November 2011 Table of Contents

Dialogue
Miracle on the Potomac Miracle on the Potomac

The National Park Service announced the short lists for firms competing to redesign portions of the National Mall. Read more

AIArchitect
Mover and Shaker AIAVoices Mover and Shaker

Robert Reed, Assoc. AIA, found a second act pushing for environmental solutions. Read more

Across the Institute: In Las Vegas, Biskra, Algeria, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Portsmouth, N.H. AIANow Across the Institute: In Las Vegas, Biskra, Algeria, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Portsmouth, N.H.

Las Vegas, Biskra, Algeria, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Portsmouth, N.H. Read more

Lean and Green AIAPractice Lean and Green

New Web-based and cloud-based tools strip away some of the obstacles to running an efficient office. Read more

Figure Ground Relationship AIAFeature Figure Ground Relationship

Campus growth has consequences for the wider community. The trick is making sure they're the good kind. Read more

The Value of What We Do AIAPerspective The Value of What We Do

The last time we were whipsawed by the economy, we lost a generation. Read more

Features
Team Canada: University of Calgary 2011 Solar Decathlon Team Canada: University of Calgary

TRTL was inspired by the culture of the First Nations People of Southern Alberta. Read more

Southern California Institute of Architecture and California Institute of Technology 2011 Solar Decathlon Southern California Institute of Architecture and California Institute of Technology

CHIP has an otherworldly appearance that belies its grounding in mainstream technologies. Read more

Purdue University 2011 Solar Decathlon Purdue University

The INhome (short for Indiana home) was designed to appeal to a typical Midwestern consumer. Read more

Ohio State University 2011 Solar Decathlon Ohio State University

The enCORE house used solar-powered products manufactured in Ohio. Read more

Team New Jersey: Rutgers University and New Jersey Institute of Technology 2011 Solar Decathlon Team New Jersey: Rutgers University and New Jersey Institute of Technology

The ENJOY House is concrete—almost entirely concrete. Read more

University of Maryland 2011 Solar Decathlon University of Maryland

The WaterShed house took top honors in the overall competition. Read more

Team China: Tongji University 2011 Solar Decathlon Team China: Tongji University

With its Y Container home, Team China took a radical approach to affordability. Read more

Team Belgium: Ghent University 2011 Solar Decathlon Team Belgium: Ghent University

The E-Cube house was conceived as an affordable building kit that can be assembled in days. Read more

Tidewater Virginia: Old Dominion University and Hampton University 2011 Solar Decathlon Tidewater Virginia: Old Dominion University and Hampton University

The Unit 6 house is intended for Virginia’s more temperate climate. Read more

The University of Tennessee 2011 Solar Decathlon The University of Tennessee

The Living First house finished first in the decathlon’s energy balance and water heating contests. Read more

Team Florida: University of South Florida, Florida State University, University of Central Florida, and University of Florida 2011 Solar Decathlon Team Florida: University of South Florida, Florida State University, University of Central Florida, and University of Florida

The FLeX House is designed to ship in one piece, keeping costs down. Read more

Parsons the New School for Design and Stevens Institute of Technology 2011 Solar Decathlon Parsons the New School for Design and Stevens Institute of Technology

Empowerhouse was designed with input from the Washington, D.C., Department of Houseing and Community Development. Read more

Team New Zealand: Victoria University of Wellington 2011 Solar Decathlon Team New Zealand: Victoria University of Wellington

The First Light house derived inspiration from the traditional New Zealand holiday home. Read more

Team New York: The City College of New York 2011 Solar Decathlon Team New York: The City College of New York

Roofpod is a solar penthouse that meets code and could be built today in Manhattan. Read more

Middlebury College 2011 Solar Decathlon Middlebury College

Using design features of a New England farmhouse, this house is intended to be a feasible alternative to traditional houses. Read more

Team Massachusetts: Massachusetts College of Art and Design and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell 2011 Solar Decathlon Team Massachusetts: Massachusetts College of Art and Design and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell

The 4D Home was one of the most affordable of this year's competition. Read more

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2011 Solar Decathlon University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Re-home included a 30-panel PV array capable of 7.2 kilowatts. Read more

Florida International University 2011 Solar Decathlon Florida International University

The perFORM[D]ance House is an open pavilion that blends exterior and interior living. Read more

Appalachian State University 2011 Solar Decathlon Appalachian State University

The design for the Solar Homestead was inspired by traditional Appalachian settlements. Read more

2011 Solar Decathlon 2011 Solar Decathlon: Less is More?

The students at this year’s Solar Decathlon tackled a new challenge as part of the biennial competition: designing their energy-efficient houses for $250,000 or less. Read more

2011 Solar Decathlon What Have We Learned?

The Solar Decathlon's influence on architecture or sustainable technology is difficult to gauge. Read more

Buildings
Miami Central Station on the boards Miami Central Station

Miami / AECOM Read more

1 Bligh Street Ingenhoven Architects 1 Bligh Street Ingenhoven Architects

Sydney / 1 Bligh Street / Ingenhoven Architects and Architectus Read more

Business
Death and Taxes best practices Death and Taxes

With taxes at the heart of some debates, here's what the election could bring. Read more

Nashville, Tenn. local market Nashville, Tenn.

Community spirit is helping Music City build and grow. Read more

Combat Ready typology Combat Ready

The Department of Defense has added a tactic to its arsenal: sustainable design. Read more

Fables of the Reconstruction financial crash Fables of the Reconstruction

The current bust in construction can’t be explained by a boom in home building or house sizes. Read more

Technology
The Grass Ceiling continuing education The Grass Ceiling

Green roofs are here to stay. But aesthetics and energy savings must be balanced with the practicalities of structure, water, and wear. Read more

Culture
Back to School crit Back to School

OMA’s Milstein Hall reveals and relishes in the problem of creating architecture about architecture. Read more

Book: 'The Art-Architecture Complex' book Book: 'The Art-Architecture Complex'

In the last century, we've seen art move into the field of architecture. Read more

Book: 'Maps' book Book: 'Maps'

A collection of Paula Scher's map-paintings questions the art of cartography. Read more

Exhibition: 'California Design, 1930-1965' installation Exhibition: 'California Design, 1930-1965'

The Eameses' living room is reconstructed at LACMA. Through June 3, 2012. Read more

Exhibit: 'Imperfect Health' exhibit Exhibit: 'Imperfect Health'

The CCA boldly addresses the medicalization of architecture. Through April 1, 2012. Read more

Salmela Architect studio visit Salmela Architect

The landscape and history of Minnesota are critical influences on David Salmela's proudly regional design. Read more

Past P/A
Pragmatic Arcadia 1960 p/a award citation Pragmatic Arcadia

Bay Area imagery meets Modernist rationality in Foothill College, which remains a paragon of campus design. Read more

Products
Pilkington Profilit OW Pilkington Profilit OW

A low-iron translucent linear-channel-glass system from Technical Glass Products. Read more

Skyline Design Vitracolor Skyline Design Vitracolor

Back-painted glass that comes in 30 standard colors, and 10 more seasonal ones. Read more

Sage Electrochromics SageGlass Sage Electrochromics SageGlass

Electronically tintable glass that uses very little electricity to operate. Read more

PPG Industries Solarban 72 Starphire PPG Industries Solarban 72 Starphire

Low-E solar-control glass engineered for a high level of visible-light transmission. Read more

Other Articles
The Curve on the boards The Curve

Slough, London, United Kingdom / Bblur Architecture 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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