January 2014 Table of Contents

AIArchitect
Next Best PracticesAIAVoices Next Best Practices

Redefining the profit center. Read more

Across the Institute: In Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C.AIANow Across the Institute: In Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C.

Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. Read more

Word WarsAIAfuture Word Wars

I beg your pardon. What? Read more

Borrowed TimeAIACollaboration Borrowed Time

Firms sharing people? That's one way to recover from a recession. Read more

Action PlansAIAFeature Action Plans

Energy, materials, health, resilience and the near future of architecture. Read more

Foresight for Year of ChangeAIAPerspective Foresight for Year of Change

Unleashing the power design, one architect at a time. Read more

Features
Instead of Suburbia: Can Phoenix Discourage Sprawl Now That the Housing Market is Heating Up Again?What's Next: The Market Instead of Suburbia: Can Phoenix Discourage Sprawl Now That the Housing Market is Heating Up Again?

The suburbs are dead. That was the rallying cry after the housing crash, when subdivisions turned into ghost towns. The alternative? Transit-oriented development near urban centers. Welcome to Phoenix, the home of megasprawl, which is putting TOD to the test. Read more

Coda to a Career: Eisenman's City of Culturecritique Coda to a Career: Eisenman's City of Culture

Peter Eisenman’s City of Culture was born during Spain’s Bilbao-inspired architectural boom. But as the project now languishes, what does it say about the legacy of its eminent designer? Read more

Jackilin Hah Bloom and Florencia Pitanext progressives Jackilin Hah Bloom and Florencia Pita

Partners, Pita & Bloom, Los Angeles Read more

The Return of Commercial LendingWhat's Next: The Market The Return of Commercial Lending

The market for commercial mortgage bonds was on fire until the recession hit. Now, after five long and lean years, the market is clawing its way back to pre-bubble levels, signaling that banks are loosening their lending standards. The upshot? More work for architects. Read more

Carrie Stricklandnext progressives Carrie Strickland

Partner & Co-Founder, Works Partnership Architecture, Portland, Ore. Read more

Marianne Kwoknext progressives Marianne Kwok

Director, Kohn Pederson Fox Associates, New York Read more

The Seven Top Legislative Priorities for Architecture in 2014What's Next: The Market The Seven Top Legislative Priorities for Architecture in 2014

Student debt. Small business tax reform. Fannie and Freddie. Given the current economy, lobbying has never been more important for architecture. Legislative liaisons from the AIA, the NAHB, and other organizations share their top issues for the coming year. Read more

A Tall Ordernext progressives A Tall Order

Why aren’t more women emulating Jeanne Gang and building skyward? Here are three rising architects who may just crack that ceiling. Read more

A Completion Date for Sagrada Família, Helped by Technologytechnology A Completion Date for Sagrada Família, Helped by Technology

Lead architect Jordi Faulí says the seemingly interminable Sagrada Familia project will be finished in 2026, thanks to digital fabrication techniques that allow designers to envision what Antoni Gaudí would have wanted. Read more

Buildings
House in Tousuien, Designed by Suppose Design OfficeProjects House in Tousuien, Designed by Suppose Design Office

A polycarbonate-clad house on an infill site in Hiroshima, Japan, achieves an unexpected balance of maximum daylight and maximum privacy. Read more

The Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum: Deferential or Deflating?The Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum: Deferential or Deflating?

In the shadow of Louis Kahn's 1972 masterwork, the new pavilion designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop aims to pay homage to the original, but instead offers a kind of distant defacement. Read more

Business
ARCHITECT's What's Next Poll on the Economybusiness ARCHITECT's What's Next Poll on the Economy

What do architects think about the current state of the economy? Here's what's trending for 2014. Read more

Architecture and the Third Industrial RevolutionWhat's Next: The Market Architecture and the Third Industrial Revolution

Ready for the next revolution? The profession changed dramatically thanks to mechanization and mass production, and the next massive shift will be no less disruptive. In this era of small-scale, bottom-up design, say hello to 3D-printed houses, digicities, and curriculums that teach future architects about far more than just building. Read more

A Better ValueWhat's Next: The Market A Better Value

Two infamous Justice Department consent decrees, from 1971 and 1990, prohibit architects from setting fees. Afraid of straying into illegal territory, practitioners have largely avoided shop talk ever since. But now, a growing movement of architects is finding legal ground to reshape the profession’s business model and clearly define value for clients. Read more

