April 2014 Table of Contents

Dialogue
Cash and Prizes: The Shigeru Ban Win is a Big Deal Editorial Cash and Prizes: The Shigeru Ban Win is a Big Deal

Naming the socially minded Japanese architect as the 2014 Pritzker laureate doesn’t quite let the jury off the hook for snubbing Denise Scott Brown last year—but it’s a start. Read more

News
Q&A with Rep. Ed Perlmutter on the National Design Services Act Q&A Q&A with Rep. Ed Perlmutter on the National Design Services Act

ARCHITECT talked to the congressman about his efforts to alleviate architecture students’ debt in exchange for public service. Read more

AIArchitect
AIAVoices: Don't Forget Functional and Beautiful AIAvoices AIAVoices: Don't Forget Functional and Beautiful

Creating a beacon for Port-au-Prince and beyond. Read more

AIANow: Around the Institute AIAnow AIANow: Around the Institute

Galloway Township, Boston, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago Read more

AIACollaboration: Model Building AIACollaboration AIACollaboration: Model Building

Are justice facilities and public–private partnerships a natural fit? Read more

AIAFeature: Long-Term Benefits AIAfeature AIAFeature: Long-Term Benefits

Beyond the quick-fix of public-private partnerships. Read more

AIAPerspective: Civic Continuum AIAperspective AIAPerspective: Civic Continuum

A commitment to architecture's broader narrative. Read more

Features
Dover Street Market New York Makes a Serious Fashion Statement Critique Dover Street Market New York Makes a Serious Fashion Statement

The new Dover Street Market outpost in Manhattan was designed as a riotous interpretation of a high-end pop-up. Read more

Ants of the Prairie: Into the Wild Next Progressives Ants of the Prairie: Into the Wild

Joyce Hwang’s practice, Ants of the Prairie, is generating buzz with innovative projects that create urban habitats for bees, bats, and other threatened species. Read more

Buildings
The Kunsthal, Designed and Renovated by OMA The Kunsthal, Designed and Renovated by OMA

More than two decades after its completion, the museum and architectural icon gets a 21st-century update from the firm that knows it best: the Office for Metropolitan Architecture. Read more

Taiyuan Museum of Art, Designed by Preston Scott Cohen Design Taiyuan Museum of Art, Designed by Preston Scott Cohen

With his new art museum in northern China, the Cambridge, Mass.–based architect proves that parametric form can still follow function. Read more

Emerson College Los Angeles, Designed by Morphosis Emerson College Los Angeles, Designed by Morphosis

Emerson College’s new Hollywood outpost, designed by Morphosis Architects, brings added density—and a striking silhouette—to this rapidly changing neighborhood. Read more

Business
A New Book by Andrew Pressman Explores Team Building in the Age of BIM best practices A New Book by Andrew Pressman Explores Team Building in the Age of BIM

"The Art of Collaboration in Architecture" gives architects a roadmap to more effective collaboration. Hint: BIM is not the magic bullet. Read more

Technology
A Curved Wooden Chapel in a Northern Square detail A Curved Wooden Chapel in a Northern Square

K2S Architects realized an unorthodox form for a chapel in Helsinki with help from a team of former shipbuilders. Read more

A Star-Studded Building That Shines By Day and Night detail A Star-Studded Building That Shines By Day and Night

Using advanced digital and lighting technology, UNStudio created a dynamic façade that captivates the city of Wuhan, China, during the day and night. Read more

Setting a Standard in Building Information Modeling technology Setting a Standard in Building Information Modeling

The United States is behind in embracing national BIM guidelines. Here’s a look at the industry leaders who are trying to effect change and why architects should care. Read more

Graphene: A Two-Dimensional Wonder Technology Graphene: A Two-Dimensional Wonder

The material breaks all strength records, but getting it out of the lab and into the commercial market will be its hardest test. Read more

Past P/A
Before Google Hired BIG Past Progressives Before Google Hired BIG

This San Francisco building reveals how our interpretation of an architectural form can change with the times. Read more

Other Articles
Chicago Residence, Designed by Dirk Denison Architects Chicago Residence, Designed by Dirk Denison Architects

Local architect Dirk Denison integrates a multistory landscape into an infill site in Lincoln Park. Read more

Tadao Ando and the Dream of the Perfect Chair Critique Tadao Ando and the Dream of the Perfect Chair

Ando's new Dream Chair doesn't exactly live up to its billing. Here's why architects tend to struggle in their pursuit of sitting comfort. Read more

Soaking Up the Shade Products Soaking Up the Shade

Deborah Osburn, the California-based designer behind online luxe tile marketplace Clé, is applying traditional Japanese textile-dyeing techniques to tile production using a method that relies on equal parts chemistry and patience. Read more

Projects

The Green Embassy The Green Embassy

Steffan Impgaard

The 7th Room The 7th Room

Snøhetta

House in Pasárgada House in Pasárgada

MASV – Amália Vieira Arquitetura

Municipal Gym of Salamanca Municipal Gym of Salamanca

Carreño Sartori Arquitectos

Light Box Light Box

ANX / Aaron Neubert Architects

Tour & Taxis Tour & Taxis

Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Crescent H Residence Crescent H Residence

Carney Logan Burke Architects

Rock & Branch Rock & Branch

Hyunjoon Yoo Architects

Continuous Interior Continuous Interior

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

Dunn House Dunn House

The Practice of Everyday Design

Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), Barcode Architects

The Word The Word

FaulknerBrowns Architects

Red Ice Red Ice

NRJA

Northern Arizona University Science and Health Building Northern Arizona University Science and Health Building

Richärd+Bauer Architecture, GLHN Architects & Engineers

St. Ann's Warehouse St. Ann's Warehouse

Marvel Architects

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