July 2012 Table of Contents

Dialogue
Cahokia and American Exceptionalismdialogue Cahokia and American Exceptionalism

America is a great nation, but is it wise enough to learn from history and curb its own hubris? Read more

News
Sustainability: Are We United or Not?numbers Sustainability: Are We United or Not?

If the United Nations can’t put us on the path to sustainability, architects should step up. Read more

AIArchitect
Social AgentAIAVoices Social Agent

Expanding architecture's discourse. Read more

Across the Institute: In Denver, Milan, New York City, NorfolkAIANow Across the Institute: In Denver, Milan, New York City, Norfolk

Denver, Milan, New York City, Norfolk Read more

Playing DefenseAIAKnowledge Playing Defense

Part two in a three-part series on balancing design and business. Read more

New AmsterdamsAIAFeature New Amsterdams

As water levels and the risk profiles of major coastal cities rise, new experts are meeting the challenge. Read more

An Architecture of AbundanceAIAPerspective An Architecture of Abundance

Without stories, memory falters. Read more

Features
A Skyspace in HoustonA Skyspace in Houston

James Turrell’s latest project is an architectural pavilion that frames an artwork—and an artwork that accomplishes an architectural feat. Read more

North Dakota’s Oil Boom: How Architects are Planning for the FutureNorth Dakota’s Oil Boom: How Architects are Planning for the Future

The fracking oil industry has descended on North Dakota, bringing with it thousands of workers. The mind-blowing pace of development has local officials scrambling to plan for the future. Read more

Batman's Latest: Death by ClichéBatman's Latest: Death by Cliché

In Chip Kidd’s latest graphic novel, “Batman: Death by Design,” the Caped Crusader and the Joker are joined by a cast of architectural archetypes. The result, sadly, is one big cliché. Read more

Buildings
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor CenterBrooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center

Brooklyn, N.Y. / Weiss/Manfredi Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism Read more

R+D Awards
The 2012 R+D Awards2012 R+D Awards The 2012 R+D Awards

This year's research and development awards celebrated pragmatic solutions to real problems that architects face. Read more

2012 R+D Awards Winner: Building Blocks2012 R+D Awards 2012 R+D Awards Winner: Building Blocks

Architect: Hodgetts + Fung Design & Architecture Read more

2012 R+D Awards Winner: PV-Pod2012 R+D Awards 2012 R+D Awards Winner: PV-Pod

Primary Investigator: MetaLab Read more

2012 R+D Awards Citation: Cool Pack2012 R+D Awards 2012 R+D Awards Citation: Cool Pack

Manufacturer: Montigo Read more

2012 R+D Awards Citation: DEVA2012 R+D Awards 2012 R+D Awards Citation: DEVA

Researcher and Designer: Stonetec Read more

2012 R+D Awards Citation: Integrated Reveal Base2012 R+D Awards 2012 R+D Awards Citation: Integrated Reveal Base

Primary Developer: Bogue Trondowski Architects Read more

2012 R+D Awards Honorable Mention: Bloom2012 R+D Awards 2012 R+D Awards Honorable Mention: Bloom

Primary Investigator: Doris Kim Sung Read more

2012 R+D Awards Honorable Mention: Thermometric Façade2012 R+D Awards 2012 R+D Awards Honorable Mention: Thermometric Façade

Architect: Davidson Rafailidis Read more

Business
Making Progress With Diversity in Architecturebest practices Making Progress With Diversity in Architecture

The lack of diversity in architecture isn’t a simple problem, but there are better and worse ways to approach the issue. Architect and Yale University professor Deborah Berke outlines ways forward. Read more

Local Market: Louisville, Ky.local market Local Market: Louisville, Ky.

This city isn't merely horse racing and college hoops, the University of Louisville is establishing itself as a top-notch research facility and the city benefits from this as well as its location. Read more

Growing Market for Parking Lot Designtypology Growing Market for Parking Lot Design

As the market for parking lot design grows relentlessly higher, architects search for attractive, multipurpose solutions. Read more

Technology
Incorporating Building Management Systems into ArchitectureIT Incorporating Building Management Systems into Architecture

Building management systems bring us one step closer to dummy-proofing your clients’ lives—if we can design and program them correctly. Read more

How to Remediate a Brownfield Site and Revitalize Communitiescontinuing education How to Remediate a Brownfield Site and Revitalize Communities

Critical in the repositioning of our postindustrial cities, brownfield redevelopments can transform a blemish on the map into a thriving hub of activity—particularly if designers have a say in the process. Read more

The Intersection of Digital Fabrication and ArchitectureMind & Matter The Intersection of Digital Fabrication and Architecture

The next industrial revolution may be happening in our own backyards. Read more

Culture
Exhibit: 'Kevin Roche: Architecture as Environment'Exhibit: 'Kevin Roche: Architecture as Environment'

The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., is holding a retrospective of the 1982 Pritzker Prize–winning architect, Kevin Roche. Through Dec. 2. Read more

Object: Chris Boardman's Lotus Type 108 Olympic Pursuit BikeObject Object: Chris Boardman's Lotus Type 108 Olympic Pursuit Bike

An Olympic bike is one object among many featured at the London Design Museum's "Designed to Win" exhibit, about all the gear that helped athletes with their gold, silver, and bronze victories. Through Nov. 18. Read more

Exhibit: 'Stadia: Sport and Vision in Architecture'Exhibit: 'Stadia: Sport and Vision in Architecture'

Just in time for the Summer Olympics, Sir John Soane's Museum in London is showing an exhibition on how architects have used the stadium throughout history to push innovation. Through Sept. 22. Read more

