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The journal of the American Institute of Architects. Read about how I.M. Pei's process of creating the Louvre's pyramids by clicking the link below.

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Here's a cool thing featured in our most recent Tech Roundup: Scientists at the Kennedy Space Center in Titusville, Fla., in collaboration with the University of Arizona, have designed an 18-foot-wide-by-18-foot-long tubular, inflatable greenhouse prototype suitable for growing food on Mars. The interior of the greenhouse creates a synthetic ecosystem that mimics Earth's environment: the carbon dioxide that astronauts exhale would be trapped and conveyed to the greenhouse, while the oxygen that the plants produced will be released into the astronauts' living quarters. 
Photo courtesy of NASA
In the Czech Republic, Chybik+Kristof Associated Architects transformed a car dealership into the "MY DVA Group Showroom," a cool production facility for a furniture business.
Roughly five years after breaking ground, the newest addition to the Frost Museum of Science in Miami's Museum Park has opened to the public.
The transformation of The Acute House could be dubbed as a "renovator's nightmare," taking it from a dilapidated sight to a compact, modern family home. Conceived by OOF! ARCHITECTURE, the extreme limitations have resulted into an innovative and triangular house that makes use of its problems by letting them dictate the finished design. 
Photo courtesy of Nic Granleese
This ready-made cabin from Snøhetta is supposed to fit nearly any scenery, settling into the mountains, the forest, or the sea, and is made to adapt to any natural environment. 
Photo courtesy of MIR
This year, St. Cecilia in Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood won the James Beard Awards' larger category, which is 76 dining seats and over. The space was designed by New York-based Meyer Davis.

Photo Courtesy of St. Cecilia
In an effort to reduce risk of flooding in the city and reconnect people with nature, Vo Trong Nghia Architects designed the House for Trees—a prototypical house that resembles a pot in Ho Chi Minh City. The pots accommodate tropical trees and functions as storm-water basins.
In 1983, I.M. Pei received a commission from French President François Mitterrand to virtually modernize and renovation the Louvre. Because it was such a grand project, mixed with France's politically tumultuous atmosphere, Pei kept this project a secret while researching the work that would go into it for several months before agreeing to take it on. While it was initially, opposed by the public, it ended up being a monument that inevitably defined the Parisian landscape. 
Read more about the project, which won the AIA's 2017 2017 Twenty-Five Year Award, by clicking the link in the bio. Photo by Marc Riboud.
For our annual AIA Honor Awards issue, Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne delves into the history and personal struggles of this year's Gold Medal winner: the late Paul Revere Williams. Williams, an African American architect, was notably prolific not just because he worked in a field dominated by white men, but because the diversity of his works. Even posthumously, Williams made history as the institute's first African American to win its most prestigious award for a single architect. 
Portrait is by Alexis Franklin.
The High House is an energy efficient winter chalet designed by Delordinaire Architects. Based in Quebec, the single-family home disappears into the landscape on a snowy day.
2020 architects transformed a 100 year-old blacksmith's forge into a modern, sustainable home in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Dubbed Ballymagarry, the architects maintained the original structure and added living spaces with a curved roof.
Built to be durable and sustainable, the Charles House by Austin Maynard Architects is an adaptable, multi-generational home in Melbourne. The exterior of the house is clad with patterns of slate.