March 2013 Table of Contents

Dialogue
Springtime for Speerdialogue Springtime for Speer

Léon Krier has republished his controversial 1985 book on Albert Speer. In it, Krier attempts to reconcile his contempt for industrialization with his love of the Nazi architect's work. Read more

AIArchitect
Collection PointAIAVoices Collection Point

What a BRIK wants to be. Read more

Across the Institute: In Salt Lake City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Minneapolis, DenverAIAnow Across the Institute: In Salt Lake City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Denver

Salt Lake City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Denver Read more

Structural IntegrityAIACollaboration Structural Integrity

Shoring up architecture's social foundation. Read more

Trial and ErrorAIAFeature Trial and Error

How do firms incorporate research into design practices? Read more

Abandoning the Middle GroundAIAPerspective Abandoning the Middle Ground

Shaping the built environment is about more than design. Read more

Features
Q+A: Peter Eisenman and Léon Krier Talk Albert Speerethics Q+A: Peter Eisenman and Léon Krier Talk Albert Speer

Léon Krier's newly republished book on Nazi architect Albert Speer argues that a war criminal can be a great artist. Peter Eisenman sits down with Krier to challenge that claim. Read more

The Sustainable Future of Wooden SkyscrapersTechnology The Sustainable Future of Wooden Skyscrapers

Michael Green says his wooden towers can help offset climate change. Can he find a client willing to go out on a limb and build one? Read more

The Art of Businessnext progressives The Art of Business

Jing Liu and Florian Idenburg founded their firm SO-IL to be streamlined and selective. As Karrie Jacobs discovers, it's a strategy that has the firm on the verge of landing big-budget projects. Read more

Buildings
Federal Center South Building 1202, Designed by ZGF Architectsproject Federal Center South Building 1202, Designed by ZGF Architects

A new home for the Seattle office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reinvigorates a Superfund site. Read more

project St. Louis Central Library, Designed by Cannon Design

This restoration and renovation by Cannon Design of a 1912 Cass Gilbert gem brings the Beaux-Arts elegance of the original into the modern era. Read more

1991 Winner: Housing for Homeless Mothers and ChildrenPast Progressives 1991 Winner: Housing for Homeless Mothers and Children

In Escondido, Calif., Davids Killory designed a community for homeless mothers and children. Read more

Dalian International Conference Centerproject Dalian International Conference Center

The centerpiece of an emerging Central Business District in the Chinese city of Dalian, Coop Himmelb(l)au's new conference center brings parametric design to the shore of Korea Bay. Read more

Technology
The Lighting Design Collective Turns an Architectural Remnant into an Art Installationdetail The Lighting Design Collective Turns an Architectural Remnant into an Art Installation

Once a storage vessel for oil, Silo 468 has become a beacon in Helsinki's new district of light. Read more

Bioreactor and Microbial Façades Take Green Energy to Another LevelMind & Matter Bioreactor and Microbial Façades Take Green Energy to Another Level

Once a nemesis of buildings, mold, along with other organic life, is becoming a welcomed architectural feature. Read more

Products
Heatwave Radiator, Jaga Climate Systemsproduct Heatwave Radiator, Jaga Climate Systems

The form-meets-function Heatwave radiator makes it into the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. Read more

Stool 60, Artekproduct Stool 60, Artek

An iconic stool gets a makeover for its 80th anniversary. Read more

Four Architects Pick Their Favorite New-Old ProductsArchitects’ Choice Four Architects Pick Their Favorite New-Old Products

If sustainable design had an attractive spokesmodel, it would be reclaimed materials. Besides conserving resources and reducing waste, they give projects the patina of a past life. Read more

ProLok, PrimeSource Building Products Grip-Riteproduct ProLok, PrimeSource Building Products Grip-Rite

PrimeSource polled jobsite workers to design three new high-chair products. Read more

Celect Cellular Exteriors, Royal Building Productsproduct Celect Cellular Exteriors, Royal Building Products

A new system hides seams and blocks air and moisture. Read more

PL Series, Marie KhouriProduct PL Series, Marie Khouri

A sculptor's first design in production is a plant pot that wows. Read more

Light Glass Technology, Pulp Studioproduct Light Glass Technology, Pulp Studio

A new technology makes glass lighter yet more durable. Read more

Jazz Glass, Artistic TileProduct Jazz Glass, Artistic Tile

New patterns from Artistic Tile pay tribute to jazz greats. Read more

Terralite Cement, Terra Bona MaterialsProduct Terralite Cement, Terra Bona Materials

A lighter, airier cement makes transportation and installation easier. Read more

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