January 2011 Table of Contents


What's Next for Architecture?

Essays by Kermit Baker, Paul Nakazawa, and Kiel Moe; interviews with Michael Graves, Andrés Duany, and others; BIM, ROI, and much more.



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What You're Getting

Now that ARCHITECT is the official magazine of the American Institute of Architects, here's what you get.



Vishaan Chakrabarti, AIA

The Latest From the AIA

News, profiles, announcements, and other information provided by the American Institute of Architects.



the marina bay sands complex brings a taste of las vegas to singapore. three 55-story hotel towers are topped by a skypark that culminates in a 213-foot-long cantileverthe signature move in a 38-acre complex that also includes a casino, a retail complex, performance venues, a convention center, and a museum.

Marina Bay Sands

Singapore/Safdie Architects

the exhibition galleries of the national glass museum occupy two historic houses on the royal leerdam glass factory site. now opened to the public, these spaces hold rotating shows of glassware from around the netherlands. the bulk of the companys archive and permanent collection is now storedand on displayin a series of bridges that span the gap between the two houses.

National Glass Museum

Leerdam, the Netherlands/Bureau SLA

located in the berkshires, the new dormitory building at the kripalu center for yoga & health is a study in wood, glass, and concrete. cypress cladding runs the length of the façade, and matching strips are worked into manually operated window shades for each guest room.

Housing Tower at Kripalu Center

Stockbridge, Mass./Peter Rose + Partners


Carnegie Mellon University Gates and Hillman Centers

Pittsburgh/Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects

riders of l.a.s imminent light-rail line wont need to rely on their kindles for entertainment. the panes of acrylic bridging the gaps between the samitaur towers five offset rings serve as projection screens, which will showcase films and video art for commuters pleasure.

Samitaur Tower

Culver City, Calif./Eric Owen Moss Architects



arbor hill branch library architect: kevin hom  andrew goldman  architects, new york. completion: 2010. brief: $4 million, 10,000-s.f. public library sheathed in a reflective silver aluminum panel skin; leed gold certification expected.

Albany, N.Y.

Although the economy of the Empire State's capital city was already stalled when the...

recap book storage facility expansion, module 5 ¢ plainsboro, n.j. ¢ kss architects ¢ this storage facility for rare and valuable books belonging to columbia university has 5,000 roof-mounted solar panels.

Green Industrial

Warehouses and factories wouldn't seem to lend themselves to sustainable design, but...

before she discovered the joys and benefits of facebook and twitter, clodagh admits, "i was a luddite, stalled on the information highway."

The Virtues of Socal Media

New York designer Clodagh explains why her eponymous firm has ditched traditional...

in anchises, designers ariane lourie harrison (pictured) and seth harrison investigate the aging body in space.

The Architecture of Anchises

Harrison Atelier's set design for a dance performance explores age and history.


Tools for the Wired Designer

We find out from two architects and an engineer what piece of hardware or mobile...


Studio Visit: Paolo Soleri

Photographer Timothy Hursley drops in on the famous experimental settlements of...


Past Progressives

cancer center axonometric plan

Two of Many for Morphosis

Oft-honored in the P/A Awards, Morphosis was recognized in 1987 for two very different L.A.-area projects.


Continuing Education

for the university of michigan??s ross school of business, kohn pederson fox associates (kpf) used terra-cotta both as visual punctuation for the glass-and-aluminum curtainwalls and in a rainscreen system for the large planar surfaces. the apparent differences in tile color are due to the fact that some of the tiles have vertical flutes that point to the right, while others have vertical flutes that point to the left.

Continuing Education: Terra-Cotta Rainscreens

Terra-cotta rainscreen systems present designers with a broad palette of cost-effective possibilities.



harry weese, circa 1980s.

The Complexities of a Pioneering Architect

Harry Weese frequently demonstrated protean talent and ahead-of-the-curve thinking. But he suffered from self-destructive habits, too.



A Difficult Character

When a leadership consultant reviewed the Myers-Briggs tests of 100 architects, he discovered there really is an “architect type.”




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