April 2008 Table of Contents

Features
Lot-Ek Goes to China Lot-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, Going Church, 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 Curve L.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

Projects

Palau Blaugrana Palau Blaugrana

HOK, TAC Arquitectes

See-Through House See-Through House

Koning Eizenberg Architecture

Next Tokyo 2045 Next Tokyo 2045

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

National Arts Centre National Arts Centre

Diamond Schmitt Architects

The Spiral The Spiral

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

Elytra Filament Pavilion Elytra Filament Pavilion

Achim Menges, Moritz Dörstelmann

Knoll Houston Offices and Showroom Knoll Houston Offices and Showroom

Architecture Research Office (ARO)

Arnhem Station Arnhem Station

UNStudio

The Cube, Beirut The Cube, Beirut

Orange Architects

City Market at O City Market at O

Shalom Baranes Associates Architects

Forest City Forest City

LSM Studio

1200 17th Street NW 1200 17th Street NW

ZGF Architects

Zoh Laguna Zoh Laguna

Escobedo Solíz Studio

Mi Casita Mi Casita

KUBE Architecture

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