November 2007 Table of Contents

From the Editor
From the Editor pitched battle

You may notice a theme in our choices for this year's Read more

Home Front
new spaces, old places new spaces, old places

Brand-new suburban developments often lack the soul of established neighborhoods, which is why these older communities are perfect locations for architects to insert new projects. Many are doing just that, but instead of imposing their egos, architects ar Read more

K+B Studio
K + B Studio / Bath Bath: Common Ground

While the kitchen is the top-floor living hub, the master bath is service central for lower-level sleeping quarters. To conserve space and energy, Olberding devised a smaller-scale bath that cleverly packs in laundry equipment and ample storage. Read more

K + B Studio / Kitchen Kitchen: Leed the Way

Residential architects and home builders around the country know the Neil Kelly Co. name because of its environmentally friendly business philosophy and its highly regarded custom cabinets made of reclaimed or recycled materials. It follows, then, that th Read more

native speaker native speaker

a new englander comes to terms with the nuances of vernacular architecture. Read more

Residential Architect Leadership Awards
2007 leadership awards hall of fame: stuart cohen, faia, and julie hacker, aia

No one would call Stuart Cohen, FAIA, or Julie Hacker, AIA, shy. The encyclopedic Cohen, a former professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, never seems more comfortable than when eloquently expounding on all things architectural. Read more

2007 leadership awards top firm: stephen muse, faia

Taking a visitor on a tour of his work one sunny afternoon at the end of summer, Stephen Muse, FAIA, steered his Audi through an Upper Northwest Washington, D.C., community, where several examples of his architecture stand like good neighbors, contributin Read more

2007 leadership awards rising star: joeb moore, aia

In the vestibule of Joeb Moore's office building on Greenwich Avenue, the busy retail corridor that runs down to Long Island Sound, a 10-foot-tall black “iPod” shows a continuous loop of digital photos of the firm's work, and passersby on the street stop Read more

Doctor Spec
warm ways doctor spec warm ways

are alternative heating technologies really better than conventional systems? Read more

noble salvage new material noble salvage

Valley Doors interior and entry doors made from salvaged Douglas fir and glulam beams. Read more

a fine mesh new material a fine mesh

Woven-metal fabric from Cambridge Architectural. Read more

high torq new material high torq

Torq is Kohler's modern interpretation of the traditional bridge faucet. Read more

keystone capers Architects' Choice keystone capers

Gomes + Staub Architects: Dal-Tile's unglazed Keystones series of porcelain tiles. Read more

splendor in the glass off the shelf splendor in the glass

molten sand has never looked so good. Read more

Digital Home
slim pickings digital home slim pickings

the skinny on television's near future. Read more

workspace reader & swartz architects

When Reader & Swartz Architects decided to find new digs for its eight-person staff, it wanted a building that could be a catalyst for redevelopment in an overlooked area of Winchester, Va. Read more

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