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The 2011 AIA Gold Medalist, Fumihiko Maki, invites ARCHITECT into the studio of Maki and Associates.
The Kansas City firm does not just advocate for building green, but has come to drive the sustainable-design movement.
Cabrini-Green is now gone, and Chicago embarks on a new public-private era of public housing.
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Chicago/John Ronan Architects
Guangzhou Opera House, China/Zaha Hadid Architects
San Francisco/Rafael Viñoly Architects
Plaza Carso, Mexico City / Fernando Romero's Museo Soumaya
The divide between the proponents of practice-based and theoretical instruction.
Hot, humid climates require their own sustainable strategies, argues Scott Bernard.
Architectural photographer Nick Merrick gives his tips on shooting architectural...
The recession forced some hotel owners to put off renovating. Now, as conditions...
EHDD Architecture in San Francisco builds a green elementary school in China after the...
Systems thinking in architecture: VisionArc, a New York City think tank, puts design...
Many nations have a national architecture policy in place. Will the U.S.?
This designer was elected to the City Council of West Hollywood, Calif., in part...
A look at market conditions and signature works in Columbia, S.C.
Energy and daylighting modeling software: four designers offer their preferences for...
The glass ceiling and roof feature of the MUMA-designed Daylit Gallery at the Victoria...
Even on a budget and despite its popularity, designers can make curtainwall stand out from the crowd.
The Piazza d'Italia's current state speaks to the postindustrial city and post-Katrina New Orleans.
An exhibit in New York attempts to remedy the wrongs done to fabric designers, by highlighting the history of Knoll Textiles.
The Miller House by Eero Saarinen, Dan Kiley, and Alexander Girard in Columbus, Ind., is available for tourists to see.
Adam Reed Tucker built world-famous buildings in Lego form, including the Burj Khalifa, the unbuilt Chicago Spire and more.
A restaurant in New York is changing its food, music, and decor every 30 days until October.
This compendium features photographs and drawings of 70 sustainable projects worldwide that feature varied eco-strategies.
Design Museum in London offers up a How to Design series on lights, chairs, houses, and typefaces.
Will Jones compiles architectural and fanciful sketches by architects including Shigeru Ban, Wil Alsop, and more.
Listen to the sounds of a police radio feed layered over electronica to get the soundtrack of San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago...
A new compilation of photographer Julius Shulman's snaps of L.A. reveal midcentury modern at its height, as well as the domestic...
From 1970 to the fall of the Berlin Wall, sci-fi-like buildings were built across the Sovet Union—and are surveyed in this book.
Mimi Zeiger expands on "Tiny Houses" with "Tiny Houses in Nature."
Contributing editor Joseph Giovannini transformed a 1930s garage into live-work units.
The diplomatic career of painter Peter Paul Rubens, by Mark Lamster.
"Ethics for Architects" and "The Invisible Elements of Place."
Blaine Brownell, AIA, talks with the architects of Japan.
The 205 task lamp family is now available in the U.S from Holly Hunt.
This task lamp has an 11W compact fluorescent bulb with a rated maximum of 40W.
This task lamp has a power consumption of 8W and color-rendering index of 95.
This Lytegem lamp is part of the permanent collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
Task lamp that uses four 1.5W LEDs to offer bright, warm light with a color temperature of 3,000 K.
Combining basic geometric shapes with wood and metal in a task lamp.
A modern version of classic task lamp, incorporating LEDs.
A task lamp based on the concept of perforated lamps from North Africa.
A white table lamp made from a single piece of aluminum; the source is hidden within the curve.
A freestanding LED task lamp that is made with 32% recycled content and is 97% recyclable.
Architectural Area Lighting has expanded its outdoor lighting Designer SSL series.
This features coordinating Aura paint from Benjamin Moore and Crossville’s floor tile.
These tables, designed by Yohandel Ruiz, are the latest addition to the Designers Speak series.
A wallcovering collection designed by Pentagram's Abbott Miller.
These lights can be mounted to any fence or railing post.
An upcycled rocker that is part of the artist's Fizz line of paintings and furniture.
A new lightweight 5/8” non-type X wallboard.
Door products with thermal barriers that are manufactured using EcoLuminum..
A new collection of glass tiles in seven series.
This chair is influenced by contemporary Japanese design and Scandinavian archetypes.
A microfiber upholstery manufactured without a woven core, making it easy to work with.
Cross-laminated veneer lumber made of Norway spruce.
A collection of pendant lamps covered in silicone tiles, inspired by roof tiles in Marrakesh.
The Infusions line adds Infusions Partitions, 2’ by 6’ partition panels with a minimum of 40% recycled resin.
This adds high-performance, formaldehyde-free features to the company’s insulation.
Handcrafted out of 14-gauge steel and the vented dual-wall construction keeps the skin cool.
These bollards incorporate LiFePO4 batteries to help maximize the lighting time.
The City Multi VRF preconditions outside air for introduction into downstream HVAC units.
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