Table of Contents March 2014



  • To Boldly Go

    When truth is stranger than science fiction, architecture that draws from sci-fi starts to look downright normal.








  • Sea Change

    Susannah Drake of Dlandstudio is reviving contaminated landscapes with her politically savvy practice.

  • Value Added

    Architects have been slow to champion the return on investment that their work can bring. But even a little data can convince clients that spending more can mean saving more.

  • Outsider Architect

    MoMA’s exhibit on the high-rises and cityscapes of Frank Lloyd Wright reveals both his towering ambition and the surprising ambivalence that architects have about publicizing their private worlds.



  • Low/Rise House

    Dan Spiegel, of San Francisco–based Spiegel Aihara Workshop, designed this single-family house with a rare quality by the standards of Silicon Valley: Restraint.

  • Butaro Cancer Center, Designed by MASS Design Group

    MASS Design Group talks with ARCHITECT about designing the first-ever cancer treatment center in Rwanda.

  • Reality Lab

    Tokyo-based architecture, interiors, and product design firm created a new retail experience for Japanese clothing company Issey Miyake.

  • National Archives of France

    Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas’ sprawling complex in suburban Paris pairs stacked public spaces with a diagrid-enshrouded monolith that houses state records dating back to the revolution.




  • A Timber Structure on a Tight Budget

    Through creative detailing and design, Hennebery Eddy Architects crafted a facility for the Cascades Academy that complements its forested site.

  • Veiled Beauty

    In the extreme temperatures of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the glass-enclosed expansion to King Fahd National Library gets dimensional and heat relief with a tensile fabric façade.



  • A Continuing Education

    The quest to create the optimal learning environment is bringing forces outside the curriculum into classroom design.

  • The Dark Side

    These design elements can credit their thin, complex geometric forms to additive manufacturing technology.

  • Healthy Spaces

    The need for sterile and efficient environments that are also warm and inviting can cause a rift between function and aesthetics in healthcare facilities. The latest products and tech to hit the sector aim to balance clean spaces and good design.


Other Articles

  • Photographs of a product called Star Path created by a company called Pro-Teq Surfacing.

    Star-Crossed Paths

    Pro-Teq Surfacing’s photoluminescent finish gives paving new life in a brilliant way.


Past P/A

  • Spanning Disciplines

    Designed to cross a planned reservoir, the Ruck-a-Chucky bridge would have been a marriage of architecture and engineering.