March 2011 Table of Contents

From the Editor
Sole Practitioners Need to Put Their Heart, Soul, and Soles Into Making It Workfrom the editor Sole Practitioners Need to Put Their Heart, Soul, and Soles Into Making It Work

Working on your own is a step that's best taken deliberately, and there are many things to consider before making the jump. Read more

Home Front
Book Review: "Steven Ehrlich: Houses"Home Front Book Review: "Steven Ehrlich: Houses"

For those who have admired this work for years, the book affords a welcome opportunity to view it in greater depth. Read more

Eduardo Souto de Moura Named 2011 Pritzker LaureateHome Front Eduardo Souto de Moura Named 2011 Pritzker Laureate

Architecture's highest honor goes to a Portuguese architect for the second time. Read more

Home Front AIA Honors 18 Residential Projects

The winners of the 2011 Housing Awards illustrate how well-designed housing benefits individuals, families, and communities. Read more

AIArchitect
Practice
On the Web and in the LoopPractice On the Web and in the Loop

Bold graphics, personality, and quick access to information are all the rage when it comes to portraying your company and its work online. Read more

Residential Architect Design Awards
Art Stable, Seattle2011 rada Art Stable, Seattle

Olson Kundig Architects' Art Stable in Seattle represents an elegant way to densify a city. Read more

Custom / More than 3,000 square feet
Lily Lake Residence, Dalton, Pa.2011 rada Lily Lake Residence, Dalton, Pa.

Our judges appreciated that the new house designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson defers to the original. Read more

Slaughterhouse Beach House, Lahaina, Hawaii2011 rada Slaughterhouse Beach House, Lahaina, Hawaii

A Hawaii beach house by Olson Kundig Architects opens up to its spectacular site. Read more

East Windsor Residence, Austin, Texas2011 rada East Windsor Residence, Austin, Texas

This home by Alterstudio Architects embraced its site and reaped the rewards. Read more

Custom / Less than 3,000 square feet
Hampden Lane House, Bethesda, Md.2011 rada Hampden Lane House, Bethesda, Md.

Our judges praised the composition, materials, and the porch of this suburban infill project by Robert M. Gurney. Read more

Port Townsend Residence, Port Townsend, Wash.2011 rada Port Townsend Residence, Port Townsend, Wash.

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson designed this house at the northern edge of the Olympic Peninsula to embrace its surrounding landscape. Read more

Glass Farmhouse, Eastern Oregon2011 rada Glass Farmhouse, Eastern Oregon

On a rural Oregon site, Jim Olson designs a glass farmhouse. Read more

OS House, Racine, Wis.2011 rada OS House, Racine, Wis.

This home acheives LEED certification on a limited budget. Read more

Allee House, Mount Airy, Md.2011 rada Allee House, Mount Airy, Md.

A pin-oak allee, planted in 1994 by the farm's owners, is the gateway to this house designed by Mark McInturff. Read more

Weekend House on Lake Superior, Schroeder, Minn.2011 rada Weekend House on Lake Superior, Schroeder, Minn.

Julie Snow's weekend home on Lake Superior defers to its serene natural environment. Read more

Renovation
Finger | Kennedy Apartment, New York2011 rada Finger | Kennedy Apartment, New York

This small apartment makes much from very little. Read more

322 Reinvented, Iowa City, Iowa2011 rada 322 Reinvented, Iowa City, Iowa

This 1941 house, covered in standing seam metal and tongue-and-groove fir, is now open to its large site. Read more

The Finn Lofts, Wichita, Kan.2011 rada The Finn Lofts, Wichita, Kan.

In Wichita, Kan., el dorado infuses new life into an old warehouse. Read more

Cedar Street Residence, Tempe, Ariz.2011 rada Cedar Street Residence, Tempe, Ariz.

Separate buildings facing a private courtyard form an innovative suburban live/work dwelling. Read more

Watergate Apartment, Washington, D.C.2011 rada Watergate Apartment, Washington, D.C.

The Watergate's famous circular geometry posed interior challenges for Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect. Read more

Restoration / Preservation
Yachiyo, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan2011 rada Yachiyo, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

Two 100-year-old buildings form the core of a strikingly modern new home. Read more

Restoration of the Luis Marden House, McLean, Va.2011 rada Restoration of the Luis Marden House, McLean, Va.

A lot of effort went into the restoration of this 1959 Frank Lloyd Wright home poised above the Potomac River rapids. Read more

Record House Revisited, Owings Mills, Md.2011 rada Record House Revisited, Owings Mills, Md.

This project succeeds by using an elegant mix of materials that both define and weave together the new floor plan of a notable 1960s home. Read more

Multifamily
GE5, Memphis, Tenn.2011 rada GE5, Memphis, Tenn.

