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Table of Contents April 2013

 

Dialogue

  • Reconstruction and Symbiosis

    April showers bring new hope for government investment in infrastructure and, if the gods are just, a belated Pritzker Prize for Denise Scott Brown.

     

AIArchitect

AIAVoices

AIANow

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    Across the Institute

    New Orleans, Cambridge, San Francisco, Houston, Washington, D.C., Salvador

     

AIAPractice

AIAFeature

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    Border Crossings

    What does an "international region" mean these days, anyway?

     

AIAPerspective

Features

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    The Public Option

    Architects are using innovative new platforms and legislation to usher in a era of creative financing.

     
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    Making No Little Plans

    With a research-driven approach that encompasses robotics and fabrication, Future Cities Lab is pushing the theoretical boundaries of practice.

     
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    The Art of Patronage

    Phyllis Lambert's new book, "Building Seagram," reveals the importance of the architect-client relationship.

     
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    Overexposed

    Rem Koolhaas's Seattle Central Library has gotten all the hype. But Peter Bohlin's City Hall, just a few blocks away, may have the more lasting legacy.

     

Buildings

  • A new glass-and-steel transit station by Ross Barney Architects returns the L to a Chicago neighborhood transitioning from skid row to lofts and the good life.

    CTA Morgan Street Station

    A new glass-and-steel transit station by Ross Barney Architects returns the ‘L’ to a Chicago neighborhood transitioning from skid row to lofts and the good life.

     
  • Along the perimeter of the new Queen Alia International Airport building, precast concrete shade structures catch the light. The team chose concrete because in summer there is a marked difference in climate between day and night in Amman, so the solid structure helps to regulate the interior temperature naturally, says Foster  Partners partner Jonathan Parr.

    Queen Alia International Airport

    Ian Volner observes that for the new airport in Amman, Jordan, London-based Foster + Partners created a sinuous expanse of thin concrete domes that turns a workhorse typology into a celebration of air travel.

     
  • Richard Meiers first project in China, a private club for the elite of Shenzhen, uses new forms and materials that show how even after 50 years, the famed architect isnt resting on his laurels.

    O.C.T. Shenzhen Clubhouse

    Richard Meier’s first project in China, a private club for the elite of Shenzhen, uses new forms and materials that show how even after 50 years, the famed architect isn’t resting on his laurels.

     

Technology

Detail

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    Cavalier Cool

    L.A.'s Alan Grant designs a world-class car museum on a parking-garage budget.

     

Products

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    In the Spotlight

    The strategies and tools for wallwashing are improving, thanks to a new generation of solid-state luminaires—including these illuminating attention-grabbers.

     

Other Articles

Past P/A

  • Revisiting a Museum

    The University of Minnesota’s Weisman Art Museum shows how Frank Gehry’s work has changed as he added to his own design.

     

Products