May 2011 Table of Contents

From the Editor
Today's Definition of 'Office' Is Transforming from the editor Today's Definition of 'Office' Is Transforming

Architects can and should reinvent how we work in the places we live. Read more

Home Front
Miletus Group's Shotgun House Project Miletus Group's Shotgun House Project

The shotgun prototype could help ease New Orleans' housing shortage. Read more

AIArchitect
Rolling On AIAdesign Rolling On

A centenary storefront is transformed into an accessible live/work space. Read more

Big Changes Ahead AIAvoices Big Changes Ahead

The NAHB's new board chairman, Bob Nielson, calls on architects to engage the mortgage crisis. Read more

Big Bad Wolf at Our Front Doors AIAperspective Big Bad Wolf at Our Front Doors

The mother of all variables will always keep us on our toes. Read more

Green Piece
New Family Home Sets an Example For Its Community green piece New Family Home Sets an Example For Its Community

A Greenville, S.C., house points to a natural affinity between sustainability and modernism. Read more

K+B Studio
Wood Block Residence Bath, Mercer Island, Wash. k+b studio / bath Wood Block Residence Bath, Mercer Island, Wash.

This Seattle-area master bath uses stark white millwork elements to define space and create a soothing atmosphere. Read more

Wood Block Residence Kitchen, Mercer Island, Wash. k+b studio / kitchen Wood Block Residence Kitchen, Mercer Island, Wash.

A Seattle area kitchen uses color and geometry to distinguish kitchen functions in a cooking/dining/living room. Read more

DreamLine Shower Column by Bath Authority k+b studio: products DreamLine Shower Column by Bath Authority

A large square showerhead tops off the DreamLine shower column, which boasts the amenities of a home spa in a clean-lined aluminum panel. Read more

Memory XXS Spotlight by de Majo Illuminazione k+b studio: products Memory XXS Spotlight by de Majo Illuminazione

The Memory XXS spotlight emits direct and indirect light. Read more

Practice
U.S. Architects Take Business Overseas U.S. Architects Take Business Overseas

With the economic recovery stuck in low gear, U.S. architects are looking overseas for commissions. Read more

Profiles
Arjun Desai and Katherine Chia Are True Urban Interventionists Arjun Desai and Katherine Chia Are True Urban Interventionists

Since its launch, Desai/Chia Architecture’s focus has been on finding creativity in the city’s constrained spaces, but building in New York offers a framework for how to approach design anywhere. Read more

Projects
De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop designs new studio space as well as places to live live/work De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop designs new studio space as well as places to live

The Urban Barn live/work project turned abandoned city lots into light-filled office space and sleek living quarters. Read more

The Family Business Comes Home In This San Francisco Mixed-Use Space live/work The Family Business Comes Home In This San Francisco Mixed-Use Space

A remodeled San Francisco building houses work and living spaces for a creative and enterprising family. Read more

Brett Webber Architects designs a house with a studio for painting and music live/work Brett Webber Architects designs a house with a studio for painting and music

A live/work house on Whidbey Island, Wash., nourishes the mind and soul. Read more

Shelter Lab
Architect Matthew Hofmann's Airstream Is Both Home and Office shelter lab Architect Matthew Hofmann's Airstream Is Both Home and Office

A remodeled Airstream trailer provides a cozy, portable live/work space. Read more

Doctor Spec
New toilets offer good looks and high performance doctor spec New toilets offer good looks and high performance

The toilet category is abuzz with cool designs and ultra high-efficiency products. Read more

Products
WAC Lighting's Invisiled Pro new material WAC Lighting's Invisiled Pro

Invisiled Pro claims to be one of the thinnest LED products on the market. Read more

Smith & Fong Deco Palm Flooring new material Smith & Fong Deco Palm Flooring

Manufacturer says its Deco sugar-palm flooring is more architecturally interesting than wood. Read more

Oregon Shepherd's PermaLoft new material Oregon Shepherd's PermaLoft

PermaLoft is perhaps the only loose fill, blown-in wool insulation on the market. Read more

Marvin Windows and Doors' Ultimate Glider new material Marvin Windows and Doors' Ultimate Glider

The Ultimate Glider allows homeowners to clean the glass from inside the house. Read more

Hansgrohe's RainBrain new material Hansgrohe's RainBrain

RainBrain computer system allows users to control the shower electronically. Read more

Franke's Peak Series new material Franke's Peak Series

The Peak Series of kitchen sinks adds an architectural element to the kitchen. Read more

Workspace
Inside the workspace of Intexure Architects Inside the workspace of Intexure Architects

A Houston design/build couple creates their own live/work studio. Read more

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