Table of Contents May 2013






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    Plus ça change

    Foregrounding performance metrics with the COTE Top Ten Plus Award.





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    Mile High on Rail

    The city's close relationship with the car isn’t over just yet. But a wave of transit-oriented development is starting to take Denver in a new direction.

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    Don't Forget the Burbs

    The global age of the city is upon us. But as June Williamson reminds us, architects and designers shouldn’t give up on the quest to retrofit suburbia.

  • A screenprint of the 1966 Century Plaza Hotel, designed by Minoru Yamasaki. Recently threatened with demolition, the building is slated to be restored by the Los Angeles firm Marmol Radziner.

    L.A. Historical

    Pacific Standard Time attempts to unravel the complicated architectural legacy of Los Angeles. Is the city of eternal youth finally embracing its past?

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    Shape Shifter

    David Benjamin is just as comfortable manipulating bacteria to create new building materials as he is working with famous clients like Kanye West.



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    The Star

    Designed by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas, this mixed-use complex in Singapore may be the only structure where you can shop on a Saturday afternoon, go to a rock concert that night, and return to the same seat for Sunday church services.

  • George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Location: Dallas TX, Architect: Robert A M Stern Architects

    George W. Bush Presidential Center

    Two weeks before the official opening of the new complex in Dallas last month, Robert A.M. Stern sat down with ARCHITECT to discuss what it means to design a building that speaks to the legacy, not just of one man, but of the highest office in the Western world.

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    Rijksmuseum Renovation

    Amsterdam’s temple to the Dutch Masters reopens after a decadelong renovation that blends modern design by Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos with a revamped curatorial strategy in the fully restored galleries.




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    Blades of Green

    A green-job training center in Melbourne, Australia, embodies its mission in a graphic fashion.


Other Articles

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    Large-Format Recycling

    Within every historic renovation are modern materials that harmonize a project’s past with today’s code requirements. These four architects found creative solutions to meet preservation and sustainability guidelines.

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    Super Paper

    It’s ostentatious … It’s ephemeral … It’s useful? Wallpaper gains functionality and credibility.


Past P/A


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    Wireframe, Herman Miller

    Designers from London-based Industrial Facility created a seating line that pairs chunky cushions with elegant wireframes.


Other Articles

  • The Day MoMA Died

    The decision by the Museum of the Modern Art to raze the former American Folk Art Museum, designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects just 12 years ago, risks the museum's credibility as a voice on architecture.