September 2013 Table of Contents

Dialogue
Dialogue: Lilliputians and the Picturesquedialogue Dialogue: Lilliputians and the Picturesque

Or, how I spent my summer vacation. Read more

AIArchitect
Solar FlareAIAVoices Solar Flare

Exporting the U.S. Solar Decathlon. Read more

Across the Institute: In Rotterdam, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Phoenix, OrlandoAIANow Across the Institute: In Rotterdam, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Orlando

Rotterdam, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Orlando Read more

Loan Me A Dime (x 250,000)AIAKnowledge Loan Me A Dime (x 250,000)

Student loans at a crossroads. Read more

An Ethical Inquiry, Part 2AIAPractice An Ethical Inquiry, Part 2

Don’t be frightened. Read more

Value PropositionAIAFeature Value Proposition

A snapshot of architectural education today. Read more

Peer to PeerAIAPerspective Peer to Peer

We’re in danger of making cost an insurmountable barrier to pursuing a college education. Read more

Features
Next Progressives: Interface Studio Architectsnext progressives Next Progressives: Interface Studio Architects

Interface Studio Architects in Philadelphia is building on the legacy of its 100K House with new projects that are transforming urban-house design. Read more

Roger K. Lewis's Letter to Emerging Designersbooks Roger K. Lewis's Letter to Emerging Designers

As his updated edition of 'Architect? A Candid Guide to the Profession' hits shelves, critic, architect, and educator Roger K. Lewis has some pointed advice for emerging designers. Read more

Discussing the New LACMA Design With Peter Zumthorcritique Discussing the New LACMA Design With Peter Zumthor

Peter Zumthor is bringing his sizable talents—honed in the Swiss countryside—to Los Angeles with his controversial plan for LACMA. Christopher Hawthorne visits the architect on his home turf. Read more

Buildings
Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, Designed by Zaha Hadid Architectsprojects Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects

The Zaha Hadid–designed complex in Baku, Azerbaijan, challenges notions of geometry and gravity—with nary a right angle in sight. Read more

Edith Green–Wendell Wyatt Federal Building, designed by Cutler Anderson Architectsprojects Edith Green–Wendell Wyatt Federal Building, designed by Cutler Anderson Architects

Cutler Anderson Architects and SERA Architects reinvent a 1970s office building in Portland, Ore., as a metaphor for sustainable and transparent government. Read more

Fire Island Pines Pavilion, Designed by Hollwich Kushner (HWKN)projects Fire Island Pines Pavilion, Designed by Hollwich Kushner (HWKN)

After a fire destroyed the Pavilion nightclub in 2011, New York–based HWKN was tasked with creating a new social hub for the summer season on Fire Island. Read more

Architect 50
The 2013 ARCHITECT 50, Methodology2013 Architect 50 The 2013 ARCHITECT 50, Methodology

The system behind how ARCHITECT determines the results of its annual ranking of architecture firms. Read more

The 2013 ARCHITECT 50: Top 50 in Design2013 Architect 50 The 2013 ARCHITECT 50: Top 50 in Design

The best architecture firms according to the design portion of the ARCHITECT 50 rankings. Read more

2013 ARCHITECT 50: Top 50 in Business2013 Architect 50 2013 ARCHITECT 50: Top 50 in Business

The best architecture firms according to the net revenue portion of the ARCHITECT 50 rankings. Read more

The Results of This Year's ARCHITECT 502013 Architect 50 The Results of This Year's ARCHITECT 50

Now in its fifth year, the Architect 50 is a qualitative look at how firms stack up across a broad range of categories, from business to sustainability to design. Most lists of top architecture firms are nothing more than a straight-up ranking of top revenue-producers. Not this one. Read more

2013 ARCHITECT 50, By the Numbers2013 Architect 50 2013 ARCHITECT 50, By the Numbers

A closer look at some of the other ARCHITECT 50 rankings. Read more

Technology
Detail: The Brilliance Behind Cooper Joseph Studio's Starlightdetail Detail: The Brilliance Behind Cooper Joseph Studio's Starlight

The Museum of the City of New York wanted its building to engage the public. Cooper Joseph Studio granted its wish. Read more

When a Brick Becomes a Window, the Conventional Can Become Exceptionalmind & matter When a Brick Becomes a Window, the Conventional Can Become Exceptional

Designers who eschew the conventional uses of building materials can end up at the forefront of innovation. Read more

Past P/A
Past Progressives: A Landmark With Growth Potential1955 p/a award citation Past Progressives: A Landmark With Growth Potential

Eero Saarinen's Milwaukee War Memorial Center included an art museum that later sprouted an addition by Santiago Calatrava. Read more

Other Articles
Panel Plus and Mini Bench Heating and Seating Systems, Jaga Climate SystemsPRODUCT Panel Plus and Mini Bench Heating and Seating Systems, Jaga Climate Systems

This space-saving bench combines heating and seating. Read more

Cascade Metal Panel System, CentriaProduct Cascade Metal Panel System, Centria

Shadows cast by a waterfall inspired this versatile rainscreen panel system. Read more

Between, Meystyle LED Wallpaper & FabricProduct Between, Meystyle LED Wallpaper & Fabric

Based on the Mayan concept of physical renewal, this wallpaper gets its depth from embedded LEDs. Read more

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