Table of Contents April 2008




  • Lot-Ek Goes to China

    It was one of those rare projects that came unbidden—and from half a world away. One day in May 2005, Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano, architects and partners in the New York firm LOTEK, received an e-mail from Kengo Kuma, the Japanese architect well known

  • Construction Toys Make Better Boys

    Day after day, in a locked and sealed room on the third floor of the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., two volunteers in white cotton gloves are quietly and methodically dissecting the question of how we play with form. They're examining build

  • 4D Cities

  • L.A.'s Learning Curve

    Challenge: How does one district build 132 new schools—and update some 800 more—without sacrificing design quality? (Hint: Get architects involved at the beginning.)


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  • Middleton, Wis.

    Two decades ago, Middleton adopted a New Urbanist approach to development. The result is a city that still feels manageable, even as it grows.



  • Who's Tall Now?

    You'd think it would be tough to cloak a nearly 1,900-foot-tall building in secrecy, yet that's exactly what's happening with the proposed China 117 Tower in Tianjin, China, and many other skyscrapers still in the proposal or early building phases.


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  • The Politician: Jim Schellinger

    Now in the race for the Indiana governor's office, the democrat and lifelong Hoosier explains why an architect is uniquely qualified for public office.


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