Steven Holl's fabulous Nelson Atkins Museum of Art graces the cover (and will grace TreeHugger in an upcoming post); we liked the new Music Building in Montreal by Saucier and Perrotte. However smaller projects really shine in this issue; Lee and Mundwilers's Coconut house "tweaks iconic forms to deliver views without losing privacy." Peter Gluck demonstrates how unTreeHugger a building can be with a guest house for cars, but Pierre Thibaults Les Abouts house makes up for it.
Topping it off are three very small projects: a barn in Sonoma, a chapel in Osaka and Elizabeth Alford's studio. These small and exquisite gems carry the day. Not much online at ::Architectural Record