February 2012 Table of Contents

My Generationdialogue My Generation

Gen-Xers are stuck between two far-larger and more socially and professionally dominant groups. Read more

School of Hard Knocksnumbers School of Hard Knocks

Tuition is rising for architecture students, even as graduates face bleak unemployment. Read more

Reforming Prisonsaiavoices Reforming Prisons

Returning some rights to the rightless. Read more

Across the InstituteAIANow Across the Institute

Portland, South Bend, Washington, D.C., and Allentown. Read more

Center StageAIAcollaboration Center Stage

Architecture centers fill the gap between design matters and the public interest. Read more

Reverse Brain DrainAIAKnowledge Reverse Brain Drain

Keeping architecture relevant is about keeping it real. Read more

Booster SeatsAIAFeature Booster Seats

Beyond the business of bricks and mortar, public service is more than an elective for some architects. Read more

Civil DiscourseAIAPerspective Civil Discourse

Public engagement means more than plazas and patios. Read more

P/A Awards
59th Annual Progressive Architecture Awards2012 P/A Awards 59th Annual Progressive Architecture Awards

The jury awarded 10 projects that resolve diverse programs through inventive solutions. Read more

First Award: Bond Tower2012 P/A Awards First Award: Bond Tower

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada / 5468796 Read more

Award: Chile House2012 P/A Awards Award: Chile House

Penco, Chile / Johnston Marklee Read more

Award: Laurier Brantford YMCA Athletic Complex2012 P/A Awards Award: Laurier Brantford YMCA Athletic Complex

Brantford, Ontario, Canada / Cannon Design Read more

Award: Hawk House2012 P/A Awards Award: Hawk House

Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia, Canada / Andrew King Read more

Citation: Prairie Chapel2012 P/A Awards Citation: Prairie Chapel

Dennison, Minn. / Hughesumbanhowar Architects Read more

Citation: Outside In House2012 P/A Awards Citation: Outside In House

Three Oaks, Mich. / Ply Architecture Read more

Citation: Ephemeral Edge2012 P/A Awards Citation: Ephemeral Edge

Austerlitz, N.Y. / Dean/Wolf Architects Read more

Citation: Memorial at Cameron2012 P/A Awards Citation: Memorial at Cameron

Cameron, La. / SmithGroupJJR Read more

Citation: Rack House D2012 P/A Awards Citation: Rack House D

Toronto / Saucier + Perrotte Architectes Read more

Citation: Ain Nsissa Eco Tourism Facilities2012 P/A Awards Citation: Ain Nsissa Eco Tourism Facilities

Bouarfa, Morocco / Designing Ecological Tourism Read more

Soft Mergersbest practices Soft Mergers

Building a strategic alliance is a way to expand without exposing your firm to liability. Read more

Local Market: Trenton, N.J.local market Local Market: Trenton, N.J.

Though industry has stalled in Trenton, its building stock is diverse. Read more

Planes, Trains, and Automobilestypology Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

The next generation of automobiles begins with the design of the factory. Read more

Training Dayit Training Day

Three leaders in design-software training discuss architecture's changing relationship with tools. Read more

A Natural Stancecontinuing education A Natural Stance

The Bow seeks to redefine the role of sustainability in human wellness and a happier workplace. Read more

Skinjobsmind & matter Skinjobs

Scientists are making progress toward manufacturing a crucial organ: skin. Read more

Back to the Futurecrit Back to the Future

Koolhaas and Obrist's history of how postwar Japanese Metabolists looked to the future of architecture. Read more

Exhibit: 'WOHA—Breathing Architecture'exhibit Exhibit: 'WOHA—Breathing Architecture'

WOHA's buildings at this exhibit in Germany look like they're overtaken by vegetation. Through April 29. Read more

Exhibit: 'Envisioning Buildings'exhibit Exhibit: 'Envisioning Buildings'

Photographs glorify buildings before the mildew and graffiti arrives. Through April 22. Read more

Exhibit: 'The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011'exhibit Exhibit: 'The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011'

