April 2012 Table of Contents

Dialogue
Urbanism: Walk at Your Own RiskEditorial Urbanism: Walk at Your Own Risk

Missing from the discussion of the shooting of Trayvon Martin is a potentially contributing factor: urban planning and its role in the polarization of American society. Read more

AIArchitect
Deep Diveaiavoices Deep Dive

Tracing the legacy of architect Robert R. Taylor. Read more

Across the InstituteAIAnow Across the Institute

Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles; New York; Chicago; Detroit Read more

Best-Laid PlansAIAKnowledge Best-Laid Plans

Energy modeling is for everyone and all buildings benefit. Read more

Design DoctrineAIAFeature Design Doctrine

Fifty years on, the GSA's "Guiding Principles" have become a working theory on good design. Read more

Power PlayAIAperspective Power Play

Skate where the puck is going to be. Read more

Features
The Burden of HistoryThe Burden of History

Is it possible to appreciate Tod Williams and Billie Tsien’s new Barnes museum in Philadelphia on its own merits? Read more

Buildings
Queens TheatreQueens Theatre

Queens, N.Y. / Caples Jefferson Architects Read more

Vershina Trade and Entertainment CentreVershina Trade and Entertainment Centre

Surgut, Russia / Designed by Erick van Egeraat Read more

Missouri Bank BranchesMissouri Bank Branches

Kansas City, Mo. / Helix Architecture + Design Read more

Business
Certified Legalbest practices Certified Legal

Spelling out the letter of the law regarding sustainable design. Read more

Local Market: Jackson, Miss.local market Local Market: Jackson, Miss.

A look at local market conditions in Jackson, Miss. Read more

Water-Treatment Plantstypology Water-Treatment Plants

Wastewater-treatment plants used to be dirty buildings. Today, architects are cleaning them up. Read more

The App Economynumbers The App Economy

Tablets and smartphones promise to change the way that architects and engineers do business. Read more

Technology
Under the Hoodit Under the Hood

Software is crucial to design, but a program is only part of the story. Plug-ins, updates, and other customizations are key to getting work done. Read more

Architecture’s Afterlifecontinuing education Architecture’s Afterlife

Recent national and grassroots initiatives open the door for reuse to have a greater role in sustainable design. Read more

Deconstruction, Reconstructionmind & matter Deconstruction, Reconstruction

Wang Shu's use of materials both exploits and exposes China's reckless approach to building. Read more

Culture
The Rejectioncrit The Rejection

A journalist's novelistic take on ground zero doesn't add weight to the debate. Read more

Exhibit: 'Maya Lin'Exhibit Exhibit: 'Maya Lin'

Artist Maya Lin makes recreates rivers, seas, and mountain topography out of silver, plywood, and other materials. Through May 13. Read more

Installation: 'SONG 1'Installation Installation: 'SONG 1'

The Hirshhorn in D.C. will get a video makeover by artist Doug Aitken this spring. Through May 13. Read more

Exhibit: 'Pedro E. Guerrero: Photographs of Modern Life'Exhibit Exhibit: 'Pedro E. Guerrero: Photographs of Modern Life'

Frank Lloyd Wright's main photographer, now 95, exhibits his work at the Julius Shulman Institute. Through April 25. Read more

Eskew+Dumez+Ripplestudio visit Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

Six years out from Katrina and six years away from New Orleans's tricentennial, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple is rebuilding the City That Care Forgot. Read more

Opera: 'Don Giovanni'Opera Opera: 'Don Giovanni'

Frank Gehry, after building the Walt Disney Concert Hall, now sketches out set designs for an opera inside the hall. May 18-26. Read more

Past P/A
A Waterfront to Watch1992 p/a awards urban design citation A Waterfront to Watch

Peter Rose’s urban design for the port of Montreal mixes public access with a working waterfront. Read more

Products
Product: Watermark Designs Edgeproduct Product: Watermark Designs Edge

A faucet that does not require screws for the handles-to-valves connection. Read more

Product: California Faucets Solimarproduct Product: California Faucets Solimar

A widespread lavatory faucet that comes in more than 30 finishes. Read more

Product: Alcoa Architectural Products Reynobond with EcoCleanproduct Product: Alcoa Architectural Products Reynobond with EcoClean

Aluminum panels coated with a self-cleaning finish. Read more

Product: Graff Sentoproduct Product: Graff Sento

A collection of bath faucets designed in collaboration with Angeletti Ruzza Design. Read more

Product: Dornbracht Dequeproduct Product: Dornbracht Deque

A simple, modern take on the bathroom faucet. Read more

Product: Samuel Heath Fairfield Collectionproducts Product: Samuel Heath Fairfield Collection

A line of faucets inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement. Read more

Product: Republic of Fritz Hansen Series 7product Product: Republic of Fritz Hansen Series 7

The classic stackable chair is available in nine new colors. Read more

Product: Jado Pykeproduct Product: Jado Pyke

A collection of faucets and accessories for the bathroom. Read more

Product: Danze Eastham Collectionproduct Product: Danze Eastham Collection

A widespread or centerset-set faucet that carries the EPA's WaterSense label. Read more

Other Articles
Kimball Art Centeron the boards Kimball Art Center

Park City, Utah / BIG Read more

Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Scienceon the boards Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science

Miami / Grimshaw Architects Read more

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