April 2013 Table of Contents

Dialogue
Reconstruction and Symbiosis: Fixing Past Mistakesdialogue Reconstruction and Symbiosis: Fixing Past Mistakes

April showers bring new hope for government investment in infrastructure and, if the gods are just, a belated Pritzker Prize for Denise Scott Brown. Read more

AIArchitect
The EditorAIAVoices The Editor

Surveying global opportunities. Read more

Across the Institute: In New Orleans, Washington, D.C., Houston, Boston, Salvador da Bahia, San FranciscoAIANow Across the Institute: In New Orleans, Washington, D.C., Houston, Boston, Salvador da Bahia, San Francisco

New Orleans, Washington, D.C., Houston, Boston, Salvador da Bahia, San Francisco Read more

Work FlowsAIAPractice Work Flows

Notes on cosmopolitanism. Read more

Border CrossingsAIAfeature Border Crossings

What does an "international region" mean these days, anyway? Read more

Perception Is RealityAIAPerspective Perception Is Reality

Recognizing a worthy investment. Read more

Features
Crowdfunding in Architecture Moves Beyond Kickstarterbusiness Crowdfunding in Architecture Moves Beyond Kickstarter

Architects are using innovative new platforms and legislation to usher in a era of creative financing. Read more

Making No Little Plansnext progressives Making No Little Plans

With a research-driven approach that encompasses robotics and fabrication, Future Cities Lab is pushing the theoretical boundaries of practice. Read more

Christopher Hawthorne on Lambert, Mies, Seagram, and the Art of PatronageCritique Christopher Hawthorne on Lambert, Mies, Seagram, and the Art of Patronage

Phyllis Lambert's new book, "Building Seagram," reveals the importance of the architect-client relationship. Read more

Revisiting Rem Koolhaas's Central Library and Peter Bohlin's City Hall in Seattlepost occupancy Revisiting Rem Koolhaas's Central Library and Peter Bohlin's City Hall in Seattle

Rem Koolhaas's Seattle Central Library has gotten all the hype. But Peter Bohlin's City Hall, just a few blocks away, may have the more lasting legacy. Read more

Buildings
CTA Morgan Street Station, Designed by Ross Barney Architectsproject CTA Morgan Street Station, Designed by Ross Barney Architects

A new glass-and-steel transit station by Ross Barney Architects returns the ‘L’ to a Chicago neighborhood transitioning from skid row to lofts and the good life. Read more

Queen Alia International Airport, Designed by Foster + Partnersproject Queen Alia International Airport, Designed by Foster + Partners

Ian Volner observes that for the new airport in Amman, Jordan, London-based Foster + Partners created a sinuous expanse of thin concrete domes that turns a workhorse typology into a celebration of air travel. Read more

O.C.T. Shenzhen Clubhouse, Designed by Richard Meierproject O.C.T. Shenzhen Clubhouse, Designed by Richard Meier

Richard Meier’s first project in China, a private club for the elite of Shenzhen, uses new forms and materials that show how even after 50 years, the famed architect isn’t resting on his laurels. Read more

Technology
The Inspiration and Design Behind the Roof Over LeMay-America's Car Museumdetail The Inspiration and Design Behind the Roof Over LeMay-America's Car Museum

L.A.'s Alan Grant designs a world-class car museum on a parking-garage budget. Read more

LED Wallwashers to Enhance Blank Walls and ArtworkDesign Catalog LED Wallwashers to Enhance Blank Walls and Artwork

The strategies and tools for wallwashing are improving, thanks to a new generation of solid-state luminaires—including these illuminating attention-grabbers. Read more

Going Green, but with Missteps Along the Waymind & matter Going Green, but with Missteps Along the Way

China's national commitment to clean tech is backed with government-imposed actions. Can the U.S., mired in political inaction, learn from the stands? Read more

Past P/A
Gehry Revisits His Museumpast progressives Gehry Revisits His Museum

The University of Minnesota’s Weisman Art Museum shows how Frank Gehry’s work has changed as he added to his own design. Read more

Products
Chic Collection, Bendheimproduct Chic Collection, Bendheim

Architects have many design options with this line of architectural safety glass. Read more

Airblade Tap, Dysonproduct Airblade Tap, Dyson

The dryer allows you to wash and dry your hands without moving away from the sink. Read more

Pharaoh, Lightyearsproduct Pharaoh, Lightyears

The pendant luminaire complements the curvaceous form of the Plumen lamp. Read more

Stratum, Richliteproduct Stratum, Richlite

What do you get when you sandwich bamboo plywood between two sheets of recycled-paper surfacing? A countertop. Read more

Wave, Merganzer Furniture & Designproduct Wave, Merganzer Furniture & Design

Wood can do much more than become a flat board. Read more

Circle Mesh, Banker Wireproduct Circle Mesh, Banker Wire

Metal mesh is no longer limited to rectangular patterns. Read more

Allround, Stylexproduct Allround, Stylex

Danish firm Iskos-Berlin set out to design a quiet object that wouldn't compete with its surroundings. Read more

Tec Uncoupling Membrane Mortar, H.B. Fuller Construction Productsproduct Tec Uncoupling Membrane Mortar, H.B. Fuller Construction Products

This dry-set mortar helps create a smooth transition between tile and flooring systems. Read more

Meltdown, Cappelliniproduct Meltdown, Cappellini

The glass pendant luminaire shows the beauty can arise from disaster. Read more

Infinity Collection, Carnegieproduct Infinity Collection, Carnegie

Vintage patterns are refreshed to create a modern aesthetic. Read more

Solar Powered Fresh Air Skylight, Veluxproduct Solar Powered Fresh Air Skylight, Velux

This smart skylight leverages building technology to become self-operating. Read more

Holedeck, Holedeckproduct Holedeck, Holedeck

The modular formwork cleverly integrates knockouts to save on material and space. Read more

Wing, Bolonproduct Wing, Bolon

From weaving mills to flooring, this Swedish company has expanded its product lines, which include this bold pattern of woven-vinyl flooring. Read more

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