Exhibit: 'Loop Value: The How Much Does It Cost? Shop'Exhibit: 'Loop Value: The How Much Does It Cost? Shop'

A pop-up shop by the Chicago Architecture Foundation factors in all of the hidden costs that products use throughout their lives. Through 2012. Read more

Blog: BetonbabeBlog: Betonbabe

On this Tumblr site from a Princeton University School of Architecture grad student, you'll be escorted through the coolest lost-and-found of concrete items. Read more

Book: 'Up on the Roof'book Book: 'Up on the Roof'

A trained-architect-turned-photographer-pilot turns his camera on the rooftop lives of New York City, to find pools, gardens, restaurants, and more. Read more

Exhibit: 'Lost Dallas'Exhibit: 'Lost Dallas'

From the Dallas Center for Architecture comes a look at all of the historic buildings and places that were demolished to make way for the city's oil-fueled growth. Through July 13. Read more

Exhibit: 'Judith Turner: The Flatness of Ambiguity'Exhibit Exhibit: 'Judith Turner: The Flatness of Ambiguity'

The University of Michigan Museum of Art has a new exhibition of photos by the acclaimed architectural photography of Judith Turner. Through Sept. 2. Read more

Book: 'Vitamin G'Book: 'Vitamin G'

A best-of compilation and sourcebook for lo-fi sustainable projects and green features includes small-scale and large-scale ideas alike. Read more

Studio Visit: Olson Kundig Architectsstudio visit Studio Visit: Olson Kundig Architects

The studio crit remains a crucial part of the culture at this Seattle-based firm, which stops work once per week to gather for a group critique, even as it has grown from two to nearly 100 people. Read more

Past P/A
Hybrid High-rise1964 p/a award Hybrid High-rise

In his science tower at Yale, the dexterous Philip Johnson mixed functionalism, classicism, and contextualism. Read more

Products
Product: Armstrong Ultima Create!Product Product: Armstrong Ultima Create!

Lay-in ceiling tiles can be visually interesting if given the opportunity. Read more

Product: B&B Italia Tobi-IshiProduct Product: B&B Italia Tobi-Ishi

The founders of London-based studio Barber Ogersby drew from the materiality of stones found in traditional Japanese gardens to design a table. Read more

Product: Laufen TunaProduct Product: Laufen Tuna

As part of Il Bagno Alessi's One project, Stefano Giovannoni designed lavatory furniture and accessories based on his high regard for the bathroom as a private space. Read more

Product: McNichols Co. Entrance Mat GratingProduct Product: McNichols Co. Entrance Mat Grating

The family-owned company offers a perforarted, stainless steel product that is suitable for high-traffic areas, high-end commercial buildings, and high heels. Read more

Product: LeeLabs Para ClocksProduct Product: LeeLabs Para Clocks

High-strength concrete clocks feature radial, parametrically derived patterns from the Brooklyn, N.Y.–based startup LeeLabs. Read more

Product: Surface OmbraeProduct Product: Surface Ombrae

Tangible, metal pixels angled at specific directions comprise a three-dimensional tiling system for small- and large-scale wall applications. Read more

Product: Tandus Flooring DV8Product Product: Tandus Flooring DV8

The shifting of a needle in the tufting process can result in serendipitous beauty as well as a colorful carpet pattern. Read more

Richlite Co. Cascade CollectionRichlite Co. Cascade Collection

These paper composite surfaces feature solid-color tops with two- or three-tone edges in six color schemes. Read more

Product: Dow Solar Dow Powerhouse Solar ShinglesProduct Product: Dow Solar Dow Powerhouse Solar Shingles

The energy-producing shingles are gradually being launched throughout the United States, furthering the prevalence of building integrated photovoltaics. Read more

Product: Iron Age Designs InterlakenProduct Product: Iron Age Designs Interlaken

The Seattle-based manufacturer of metal trench drains, tree grates, and skimmer lids offers many geometric designs, including an intricate Victorian-era pattern. Read more

Product: Seves Glassblock VetroPienoProduct Product: Seves Glassblock VetroPieno

Glass masonry blocks with a high-end aesthetic can be used in applications beyond bathrooms and basement windows. Read more

Product: Art+Com Manta RheiProduct Product: Art+Com Manta Rhei

When organic LEDs and mechatronics technology come together, they can create a kinetic, energy-efficient luminaire. Read more

Product: Maharam Design Studio BandProduct Product: Maharam Design Studio Band

German designer Konstantin Grcic took four years to research textile materials and production processes to create four textured, nonwoven concepts. Read more

Product: AMICO Apex 02Product Product: AMICO Apex 02

The potential of expanded metal mesh goes beyond simply aperture patterns. Read more

Product: Maffam FreeformProduct Product: Maffam Freeform

Latvian designer Raimonds Cirulis creates organically formed furniture from an unlikely natural material. Read more

Product: Olson Kundig Architects Peek Sliding Door PullProduct Product: Olson Kundig Architects Peek Sliding Door Pull

The Seattle-based firm has designed a line of steel hardware and accessories, which is aptly named the Tom Kundig Collection. Read more

Product: Caleido ShineProduct Product: Caleido Shine

As one of 12 radiators in the Italy-based company's Fine Design collection, Shine exemplifies the design potential of HVAC equipment. Read more

Product: Bok Modern LotusProduct Product: Bok Modern Lotus

When two architects couldn't find an acceptable metal railing design for a project, they started their own metal panel company. Read more

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