November 2011 Table of Contents

From the Editor
Despite the recession, too much compromise can be bad for businessfrom the editor Despite the recession, too much compromise can be bad for business

Sticking to your guns in tough times is tremendously difficult, but the alternative may be worse. Read more

Home Front
SpruceBox, a new Web-based tool, helps make kitchen and bath design easierHome Front SpruceBox, a new Web-based tool, helps make kitchen and bath design easier

Introducing SpruceBox, a consumer-friendly, Web-based visualization tool for kitchen and bath design. Read more

Summer design/build studio creates a refined chicken coopHome Front Summer design/build studio creates a refined chicken coop

The partners at Moskow Linn Architects have created a unique summer design/build program. Read more

AIArchitect
The “R” WordAIAKnowledge The “R” Word

Now that it looks like you might survive the recession, what's next? Read more

Social MediumAIArchitect Social Medium

Architects increasingly risk irrelevance if we don't cooperate with each other and reach out to the larger culture. Read more

The Pursuit of HappinessAIAperspective The Pursuit of Happiness

For our own sake, and the sake of others, we have to carve hours out of the workweek for life. Read more

Green Piece
Miche Booz Architect Designs a Sustainable Weekend Cottage in VirginiaGreen Piece Miche Booz Architect Designs a Sustainable Weekend Cottage in Virginia

A Virginia home is built with LEED principles and salvaged materials. Read more

K+B Studio
Blur Loft Bath, Milwaukee, by Johnsen Schmaling ArchitectsK+B Studio | Bath Blur Loft Bath, Milwaukee, by Johnsen Schmaling Architects

An open design allows this master bath to transcend its landlocked location. Read more

Blur Loft Kitchen, Milwaukee, by Johnsen Schmaling Architectsk+b studio | kitchen Blur Loft Kitchen, Milwaukee, by Johnsen Schmaling Architects

A handsome, horizontal kitchen improves this Milwaukee loft apartment's views both inside and out. Read more

Wan by FlosK+B Studio: Products Wan by Flos

Wan, an aluminum spotlight, directs light through a glass diffuser and a low-glare shield. Read more

Polyedro by FrankeK+B Studio: Products Polyedro by Franke

The geometric Polyedro bowl's dramatic design fits in a 24-inch cabinet, perfect for a wet bar or small urban kitchen. Read more

Wine Cabinets by ScholtesK+B Studio: Products Wine Cabinets by Scholtes

The 24- and 36-bottle wine cabinets in the S3 collection manage temperature and humidity with precise controls. Read more

Practice
Everyone must be an entrepreneur as traditional paths of doing business disintegrate across professions.Practice Everyone must be an entrepreneur as traditional paths of doing business disintegrate across professions.

Adapting to an unpredictable economy means finding your inner entrepreneur. Read more

Profiles
Aidlin Darling Design creates practical poetryAidlin Darling Design creates practical poetry

Work by San Francisco's Aidlin Darling Design appeals to both the eye and the soul. Read more

Projects
Architect Sunil Bald Redesigns a Two-Floor Unit in a Dutch Revival Townhouse in HarlemWithin the Walls Architect Sunil Bald Redesigns a Two-Floor Unit in a Dutch Revival Townhouse in Harlem

The redesign of a two-floor unit in a Dutch Revival townhouse addresses spatial and acoustical concerns. Read more

Double Loft in Providence, R.I., by 3six0 ArchitectureWithin the Walls Double Loft in Providence, R.I., by 3six0 Architecture

3six0 tailors a 4,000-square-foot loft into two distinct spaces for a husband and wife. Read more

Top-Floor Loft in Minneapolis Offers Rooftop Sunroom and River ViewsWithin the Walls Top-Floor Loft in Minneapolis Offers Rooftop Sunroom and River Views

Two adjacent lofts in an historic Minneapolis building become a single spacious residence--with river views to boot. Read more

Shelter Lab
A Mixed-Use Building Serves Cycle CommutersShelter Lab A Mixed-Use Building Serves Cycle Commuters

An energy efficient, transit-oriented apartment building taps the cycle-commuting market. Read more

Doctor Spec
The Latest Highly Insulating Windows Are Almost as Efficient as a WallDoctor Spec The Latest Highly Insulating Windows Are Almost as Efficient as a Wall

Highly insulating windows are effective, but are they worth the price? Read more

Products
Europa range hood by Zephyrnew material Europa range hood by Zephyr

Europa features the company's DCBL system that makes it greener and quieter. Read more

Moen's Viq Collectionnew material Moen's Viq Collection

The Viq Collection is a minimalist stainless steel hardware series. Read more

Fulgor Milano's Largo 400 Seriesnew material Fulgor Milano's Largo 400 Series

The Largo 400 Series offers multiple burner configurations to suit space limitations. Read more

Workspace
BAR Architects' office occupies a light-filled former warehouse in downtown San FranciscoWorkspace BAR Architects' office occupies a light-filled former warehouse in downtown San Francisco

BAR Architects works out of a renovated 1920s warehouse in San Francisco. Read more

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