September 2014 Table of Contents

Dialogue
Urbanism: Must Geography Be Destiny? Editorial Urbanism: Must Geography Be Destiny?

In my hometown of St. Louis, segregation remains a tragic fact of life, thanks in part to its racially and economically divisive patchwork of 115 local governments. Read more

AlArchitect
The Skin Doctor AIAvoices The Skin Doctor

Physics and building envelopes. Read more

Across the Institute: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beirut, Orlando, and Portland AIAnow Across the Institute: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beirut, Orlando, and Portland

Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beirut, Orlando, and Portland. Read more

Energy Bank AIAdesign Energy Bank

Design guide series pushes savings. Read more

Materials Matter AIAperspective Materials Matter

The future and past of important choices. Read more

Buildings
La Brea Housing, Designed by Patrick Tighe Architecture with John V. Mutlow Architects La Brea Housing, Designed by Patrick Tighe Architecture with John V. Mutlow Architects

This 32-unit affordable housing complex in West Hollywood, Calif., packs a lot of design bang for the buck. Read more

South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, Designed by Woods Bagot South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, Designed by Woods Bagot

This new facility is meant to jumpstart the state’s international medical science efforts and provide the Australian city of Adelaide with its own architectural icon. Read more

Qingdao World Horticultural Expo Theme Pavilion, Designed by UNStudio Qingdao World Horticultural Expo Theme Pavilion, Designed by UNStudio

Ben van Berkel of UNStudio describes his series of quietly colorful structures designed for one of China’s largest flower shows. Read more

S-House, Designed by Yuusuke Karasawa Architects S-House, Designed by Yuusuke Karasawa Architects

The Tokyo-based firm designed a glazed, split-level house in Japan’s Saitama prefecture that explores the owner’s interest in the networks formed by space and nature. Read more

Architect 50
The 2014 Architect 50 2014 Architect 50 The 2014 Architect 50

Here are the top firms of the year. Read more

The Architect 50: Best in Business 2014 Architect 50 The Architect 50: Best in Business

The best in the Business category for the 2014 Architect 50. Read more

The Architect 50: Best in Design 2014 Architect 50 The Architect 50: Best in Design

The best in the Design category for the 2014 Architect 50. Read more

The Architect 50: Best in Sustainability 2014 Architect 50 The Architect 50: Best in Sustainability

The best in the Sustainability category for the 2014 Architect 50. Read more

The 2014 Architect 50: Methodology 2014 Architect 50 The 2014 Architect 50: Methodology

Here's a look inside the method of how we determine the best architecture firms of the year. Read more

Buisness
Best Practices: Now that Your Leadership is Retiring, How Do You Find Success in Succession? best practices Best Practices: Now that Your Leadership is Retiring, How Do You Find Success in Succession?

As the baby boomer generation approaches retirement, firms should strategize for smooth leadership transitions. Read more

Up and Running: Financial Basics For Your New Firm UP and Running Up and Running: Financial Basics For Your New Firm

Hanging out your shingle with high-minded design goals won’t mean much if you can’t stay in business. These simple suggestions can help you keep your firm financially afloat. Read more

Material Focus next progressives Material Focus

Oakland, Calif.–based Rael San Fratello builds full-scale models out of polymers developed by its materials collaborative, Emerging Objects. Read more

Technology
Creating a Serpentine Roof with Wood Detail Creating a Serpentine Roof with Wood

Diamond Schmitt Architects turns a forgettable low-rise building at Thompson Rivers University into a focal point in British Columbia. Read more

An Open-Air Cafe Built from Thousands of Bamboo Canes detail An Open-Air Cafe Built from Thousands of Bamboo Canes

Vo Trong Nghia Architects creates an organic fan vault that features the strong grass species at the Indochine Cafe in Kon Tum, Vietnam. Read more

Macro Shots of Six Products With Defining Details Products Macro Shots of Six Products With Defining Details

The fine weaving, embossing, patterning, and color-shifting that adds texture to these textiles and surfaces is revealed when viewed up close. Read more

Past P/A
Past Progressives: Resident Discipline on Pratt's Campus past progressives Past Progressives: Resident Discipline on Pratt's Campus

For a dormitory on an urban campus, geometrical order established compatibility with the surrounding city. Read more

Projects

Buffalo Bayou Park Buffalo Bayou Park

Page, SWA Group

Prism Tower Prism Tower

Christian de Portzamparc

CitySpaces MicroPAD CitySpaces MicroPAD

Panoramic Interests

Burrawong House Burrawong House

Bijl Architecture

S:t Erik Indoor Park S:t Erik Indoor Park

Utopia Arkitekter

The Big Bend The Big Bend

Oiio Studio

Lincoln Park House Lincoln Park House

HBRA Architects

Bosjes Chapel Bosjes Chapel

Steyn Studio

One Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza One Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza

Studios Architecture

1 Hillside 1 Hillside

Tim Cuppett Architects

Concrete at Alserkal Avenue Concrete at Alserkal Avenue

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

Shaolin Flying Monks Temple Shaolin Flying Monks Temple

Mailitis Architects

New York at Its Core New York at Its Core

Studio Joseph

Oberholz Mountain Hut Oberholz Mountain Hut

Peter Pichler Architecture

Giacomo Zanella Primary School Giacomo Zanella Primary School

Giulia de Appolonia

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