Table of Contents September 2007
The world's largest whitewater park challenges Charlotte's Liquid Design to live up to its name.
With an unorthodox mix of reporting, commentary, and activism, a new generation of architectural pundits is making its voice heard—online.
The Challenge: How can the standard concrete masonry unit be re-examined, renewed, and ultimately improved?
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.
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.
KieranTimberlake Associates has developed a strategy to achieve high performance in lightweight facade systems.
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?
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.
The Los Angeles–based Getty Foundation recently announced more than $2 million in grants to 15 colleges and universities as part of its Campus Heritage program. Some $13.5 million was dedicated toward the preservation of 86 different institutions during the six-year-long program that concludes with...
Every three years since its creation in 1977, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture has celebrated the built environment in places where Muslims have a significant presence. For the 2004–2007 competition cycle, 343 projects were submitted, and the jury chose nine recipients, shown here.
The Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA), a group formed in 2001 to redevelop the aging 1930s transit station located at Mission and 1st streets, put out an international call last year for architect-developer teams to design the city's Transbay neighborhood.
News briefs from around the world of architecture.
As cleanup and investigation of I-35W collapse continue, debate over design and potential memorial begins
Sites, blog posts, and other web items of interest.
Sophisticated visualizations of the cityscape aren't only for the experts