September 2010 Table of Contents

From the Editor
Today's Houses Could Learn Something From the 1970s Way of Building from the editor Today's Houses Could Learn Something From the 1970s Way of Building

With increasing house sizes and add-ons, have we overbuilt even our most basic tract house? Read more

Home Front
Exhibition Explores the Driving Forces Behind Kitchen Design home front Exhibition Explores the Driving Forces Behind Kitchen Design

The Counterspace exhibition at MoMA considers evolving social values and technological innovation in its survey of 20th century kitchen design. Read more

Production building techniques meet high design outside Portland, Ore. home front Production building techniques meet high design outside Portland, Ore.

Works Partnership Architecture and Tamarack Homes unite high design with production housing efficiency. Read more

New Book Demonstrates How Art Inspires Landscape Design home front New Book Demonstrates How Art Inspires Landscape Design

W. Gary Smith's latest book looks at how he channels his inner artist. Read more

The 2011 Solar Decathlon Extends Beyond the National Mall home front The 2011 Solar Decathlon Extends Beyond the National Mall

A team of students and local organizations band together to bring Passive House principles to a Washington, D.C. neighborhood. Read more

Green Piece
New York's Hudson Valley Gets a Passive House From Dennis Wedlick Architect green piece New York's Hudson Valley Gets a Passive House From Dennis Wedlick Architect

Architect Dennis Wedlick hopes to spread the word about the advantages of passive house construction. Read more

GE Energy Smart Bulb green pieces GE Energy Smart Bulb

Energy Smart is an LED replacement bulb that looks like an incandescent. Read more

Fireclay Tile Debris Series green pieces Fireclay Tile Debris Series

The Debris series is largely made from baghouse dust, granite dust, and spent abrasives. Read more

ELT EasyGreen Wall System green pieces ELT EasyGreen Wall System

EasyGreen creates vegetated walls inside and outside. Read more

Caroma USA Invisi Series II green pieces Caroma USA Invisi Series II

Invisi Series II's flushing mechanism and tank are hidden behind the walls. Read more

Cali Bamboo's BamDeck green pieces Cali Bamboo's BamDeck

BamDeck is a dense and strong outdoor bamboo deck board. Read more

A.O. Smith's Voltex Water Heater green pieces A.O. Smith's Voltex Water Heater

Voltex's hybrid technology results in an operating cost of roughly $200 per year. Read more

K+B Studio
Upper Peninsula Residence Bath by Albertsson Hansen Architecture k+b studio / bath Upper Peninsula Residence Bath by Albertsson Hansen Architecture

Designed for an unusually tall client, this master bath combines elbow room and elegance. Read more

Minnehaha Creek Addition by Albertsson Hansen Architecture k+b studio / kitchen Minnehaha Creek Addition by Albertsson Hansen Architecture

An efficient new kitchen is the do-everything room this small Minneapolis house always needed. Read more

Practice
Employee Benefits Often Are in Danger When Firm Revenues Erode practice Employee Benefits Often Are in Danger When Firm Revenues Erode

Some firms are struggling to keep offering perks to employees in the down economy. Read more

Projects
Architect's Dream House Becomes Reality in the Berkshires case study Architect's Dream House Becomes Reality in the Berkshires

A Tanglewood, Mass., weekend house applies structural artistry to defy gravity. Read more

Residential Architect Leadership Awards
Hall of Fame: Harry Teague, aia 2010 Leadership Awards Hall of Fame: Harry Teague, aia

Harry Teague earns the Hall of Fame award for his career-long exploration of modernism in the mountain West. Read more

Top Firm: Shipley Architects 2010 Leadership Awards Top Firm: Shipley Architects

A Dallas architect applies creativitiy and hands-on construction skills to projects large and small. Read more

Rising Star: Min | Day 2010 Leadership Awards Rising Star: Min | Day

Firm partners Jeffrey L. Day and E.B. Min make every site specific. Read more

residential architect 2010 Leadership Awards residential architect 2010 Leadership Awards

Our picks for the 2010 Leadership Awards share a rare trait: they know how to both design and build. Read more

Shelter Lab
Poteet Architects transforms a shipping container into a welcoming guest house shelter lab Poteet Architects transforms a shipping container into a welcoming guest house

In San Antonio, a standard shipping container morphs into a sunny guest house. Read more

Doctor Spec
Solar-Integrated Roofing Makes a Splash doctor spec Solar-Integrated Roofing Makes a Splash

New roofing helps solar panels hide in plain sight. Read more

Products
The FS3 Freestanding Shower by Vola new material The FS3 Freestanding Shower by Vola

FS3 distills bathing to its essence with a streamline design. Read more

TSS Architect's WD/STL System new material TSS Architect's WD/STL System

WD/STL modular storage system allows for mixing and matching. Read more

The Nantucket Collection From Simpson Door Co. new material The Nantucket Collection From Simpson Door Co.

Nantucket Collection features species and construction to handle the coast. Read more

Poggenpohl U.S. Introduces the +Artesio Kitchen new material Poggenpohl U.S. Introduces the +Artesio Kitchen

+Artesio allows architects to select floors, ceiling, and walls in a modular concept. Read more

GD Cucine's Treviso new material GD Cucine's Treviso

Treviso takes a more architectural approach to kitchen cabinets. Read more

Foscarini's Fork Light new material Foscarini's Fork Light

The Fork suspension lamp is inspired by camping. Read more

Formica Introduces VIVIX new material Formica Introduces VIVIX

VIVIX becomes the first U.S.-branded exterior rainscreen panel. Read more

California Faucets CeraLine Drain new material California Faucets CeraLine Drain

CeraLine allows the shower drain to truly disappear. Read more

Workspace
housebrand's Calgary office serves a multitude of purposes workspace housebrand's Calgary office serves a multitude of purposes

Like the firm itself, housebrand's Calgary office space is multidisciplinary. Read more

Other Articles
Accessory Buildings Becoming a Popular Addition to Custom Homes green outdoors Accessory Buildings Becoming a Popular Addition to Custom Homes

Shelters for our feathered friends are being factored into custom home building as of late. Read more

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