May 2014 Table of Contents

Dialogue
International Affairs: Ethics, Geopolitics, and Architecture Editorial International Affairs: Ethics, Geopolitics, and Architecture

Should architects be held accountable for the politics of their clients or their country? The Royal Institute of British Architects seems to think so. Read more

News
Q+A: Rosa Sheng Wants to Know Why Women Leave Architecture Q+A Q+A: Rosa Sheng Wants to Know Why Women Leave Architecture

The chairperson of The Missing 32% Project wants to know why women comprise half of the number of architecture school graduates, but not half of the number of licensed architects. Read more

AIArchitect
AIAVoices: Thinking Systemically AIAvoices AIAVoices: Thinking Systemically

Energy's first dean. Read more

AIA Now: Across the Institute AIAnow AIA Now: Across the Institute

Chicago, New York, Minneapolis, New Canaan, Conn. Read more

AIAKnowledge: Brain Trust AIAKnowledge AIAKnowledge: Brain Trust

Reliable research is a boon for all. Read more

AIAFeature: Cultural Shift AIAfeature AIAFeature: Cultural Shift

Getting licensed may get easier. Read more

AIAPerspective: Design Thinking AIAperspective AIAPerspective: Design Thinking

What do parking lots, a library, and a Mississippi federal judge have in common? Read more

Features
Next Progressives: Going Top Down next progressives Next Progressives: Going Top Down

Urban-Think Tank, best known for its vertical gyms in the Caracas barrios, has a new strategy for building in Third World slums. Read more

The Art of the Aerie critique The Art of the Aerie

As a spate of towers rise in New York and elsewhere, many are less than convincing in their vertical uplift. Here’s what contemporary architects have forgotten about building tall. Read more

Buildings
Rutgers Business School Rutgers Business School

The new TEN Arquitectos–designed facility in Piscataway, N.J., is a whip-smart interior study in non-programmed space, but don’t get distracted by the building’s “big move.” Read more

Vault House, designed by Johnston Marklee Architects Vault House, designed by Johnston Marklee Architects

Johnston Marklee takes a curvaceous approach to reinventing the beach house paradigm. Read more

CityLife CityLife

A new neighborhood is taking shape in Milan, and if the first completed structures—apartments by Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind—are any indication, it could be a model for urban development in the United States. Read more

Paris Zoological Park, Designed by Bernard Tschumi Architects Paris Zoological Park, Designed by Bernard Tschumi Architects

Bernard Tschumi has reimagined Paris’s beloved but crumbling 1934 zoo in a way that improves the experience for both the visitors and the animals. Read more

Business
Mastering the Post-Loss Debrief best practices Mastering the Post-Loss Debrief

There’s nothing worse than losing a competition that you thought your firm would win. Except for failing to find out why. Read more

Should I Start My Own Architecture Firm? Up and Running Should I Start My Own Architecture Firm?

A primer to help you decide when—and if—you should hang out your shingle. Read more

Technology
A Supergraphic Made with Daylight detail A Supergraphic Made with Daylight

To highlight the relevance of libraries in the 21st century, Marble Fairbanks created a dynamic skylight that shouts it from the rooftop. Read more

Detail: Glulam Timber Fins Provide Texture and Shade DETAIL Detail: Glulam Timber Fins Provide Texture and Shade

The Billard Leece Partnership angled long lengths of timber to fulfill Australia's stringent building code requirement for sunshading. Read more

Duke University Researchers Develop an Invisibility Cloak for Sound Technology Duke University Researchers Develop an Invisibility Cloak for Sound

Sheets of plastic are perforated and assembled around an object, appearing to sound waves as a flat surface and having implications for managing acoustics in some architectural applications. Read more

Past P/A
Past Progressives: City Offices, Urban Linchpin Past Progressives Past Progressives: City Offices, Urban Linchpin

Philadelphia's Municipal Services Building, by Vincent Kling, won high praise for its contribution to broader urban design goals. Read more

Products
Midcentury Modern Revival products Midcentury Modern Revival

The latest pieces to escape the archives of legacy furniture makers are rooted in the mid-20th century. Despite some subtle tweaks, these icons stay true to their designers’ visions. Read more

Projects

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)

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

Cleveland Civic Core Cleveland Civic Core

LMN Architects

Regeneracion Regeneracion

Sasaki Associates

Rock Chapel Marine Rock Chapel Marine

Landing Studio

Writers Theatre Writers Theatre

Studio Gang Architects

Claire T. Carney Library Claire T. Carney Library

designLAB Architects, Austin Architects

Pinterest Headquarters Pinterest Headquarters

IwamotoScott Architecture, Brereton Architects

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