November 2011 Table of Contents

Dialogue
Miracle on the PotomacMiracle 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 ShakerAIAVoices 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 GreenAIAPractice 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 RelationshipAIAFeature 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 DoAIAPerspective 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 Calgary2011 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 Technology2011 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 University2011 Solar Decathlon Purdue University

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

Ohio State University2011 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 Technology2011 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 Maryland2011 Solar Decathlon University of Maryland

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

Team China: Tongji University2011 Solar Decathlon Team China: Tongji University

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

Team Belgium: Ghent University2011 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 University2011 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 Tennessee2011 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 Florida2011 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 Technology2011 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 Wellington2011 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 York2011 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 College2011 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 Lowell2011 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-Champaign2011 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 University2011 Solar Decathlon Florida International University

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

Appalachian State University2011 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 Stationon the boards Miami Central Station

Miami / AECOM Read more

South Mountain Community LibrarySouth Mountain Community Library

Phoenix / Richärd+Bauer Read more

1 Bligh Street Ingenhoven Architects1 Bligh Street Ingenhoven Architects

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

Business
Death and Taxesbest 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 Readytypology Combat Ready

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

Fables of the Reconstructionfinancial 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 Ceilingcontinuing 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 Schoolcrit 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 Architectstudio 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 Arcadia1960 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 OWPilkington Profilit OW

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

Skyline Design VitracolorSkyline Design Vitracolor

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

Sage Electrochromics SageGlassSage Electrochromics SageGlass

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

PPG Industries Solarban 72 StarphirePPG Industries Solarban 72 Starphire

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

Other Articles
The Curveon the boards The Curve

Slough, London, United Kingdom / Bblur Architecture Read more

Projects

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

PterodactylPterodactyl

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

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