See how New York City became so navigable and ordered at the Museum of the City of New York, through April 15. Read more

Object: 'Metropolis II'object Object: 'Metropolis II'

Forget Legos. Artist Chris Burden puts together a mini electronic city with magnets, steel, and car toys. Read more

Book: 'The Bubble Houses of Wallace Neff'book Book: 'The Bubble Houses of Wallace Neff'

Only one of architect Wallace Neff's bubble houses survives, in Pasadena Calif. See the demolished ones in Jeffrey Head's new book. Read more

Film: 'Points on a Line'film Film: 'Points on a Line'

Artist Sarah Morris films the Glass and Farnsworth houses. At the Wexner Center through April 15. Read more

Studio Visit: Lot-ekstudio visit Studio Visit: Lot-ek

Lot-ek's New York design workshop is a fixture in the city's rapidly transforming Meatpacking District. Read more

Past P/A
The Little Tower That Could1983 p/a award citation The Little Tower That Could

In this small tower in downtown San Francisco, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill showed how to make a good mixed-use building on a hard-to-use triangular site. Read more

Product: Kinspan Insulated Panels 900 High Ribproducts Product: Kinspan Insulated Panels 900 High Rib

An insulated panel with a ribbed profile for installation with metal roofs. Read more

Product: B&B Italia Beverlyproducts Product: B&B Italia Beverly

A folding armchair that collapses to a depth of approximately 1 foot. Read more

Product: Atlas Roofing Corp. ACFoam-HS CoverBoardproducts Product: Atlas Roofing Corp. ACFoam-HS CoverBoard

A rigid cover board that provides insulating capabilities. Read more

Product: Bentley Prince Street Wool Fundamentalsproducts Product: Bentley Prince Street Wool Fundamentals

A collection of broadloom carpets made from 100 percent New Zealand wool. Read more

Product: Blue Ridge Fiberboard Structodekproducts Product: Blue Ridge Fiberboard Structodek

Rigid roofing board suitable for use as an insulation, cover, or re-roofing board. Read more

Product: Dunja Weber Megaweaveproducts Product: Dunja Weber Megaweave

A sculptural outdoor seating piece handcrafted from forged iron bars. Read more

Product: Foscarini Chouchinproducts Product: Foscarini Chouchin

A collection of three distinctive pendant luminaires designed by Ionna Vautrin. Read more

Product: Johnson Controls York YVAAproducts Product: Johnson Controls York YVAA

A high-performance, energy-efficient chiller with sound attenuation options. Read more

Product: KnollTextiles Statesideproducts Product: KnollTextiles Stateside

A collection of upholstery, drapery, and wall fabrics that are manufactured in the United States. Read more

Product: Carlisle SynTech SecurShield HD Compositeproducts Product: Carlisle SynTech SecurShield HD Composite

Polyisocyanurate cover board laminated to rigid roof insulation for new and retrofit applications. Read more

Product: Meld USA Luxeproducts Product: Meld USA Luxe

A cement-based material that can be cast into an array of building products. Read more

Product: Normann Copenhagen Dropitproducts Product: Normann Copenhagen Dropit

A drop-shaped hook designed by Asshoff & Brogård. Read more

Product: Cornell Corp. Vent-Top ThermaCal 1products Product: Cornell Corp. Vent-Top ThermaCal 1

Insulation board with integrated wood spacers for increased ventilation in roofs. Read more

Product: Parans Solar Lighting Collection Systemproducts Product: Parans Solar Lighting Collection System

Technology that brings natural light into interior spaces. Read more

Product: InsulFoam HD Compositeproducts Product: InsulFoam HD Composite

Closed-cell, expanded polystyrene insulation board laminated to cover board for roofing applications. Read more

Other Articles
Project HaitiOn The Boards Project Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Haiti / HOK Read more

Applied Sciences CampusOn The Boards Applied Sciences Campus

New York / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Read more


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Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

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National Center for Civil and Human RightsNational Center for Civil and Human Rights

Atlanta. The Freelon Group and HOK.

Family RetreatFamily Retreat

Salmela Architect

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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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