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2013 Year in Review> Top Features
A proposal for a wooden 34-story residential tower for Stockholm by Berg | C.F. MMller Architects and Dinell Johansson.
Courtesy BERG | C.F. MMller Architects and Dinell Johansson

Our features are the cream of our content, involving our most in-depth coverage of a variety of topics relevant to the architectural profession. In 2013 we investigated tall timber structures, urban nightscapes, and the latest developments in materials science, among other subjects. We also studied a number of important buildings completed during the year, and hosted a Houston Astrodome reuse design ideas competition.

The Buffalo Boom

After decades of stagnation and decline, this Rust Belt city is finally on the upswing.

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Emergent Master Planning

Across the country, architects are taking a leading role in laying out the future of cities.



The Nuanced Approach

Designers from coast to coast are breaking through the old distinction between grey and green infrastructure to establish strategies that apply a mix of the two.



City Lights

Lighting designers are applying the skills of their profession to further the goals of urban design, creating safer, more stimulating, and better functioning cities.



Reimagine the Astrodome

The jury has deliberated and the results of The Architect's Newspaper and YKK AP's Astrodome reuse design ideas competition are in.



Timber Towers

Structural engineers are exploring an unexpected material for high-rise construction, one that may have significant environmental benefits: wood.



Urban Reroute

Streetcar, trolley, and rail projects are stirring development in the Midwest.



Small Scale, Big Change

How small developers are reshaping Los Angeles' neighborhood character.



Matters of Substance

Bill Millard plumbs the field of materials science in search of the next transformative technology.



Softening Modernism's Hard Edge

Contemporary landscape interventions are transforming midcentury buildings and plazas to address their urbanistic failings.



The Editors