June 2011 Table of Contents

A view through the Light Space venue in Ventura Lambrate, a 15,070-square-foot section of the warehouse that hosted the Designersblock exhibition. verydesignersblock.com

Milan Furniture Fair

It was the year of the ugly-beautiful at this year's Milan design expo.



A New Morality

Climate change is changing the world, and part of being a good citizen will be how each of us reduces our carbon output.



Portrait image of Bryan Bell, AIA, founder and executive director of Raleigh, N.C.

The Latest From the AIA

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




Hinman Research Building Rehabilitation and Adaptive Use

Atlanta/Lord Aeck & Sargent in collaboration with Office dA


Hamilton Farmers Market and Central Public Library

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada/RDH Architects amd David Premi Architects


House of Air

San Francisco/Mark Horton / Architecture



the arthouse at the jones center.

Keep Austin Adaptive

LTL's Arthouse at the Jones Center exemplifies the best in adaptive reuse, but at what cost?


Studio Visit


Studio Visit: Hood Design

Architect talks to Walter Hood about his approach to diverse landscape architecture projects.



the advice for a graduate looking for a first job is often the same for a professional looking to make a move within the field. stella papadopoulos, a practicing designer and assistant professor at notre dame, describes the strategies that work best for both.

Best Practices: Head of the Class

University of Notre Dame instructor Stella Papadopoulos talks about tips for entering...

marina city ¢ qingdao, china ¢ altoon  porter architects - completed in 2010, this mixed-use development has over 1 million square feet of gross leasable area on four levels, one of which is below grade. anchored by a 131-foot-tall glass tower, the complex has indoor and outdoor retail venues, as well as 200 apartments; underground parking for 2,000 cars is available. next to the 2008 olympic sailing venue, the center was designed (starting in 2006) as a cultural hub to continue development after the games.

Global Shopping Spree

Retail developments are leading the surge in new construction in emerging markets...

optima camelview village - architect: david hovey & associates architect, optima, scottsdale. - completion: 2010. - brief: $500 million, 700-unit mixed-use residential project recalls frank lloyd wright. each residence features landscaped roof gardens and private terraces. received the 2009 aia arizona honor award.

Local Market: Scottsdale, Ariz.

Preservation and positive construction forecasts mark new projects and growth for...


Metropol Parasol

The Metropol Parasol is the world's largest structure held together by glue.


U.A.E. Federal National Council New Parliament Building Complex

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates/Ehrlich Architects


Queens Library

Queens, New York/Steven Holl Architects


Continuing Education

use updated specifications

When It Leaks It Pours

Water intrusion makes up more than 70 percent of construction litigation. Roofs are often the culprit.


Past Progressives


Absorbing Existing Into New

Kohn Pedersen Fox integrated office blocks by Bunshaft and Kling into the World Bank complex.




Products: Office Chairs



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