March 2012 Table of Contents

From the Editor
Architects can and must make houses for the 99 percent. from the editor Architects can and must make houses for the 99 percent.

With a little ingenuity, it's possible for architects to execute affordable, high-design houses for everyone. Read more

AIArchitect
Green Lantern AIAvoices Green Lantern

Affordable housing's ecosystem Read more

Guest Perks AIAdesign Guest Perks

Can motel retrofits offer an investor-friendly model for affordable housing? Read more

Writing a New Narrative AIAperspective Writing a New Narrative

Homeownership remains a central plot line. Read more

Practice
the home team Practice the home team

While family-run businesses have advantages, couples who have tied the knot professionally face obvious risks, especially during a recession. Read more

Residential Architect Design Awards
2012 residential architect design awards 2012 RADA 2012 residential architect design awards

Our six-member jury selected 36 winners from a pool of more than 800 entries. Read more

Project of the Year
Project of the Year: the charmer, san diego 2012 rada Project of the Year: the charmer, san diego

An urban infill multifamily building takes our 2012 title of Project of the Year. Read more

Custom / More than 3,000 Square Feet
Heavy Metal, Joplin, Mo. 2012 rada Heavy Metal, Joplin, Mo.

A glass-and-steel house interacts magically with light. Read more

Genius Loci, Montauk, N.Y. 2012 rada Genius Loci, Montauk, N.Y.

This Montauk beach house is a lens through which to study the landscape. Read more

Nightingale Residence, Los Angeles 2012 rada Nightingale Residence, Los Angeles

Quintessentially California, this cantilevered glass box is designed for indoor/outdoor living. Read more

Renovation
Bal House, Menlo Park, Calif. 2012 rada Bal House, Menlo Park, Calif.

A sensitive renovation interweaves the original house and its new additions. Read more

Tyler Residence, Leawood, Kan. 2012 rada Tyler Residence, Leawood, Kan.

Two unobtrusive interior renovations update a home’s exterior. Read more

House for locavore farmers, geyserville, calif. 2012 rada House for locavore farmers, geyserville, calif.

A Northern California remodel maximizes both sight lines and views. Read more

Restoration / Preservation
AP Lofts, Des Moines, Iowa 2012 rada AP Lofts, Des Moines, Iowa

This sensitive restoration revitalizes a defunct warehouse. Read more

Schindler House on Ellis Avenue, Inglewood, Calif. 2012 rada Schindler House on Ellis Avenue, Inglewood, Calif.

This renovation was guided by the question: What would Schindler do? Read more

Restoration/Renovation of and Addition to Historic Vaucluse, Machipongo, Va. 2012 rada Restoration/Renovation of and Addition to Historic Vaucluse, Machipongo, Va.

A historic plantation house is simplified and restored. Read more

Multifamily
Chelsea Modern, New York 2012 rada Chelsea Modern, New York

The Chelsea Modern speaks to the neighborhood’s physical and cultural transition. Read more

The Lacey, Washington, D.C. 2012 rada The Lacey, Washington, D.C.

This condo building honors the community’s turbulent past while embracing its bright future. Read more

Single-Family Production / Attached
Miller Ranch Porch House, Vanderpool, Texas 2012 rada Miller Ranch Porch House, Vanderpool, Texas

Lake|Flato Architects creates a modular house that relates to its site. Read more

Single-Family Production / Detached
A New Norris House, Norris, Tenn. 2012 rada A New Norris House, Norris, Tenn.

A Tennessee student-built project that's both affordable and elegant. Read more

the solaris collection at daybreak, south jordan, utah 2012 rada the solaris collection at daybreak, south jordan, utah

Solar energy and geothermal help make these small homes energy efficient. Read more

Affordable
drs. julian and raye richardson apartments, san francisco 2012 rada drs. julian and raye richardson apartments, san francisco

David Baker + Partners brings transparency and light to a low-income project. Read more

echo ridge duplexes, topeka, kan. 2012 rada echo ridge duplexes, topeka, kan.

