November 2013 Table of Contents

Dialogue
Dialogue: Power, and the Politics of Poop dialogue Dialogue: Power, and the Politics of Poop

The U.S. government has technology that can convert human waste into liquid fuel. So why are we still relying on petroleum imported from the Middle East? Read more

News
J. Mayer H. Architects in Georgia firm profile J. Mayer H. Architects in Georgia

In 2009, the Berlin-based architect began designing a bevy of projects in this Caucasus country. With nine completed to date, and more underway, ARCHITECT looks at the how, and the why. Read more

AIArchitect
Shape Shifter AIAVoices Shape Shifter

In pursuit of professional balance. Read more

Knocking On Wood AIAKnowledge Knocking On Wood

Farewell, formaldehyde. Read more

Higher Standards AIAFeature Higher Standards

Public architects vastly improve how we engage the civic realm and impact how capital is invested in the long term. Read more

People Make Places AIAPerspective People Make Places

Where's the tipping point between talk and action? Read more

Features
Bringing the Eichlers Back to the Bay Area development Bringing the Eichlers Back to the Bay Area

Can Monique Lombardelli help bring a second wave of the Eichler tract houses—newly built and updated—to California? Read more

Behind the Façade of Prince Charles's Poundbury post occupancy Behind the Façade of Prince Charles's Poundbury

Critics have blasted Poundbury's aesthetics. But some forward-looking principles are driving this English town's design. Read more

Lessons from the 2013 Solar Decathlon 2013 Solar Decathlon Lessons from the 2013 Solar Decathlon

The Europeans enjoyed their day in the sun at the 2013 Solar Decathlon in Irvine, Calif. But does the competition need a reboot to maintain its influence on sustainable design? Read more

The Politics of Spanish Architect Andrés Jaque next progressives The Politics of Spanish Architect Andrés Jaque

The Spanish architect Andrés Jaque is shaping a novel approach to practice, based on lessons from the economic bust. Read more

Making a Scene: The Work of Dante Ferretti at MoMA critique Making a Scene: The Work of Dante Ferretti at MoMA

The Dante Ferretti exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City captures the changing art of movie-set design. Read more

Buildings
The Yale Health Center, Designed by Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects The Yale Health Center, Designed by Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects

Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam of Atlanta discuss their new health services building at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., and the influences that shaped it. Read more

John M. Roll United States Courthouse, Designed by Ehrlich Architects John M. Roll United States Courthouse, Designed by Ehrlich Architects

Named for a slain federal judge, this new judicial complex aims to bring transparency and openness to the community of Yuma, Ariz. Read more

The ARC, Designed by Asymptote Architecture The ARC, Designed by Asymptote Architecture

In designing a riverside médiathèque in South Korea, Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture and their New York–based firm created an immersive high-tech celebration of the very analog landscape. Read more

Cayan Tower, Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Cayan Tower, Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

The artistry of the world’s tallest twisting tower in Dubai is enabled by something that few people will ever see: the structure. Read more

Technology
Paper Tubes and Shipping Containers Shape a New Zealand Church Detail Paper Tubes and Shipping Containers Shape a New Zealand Church

After a magnitude 6.3 earthquake devastated Christchurch, New Zealand, Shigeru Ban Architects erected a paper-tube structure to replace a beloved, but fallen, stone cathedral. Read more

Gift Guide: What to Give an Interior Designer Gift Guide Gift Guide: What to Give an Interior Designer

Gift buying can be a tricky task. What do you give an onerous engineer, a demanding client, or a snarky colleague? We check in with three architects and a designer for a few ideas. Read more

Gift Guide: What to Give a Client Gift Guide Gift Guide: What to Give a Client

Gift buying can be a tricky task. What do you give an onerous engineer, a demanding client, or a snarky colleague? We check in with three architects and a designer. Read more

Gift Guide: What to Give an Engineer Gift Guide Gift Guide: What to Give an Engineer

Gift buying can be a tricky task. What do you give an onerous engineer, a demanding client, or a snarky colleague? We check in with three architects for a few ideas. Read more

Gift Guide: What to Give a Design Manager Gift Guide Gift Guide: What to Give a Design Manager

We asked the pros to help source tokens of appreciation for everyone on your firm's list. Here's what they said. Read more

Gift Guide: What to Give an Architectural Intern Gift Guide Gift Guide: What to Give an Architectural Intern

Gift buying can be a tricky task. What do you give an onerous engineer, a demanding client, or a snarky colleague? We check in with three architects and a designer for a few ideas. Read more

Gift Guide: What to Give a Design Colleague Gift Guide Gift Guide: What to Give a Design Colleague

Gift buying can be a tricky task. What do you give an onerous engineer, a demanding client, or a snarky colleague? We check in with three architects and a designer for a few ideas. Read more

What to Give Your Project Team Gift Guide What to Give Your Project Team

Show your crew some gratitude with high-design pieces that are sure to inspire. Read more

Behind the Scenes: The World of Architectural Salvage Reuse Behind the Scenes: The World of Architectural Salvage

Finding tomorrow’s treasures in yesterday’s trash can be a rocky and fruitless endeavor, but the reward can be unlike any other. Read more

Made in the USA Greenbuild Made in the USA

We asked building-product manufacturers exhibiting at the 2013 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo to identify the origin of materials used in their products. Some are closer to the source than one might think. Read more

Gift Guide: What to Give a Landscape Architect Gift Guide Gift Guide: What to Give a Landscape Architect

Gift buying can be a tricky task. What do you give to an onerous engineer, a demanding client, or a snarky colleague? We check in three architects and a designer. Read more

What to Give a General Contractor Gift Guide What to Give a General Contractor

Gift buying can be a tricky task. What do you give an onerous engineer, a demanding client, or a snarky colleague? We check in with three architects and a designer for a few ideas. Read more

Harmony, Sherwin-Williams Product Harmony, Sherwin-Williams

Improve indoor air quality with this VOC-reducing paint. Read more

NoCo2, Peter Danko Product NoCo2, Peter Danko

Re-purposed scrap tires give this chair its ergonomic—and environmental—edge. Read more

EchoPanel, Kirei Product EchoPanel, Kirei

These acoustic panels combine bold colors and geometricform factors that serve doubly as a design element. Read more

New Slim, Mitsubishi Electric Product New Slim, Mitsubishi Electric

This hand dryer keeps the flow of traffic moving in commercial bathrooms. Read more

 AA 5450 Series, Kawneer Product AA 5450 Series, Kawneer

This energy-efficient window is the latest addition to the manufacturer's QptiQ line for commercial applications. Read more

What Architects Should Know About LEED V4, in Brief LEED What Architects Should Know About LEED V4, in Brief

More than four years after its predecessor, and one year later than originally planned, LEED v4 will be launched at Greenbuild 2013. Was the wait worth it? Read more

The State of the Art is Just Ho-Hum in Nature Mind & Matter The State of the Art is Just Ho-Hum in Nature

Though modern technologies may seem incredible, humanity can learn a lot from nature, which has evolution on its side. Read more

Past P/A
How Seaside Helped Revive Urban Design 1984 p/a awards citation How Seaside Helped Revive Urban Design

Winner of a 1984 P/A Awards citation, the plan for the Florida beachfront community by Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk epitomized the revival of traditional urban design. Read more

Projects

Naman Spa Naman Spa

MIA Design Studio

Fannie Mae Headquarters Fannie Mae Headquarters

SHoP Architects, WDG Architecture

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

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