Table of Contents August 2014

 

Dialogue

  • Chocolate and Peanut Butter

    Congress is questioning the State Department’s Excellence in Diplomatic Facilities program, fearing that it prioritizes design over security. Why not have both?

     

AIArchitect

AIAVoices

AIANow

AIADesign

AIAFeature

  • The Coming Storm

    Has resilience eclipsed sustainability as a core design concept?

     

AIAPerspective

Features

  • Beyond the Boundary

    With his firm, Alfonso Medina is helping to change the face of housing in Tijuana, Mexico, with his practice that melds real estate, construction, and architecture.

     

Buildings

  • Newport Beach Civic Center and Park

    This design for a new City Hall and public park in California is a study in edge conditions, merging building, landscape, and civic presence in one transparent package.

     
  • Sejong City

    By merging landscape and architecture, this plan aims to create a new seat of government for South Korea—and a new form of urbanism.

     
  • Schloss Herrenhausen

    The Hamburg-based firm rebuilds a palace in Hanover lost during World War II, restoring the centerpiece of Germany’s most important Baroque garden.

     

Business

Best Practices

  • Return Policy

    Don’t just hand over the keys to a project. The post-occupancy review is a critical next step that should be part of your firm’s overall business strategy.

     

Other Articles

  • Incorporating Your Practice

    There are numerous ways to incorporate your business, so which one is right for your young firm? We run through the options with you.

     
  • Ritchies Messe-Leipzig Glass Hall in Germany

    Engineering a Generation

    Ritchie’s book recalls his career as the “Glass man,” and shows how a celebrated group of British architects became so technologically savvy.

     

Technology

Detail

  • Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall

    Stuttgart University employs robots to fabricate the shell of a pavilion about innovative construction methods.

     
  • On Cloud Nine

    A sprawling air-filled canopy by Vehovar & Jauslin Architektur provides shelter and character to a new bus terminal in Switzerland.

     

Products

Past P/A

  • No Bones About It

    The demolition of Steven Holl's House at Martha's Vineyard seems both truly unfortunate and oddly fitting, given its initial inspiration.

     

Other Articles

  • Fire Island House

    Richard Meier has designed a relatively modest new beachfront house for long-time clients that marries his signature orthogonals with an exceptional transparency.