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Review> As Is


Midcentury Houses Today presents 16 modern homes in New Canaan, Connecticut, in their contemporary condition.: Midcentury Houses Today by Lorenzo Ottaviani, Jeffrey Matz, Cristina A.

Editorial> Steel Away


With A. Finkl & Sons Co. under demolition, what's next for Chicago's Clybourn manufacturing district?

In Detail> FBI South Florida Headquarters


Krueck + Sexton designs a high-tech facade to embody the dignity, enterprise, vigor, and stability of the U.S.

Review> Third Age


Young-Old: Urban Utopias of an Aging Society explores the ways Baby Boomers want to live after retirement.: Young-Old: Urban Utopias of an Aging Society By Deane Simpson Lars Müller Publishers, $50 Next year the oldest members of the post-World War II Baby Boomer generation turn 70.

After the Freeway


Mark Hogan walks us through the San Francisco neighborhood that has sprung up in place of the demolished Central Freeway.: San Francisco is known for removing urban freeways.

Review> Togetherness


Lina Bo Bardi: Together explores the prolific career of the Italian-Brazilian modernist architect.: Lina Bo Bardi: Together Graham Foundation 4 West Burton Place, Chicago Through July 25 Typically used to assign blame, the act of finger-pointin (Continue reading.)

Windows, Walls, & Doors for Spatial Solutions


Inside or out, these six systems encourage spatial efficiency in both commercial and residential settings.: (Continue reading.)

High-Tech High


Minnesota public school by Cuningham Group Architecture and JLG Architects is built on startup model.: While formerly staid office environments are beginning to look more like schoolyards, some schools are beginning to resemble high-tech headquarters.

Open> Washington Square Convenience Station


Paulett Taggart plops a jewel of a restroom facility in San Francisco's Washington Square Park.: Washington Square Convenience Station Washington Square Park, San Francisco Designer: Paulett Taggart It’s rare that a restroom is worthy of mention, much less a public one.

Re-stitched


An infusion of city funds restarts SHoP's FIT building.: In 2009, SHoP Architects won a National Endowment of the Arts competition to design a new academic building for the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City.

Splash Down by the River

Design team selected for Willamette Falls Riverwalk.: Willamette Falls, located fourteen miles upstream from Portland, Oregon, is the largest waterfall in the Pacific Northwest.

All Shook Up


James Wines enumerates the failings of the renovated and expanded Madison Square Park Shake Shack : Sour Wine When owners of the Shake Shack restaurant chain reopened their flagship location in New York’s Madison Square Park this spring after a seven-month renovation, they posted a reassuring messag

Voices On Spaces for Torture and Killing


A recent AN roundtable sparked discussion and debate on architecture and torture: In connection with our recent “Voices of Architecture” feature (AN 05_04.01.2015), in which we asked architects to answer 11 questions about contemporary practice, we also conducted a survey of architecture critics.

Museum on the Prairie

VernerJohnson Sets Museum Ablaze with Dichroic Glass. : (Continue reading.)

A Big Interesting Mess

Pratt symposium looked at the past of New York City affordable housing in hopes of discerning the future.: On April 9 and 10, the Institute for Public Architecture and Pratt Institute School of Architecture held “An Inventory of What’s Possible,” a symposium organized to discern what can be done to implement Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ambitious plan to build 200,000 affordable housing units in the next ten years.

The Name Game


NCARB takes steps to eliminate the term intern architect. : At the American Institute of Architect’s recent conference in Atlanta, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) announced that it will begin working with licensing boards to do away with the term “intern architect.” This decision to change the terminology comes from the idea that people with years of experience working in the field should not be labeled with a term many see as pejorative.

UNVEILED> Integrated Design Building


Leers Weinzapfel brings three departments together under one green roof.: Integrated Design Building, University of Massachusetts Amherst Architect: Leers Weinzapfel Associates Client: University of Massachusetts Location: Amhers (Continue reading.)

Experience on the Water


Rogers Partners and Ken Smith reconceive St. Petersburg's Pier. : Crowned by an inverted pyramid structure, the Pier of St.

Model Architect


Richard Meier takes AN on a personal tour of his Model Museum at Mana Contemporary. : (Continue reading.)

OBIT> JOEL SPIRA, 1927-2015


Chip Israel remembers the founder of Lutron Electronics and visionary in lighting and technology. : The name might not sound familiar, but his vision and products have affected us all.


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