January 2021: Residential Construction
This year’s January issue turns to Washington, D.C., looking at the city’s talent, challenges, and sometimes surprising history. Our features explore a Brutalist high school born in the Civil Rights era, Howard University’s development plans, and DeafSpace design principles put forward at Gallaudet.
Other stories survey what architects expect of the Biden administration, dive into D.C.’s high-tech building stock, and review Mecanoo’s renovation of the Mies-designed Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.
A special section focuses on residential construction across the United States, pulling apart contemporary case studies and compiling the latest products aimed at making homes healthier and safer.
- Studio Visit: Studio Twenty Seven Architecture
- Eavesdrop: Archigram anxieties
- Pictorial: Drawings by bld.us
- Review: Architecture and Labor
- Review: Second World Postmodernisms
- “In Case You Missed It,” the monthly news roundup