September 2011 Table of Contents

From the Editor
The Internet can do a lot to help businesses, but many have yet to feel the sting of its dark side from the editor The Internet can do a lot to help businesses, but many have yet to feel the sting of its dark side

Thanks to the Web, your next design critic is powered by Google. Read more

Home Front
University of Maryland Wins 2011 Solar Decathlon Home Front University of Maryland Wins 2011 Solar Decathlon

The winning house at the Solar Decathlon shows that the built environment can help preserve watersheds. Read more

Book review of Carrot City: Creating Places for Urban Agriculture Book Review Book review of Carrot City: Creating Places for Urban Agriculture

Carrot City, a new book from The Monacelli Press, examines the ways in which urban food production can enrich our cities. Read more

AIArchitect
Preservation's Prime Time AIAvoices Preservation's Prime Time

Past, present, and future are not mutually exclusive conditions. Read more

Waste Not AIAperspective Waste Not

Nothing focuses America's creative energy like a crisis. Read more

High Plains Help AIAfuture High Plains Help

North Dakota's oil-boom housing crisis calls for community, not quick fixes. Read more

Green Piece
An Architect Applies Simple Solutions to a Green House Green Piece An Architect Applies Simple Solutions to a Green House

Low-tech sustainable solutions help a St. Peters, Minn., home achieve LEED Gold. Read more

K+B Studio
Appleton Living Bath, Venice, Calif. K+B Studio Appleton Living Bath, Venice, Calif.

A Venice, Calif., bath defines spaces with three-dimensional elements rather than simple walls. Read more

Appleton Living Kitchen, Venice, Calif. K+B Studio Appleton Living Kitchen, Venice, Calif.

A Venice, Calif., kitchen offers space, light, and effortless access to outdoor living. Read more

Products
Random Light LED by Moooi k+b products Random Light LED by Moooi

An intricate mesh of fiberglass and resin, the updated Random Light pendant holds a warm white LED rated to last 50,000 hours. Read more

Mesquite Bar Top by DeVos Custom Woodworking k+b products Mesquite Bar Top by DeVos Custom Woodworking

Custom-carved from mesquite, the wane edge on the front of this bar top with an integrated mesquite sink bowl adds a rustic touch. Read more

Clearview Cable Rail System by AGS Stainless k+b products Clearview Cable Rail System by AGS Stainless

The 1/8-inch cables and minimal frames of the Clearview cable rail system are unobtrusive and contemporary. Read more

Practice
When dealing with clients and banks, architects need to be smart about what's normally routine paperwork Practice When dealing with clients and banks, architects need to be smart about what's normally routine paperwork

How architects are navigating today's precipitous lending landscape. Read more

Residential Architect Leadership Awards
Hall of Fame: Will Bruder, AIA 2011 Leadership Awards Hall of Fame: Will Bruder, AIA

After more than five decades spent steeped in architecture, Will Bruder is one of the profession's truest of true believers. Read more

Top Firm: Marlon Blackwell Architect 2011 Leadership Awards Top Firm: Marlon Blackwell Architect

Marlon Blackwell Architect is taking on new challenges while staying true to its roots as a small, high-design firm. Read more

Shelter Lab
Solar Decathlon entry will become Habitat for Humanity duplex Shelter Lab Solar Decathlon entry will become Habitat for Humanity duplex

A project entered in the Solar Decathlon will be moved to a Washington, D.C. neighborhood to become a net-zero energy, Habitat for Humanity duplex. Read more

Products
Watermark Designs' designer shower grid new material Watermark Designs' designer shower grid

These designer shower grids offer six architectural patterns. Read more

Thermador's Pro Grand Steam Range new material Thermador's Pro Grand Steam Range

The Pro Grand Steam Range offers seven cooking options. Read more

Noritz America Corp. ecoTough Tankless Water Heater new material Noritz America Corp. ecoTough Tankless Water Heater

EcoTough tankless water heater is about 10 points higher than a conventional tankless heater. Read more

La Cornue's Chateau Series new material La Cornue's Chateau Series

Chateau Series range is available in more than 8,000 configurations. Read more

Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet Outdoor Dishwasher new material Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet Outdoor Dishwasher

This outdoor dishwasher may be the first of its kind on the market. Read more

CalStar Products' permeable pavers new material CalStar Products' permeable pavers

These permeable pavers incorporate 40 percent recycled material. Read more

Workspace
Space Architecture + Design's energy-efficient, adaptive-reuse office workspace Space Architecture + Design's energy-efficient, adaptive-reuse office

A St. Louis firm transforms a vacant historic building into an eco-friendly, light-filled workspace. Read more

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