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from the editor

  • let there be light

    My family thinks if the sun has set outside, then it's time to use every available watt to illuminate the interior of the house. I, on the other hand, believe ambient light inside the house should follow the circadian rhythm of the day.

     

home front

  • perspective: city green

    Robert F. Fox Jr., AIA, LEED AP, is no newcomer to green design. First at Fox & Fowle Architects and now at Cook+Fox Architects in New York City, he's devoted his career to creating spaces that respect the environment.

     
  • brewing up community

    Lake/Flato Architects has widened its scope of work to include master planning. One such project, Pearl Brewery, is currently under way along the banks of the San Antonio River, just a mile and a half from the firm's offices.

     
  • green horizon

    Those who design high-end custom homes often dream of bringing their skills to a wider audience. For Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects, this notion is no longer a fantasy.

     
  • hot prospect

    The Miller|Hull Partnership of Seattle is known for rigorously designed and executed custom homes and condo buildings, but Safari Drive, a sustainable mixed-use development in Scottsdale, Ariz., marks its maiden voyage as master planner and architect.

     

green pieces

k+b studio

bath

  • glass play

    Like the kitchen downstairs, the loft's master bathroom draws natural light from a single source—this time from the window wall in the adjacent bedroom. A double-wide doorway with a frosted glass sliding door facilitates the flow.

     

kitchen

  • light duty

    Architect Heather McKinney enhances the limited amount of natural light in her kitchen by using aluminum-framed frosted glass doors, clear glass shelves and artificial lighting.

     

practice

  • going green, affordably

    Say green design, and what comes to mind are geothermal heat pumps, tankless hot water heaters, and roofs that plug into the sun. The most recognizable green features are also the priciest, and sustainable design is still viewed as an upgrade that only the well-off can afford. While there's some...

     

projects

  • fractal simile

    John Holmes, AIA, and Mack Selberg, AIA, have been talking for years about designing a building based upon fractal geometry. So, when some forward-thinking developers approached Holmes to do a multifamily high-rise in Portland, Ore.'s Pearl District, he called upon his old friend for help.

     
  • elbe pirouette

    Sensitive urban revitalization often goes hand in hand with sustainability. When an underpopulated neighborhood blossoms, its city becomes denser and more resource-efficient.

     
  • texas chill

    Arthur Andersson, AIA, looked to Southwestern cliff dwellings when designing Block 21 in Austin, Texas. The mixed-use project contains the television studios and performance venue for “Austin City Limits,” office and retail space topped by a W hotel, and private residences.

     
  • spin control

    Rising above the sun-drenched skyline of Miami's Design District, COR aspires to green heights for renewable energy use, water conservation, and indoor air quality. In fact, when the 400-foot tower is completed, it will be the city's first sustainable, mixed-use condominium project, says architect...

     
  • food for thought

    Toronto-based Teeple Architects is interested in architecture that not only occupies its environment, but is a full-fledged extension of it. The 60 Richmond Street East Housing Co-operative project is an application of the principle.

     
  • vertical landscape

    Zoltan E. Pali, FAIA, makes no bones about the steamy climate in Nausori, Fiji, where his firm, Studio Pali Fekete architects (SPF:a), is designing a pair of residential towers. Within this extreme environment, Culver City, Calif.-based Pali and his team created an evocative design that turns...

     
  • new heights

    To satisfy the world's growing housing needs in a sustainable way, many experts are recommending building up, not out. Whether that approach translates into structures of six or 60 stories, it will certainly result in denser neighborhoods, which generally consume fewer resources than sprawling ones...

     

doctor spec

  • water woes

    The U.S. freshwater supply is drying up. Well-documented shortages in the West have been spreading east to Atlanta, Florida, and the Carolinas, among other areas, and clean-water advocates and government officials are concerned.

     

products

architects' choice

  • Driven To Xcell

    Rockhill and Associates: Xcell spray-in cellulose is used in lieu of fiberglass to prevent air leakage more effectively than conventional insulation.

     
  • ground control

    Rockhill and Associates: ECO-TERR's StabiliGrid ground-reinforcement system, manufactured from recycled polyethylene, mitigates stormwater runoff.

     
  • seeds of change

    Rockhill and Associates: Modular Green Roof Blocks streamline the installation of sod roofs.

     

workspace

  • o'neill conrad oppelt architects

    Soon after the principals at O'Neill Conrad Oppelt Architects started looking for new office space, they learned their compatriots at Alamo Architects were doing the same. The two San Antonio firms decided to jointly purchase two old warehouse buildings in the city's burgeoning Southtown area.

     

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