April 2008 Table of Contents

Features
Lot-Ek Goes to ChinaLot-Ek Goes to China

It was one of those rare projects that came unbidden—and from half a world away. One day in May 2005, Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano, architects and partners in the New York firm LOTEK, received an e-mail from Kengo Kuma, the Japanese architect well known Read more

Church, GoingChurch, Going

Stricken by falling attendance and a major scandal, the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston is closing 65 parishes. As other cities grapple with the same problem, what becomes of America's urban churches? Read more

4D Cities

Computer scientists at Georgia Tech are discovering how to translate decades' worth of city photos into a digital model of urban development in space and time Read more

L.A.'s Learning CurveL.A.'s Learning Curve

Challenge: How does one district build 132 new schools—and update some 800 more—without sacrificing design quality? (Hint: Get architects involved at the beginning.) Read more

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