Table of Contents July 2008



  • Eine Kleine Schadenfreude

    Architecture is one of humanity's great forms of cultural expression, but it also fulfills a basic human need: the need for shelter.



  • Walter Netsch Dies at 88

    Walter Netsch, an architect who remained in the news decades after retiring from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, died at his home on June 16. He was the last of a small generation of Chicago iconoclasts whose work ran counter to the city's drab corporate desi



  • Best in Show

    It was back to basics at this year's Milan Furniture Fair, with a bumper crop of hardworking wooden chairs. But other trends, such as perforated and woven metal and creased and folded surfaces, added texture to the show.

  • Art Is Hell

    In Manhattan, Matthews Architects marries industry to nature at the Hell's Kitchen home of an arts nonprofit.

  • Jack Reigle

    Design-business consultant Jack Reigle doles out some strategic advice: Plan ahead, be objective, and stick to your strengths.

  • On the Links

    Near Fayetteville, Ark., Marlon Blackwell brings clean, contemporary design to an unexpected building type: the golf clubhouse.

  • The Next Starbucks

    As the global coffee chain mulls big changes, five teams of architects present their ideas for a 21st century "third place."


Local Market

  • Bismarck-Mandan, N.D.

    The energy economy is what drives the paired cities of Bismarck and Mandan, the nation's 72nd fastest growing metropolitan area.



  • Trailer Troubles

    The temporary housing provided to hurricane Katrina and Rita victims by FEMA is at the center of a lawsuit alleging excessive formaldehyde levels in the trailers and mobile homes.


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  • Crit: Speak (Louder), Memory

    Will the Vietnam Veterans Memorial be enhanced or eclipsed by a new interpretive center?

  • Getting Booked

    The lowdown on monographs, and how to get your published.

  • Can You Pay My Bills?

    Elyse Engelhardt is neither an architect nor an accountant, but that didn't stop her from becoming the chief financial officer of high-flying New York firm Fox & Fowle Architects (FXFowle Architects since 2005).