January 2010 Table of Contents

From the Editor
from the editor less is less

Shy about promoting themselves as a one-stop shopping answer and leery of exposure to litigation, architects have ceded much of their livelihood to a host of consultants with chutzpah. Read more

Home Front
How Did Architects Fare During the Downturn?home front How Did Architects Fare During the Downturn?

In the aftermath of the economic crash, the 10 firms featured in residential architect's January/February 2009 cover story, "Word on the Street," struggled mightily. See how they're doing now. Read more

Green Piece
A Dallas LEED Platinum Home Sits Lightly on the LandGreen Piece A Dallas LEED Platinum Home Sits Lightly on the Land

This 1,490-square-foot residence by Shipley Architects balances on a couple of steel beams, a few inches above the earth. Read more

TORLYS Leather Flooring DebutsGreen Pieces TORLYS Leather Flooring Debuts

This innovative floating floor from TORLYS is made from 65 percent postindustrial leather scraps. Read more

GreenFiber Natural Insulation Is Perfect for Retrofitsgreen pieces GreenFiber Natural Insulation Is Perfect for Retrofits

Made specifically for re-insulation applications, GreenFiber offers R-values ranging from 13 to 60. Read more

Grand Hall Eternal Water Heater Now Availablegreen pieces Grand Hall Eternal Water Heater Now Available

Eternal Condensing Hybrid water heater offers the benefits of tank and tankless systems. Read more

ECO Supply Center Introduces Composite Corkgreen pieces ECO Supply Center Introduces Composite Cork

Suberra 100 percent recycled cork surfacing can be used as a countertop or work surface. Read more

Coverings Etc Bio-Luminum Tiles Now Availablegreen pieces Coverings Etc Bio-Luminum Tiles Now Available

Bio-Luminum tiles are made from 100 percent aircraft aluminum alloy. Read more

K+B Studio
A Secluded Master Bath Maximizes Natural LightingK+B Studio / Bath A Secluded Master Bath Maximizes Natural Lighting

Pale, reflective surfaces and a strategically situated skylight flood a windowless master bath in daylight. Read more

Ruhl Walker Architects Pens an Expansive and Dramatic KitchenK+B Studio / Kitchen Ruhl Walker Architects Pens an Expansive and Dramatic Kitchen

In a Boston loft the firm dubbed "Urban Living XXL," this kitchen/great room serves as the central gathering place. Read more

Practice
More Architects Are Working From Home to Save MoneyPractice More Architects Are Working From Home to Save Money

If you've considered abandoning your commercial digs for the comfort and low overhead of home, you're not alone. The number of home-based entrepreneurs is likely to boom over the next few years. Read more

Profiles
Holst Architecture: Art You Can BuildHolst Architecture: Art You Can Build

The principals of Holst Architecture are shaking up Portland, Ore.'s industrial roots with sensitive, head-turning multifamily design executed frugally and efficiently. Read more

Projects
Merge Architects' Penn Street Lofts Bring High-Style Urban Living Within ReachMore is Less Merge Architects' Penn Street Lofts Bring High-Style Urban Living Within Reach

Built at a cost of only $100 per square foot, this urban infill project replaced a dilapidated industrial building with appealing and affordable condominiums. Read more

Division1 Architects Designs a Modern Condo Building in Washington, D.C.More is Less Division1 Architects Designs a Modern Condo Building in Washington, D.C.

The Lacey condos continue the progressive spirit of a historic Washington, D.C., neighborhood. Read more

1615 N. Wolcott's Design Team Captures the Essence of Early Chicago School ArchitectureMore Is Less 1615 N. Wolcott's Design Team Captures the Essence of Early Chicago School Architecture

The Miller|Hull Partnership teams with local firm Osterhaus McCarthy to fulfill developer's vision for a Chicago School-inspired glass-and-steel condo building in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood. Read more

Shelter Lab
G•O Logic's Prototype House Brings Zero-Energy Design Within ReachShelter Lab G•O Logic's Prototype House Brings Zero-Energy Design Within Reach

Using innovative design and construction methods, Maine design/build firm G?OLogic produces a zero-energy single-family home for $150 per square foot. Read more

Doctor Spec
Selecting Windows for Multifamily Projects Is Harder and Easier Than You Thinkdoctor spec Selecting Windows for Multifamily Projects Is Harder and Easier Than You Think

How do you spec durable, high-performing windows for a multifamily project? Very carefully. Read more

Products
Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry's Transition Door Style Now Availablenew material Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry's Transition Door Style Now Available

New line brings the warmth of wood to a modernist style. Read more

LAUFEN's Lb3 Bath Suite Appeals to the Massesnew material LAUFEN's Lb3 Bath Suite Appeals to the Masses

The Lb3 bath suite features three style families to suit personal tastes. Read more

JACLO Releases Aquavolo Duetto Showerheadnew material JACLO Releases Aquavolo Duetto Showerhead

Aquavolo Duetto from JACLO switches from rain shower to waterfall flow. Read more

Binova's Fires Line Cooktop Brings Versatility to Kitchen Designnew material Binova's Fires Line Cooktop Brings Versatility to Kitchen Design

The burners on Italy-based Binova's Fires Line cooktop are arranged in a straight line. Read more

Diamond Spas Unveils AtochaShelter Lab Diamond Spas Unveils Atocha

The Atocha soaking tub is made from at least 90 percent recycled copper. Read more

C. Sherman Johnson Co. Introduces Terminal TunerNew Material C. Sherman Johnson Co. Introduces Terminal Tuner

Turnbuckle adds an architectural touch to cable railings. Read more

Workspace
Inside the Workspace of Nicole Migeon Architectworkspace Inside the Workspace of Nicole Migeon Architect

Flexible space and attention to detail are the keys to New York architect Nicole Migeon's East Village office. Read more

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