July 2013 Table of Contents

Dialogue
Hipsters and a Billionaire Come to Detroit's Rescue dialogue Hipsters and a Billionaire Come to Detroit's Rescue

While the city of Detroit stares bankruptcy in the face, its central business district is enjoying a renaissance. Read more

AIArchitect
The Urbanist AIAVoices The Urbanist

Adopting global guidelines. Read more

Across the Institute: In Chicago, Clemson, Santa Fe, Sydney, Baltimore AIANow Across the Institute: In Chicago, Clemson, Santa Fe, Sydney, Baltimore

Chicago, Clemson, Santa Fe, Sydney, Baltimore Read more

Engaging the Public in New Ways AIAerspective Engaging the Public in New Ways

Being adaptive and responsive is more important now than ever before. Read more

Features
Revisiting EIFS, the Once-Maligned Cladding System that May Help Architects Meet New Energy Codes technology Revisiting EIFS, the Once-Maligned Cladding System that May Help Architects Meet New Energy Codes

EIFS became known as a lawsuit magnet in the 1990s. But with new energy codes for commercial buildings imminent, is the cladding system poised for a comeback? Read more

Coastal Resurgence next progressives Coastal Resurgence

With a resilient focus, John and Allison Anderson helped Mississippi towns rebuild post-Katrina. Read more

R+D Awards
2013 R+D Awards Winner: Num Num Flatware 2013 R+D Awards 2013 R+D Awards Winner: Num Num Flatware

Design and planning firm NADAAA tackled a problem that hungered for a solution: Create a collection of utensils that looks good and performs even better. Read more

2013 R+D Award Winner: Green Roof Vegetation Study 2013 R+D Awards 2013 R+D Award Winner: Green Roof Vegetation Study

KieranTimberlake dares to investigate the condition of vegetative roofs years after they’re exposed to the real world. Read more

2013 R+D Awards Winner: EcoMod 2013 R+D Awards 2013 R+D Awards Winner: EcoMod

The University of Virginia is redefining the notion of high-performance, modular housing, beginning in the neighborhoods that need it most. Read more

2013 R+D Awards Winner: Wireless Sensor Network 2013 R+D Awards 2013 R+D Awards Winner: Wireless Sensor Network

The basic steps to improving building performance—add insulation, update windows, etc.—are obvious, but KieranTimberlake wanted to prove that they work. Read more

2013 R+D Awards Winner: Electroform(alism) 2013 R+D Awards 2013 R+D Awards Winner: Electroform(alism)

With computer-derived geometries and a love for craft, Akoaki found new architectural applications for a 19th-century technique. Read more

2013 R+D Awards First Award Winner: Morphfaux 2013 R+D Awards 2013 R+D Awards First Award Winner: Morphfaux

Eschewing the flatness of conventional building walls, Archolab is revitalizing the centuries-old craft of plasterwork with help from—what else?—a robot. Read more

2013 R+D Awards Winner: AEC-Apps 2013 R+D Awards 2013 R+D Awards Winner: AEC-Apps

Now, more than ever before, innovation in architecture is happening in the digital world, as Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Case Design’s new network demonstrates. Read more

The 2013 R+D Awards 2013 R+D Awards The 2013 R+D Awards

Now in its seventh year, the annual awards program had one First Award and seven winners that celebrate the current culture of exploration in architecture in which anything and everything is possible. Read more

2013 R+D Awards Winner: Artaic Innovative Mosaic 2013 R+D Awards 2013 R+D Awards Winner: Artaic Innovative Mosaic

The beauty of a mosaic mural was only enhanced by the inherent understanding of the painstaking effort behind its creation. That is, until Artaic came along. Read more

Technology
Between the Lines detail Between the Lines

The concrete grid topping the St. Louis Art Museum’s new East Wing is a work of art in and of itself. Read more

A Portfolio Full of Buildings and Objects architects’ choice A Portfolio Full of Buildings and Objects

For this quartet of makers, product design can fulfill a personal passion, resolve budgetary constraints, and even expand their clientele. Read more

When Drawing Goes Digital, a Paper and Pen Become Optional mind & matter When Drawing Goes Digital, a Paper and Pen Become Optional

The lost art of hand sketching may not be lost after all. Read more

Culture
Jon Pack and Gary Hustwit's New Book of Photography Showcases the Afterlife of Olympic Architecture history Jon Pack and Gary Hustwit's New Book of Photography Showcases the Afterlife of Olympic Architecture

When the Olympics draw to a close, the shiny new venues suddenly go quiet. A new book chronicles the second lives of these buildings. Read more

Le Corbusier Retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art exhibition Le Corbusier Retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art

With an encyclopedic collection of analog artifacts, curators have accomplished what Philip Johnson himself could not: The Franco-Swiss architect’s first major retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art. Read more

Past P/A
P/A Award: Henry Street Studios by Lee Harris Pomeroy 1963 P/A award citation P/A Award: Henry Street Studios by Lee Harris Pomeroy

Lee Harris Pomeroy’s scheme for converting an old factory marked a shift in the profession’s priorities. Read more

Products
Agave Series, Kornegay Design products Agave Series, Kornegay Design

Phoenix-based artist Larry Kornegay adds planters to his design portfolio, which also includes architectural signage and theme parks. Read more

Projects

Avaza Aquapark Avaza Aquapark

JDS Architects

Brighton College Sport and Sciences Building Brighton College Sport and Sciences Building

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

Messner Mountain Museum Messner Mountain Museum

Zaha Hadid Architects

ICD/ITKE 2014-2015 Research Pavilion ICD/ITKE 2014-2015 Research Pavilion

Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE), Institute for...

West Berkeley Public Library West Berkeley Public Library

Harley Ellis Devereaux

Studio Dental Mobile Unit Studio Dental Mobile Unit

Montalba Architects

Bridgepoint Active Healthcare Bridgepoint Active Healthcare

Stantec Architecture, KPMB Architects, HDR Architecture, Diamond Schmitt Architects

Ex of In House Ex of In House

Steven Holl Architects

Vitra Vitra

Studio Libeskind

International Spy Museum at L'Enfant Plaza International Spy Museum at L'Enfant Plaza

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Exhibition Plaza Exhibition Plaza

KUANLU Architects

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