Table of Contents 2013

  • Register for the 2014 Residential Architect Design Awards

    Register before December 18th for the 15th Annual Residential Architect Design Awards, which recognize outstanding work in residential design.

  • Woolen Mammoths

    What ties spaces together better than a good rug?

  • Who Else but Architects?

    Cities everywhere are changing and we need to be the agents of change.

  • Home Inspection

    A zero-sum game in Miami.

  • Salutation for Sale

    A masterpiece designed by Britain’s last great country house architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens, can be yours for only $7 million.

  • The main entrance to the office is on the third floor. The reception desk is just visible at the back of the space. Behind the wall with the bulletin board is a kitchen area.

    Brininstool + Lynch

    Chicago, Illinois

  • Exhibition Explores Meanings of House and Home

    This summer, the National Building Museum is offering docent-led tours for visitors to gain a more in-depth look at House & Home, a long-term exhibition devoted to exploring the evolution and meaning of house versus home.

  • Learning from Loss in Three Storm-Battered Cities

    An ideas competition launched at the Clinton Global Initiative calls for better design to reduce damage caused by natural disasters. Those rebuilding in New Orleans, New York, and Joplin, Mo., can enter for the chance to win $10,000 and a spot in the ideas portfolio.

  • In 2009, Shane Gring co-founded BOULD, a Denver-based non-profit that pairs design professionalsseeking LEED accreditation with Habitat for Humanity projects in their areas that can provide the requisite hours for LEED project experience. In 2012, BOULD received a Huffington Post IGNITEgood Millennial Impact Challenge, which recognized his success in meeting a need for the accreditation marketplace as well as the advocacy design community.

    A Bould Approach

    Social entrepreneurship in a recovering economy.

  • Kirk Hamilton

    The Advocate

    Defining evidence-based design.

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    Home Matters

    Given the importance of the home in society, one would expect single-family residential design to be the subject of intense academic research.

  • Six Residential Projects Honored With AIA Housing Awards

    Four custom homes and two larger-scale housing complexes top this year’s entries.

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    What Los Angeles Might Have Looked Like

    Cities are not only the sum of their parts but also a poignant collection of paths not taken. A new exhibit designed by Clive Wilkinson Architects at the A+D Museum in Los Angeles reassembles the film on the cutting room floor and imagines the metropolis that might have been.

  • Teak Shower Seats, MTI Baths

    Teak fold-down shower seats are naturally resistant to fungi, mold, and mildew.

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    Dollars for Density

    Strategies for growth and wellbeing.

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    Facing Facts

    Homelessness is a design problem.

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    Best Intentions

    Client needs at school, work, and home.

  • Genius Loci

    In Maine, a house on a meadow, a hill, the water, all reference local typologies and local landscape through a modern lens.

  • Sorri, Wewood Portuguese Joinery

    The seat of a new oak chair for Wewood Portuguese Joinery just might make you grin.

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    Diamond Spa's Ellipse Copper

    Trendy copper now comes in tub form.

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    Imagine Tile's Wine Corks

    For a whimsical take on tile, see Imagine Tile's wine-cork pattern.

  • Pratt Exhibition: Cold War Cool Digital

    At Pratt Institute, a look at prefab housing systems from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s.

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    Rux's Stickbulb

    Rux's new luminaire looks like a sophisticated bundle of lit sticks.

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    Zurn Industries and Dow's Hy-PE-RTube

    Two companies join forces to design a new high-temperature-handling polyethylene tube.

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    M2L's M2L Brand

    Industrial designer Manfred Petri design the first line of products for the M2L showroom.

  • Patterned After

    Taken from the architecture firm's own patterns on gates, curtainwalls, interior walls and more, the patterns on Arquitectonica's newest line of scarves and ties are a stylish way to wear your architecture on your sleeve.

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    Leucos's Eva Zeisel Collection

    The last products designed by Eva Zeisel, and her first lighting designs, are produced by Leucos.

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    Case Study

    The newest monograph from New York firm Robert A.M. Stern Architects defies the traditional monograph form and invites readers to see details, and evidence of its broad portfolio, rather then whole projects.

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    Alley Man

    Daniel Toole, Assoc. AIA, has written a book, Tight Urbanism, that looks at the use of alleys in urban design.

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    Three Points

    An architect's role in the new marketplace.

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    Research in Motion

    Advancing building performance.

  • Brand Elements

    Notes on names.