Table of Contents March 2013



  • Springtime for Speer

    Léon Krier has republished his controversial 1985 book on Albert Speer. In it, Krier attempts to reconcile his contempt for industrialization with his love of the Nazi architect's work.







  • Trial and Error

    How do firms incorporate research into design practices?




  • Revisiting the Reich

    Léon Krier's newly republished book on Nazi architect Albert Speer argues that a war criminal can be a great artist. Peter Eisenman sits down with Krier to challenge that claim.

  • Branching Up

    Michael Green says his wooden towers can help offset climate change. Can he find a client willing to go out on a limb and build one?

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    The Art of Business

    Jing Liu and Florian Idenburg founded their firm SO-IL to be streamlined and selective. As Karrie Jacobs discovers, it's a strategy that has the firm on the verge of landing big-budget projects.



  • Funded by the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the new Federal Center South Building 1202 was one of the shovel-ready public works meant to provide an economic jolt to communities hard-hit by the recession.

    Federal Center South Building 1202

    A new home for the Seattle office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reinvigorates a Superfund site.

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    St. Louis Central Library

    This restoration and renovation by Cannon Design of a 1912 Cass Gilbert gem brings the Beaux-Arts elegance of the original into the modern era.

  • A Village for Those in Need

    In Escondido, Calif., Davids Killory designed a community for homeless mothers and children.

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    Dalian International Conference Center

    The centerpiece of an emerging Central Business District in the Chinese city of Dalian, Coop Himmelb(l)au's new conference center brings parametric design to the shore of Korea Bay.




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    Embodied Energy

    Once a storage vessel for oil, Silo 468 has become a beacon in Helsinki's new district of light.


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    Bring In the Fungi

    Once a nemesis of buildings, mold, along with other organic life, is becoming a welcomed architectural feature.