February 2014 Table of Contents

Dialogue
Dialogue: Security Theater dialogue Dialogue: Security Theater

Edward Snowden was a toddler when Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio began to explore the inverse relationship between security and privacy. Now their work seems prescient. Read more

AIArchitect
Designing to Stay AIAVoices Designing to Stay

The local side of "glocal." Read more

About Face AIAFuture About Face

Creating a type for Architype. Read more

Brand Architecture AIAFeature Brand Architecture

Your epidermis is showing. Read more

Silver, Gold, or Platinum? AIAPerspective Silver, Gold, or Platinum?

What does extra legroom have to do with architecture? Read more

Features
Critique: Prefab Grows Up critique Critique: Prefab Grows Up

Factory-built homes have gotten the hype, writes Christopher Hawthorne, but modular’s true potential may lie in building tall. Read more

Star Turn: Skylab Architecture next progressives Star Turn: Skylab Architecture

Hollywood came calling, but Skylab Architecture didn’t sell out. The firm is building its practice by bringing the same rigorous ideals to every project. Read more

Buildings
Tree House, Designed by 6a Architects Tree House, Designed by 6a Architects

The London-based firm augmented a pair of 1830s London weavers’ cottages with a curvaceous, and accessible, garden addition for architecture critic Rowan Moore and family. Read more

P/A Awards
Kaohsiung Port Terminal

2014 P/A Awards Kaohsiung Port Terminal

Kaohsiung, Taiwan / RUR Architecture. Award. Read more

Liverpool Department Store - Insurgentes

2014 P/A Awards Liverpool Department Store - Insurgentes

Mexico City / Rojkind Arquitectos. Citation. Read more

Tianjin EcoCity Ecology and Planning Museums 2014 P/A Awards Tianjin EcoCity Ecology and Planning Museums

Tianjin, China / Steven Holl Architects. First Award. Read more

National Music Centre of Canada

2014 P/A Awards National Music Centre of Canada

Calgary, Alberta, Canada / Allied Works Architecture. Merit. Read more

The 61st Annual Progressive Architecture Awards 2014 P/A Awards The 61st Annual Progressive Architecture Awards

Out of more than 150 submissions, this year's jurors recognized 10 progressive projects, each with a holistic approach to design with an eye toward practical realization. Read more

Albuquerque Rail Yards Master Plan

2014 P/A Awards Albuquerque Rail Yards Master Plan

Albuquerque, N.M. / Eric Owen Moss Architects. Honorable Mention. Read more

Soccer Centre at St. Michel Environmental Complex

2014 P/A Awards Soccer Centre at St. Michel Environmental Complex

Montreal / Saucier + Perrotte Architectes / Hughes Condon Marler Architects. Citation. Read more

The Broad 2104 P/A Awards The Broad

Los Angeles / Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler. Citation. Read more

Fayetteville 2030: Food City Scenario

2014 P/A Awards Fayetteville 2030: Food City Scenario

Fayetteville, Ark. / University of Arkansas Community Design Center. Honorable Mention. Read more

TBA 21 2014 P/A Awards TBA 21

Patagonia, Argentina / Xefirotarch / Hernan Diaz Alonso. Honorable Mention. Read more

Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning, University of Melbourne 2014 P/A Awards Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning, University of Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia / John Wardle Architects and NADAAA in collaboration Read more

Business
The Power of Focus in a Tough Market best practices The Power of Focus in a Tough Market

Chasing every project may seem wise in a tight economy. But smart firms specialize. ARCHITECT asked leading practitioners and management experts to share their perspectives. Read more

Technology
A Parametric Design Made by Hand and Pencil detail A Parametric Design Made by Hand and Pencil

Sanjay Puri Architects created the dizzying interior wood finish of the Auriga restaurant in Mumbai, India, with no software, but rather a pencil tied to a stick. Read more

Connecting the Public to Art, All In One Pour detail Connecting the Public to Art, All In One Pour

A floating concrete walkway by Mateo Arquitectura is intended to be invisible to visitors to the Cultural Center in Castelo Branco, Portugal. Read more

A Slice of Design History: How X-Acto Built a Better Knife In Context A Slice of Design History: How X-Acto Built a Better Knife

The maker of the reigning precision knife is at work on a product designed to limit trips to the emergency room by its bleary-eyed users. We review the updates to the iconic design tool since its happenstance inception in the 1930s, more than three-quarters of a century ago. Read more

The Wrap on Wood Material Goods The Wrap on Wood

Researchers and designers are rendering wood to be increasingly resilient, adding new uses—from tall buildings to microfibers—for the classic building material. Read more

mind & matter Cleaning Up the Steel Production Process

Steel is the world’s most widely recycled material, but its high embodied energy is roughly equivalent to that of concrete. A new method to extract iron from virgin resources might give the metal alloy the environmental edge after all. Read more

Culture
What David van der Leer's Arrival Means for the Van Alen Institute design What David van der Leer's Arrival Means for the Van Alen Institute

David van der Leer is bringing his expansive vision of urban design from the Guggenheim to the Van Alen Institute, where a redesigned storefront is just one of many changes afoot. Read more

How to Improve Public Housing Past Progressives How to Improve Public Housing

West Broadway Housing is one of Boston's most diverse areas, thanks in part to Goody, Clancy and Lane, Frenchman's early 1980s renovation of the 1948 complex. 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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