February 2013 Table of Contents

Dialogue
My Liberal Guilt: Buying a Cardialogue My Liberal Guilt: Buying a Car

Editor-in-chief Ned Cramer discusses how breaking down and buying a car, after years of not owning one, has provided him with new insights. Read more

AIArchitect
Building BLOXAIAVoices Building BLOX

Defining a different practice. Read more

Across the Institute: In Palm Springs, Washington, D.C., New York City, San FranciscoAIANow Across the Institute: In Palm Springs, Washington, D.C., New York City, San Francisco

Palm Springs, Washington, D.C., New York City, San Francisco Read more

Leading the ChargeAIAKnowledge Leading the Charge

Design thinking as community catalyst. Read more

Health ConsciousAIAFeature Health Conscious

Three universities explore the effects of design on public health. Read more

Terms of EngagementAIAPerspective Terms of Engagement

Design and public health are inextricably linked. Read more

Features
Defender of the Faithhistoric preservation Defender of the Faith

Vittorio Garatti’s revolutionary ballet school in Cuba has sat unfinished for nearly 50 years. Now, as Norman Foster prepares for a major renovation, Garatti is trying to preserve his project’s legacy. Read more

Hives for Mindsstudent housing Hives for Minds

Student housing has proven to be a safe investment as the economy rebounds. But the next generation of dorms is anything but safe in terms of design. Read more

The Exhibitionistnext progressives The Exhibitionist

Iker Gil, the founder of MAS Studio in Chicago, has turned heads with a series of high-profile shows and installations. Zoë Ryan sat down with Gil to discuss his bold ambitions for his adopted city. Read more

P/A Awards
Award: Floatyard2013 P/A Awards Award: Floatyard

Charlestown, Mass. / Perkins+Will Read more

Award: Modulo Prep Library2013 P/A Awards Award: Modulo Prep Library

Tijuana, Mexico / CRO Studio Read more

Award: Dortoir Familial2013 P/A Awards Award: Dortoir Familial

Ramatuelle, France / NADAAA Read more

Award: Rock Chapel Marine2013 P/A Awards Award: Rock Chapel Marine

Chelsea, Mass. / Landing Studio Read more

Award: Calexico West Land Port of Entry2013 P/A Awards Award: Calexico West Land Port of Entry

Calexico, Calif. / Perkins+Will Read more

Award: Smart Material House2013 P/A Awards Award: Smart Material House

Hamburg, Germany / Barkow Leibinger Read more

Award: Beukenhof Crematorium and Auditorium2012 P/A Awards Award: Beukenhof Crematorium and Auditorium

Schiedam, the Netherlands / Asymptote Architecture Read more

Award: The Farm: Gaming Strategies for Empowering Marginalized Youth2013 P/A Awards Award: The Farm: Gaming Strategies for Empowering Marginalized Youth

Fleischmanns, N.Y. / Steven Mankouche and Matthew Schulte Read more

Award: Kimball Art Center2013 P/A Awards Award: Kimball Art Center

Park City, Utah / BIG Read more

Award: Arctic Food Network2013 P/A Awards Award: Arctic Food Network

Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, Canada / Lateral Office Read more

60th Annual Progressive Architecture Awards2013 P/A Awards 60th Annual Progressive Architecture Awards

The 10 winners of the 60th annual Progressive Architecture Awards demonstrate how programming and pragmatism can trump formalist movements. Read more

Technology
Turning a Two-Dimensional Surface into Three Dimensionsdetail Turning a Two-Dimensional Surface into Three Dimensions

In Mexico City, Rojkind Arquitectos created a sculptural steel façade using local resources and an unfettered imagination. Read more

Revolutionary Building Products Made from Rubberindustry notes Revolutionary Building Products Made from Rubber

About 80 percent of the 300 million tires discarded in the U.S. each year is diverted from landfills and turned into everything from fuel to backfill. But the potential of scrap rubber can stretch even further. Read more

Construction Systems That Fix Themselves, For Better or WorseMind & Matter Construction Systems That Fix Themselves, For Better or Worse

Self-repairing materials can lead to lighter, longer-lasting building components. But does less always mean more? Read more

Past P/A
The Heart of Our CitiesPast Progressives The Heart of Our Cities

Victor Gruen's 1956 plan for Fort Worth, Texas, while never fully realized, influences that city and many others to this day. Read more

Products
Product: Cellulose Material Solutions EcoCellProduct Product: Cellulose Material Solutions EcoCell

Newspapers become batt insulation thanks to Cellulose Material Solutions. Read more

Foscarini SolarProduct Foscarini Solar

Use Solar as a side table, outdoor hearth, or even sculpture. Read more

Leland International Quarry BenchProduct Leland International Quarry Bench

Designer Bruce Sienkowski was inspired by a rock quarry for his collaborative workplace seating. Read more

Graham & Brown Odyssey CollectionProduct Graham & Brown Odyssey Collection

Metallic pinstsripes and glitter accents highlight a latest collection of wallpaper from Graham & Brown. Read more

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