July 2014 Table of Contents

Dialogue
Editorial The New AIA: Not Your Father's Institute

The American Institute of Architects is revamping its board, shrinking the roster from about 50 people to no more than 16. And that’s just the beginning. Read more

AIArchitect
Reintroducing Architecture AIAvoices Reintroducing Architecture

New Directions for the AIA Foundation. Read more

Across the Institute: In Boston, Charlotte, Lansing, New Orleans, and Orlando AIAnow Across the Institute: In Boston, Charlotte, Lansing, New Orleans, and Orlando

Check out these things that are happening in Boston, Charlotte, Lansing, New Orleans, and Orlando. Read more

AIAknowledge Bid Review

New AIA design/build resources for a new practice landscape. Read more

Future Islands AIAfeature Future Islands

Two worlds and two community health needs. Read more

Design, An Rx for Health AIAperspective Design, An Rx for Health

A new report details the strong connections between design and health. Read more

Features
Letter from Ground Zero: Delirious World Trade letter from ground zero Letter from Ground Zero: Delirious World Trade

Despite the opening of the Sept. 11 Museum, Ground Zero remains a site conflicted in its ambitions and execution. Read more

The Cult of Koolhaas Lives On at the Venice Biennale critique The Cult of Koolhaas Lives On at the Venice Biennale

Rem Koolhaas’s own exhibitions at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale May have missed the mark, but his influence as chief curator brought out the best in the national pavilions. Read more

MAde Studio is Liquid Planning Detroit next progressives MAde Studio is Liquid Planning Detroit

MAde Studio is applying its data-driven approach to Detroit, revealing ways that the region’s water systems can influence urban planning. Read more

Buildings
Soft House First Annual R+D Awards Soft House

Kennedy & Violich Architecture took a radical first step in designing the Soft House, replacing many of the hard wall surfaces of a standard prefabricated house with movable curtains that contain embedded nanotechnology and thin-film photovoltaics. Read more

R+D Awards
R+D Awards Honorable Mention: Timber Tower Research Project 2014 R+D Awards R+D Awards Honorable Mention: Timber Tower Research Project

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill believes that a high-rise made of engineered wood would be better for the environment. Now they have to convince everyone else. Read more

Citation: C-Lith 2014 R+D Awards Citation: C-Lith

Area explores the potential of carbon fiber, a lightweight, high-strength material. Read more

Citation: New York City Streetlight 2014 R+D Awards Citation: New York City Streetlight

The Office for Visual Interaction, Thomas Phifer and Partners, and Werner Sobek bring beauty and efficiency to a ubiquitous fixture. Read more

Award: Breaking the Mold 2014 R+D Awards Award: Breaking the Mold

HouMinn Practice creates one-off panels with minimal waste, energy, and material. Read more

Award: Afterhouse 2014 R+D Awards Award: Afterhouse

A task force recommended that the city of Detroit demolish 40,000 dilapidated houses to stave off continuing blight. Archolab has a better and more cost-efficient plan. Read more

Award: Exo Structural Tower 2014 R+D Awards Award: Exo Structural Tower

Do|Su Studio Architecture founder Doris Sung aims to create smart architecture that can self-assemble. Read more

Award: Building Bytes 2014 R+D Awards Award: Building Bytes

DesignLabWorkshop founder Brian Peters brings the simple brick into the age of digital modeling and parametric scripting. Read more

Award: NYC Loop 2014 R+D Awards Award: NYC Loop

FXFowle Architects reinvents the phone booth for the 21st century. Read more

Award: One Fold 2014 R+D Awards Award: One Fold

Patkau Architects creates shelter from sheet metal in one elegant move. Read more

The 2014 R+D Awards 2014 R+D Awards The 2014 R+D Awards

The jury picked nine projects, products, and processes as winners in this year's competition. Read more

Business
How to Break Into Post-Soviet Markets best practices How to Break Into Post-Soviet Markets

American firms are increasingly targeting markets in the former Soviet Union. Here are the challenges—and rewards. Read more

How to Structure Your Firm Up and Running How to Structure Your Firm

The keys to writing an effective position statement and figuring out what kind of firm you want to be. Read more

Technology
Building-Scale Origami in Metal detail Building-Scale Origami in Metal

For Singapore’s National Design Center, SCDA Architects crafted an aluminum-mesh skin to boost the look and performance of the existing space. Read more

A Tree-Filled Atrium to Inspire Patients detail A Tree-Filled Atrium to Inspire Patients

Farrow Partnership Architects created an indoor forest before digital fabrication came of age. Read more

Seven Metal Products to Clad Your Next Project Products Seven Metal Products to Clad Your Next Project

From dynamic coatings to geometric mesh, the material's luster and durability adds depth to conventional applications. Read more

Culture
Timothy Rohan's Paul Rudolph Monograph Tackles Brutalism books Timothy Rohan's Paul Rudolph Monograph Tackles Brutalism

A new Paul Rudolph monograph offers a fresh take on the architect’s concrete projects. Read more

Past P/A
1954 P/A Awards Citation: Rising From the Rocks Past Progressives 1954 P/A Awards Citation: Rising From the Rocks

The Chapel of the Holy Cross, set on a spectacular cliff above Sedona, Ariz., exemplifies the melding of structure and site. 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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