August 2013 Table of Contents

Dialogue
Walter De Maria and the Lesson of Doing More with Lessdialogue Walter De Maria and the Lesson of Doing More with Less

Artist Walter De Maria, who died last month at the age of 77, leaves us with powerful lessons about the virtues of hard-won simplicity. Read more

AIArchitect
Embedded PracticesAIAVoices Embedded Practices

Research, Outreach, and Design Read more

Across the Institute: In Brussels, Dallas, Philadelphia, Pacific Grove, DurbanAIANow Across the Institute: In Brussels, Dallas, Philadelphia, Pacific Grove, Durban

Brussels, Dallas, Philadelphia, Pacific Grove, Durban Read more

An Ethical Inquiry, Part 1AIAPractice An Ethical Inquiry, Part 1

Mr. Groucho Marx, Hon. AIA Read more

Change AgentsAIAFeature Change Agents

The Architects’ Resistance helped shift the national conversation about social equity. Read more

Doing the Right ThingAIAPerspective Doing the Right Thing

Identifying the challenge and meeting it as architects. Read more

Features
Looking Back at the Success of Harbor Pointpost occupancy Looking Back at the Success of Harbor Point

Harbor Point was failed public housing—until it was rebuilt as the nation's first mixed-income community by developer Joe Corcoran and architect Joan Goody. Twenty-five years later, what can we learn from this visionary project? Read more

Next Progressives: Andy Cao and Xavier Perrotnext progressives Next Progressives: Andy Cao and Xavier Perrot

Cao | Perrot Studio blends common and high-end objects to create arresting landscapes. Read more

Buildings
EcoHawks Research Facility, Designed By Studio 804EcoHawks Research Facility, Designed By Studio 804

Architecture professor Dan Rockhill explains how the University of Kansas’s Studio 804 designed and built the Hill Engineering Research & Development Center, which aims to build a better electric car. Read more

Hysan Place, designed by Kohn Pedersen FoxHysan Place, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox

This perforated Hong Kong high-rise brings gardens and fresh airflow to a crowded skyline in Causeway Bay. Read more

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum, Designed by Trahan ArchitectsDesign Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum, Designed by Trahan Architects

The architecture firm brings a regionally inflected modernism to the small town of Natchitoches, in the form of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum. Read more

Business
2013 AIA Compensation Reportcompensation 2013 AIA Compensation Report

As the recovery limps along, the AIA Compensation Report has good news for senior designers—and those with architecture degrees. Read more

Technology
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos Create a Sculptural Museum Using Geometry and Historydetail Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos Create a Sculptural Museum Using Geometry and History

For Córdoba’s Contemporary Art Center, the Madrid-based design firm sculpted a faceted container out of hexagons. Read more

Improving Concrete's Durability and Environmental FootprintMind & Matter Improving Concrete's Durability and Environmental Footprint

Scientists unlock the secrets of Roman concrete to find a cleaner and tougher binder for modern mixes. Read more

Past P/A
Werner Seligmann's Inspired Beth David Synagogue1963 P/A awards citation Werner Seligmann's Inspired Beth David Synagogue

The architect's first major commission inventively combined the ideas of Wright and Corb, and, in so doing, won a citation in the 1963 Progressive Architecture Awards. Read more

Products
Kinetic, Odysseyproducts Kinetic, Odyssey

A twist on the term, this collection uses light and shadow across undulating forms to bolster static façades and feature walls with dynamic visuals. Read more

Layered Tiles, Spinneybeckproducts Layered Tiles, Spinneybeck

Geometric detailing on London-based leather designer Genevieve Bennett’s Layered Tiles collection for Spinneybeck puts a fresh twist on leather wall tiles. Read more

BioFelt, Chilewichproducts BioFelt, Chilewich

A PVC-free backing with 82% recycled content for use with the company's low-VOC Plynyl tile. Read more

Architects Choice: A Few of Our Favorite Formsdesign catalog Architects Choice: A Few of Our Favorite Forms

Eight architects and designers reveal the products that have earned a permanent place in their workflow and lives. Read more

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