone & Pewter Accents Marbleized Penny Rounds

These tiles of recycled glass come in 13 colors and with pearl or silk finishes. Read more

Skyfold Partitions Skyfold Partitions

Skyfold has introduced two new operable partition systems. Read more

Moroso Nanook Moroso Nanook

This wooden chair features decorations printed with a sustainable solid paint. Read more

Meyda Custom Lighting Glass Bowl and Vanity Meyda Custom Lighting Glass Bowl and Vanity

Meyda expands its glasswork expertise to include sinks for kitchens and baths. Read more

Manfred Kielnhofer Interlux Chair Manfred Kielnhofer Interlux Chair

More than a just seat, the Interlux Chair doubles as a light object. Read more

Chemetal Magnetic Laminates Chemetal Magnetic Laminates

A collection of eight laminates for communications areas in interior settings. Read more

Arkema Kynar Film Arkema Kynar Film

This film for PV back sheets is resistant to weathering and offers UV protection. Read more

Acrilex Acriglas Minerals Acrilex Acriglas Minerals

A new series of acrylic sheets containing 20% muscovite mica flakes. Read more

iLevel TJI560D Series iLevel TJI560D Series

iLevel by Weyerhaeuser has added the TJI 560D series to its TJI-joist line up. Read more

Tiger Deck Hardwood Decking System Tiger Deck Hardwood Decking System

Tiger Deck combines FSC-certified tigerwood and a hidden fastening system. Read more

Sansin Purity Interior Zero-VOC Penetrating Stain Sansin Purity Interior Zero-VOC Penetrating Stain

This water-based interior wood stain works on softwoods and hardwoods. Read more

Kebony High-Performance Wood Kebony High-Performance Wood

Kebony is wood impregnated with a sugar-industry byproduct. Read more

Bazzèo Marron Glace Bazzèo Marron Glace

This cabinet line is made of reclaimed wood encased in glass cubes. Read more

The Architect in the Machine Digital Fabrication The Architect in the Machine

Digital fabrication is blurring the line between design and building. Three projects reveal its potential—and a few growing pains. Read more

Studio on Steroids Interactive Learning Studio on Steroids

The University of Oklahoma architecture school tests a plugged-in classroom prototype. Read more

Culture
Truly Surreal Crit Truly Surreal

What’s stranger than stumbling upon a trove of Salvador Dalí’s art in Tampa? The new museum that houses it. Read more

Event: Save a Sample Event Event: Save a Sample

Donate your office's abundant materials samples to design school students. Read more

Object: Rheims Cathedral Clock Object Object: Rheims Cathedral Clock

Twenty architectural miniatures are on display in the San Francisco airport. Read more

Internet: Historypin.com Internet: Historypin.com

A Google map for people to upload their own photos and stories of places. Read more

Book: Atlas of the Conflict: Israel-Palestine Book Book: Atlas of the Conflict: Israel-Palestine

Maps and graphics trace the long battle over Israel-Palestine boundaries. Read more

Studio Visit: Antoine Predock Studio Visit Studio Visit: Antoine Predock

Antoine Predock, the master of Southwest Modernism, has spent decades building his Albuquerque studio. Read more

A Desire Named Streetcar Letter From New Orleans: Part 1 of 3 A Desire Named Streetcar

The nation's oldest transit system has lessons for us about planning for tomorrow. Read more

Past P/A
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow Past Progressives Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

The fleeting existence of Frank Gehry's ICS/ERF shows how the permanence of a P/A Award cannot alter the impermanence of some buildings. 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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