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Table of Contents November 2013

 

Dialogue

  • Power, and the Politics of Poop

    The U.S. government has technology that can convert human waste into liquid fuel. So why are we still relying on petroleum imported from the Middle East?

     

News

  • J. Mayer H. Architects in Georgia

    In 2009, the Berlin-based architect began designing a bevy of projects in this Caucasus country. With nine completed to date, and more underway, ARCHITECT looks at the how, and the why.

     

AIArchitect

AIAVoices

AIANow

AIAKnowledge

AIAFeature

  • Higher Standards

    Public architects vastly improve how we engage the civic realm and impact how capital is invested in the long term.

     

AIAPerspective

Features

  • Modern Renaissance

    Can Monique Lombardelli help bring a second wave of the Eichler tract houses—newly built and updated—to California?

     
  • The first phase of Poundbury's construction included this village square, which is dominated by a market hall that was designed by John Simpson and that features an open undercroft and milk-bottle-shaped columns. Across the square sits The Poet Laureate, a pub.

    Behind the Façade

    Critics have blasted Poundbury's aesthetics. But some forward-looking principles are driving this English town's design.

     
  • Project Runway

    The Europeans enjoyed their day in the sun at the 2013 Solar Decathlon in Irvine, Calif. But does the competition need a reboot to maintain its influence on sustainable design?

     
  • Political Animal

    The Spanish architect Andrés Jaque is shaping a novel approach to practice, based on lessons from the economic bust.

     
  • Making a Scene

    The Dante Ferretti Exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City captures the changing art of movie-set design.

     

Buildings

  • The Yale Health Center

    Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam of Atlanta discuss their new health services building at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., and the influences that shaped it.

     
  • John M. Roll United States Courthouse

    Named for a slain federal judge, this new judicial complex aims to bring transparency and openness to the community of Yuma, Ariz.

     
  • The ARC

    In designing a riverside médiathèque in South Korea, Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture and their New York–based firm created an immersive high-tech celebration of the very analog landscape.

     
  • Cayan Tower

    The artistry of the world’s tallest twisting tower in Dubai is enabled by something that few people will ever see: the structure.

     

Technology

Detail

  • Renewed Strength

    After a magnitude 6.3 earthquake devastated Christchurch, New Zealand, Shigeru Ban Architects erected a paper-tube structure to replace a beloved, but fallen, stone cathedral.

     

Products

  • What to Give an Interior Designer

    Gift buying can be a tricky task. What do you give an onerous engineer, a demanding client, or a snarky colleague? We check in with three architects and a designer for a few ideas.

     
  • What to Give a Client

    Gift buying can be a tricky task. What do you give an onerous engineer, a demanding client, or a snarky colleague? We check in with three architects and a designer.

     
  • What to Give an Engineer

    Gift buying can be a tricky task. What do you give an onerous engineer, a demanding client, or a snarky colleague? We check in with three architects for a few ideas.

     
  • What to Give a Design Manager

    We asked the pros to help source tokens of appreciation for everyone on your firm's list. Here's what they said.

     
  • What to Give an Architectural Intern

    Gift buying can be a tricky task. What do you give an onerous engineer, a demanding client, or a snarky colleague? We check in with three architects and a designer for a few ideas.

     
  • What to Give a Design Colleague

    Gift buying can be a tricky task. What do you give an onerous engineer, a demanding client, or a snarky colleague? We check in with three architects and a designer for a few ideas.

     
  • What to Give Your Project Team

    Show your crew some gratitude with high-design pieces that are sure to inspire.

     
  • The Road to Salvation

    Finding tomorrow’s treasures in yesterday’s trash can be a rocky and fruitless endeavor, but the reward can be unlike any other.

     
  • Made in the USA

    We asked building-product manufacturers exhibiting at the 2013 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo to identify the origin of materials used in their products. Some are closer to the source than one might think.

     
  • What to Give a Landscape Architect

    Gift buying can be a tricky task. What do you give to an onerous engineer, a demanding client, or a snarky colleague? We check in three architects and a designer.

     
  • What to Give a General Contractor

    Gift buying can be a tricky task. What do you give an onerous engineer, a demanding client, or a snarky colleague? We check in with three architects and a designer for a few ideas.

     
  • Harmony, Sherwin-Williams

    Improve indoor air quality with this VOC-reducing paint.

     
  • NoCo2, Peter Danko

    Re-purposed scrap tires give this chair its ergonomic—and environmental—edge.

     
  • EchoPanel, Kirei

    These acoustic panels combine bold colors and geometricform factors that serve doubly as a design element.

     
  • New Slim, Mitsubishi Electric

    This hand dryer keeps the flow of traffic moving in commercial bathrooms.

     
  • AA 5450 Series, Kawneer

    This energy-efficient window is the latest addition to the manufacturer’s QptiQ line for commercial applications.

     

Other Articles

  • Returning to LEED

    More than four years after its predecessor, and one year later than originally planned, LEED v4 will be launched at Greenbuild 2013. Was the wait worth it?

     
  • Natural Advantage

    Though modern technologies may seem incredible, humanity can learn a lot from nature, which has evolution on its side.

     

Past P/A

  • A aerial view of the beachfront development of Seaside, Fla.

    Urbanism in Microcosm

    Winner of a 1984 P/A Awards citation, the plan for the Florida beachfront community by Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk epitomized the revival of traditional urban design.