The ForecastWhat's Next: The Market The Forecast

It's easy to forget just how devastating the Great Recession was for the profession. As the market slowly recovers, firms will adopt a host of strategies to help offset the losses they suffered during the decline. Read more

Technology
Copper Keeps a Phoenix Medical Building as Cool as a Rockdetail Copper Keeps a Phoenix Medical Building as Cool as a Rock

CO Architects designed custom fabricated and faceted copper panels that emulate the surrounding canyons and reduce solar heat gain at the Health Sciences Education Building. Read more

Products
3D-Printed Buildings are Coming Soon to a Planet Near YouQ+A 3D-Printed Buildings are Coming Soon to a Planet Near You

University of Southern California engineering professor Behrokh Khoshnevis wants to rapidly prototype cast-in-place concrete structures on Earth and in outer space. Read more

A Rundown of the Latest Concrete Products, Research, and ApplicationsMaterial Goods A Rundown of the Latest Concrete Products, Research, and Applications

Concrete is beginning to shake its reputation for extensive embodied energy and minimal design appeal with innovations that make it lighter and more resilient and aesthetically pleasing. Read more

Microcosm, NodusProducts Microcosm, Nodus

This rug's abstract design leaves room for interpretation. Read more

Past P/A
Past Progressives: Philadelphia Resurgent1961 P/A Award Past Progressives: Philadelphia Resurgent

The Society Hill Towers by I.M. Pei & Associates, which won a 1961 P/A Award, exemplifies the integration of urban renewal into the city fabric. Read more

Other Articles
The Kimbell Art Museum: The Original Louis Kahn BuildingProjects The Kimbell Art Museum: The Original Louis Kahn Building

With eyes on the new glazed pavilion designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, here's a look back at Louis Kahn's original Kimbell, which put the institution on the architectural map. Read more

The Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum: Photos by Nic LehouxProjects The Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum: Photos by Nic Lehoux

Photographer Nic Lehoux spent several days documenting the new Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum for the architects. Here is a selection of his photos. Read more

The Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum: DrawingsProjects The Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum: Drawings

Plans, sections, and sketches for the new Renzo Piano Building Workshop-designed pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Read more

A 20-Image History of Santiago de CompostelaCity of Culture A 20-Image History of Santiago de Compostela

Peter Eisenman’s City of Culture complex was intended, à la Bilbao, to attract tourists to Santiago de Compostela. But this town in Northwest Spain has been drawings crowds for centuries, in the form of religious pilgrimages. Read more

More coverage of Peter EisenmanCity of Culture More coverage of Peter Eisenman

ARCHITECT's Peter Eisenman coverage through the years. Read more

City of Culture: Under ConstructionCity of Culture City of Culture: Under Construction

A glimpse at Peter Eisenman's City of Culture models and renderings of the project's unbuilt structures. Read more

City of Culture: Museum of Galician History and Center for Cultural InnovationCity of Culture City of Culture: Museum of Galician History and Center for Cultural Innovation

Photos and drawings of the two buildings to most recently open at Peter Eisenman's City of Culture. Read more

City of Culture: Library and Archive of GaliciaCity of Culture City of Culture: Library and Archive of Galicia

Photos and drawings from the first two buildings completed at Peter Eisenman's City of Culture. Read more

City of Culture: Aerial Views and Site PlanCity of Culture City of Culture: Aerial Views and Site Plan

Views from above of the sprawling 173-acre site of Peter Eisenman's City of Culture. Read more

The Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum: Photos by Richard BarnesProjects The Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum: Photos by Richard Barnes

ARCHITECT commissioned photographer Richard Barnes to capture a fresh, and unexpectedly wintry, prespective on the new pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Read more

Irvine, Calif.-based Newlight Technologies Produces AirCarbon Plastic From CO2Mind & Matter Irvine, Calif.-based Newlight Technologies Produces AirCarbon Plastic From CO2

Newlight Technologies has developed a plastic that sequesters carbon dioxide and reduces our dependence on petroleum. Is it too good to be true? Read more

Lath, Ann SacksProducts Lath, Ann Sacks

These porcelain floor tiles are designed to look like concrete poured into wood molds. Read more

Channeling Kahn: Renzo Piano's Addition to the Kimbell Art Museum Critique Channeling Kahn: Renzo Piano's Addition to the Kimbell Art Museum

How do you design a new building next to a masterpiece? Piano's addition to Louis Kahn's celebrated museum is a study in careful deference. Read more

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