El dorado applies a creative approach to a pair of affordable duplexes. Read more

rosa gardens, palm springs, calif. 2012 rada rosa gardens, palm springs, calif.

A LEED-Gold affordable housing community suits its hot, dry environment. Read more

Campus Housing
Swarthmore College Residence Halls, Swarthmore, Pa. 2012 rada Swarthmore College Residence Halls, Swarthmore, Pa.

The new campus housing references the past but its modern design looks forward. Read more

Architectural Interiors
Transformer Loft, New York 2012 rada Transformer Loft, New York

This small studio apartment in New York lives large thanks to built-in storage. Read more

Tribeca Loft Residence, New York 2012 rada Tribeca Loft Residence, New York

Office of Architecture and Push bring light to a New York loft. Read more

Outbuilding
Montrose Residence, Montrose, Calif. 2012 rada Montrose Residence, Montrose, Calif.

A humble backyard garage grows into a flexible, multipurpose accessory structure. Read more

Studio for a Composer, Spring Prairie, Wis. 2012 rada Studio for a Composer, Spring Prairie, Wis.

Radically simplified forms and a tightly focused program yield a pure architectural experience. Read more

Kitchen
Neutra Glen Residence, Stamford, Conn. 2012 rada Neutra Glen Residence, Stamford, Conn.

A new kitchen in a restored 1959 house by Richard Neutra expands on the theme of the original building. Read more

Appleton Living Kitchen by Minarc, Venice, Calif. 2012 rada Appleton Living Kitchen by Minarc, Venice, Calif.

Low profile cabinetry and walls devoted to glass open this kitchen to the outdoors. Read more

Bath
Appleton Living Bath by Minarc, Venice, Calif. 2012 rada Appleton Living Bath by Minarc, Venice, Calif.

A composition of floating elements, this master bath delivers an integrated experience. Read more

73rd Street Penthouse, New York 2012 rada 73rd Street Penthouse, New York

A glass-walled master bath drops a column of daylight into a two-story penthouse apartment. Read more

Architectural Design Detail
Shadowboxx, San Juan Islands, Wash. 2012 rada Shadowboxx, San Juan Islands, Wash.

Motor-driven awning shutters provide elegant protection for an island home. Read more

Chuckanut Ridge, Bow, Wash. 2012 rada Chuckanut Ridge, Bow, Wash.

A red-lacquer stair-cum-storage cabinet draws inspiration from Asian traditions. Read more

Studio Sitges, Sitges, Spain 2012 rada Studio Sitges, Sitges, Spain

A door within a door swings for everyday access and pivots for wide-open flow. Read more

On the Boards
Pettaway Pocket Neighborhood, Little Rock, Ark. 2012 rada Pettaway Pocket Neighborhood, Little Rock, Ark.

Our judges were impressed with the thoughtful design behind this affordable pocket community. Read more

Other Articles
1st Avenue Commercial Office, Tucson, Ariz. 2012 rada 1st Avenue Commercial Office, Tucson, Ariz.

An old fried chicken restaurant becomes a new light-filled architecture studio and workshop. Read more

Stacked Cabin, Muscoda, Wis. 2012 rada Stacked Cabin, Muscoda, Wis.

This vertical-minded Milwaukee getaway challenges the notions of what a cabin is. Read more

B+W House, Minneapolis 2012 rada B+W House, Minneapolis

An urban infill house makes the most of a tight site. Read more

Iowa Prison Industries Outlet Building, Des Moines, Iowa 2012 rada Iowa Prison Industries Outlet Building, Des Moines, Iowa

A low-budget public building in Des Moines lives up to its high-profile site. Read more

Paso Robles Residence, Paso Robles, Calif. 2012 rada Paso Robles Residence, Paso Robles, Calif.

A naturally cooled house coexists peacefully with its desert site. Read more

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