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  • back to the future

    Architects never stop thinking about the future. Each drawing, site visit, and client meeting represents a step toward the eventual goal of a completed building, and then it's on to the next project. Over the years, a number of visionary designers have po

     

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  • the decade ahead

    A 10-year anniversary is a good time not only to look back and appreciate the progress you've made but also to do a reality check on where you're headed and then make the necessary course corrections.

     
  • the 10-year itch

    For most architectural firms, it seems that 10-year anniversaries come and go without much ado. If the date's significance registers at all, it's treated as just another day in the routine. And yet, if you look back, there are plenty of reasons for self-c

     

profiles

  • 10 architects making a difference

    Most of you probably don't remember your 10th birthday. But if you've practiced your profession for at least a decade, you know this milestone has significant resonance. What were you doing 10 years ago? And what have you achieved since? What hopes do you

     

architects' choice

  • sub-zero

    Sub-Zero refrigerator and wine-storage units.

     
  • benjamin moore

    The Moore brothers started their paint company in a small Brooklyn, N.Y., building in 1883.

     
  • polygal

    Polygal plastic-based products.

     
  • duravit

    Duravit's collection of toilets and sinks.

     
  • louis poulsen lighting

    Light fixtures from Louis Poulsen Lighting.

     
  • kohler

    Kohler faucets and fixtures.

     
  • marvin

    Citing the Warroad, Minn.-based company's product quality, technical support, and willingness to take on almost any design challenge, our readers ranked Marvin as their preferred window brand whenever the budget allows it.

     
  • pella

    Beginning its life producing a retractable window screen, Pella now makes its name manufacturing wood windows and doors.

     
  • valli&valli

    Door hardware from Valli&Valli.

     
  • dornbracht

    The words “clean” and “quality” come up often when architects speak of this German manufacturer's products.

     

products

  • hot specs

    Webster's dictionary defines “trend” as “a dominant movement revealed by a statistical process.” One entry later, though, it characterizes “trendy” as “fashion-following.”

     

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Other Articles

  • design zeitgeists

    It's the cliché heard round the world: We Americans love our SUVs, our monster houses, and our super-sized meals. Current housing statistics do back up the general notion that homes in the United States are larger than ever before. According to the Nation

     
  • kelly denk and john vetter

    Vetter Denk Architects has taken the post-industrial town of Green Bay, Wis., by storm. Block upon block of prime waterfront footage, a marvelous working river—“urban theater like you wouldn't believe,” says John Vetter, AIA—and the city had turned its back on it.

     
  • marianne cusato

    It's fast, dignified, affordable, and flexible. It's the Katrina Cottage, Marianne Cusato's nifty alternative to the ugly FEMA trailers that were handed out after Hurricane Katrina.

     
  • andrés duany

    Two months after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita flattened huge swathes of the Gulf Coast last summer, a flotilla of Congress for the New Urbanism members descended on Mississippi to design a way out of the devastation.

     
  • peter pfeiffer

    Earth Day—the first one, back in 1970—was a catalyst for Peter Pfeiffer, FAIA.

     
  • maurice cox

    Mixed-use development, high density, and innovative architecture that fosters social interaction—these are Maurice Cox's ingredients for a great city.

     
  • john v. mutlow

    As everyone knows, the British Invasion of the 1960s brought John, Paul, George and Ringo to American shores. But the United States welcomed another talented U.K. import around the same time: John V. Mutlow, FAIA.

     
  • anne fougeron

    Perhaps it's not surprising that Anne Fougeron, AIA, spent her childhood in Paris and her adult life in San Francisco—two cities celebrated for their magical quality of light. For almost 20 years she has been designing buildings with inventive configurations that respond directly to topology and...

     
  • glenn murcutt

    From a regionalist's point of view, the best design starts with respect for the place. Perhaps that's why Glenn Murcutt's houses are so highly regarded, for he possesses an unparalleled sense of awe about his native Australia.

     
  • john peterson

    Most of the time, John Peterson, AIA, projects a laid-back personality—the kind you'd expect him to have after 15 years in mellow San Francisco. But get him talking about a project that Public Architecture, the nonprofit he founded, is working on, and suddenly he can't talk quickly or...

     
  • terence riley

    From his perch as the Museum of Modern Art's chief curator of architecture and design, Terence Riley, AIA, spent the last 14 years affirming the importance of architecture.