FEBRUARY 2018 TABLE OF CONTENTS
65TH PROGRESSIVE ARCHITECTURE AWARDS
Awards The Winners of the 65th Annual Progressive Architecture AwardsThis year, the jury selected 10 projects that are wholly fleshed out and developed, but not yet realized in physical form.
House of HornsWOJR
Glitch HouseYoung Projects
Helen Walton Children’s Enrichment Center + Early Childhood Initiatives CenterLTL Architects, Scape Landscape Architecture
Malawi Library and Master PlanSteven Holl Architects
Pioneertown HousePARA Project
A Cambridge GatewayNADAAA
Float LabHöweler+Yoon Architecture
Single Family Project Motherhouse, by Independent ArchitectureA single-family project in Denver that challenges the bounds of conventional, suburban architecture in the U.S.
Restaurant in Los AngelesThe Los Angeles Design Group
Critique KieranTimberlake’s London Embassy Was a Good DealCatherine Slessor on why Trump was wrong to slam the project, and how a difficult commission got overshadowed in the process.
Women in Architecture Anne Tyng and Her Remarkable HouseShe was known as Louis Kahn’s muse but never really escaped his shadow. What Tyng’s only surviving solo project says about her legacy.
TECH + PRACTICE
Best Practices How to Prepare for Speaking EngagementsArchitects including Moshe Safdie and conference organizers provide tips for a successful talk or presentation.
Innovative Detail Detail: Oslo Skatehall’s Elevated and Elegant Timber BowlThe intricate and exposed lattice of the 7-foot-deep skate obstacle, designed by Dark Arkitekter and Glifberg-Lykke, is the product of CNC-milling and meticulous handcraft.
Next Progressives Cúre & PenabadThis Miami duo rejects the adage that designers are not good business people: “If you lack a certain skill, acquire it.”
Products Five Textured Wood PanelsIn styles ranging from rustic to modern, these panels add both interest and a sense of nature to any room.
Architectural Lighting New Technologies in Architectural Lighting for DesignersSeven leaders reveal the impact that the digital revolution has—or has not—had on the sector tasked with showing projects in their best light.
EntrepinosTaller Héctor Barroso designed this collection of five sculptural holiday dwellings “between the Pines” in Valle de Bravo, Mexico.
AIA Honors Pick a WinnerFrustrated by the lack of a Twenty-Five Year Award this year? Do something about it.
AIA Voices Being Creative is Complicated“Backwards thinking” and forward progress.
AIA Now Jane Jacobs’ Greenwich VillageAn A’18 tour led by Roberta Brandes Gratz uncovers what’s been hidden in plain sight.
AIA Feature Why Architecture?Recent statistics show that the number of young people choosing architecture school is declining. What can be done?
AIA Practice Reimagining Learning SpacesHow a new AIA Contract Document can help architects become strategic partners in school planning and management.
AIA Design Pipeline Diversity and Graduation RatesData from the ACSA show that there’s room for improvement in on-time graduation rates among minority students.
AIA Future Invisible SustainabilityUsing integrated passive design and advanced energy modeling, this small firm strives for simple methods and design freedom while meeting the 2030 Commitment.
AIA Perspective Designing for DisruptionHow AIA and the profession responded to a disaster-heavy year.
Obituary Atlanta Architect John Portman Dies at 93Portman worked at Ketchum, Gina and Sharp, H.M. Heatley Associates, and Stevens & Wilkinson before founding his firm, today known as John Portman & Associates, in 1953.
Competitions Affordable Housing Scheme Wins First Prize at the RIBA Gasholder Bases National CompetitionDesigned by London-based Outpost, the winning scheme addresses the U.K.’s affordable housing shortage.
Exhibitions Pit Stops of Safety“Derrick Adams: Sanctuary” runs through Aug. 12 at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.
Film Festivals National Building Museum Hosts D.C.’s First Architecture & Design Film FestivalFeaturing more than 25 films, the ADFF: D.C. will focus on life and work of architects, designers, and activists including Bjarke Ingels, Rem Koolhaas, Frank Gehry, Richard Neutra, and Jane Jacobs.
Books SOS Brutalism is Fighting to Save the Concrete MonstersThe organization has published a global survey of Brutalist buildings to rally support for béton brut.