January 2011 Table of Contents

From the Editor
Rescue Housing Efforts Pose Tough Questionsfrom the editor Rescue Housing Efforts Pose Tough Questions

Should we care about form when the need for function looms so large? Read more

Homefront
New Models for Disaster Housinghome front New Models for Disaster Housing

Three architects offer new models for temporary housing. Read more

Judith Kinnard's SunShower Demonstration HouseJudith Kinnard's SunShower Demonstration House

SunShower is a disaster relief house that can resist severe weather. Read more

Ed Binkley's Shelter Series Prefab Homeshome front Ed Binkley's Shelter Series Prefab Homes

The Shelter Series of panelized houses has applications for disaster relief. Read more

AIArchitect
AIA and the Future of Residential ArchitectureAIAPerspective AIA and the Future of Residential Architecture

Clark D. Manus, AIA's 2011 President, on the new partnership between AIA and residential architect Read more

Lessons from HaitiAIAVoices Lessons from Haiti

Stacey McMahan, the American Institute of Architects U.S. Green Building Council Architecture for Humanity Sustainable Design Fellow, on rebuilding efforts in Haiti. Read more

KieranTimberlake's Prototype Home in New OrleansAIADesign KieranTimberlake's Prototype Home in New Orleans

Special No.9 House aims to change the future of sustainable prefab Read more

Green Piece
north lightGreen Piece north light

Designed by the Netherlands firm ArchitectenConsort, this new housing development in southern Sweden aims to create both sustainable buildings and a sustainable community life. Read more

K+B Studio
Bath Renovation by Finne Architectsk+b studio / bath Bath Renovation by Finne Architects

This renovated ranch house bath takes full advantage of its private, wooded site. Read more

Kitchen Renovation by Finne Architectsk+b studio / kitchen Kitchen Renovation by Finne Architects

The kitchen of this 1950s ranch house is reborn by updating some of its original features and adding custom-fabricated surfaces. Read more

Cone Egg Pendant by jGoodDesignK+B Studio Products Cone Egg Pendant by jGoodDesign

The Cone Egg Pendant by jGoodDesign is hand-blown and sandblasted to add light and character to the room. Read more

Marron Glace Cabinetry by Bazzeok+b studio: products Marron Glace Cabinetry by Bazzeo

The Marron Glace line of cabinetry, cut from walnut and accented with glass shelves, is named after a French delicacy: glazed chesnuts. Read more

Practice
Deciding to Remodel or Rebuild Requires Knowing What Both the House and the Client WantPractice Deciding to Remodel or Rebuild Requires Knowing What Both the House and the Client Want

Sometimes the question of whether to remodel or rebuild isn't an easy one, but it's one architects frequently address. Read more

Profiles
Rebuilding After DisasterRebuilding After Disaster

For someone who's experienced a serious natural disaster, an 8-by-12-foot shed can be a lifeline to normalcy. Read more

The Mississippi Alternative Housing Program Has Developed a New Model for Rescue Housingpicking up the pieces The Mississippi Alternative Housing Program Has Developed a New Model for Rescue Housing

With its livable, regional style Mississippi Cottage the Mississippi Alternative Housing Program has developed a new model for rescue housing: a transitional dwelling that can become a permanent home. Read more

Sergio Palleroni and Margarette Leite help rebuild devastated communitiespicking up the pieces Sergio Palleroni and Margarette Leite help rebuild devastated communities

Through teaching and practice, Sergio Palleroni and Margarette Leite help rebuild devastated communities. Read more

Architecture for Humanity helps rebuild in Haiti and beyondpicking up the pieces Architecture for Humanity helps rebuild in Haiti and beyond

In Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Architecture for Humanity acts as a resource for the local building and design community. Read more

Shelter Lab
An ambitious effort by two New York architects to make good design more available.shelter lab An ambitious effort by two New York architects to make good design more available.

Matthew Berman and Andrew Kotchen of workshop/apd envision a simpler, more sophisticated process for customized residential design. Read more

Doctor Spec
Panelization Building Systems Offers Many Benefitsdr. spec Panelization Building Systems Offers Many Benefits

Is panelization the future of residential construction? Read more

Products
Watermark Designs' Brooklyn Collectionnew material Watermark Designs' Brooklyn Collection

Brooklyn Collection is inspired by mid-century gate valves. Read more

Ventstar's ColorTouch Thermostatnew material Ventstar's ColorTouch Thermostat

ColorTouch allows slideshows and screensavers. Read more

Kaldewei USA's Conoflatnew material Kaldewei USA's Conoflat

The Conoflat shower tray is slim enough to sit level with a bathroom floor. Read more

GE Hybrid Light Bulbnew material GE Hybrid Light Bulb

GE's hybrid light bulb combines halogen and compact fluorescent technology. Read more

CalStar Products' eco-friendly bricknew material CalStar Products' eco-friendly brick

CalStar eco-bricks require 85 percent less energy to produce. Read more

Advanced Building Products' Mortairvent RFInew material Advanced Building Products' Mortairvent RFI

Mortairvent RFI allows masonry cavity walls to breathe. Read more

Workspace
Carriage House Studio's office spaceCarriage House Studio's office space

Carol De Tine creates an office in an 1854 carriage house. Read more

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