November 2008 Table of Contents

From the Editor
from the editor what plays in peoria

I admit it, I am powerless against my addiction to television house shows. Read more

Home Front
perspective: on the move home front perspective: on the move

Jennifer Siegal has spent more than a decade researching and creating portable architecture. Read more

home front tracing roots

In his 2003 treatise, Creating a New Old House (The Taunton Press, $39.95), Russell Versaci, AIA, taught readers how architects use precedent to design historical homes. His latest effort, Roots of Home: Our Journey to a New Old House (The Taunton Press, $45), traces the origins of those classic American house styles. Read more

Architects' Choice
good save Architects' Choice good save

Bamesberger Architecture: TOTO USA toilets. Read more

steel diamond Architects' Choice steel diamond

Bamesberger Architecture: Diamond Spas stainless steel tubs. Read more

dura duo Architects' Choice dura duo

Bamesberger Architecture: Duratherm custom wood windows with two species on one frame. Read more

Residential Architect Leadership Awards
hall of fame: f. cecil baker, aia 2008 RADA hall of fame: f. cecil baker, aia

For a young architect in Philadelphia, 1972 was a bad year to be starting a business. Read more

top firm: michelle kaufmann, aia, leed ap 2008 leadership awards top firm: michelle kaufmann, aia, leed ap

It all started with a headache. Read more

rising star: luis ibarra and teresa rosano, ra, leed ap 2008 RADA rising star: luis ibarra and teresa rosano, ra, leed ap

Luis Ibarra just had one of his original music compositions performed by a local high school orchestra. Read more

Doctor Spec
production values doctor spec production values

what it takes to bring alternative housing models to market. Read more

new b new b

Starting at $18,000 (with many systems averaging $35,000), b1 would be considered pricey in some circles, but when compared to the company's signature b3 collection (which costs 35 percent to 40 percent more), it's a steal. Read more

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The suave aluminum shell of the LOTUS luminaire isn't just another pretty exterior. Read more

forge ahead forge ahead

The bold look of Sonoma Forge's WaterBridge faucet (and accessories) collection suits a range of aesthetic styles. Read more

Work Space
workspace leroy street studio architecture

Morgan Hare, LEED AP, grew up in the Leroy Street brownstone from which he and Marc Turkel, AIA, LEED AP, co-founded their design/build firm in 1995. Read more

Other Articles
objects of desire objects of desire

when it comes to product design, what creates a classic? Read more

the question of style

Matching up aesthetic ideals between client and architect has never been easier, thanks to Google. By checking out a firm's Web site, clients can tell at a glance whether they're on the same wavelength-and if not, no harm done. Homeowners have their pick of architects who are well-versed in their vision of paradise, whether it's an ivy-covered cottage or a vernacular post-and-beam house. However, even in the most compatible of professional relationships, differences of opinion crop up in the myriad decisions that go into designing a home. Read more

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