June 2012 Table of Contents

Is Brutalism Not Old Enough? dialogue Is Brutalism Not Old Enough?

Could a building—or a whole style—prove so reprehensible, so repulsive, that it can never gain a fair place in the hearts and minds of men? Read more

Color Coding corporate colors Color Coding

Who and what decides which colors are in and out? Read more

Growing Pains numbers Growing Pains

The recession may have curbed the acceleration of obesity, but it's still a big problem. Read more

Sun Child AIAVoices Sun Child

Working across disciplines is the path to energy efficiency, says Alicia Ravetto, AIA. Read more

Across the Institute: In New York, Lincroft, Charleston, Cincinnati AIANow Across the Institute: In New York, Lincroft, Charleston, Cincinnati

New York, Lincroft, Charleston, Cincinnati Read more

Rules of Engagement AIAKnowledge Rules of Engagement

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

Reverse Engineering AIAFeature Reverse Engineering

Modeling future scenarios in an ongoing energy crisis. Read more

Being There AIAPerspective Being There

Step out of the echo chamber and get involved. Read more

Games by Design Games by Design

The buildings that will host the London Olympics are notable not only for their responsible approach to high design, but also for how they will serve the city after the closing ceremonies Read more

17 Days Later 2012 London Olympics 17 Days Later

London officials are leveraging their infrastructure spending on the so-called Neo-Austerity Olympics to help revitalize one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods. Critic Christopher Hawthorne weighs their chances for success, and at what cost. Read more

Mizuta Museum of Art Mizuta Museum of Art

Sakado, Japan / Studio SUMO Read more

Graffiti Café Graffiti Café

Varna, Bulgaria / Studio Mode Read more

395 Page Mill Road 395 Page Mill Road

Palo Alto, Calif. / Studio O+A Read more

Spin the Web best practices Spin the Web

Hinge marketing senior partner Sylvia Montgomery says that architects can build their business by online marketing. Read more

Local Market: Riverside, Calif. local market Local Market: Riverside, Calif.

Tough economic times have hampered growth in Riverside County, but the area has climate and nature on its side. Read more

Getting Centered typology Getting Centered

Three new AIA chapters have built spaces to engage professionals and the public they serve. Read more

Product: Carnegie Fabrics Xorel Graphic Product Product: Carnegie Fabrics Xorel Graphic

A fabric made from colored threads of the technical textile that are woven to create dimensional patterns. Read more

Product: A La Mode FormMobi Product Product: A La Mode FormMobi

An app that digitizes what's left of the paper-pushing process in design and construction administration. Read more

Beyond PowerPoint it Beyond PowerPoint

Designers explore new and old ways to make client presentations that are memorable and—better yet—successful. Read more

A History of Tension continuing education A History of Tension

Frei Otto's Olympic Stadium for the 1972 Summer Games in Munich, Germany, intimated a future filled with organic and mind-bending forms. Have tensile fabric structures lived up to their promise? Read more

Paving the Way mind & matter Paving the Way

Pavilions represent the future for architecture. Read more

Exhibit: 'Hello Materials' Exhibit Exhibit: 'Hello Materials'

From where do our materials come from, and to where do they go? A new exhibit in Denmark investigates. Through Sept. 21. Read more

Exhibit: 'The Architectural Model' Exhibit Exhibit: 'The Architectural Model'

The nostalgia for architectural models continues, but with a few quirky twists, at Frankfurt's Deutsches Architekturmuseum. Through Sept. 16. Read more

Exhibit: 'The Outdoor Office' Exhibit Exhibit: 'The Outdoor Office'

With studies proving the benefits of natural light and exposure to nature, Jonathan Olivares proposes a new typology: the outdoor office. Through July 15. Read more

Book: 'Design Like You Give a Damn 2' Book Book: 'Design Like You Give a Damn 2'

Architecture for Humanity a new round of pro bono and pro humanitarian projects around the world. Read more

studio visit Studio Visit with La Dallman

Grace La and James Dallman, the husband-and-wife duo behind the Milwaukee-based practice, talk about when the workday ends, as well as the Midwestern agriculture and industry that informs their work. Read more

Past P/A
Urban Renewal Becomes Urban Fabric 1954 p/a first award Urban Renewal Becomes Urban Fabric

The Back Bay (now Prudential) Center in Boston has all but disappeared behind pedestrian-friendly infill buildings and shopping arcades. Read more

Product: Haworth Lively Task Product Product: Haworth Lively Task

An ergonomic office chair with multiple adjustment and upholstery options to meet a user's unique needs. Read more

Product: Shaw Contract Group Light Series Product Product: Shaw Contract Group Light Series

A collection of carpet tiles with fibers and backings made from recycled materials. Read more

Product: Davis Furniture Tre Product Product: Davis Furniture Tre

A collection of stools sized for lounge, counter, and bar heights, and designed by Jehs+Laub. Read more

Product: KI Lightline Product Product: KI Lightline

A movable wall system that includes butt-glazed panels to create seamless views for offices and work environments. Read more

Product: Teknion Interpret Product Product: Teknion Interpret

A modular desking system that can assume a myriad of workstation configurations. Read more

Product: Schluter System Kerdi-Line Product Product: Schluter System Kerdi-Line

A linear floor drain designed for use in showers, wet rooms, and steam rooms. Read more

Product: Carl Hansen & Søn Oculus Chair products Product: Carl Hansen & Søn Oculus Chair

A plush reception chair designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1960 that joined the company's production line in 2010. Read more

Product: Surfacing Solution Allusions Product Product: Surfacing Solution Allusions

Nail-free, tin-styled ceiling tiles made from recycled, thermoformed styrene. Read more

Product: Sherwin-Williams Co. Emerald Interior Product Product: Sherwin-Williams Co. Emerald Interior

Paint that is VOC free from its acrylic latex base to its colorants. Read more

Product: Artek Armchair 423 Product Product: Artek Armchair 423

Designed by Ben af Schulten in 1989, the chair uses the Finish manufacturer's characteristic bent wood and veneer materials. Read more

Product: 3form LightArt French Curve Product Product: 3form LightArt French Curve

A suspension light fixture made from gathered resin bands. Read more

Product: BuzziSpace BuzziBlinds Product Product: BuzziSpace BuzziBlinds

Freestanding, modular acoustical blinds that can subdivide office environments. Read more

Product: Ligne Roset Guggen products Product: Ligne Roset Guggen

Originally designed by Andre Kikoski for a restaurant in the Guggenheim Museum, the chair possesses universal appeal. Read more

Product: Cambria Hollinsbrook Product Product: Cambria Hollinsbrook

One of 15 designs in the Minnesota-based company's Waterstone collection of natural quartz. Read more

Product: Knoll Womb Chair products Product: Knoll Womb Chair

Designed by Eero Saarinen in 1946, the chair design continues to own its icon status. Read more

Product: Concertex NappaTile Product Product: Concertex NappaTile

Two- and three-dimensional tiles finished in a faux-leather or faux-suede fabric. Read more

Product: Crossville Shades Product Product: Crossville Shades

A collection of ceramic tiles with linear detailing and accent mosaic pieces. Read more

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China Southern Airport City on the boards China Southern Airport City

Woods Bagot wins competition to design new Airport City in Guangzhou, China. Read more

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne on the boards École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Construction begins on Dominique Perrault Architecture's latest project in Lausanne, Switzerland Read more


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