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  • humble abod

    When BSB Design decided to create a prototype for affordable housing in South Africa, it approached the task with gusto. Representatives from the firm's offices around the United States mocked up several different concepts, eventually settling on a simple metal design they dubbed—and...

     
  • Government Square Transit Center, Cincinnati

    Government Square has served as downtown Cincinnati's main transit exchange for more than 100 years. However, its previous major renovation, which occurred in the late 1960s, was in dire need of a facelift. The existing design mainly catered to bus traffic, treating the buses as the primary user of...

     
  • Amazing Glass: Part Three, Creative Potential

    This is the third article in a three-part series about the most important light-managing medium, glass. In this final installment, design ideas involving glass and light are reviewed.

     
  • Amazing Glass: Part Two, Glass as a Medium

    This is the second in a three-part series about the most important light-managing medium, glass. Part one, which appeared in the July/Aug 2007 issue, examined conventional building glass as it affects daylight and daylighting. Here, part two, discusses glass as a medium for lighting and lighting...

     
  • Guiding Light

     
  • Delta Air Lines Terminal A, Boston

    Logan International Airport in Boston currently ranks 20th in the nation in passenger volume, according to its website, and in the mid-1990s it initiated a modernization project, mainly to improve roadways and terminals. To that end, the airport and Delta Air Lines wanted to create “a terminal to...

     
  • A Healthy Glow

    SmithGroup's YMCA design energizes downtown Detroit.

     
  • Skanska at Alley24, Seattle

    When the Seattle office of Skanska—a global company with expertise in construction and project development—decided to move its operations from its previous home of 30 years, a traditionally styled office interior with limited daylight exposure, its principals knew they wanted an energy-efficient...

     
  • The Science and Art of Light

    Architecture today often is praised for its tectonics, floating volumes, and sensational, gravity-defying stunts of “starchitecture.” Yet, very so often there is a building that inspires descriptions of the sublime, the experiential, and the power of light and architecture to transcend our...

     
  • Shore Thing

    Seattle's Olympic Sculpture Park brings art to the public realm in a dynamic integration of landscape, architecture, and urban design.

     
  • 12 Blocks

    The Challenge: How can the standard concrete masonry unit be re-examined, renewed, and ultimately improved?

     
  • 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.

     
  • Riddled Furniture

    The concept of porosity has been a favorite point of exploration in the buildings of Steven Holl Architects, so applying that concept at the scale of furniture seems like a natural progression for the firm.

     
  • Lightweight Facade Systems

    KieranTimberlake Associates has developed a strategy to achieve high performance in lightweight facade systems.

     
  • Atrium Daylight Control System

    The Challenge: What kind of system would allow light into an atrium, without casting glare on adjacent work spaces, at the new EPA regional headquarters in Denver?

     
  • First Annual R + D Awards

    It is all too easy, when looking at a finished project, product, or building, to forget that it took a massive effort to reach that point of refined completion.

     
  • Amazing Glass: Part One

    This is the first in a three-part series about the most important light-managing medium, glass. Part one examines conventional building glass, particularly as it affects daylight and daylighting; part two will look into glass as a medium for lighting and lighting effects; and part three will...

     
  • Institute of Contemporary Art

    It is not often that an institution is able to completely reinvent itself, but that is exactly what the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston has been able to do, and with it, set a new tone for the city's art and museum scene.

     
  • 7 World Trade Center

    Before design began on 7 World Trade Center, architect David Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) outlined a daunting task for his team. The project, he said, should set the bar for design and technical considerations—environmental sustainability, urban sensitivity, construction detailing...

     
  • AIA Chicago Offices

    A crack team of young designers overcomes a punishing schedule to create a new home for AIA chicago.