These new townhomes use mass and scale to fit into their surroundings. Read more

Lofts at Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles2011 rada Lofts at Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles

Brooks + Scarpa's Lofts at Cherokee Studios feature an operable façade of perforated metal. Read more

One Madison Park, New York2011 rada One Madison Park, New York

One Madison Park is a study in proportion and lightness. Read more

Seattle Care Cancer Alliance Patient House, Seattle2011 rada Seattle Care Cancer Alliance Patient House, Seattle

Weinstein A|U's Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Patient House creates a nurturing, healing environment. Read more

930 Poydras Residential Tower, New Orleans2011 rada 930 Poydras Residential Tower, New Orleans

Eskew+Dumez+Ripple designed welcoming social spaces into a 250-unit building. Read more

Single-Family Production / Attached
The Park Box, Portland, Ore.2011 rada The Park Box, Portland, Ore.

Built on a budget, this duplex supports quality of life with quantity of (day)light. Read more

Single-Family Production / Detached
Modular 4, Sustainable Residence, and Prescott Passive House, Kansas City, Kan.2011 rada Modular 4, Sustainable Residence, and Prescott Passive House, Kansas City, Kan.

A university design/build program explores new territory in single-family housing. Read more

Affordable
Rosa Parks Apartments, Chicago2011 rada Rosa Parks Apartments, Chicago

Rosa Parks Apartments is not your typical affordable project. Read more

West Hollywood Housing, West Hollywood, Calif.2011 rada West Hollywood Housing, West Hollywood, Calif.

West Hollywood Housing creates a supportive environment for special-needs residents. Read more

Adaptive Reuse
The Cork Factory Lofts, Pittsburgh2011 rada The Cork Factory Lofts, Pittsburgh

This 1901 cork factory was given new life as a mixed-used apartment complex. Read more

Campus Housing
Butler College Dormitories, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.2011 rada Butler College Dormitories, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

The limestone striations on these dormitories create light and shadow and hark back to Princeton's old stone buildings. Read more

Outbuilding
Signal Shed, Wallowa County, Ore.2011 rada Signal Shed, Wallowa County, Ore.

This outbuilding is a study in simplicity and thrift. Read more

Tea House, Bethesda, Md.2011 rada Tea House, Bethesda, Md.

This elegant pavilion by David Jameson Architect takes the tea ceremony to a new level. Read more

Kitchen
Ridgeline House, Pasadena, Calif.2011 rada Ridgeline House, Pasadena, Calif.

An extensively remodeled kitchen opens onto a family room that doubles as a film screening room. Read more

Bath
Little Farmhouse Bath, Douglas County, Kan.2011 rada Little Farmhouse Bath, Douglas County, Kan.

The porch-turned-bathroom of this farmhouse features floor-to-ceiling warehouse sash glazing. Read more

Architectural Design Detail
Steel Stair, Seattle2011 rada Steel Stair, Seattle

A stair of perforated steel and solid steel plate brightens a once-dark stairwell. Read more

2010 CHDA Kit of Parts, Washington, D.C.

This 1920s bungalow—our Grand Award, Custom Detail winner—had decent bones but lacked the custom domestic amenities that make a house sparkle. Mark McInturff and project designer Colleen Gove Healey transformed the house with a series of assembled materials that hold items such as a desk, credenza, and books and CDs. Read more

On the Boards
Prototype Housing for Modest Means: Reverse Engineering the Rent, Dallas2011 rada Prototype Housing for Modest Means: Reverse Engineering the Rent, Dallas

A scalable site plan of four-plex units offers renters the promise of home ownership. Read more

Ralph Bunche Neighborhood Vision Plan, Benton, Ark.2011 rada Ralph Bunche Neighborhood Vision Plan, Benton, Ark.

Low-impact development and innovative home design offer the potential to revitalize a 100-year-old African-American neighborhood. Read more

Suliman House, Juba, Sudan2011 rada Suliman House, Juba, Sudan

This proposed residence, for an extended family in Sudan, reflects the country's climatic and cultural norms. Read more

Other Articles
Locust Street Addition, Philadelphia2011 rada Locust Street Addition, Philadelphia

Two architects inserted a sliver of an addition into an existing commercial space. Read more

2011 residential architect Design Awards2011 rada 2011 residential architect Design Awards

The 2011 residential architect Design Awards recognized 40 outstanding residential projects in 15 categories. Read more

Job Site Trailer, Wayzata, Minn.2011 rada Job Site Trailer, Wayzata, Minn.

On a rough-and-dirty construction site, this job trailer creates just the right image for its owner, a high-end contractor. Read more

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