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ArchWeek Residential 2009.1223

Postby Kevin » Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:37 pm

Dear Designers, Builders, and Dwellers,

Happy Holidays to you, from everyone at ArchitectureWeek!

Tucked snug into the snow for our cover image this week, the elegant modern Bar House by Peter Gluck and Partners has Colorado mountains near Aspen as its wintry backdrop.

'The simple and strong geometric shape of the Bar House stands up to the rugged and majestic mountains that surround it. The house is partly submerged in the ground, as if to lock it into the landscape. '

'The views up and down the valley dominate the interior spaces, but they are tempered in different ways by the varied size and placement of the windows and the shape of the rooms.'

'The winter weather is severe, and the sun reaches the bottom of the narrow valley only from the south. The bedrooms and the family room are located in a single-loaded corridor on the south side of the second floor. The linear program gives each room southern exposure and provides spectacular views of the valley.'

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Bar House in Aspen - ArchitectureWeek, 2009.1216
http://www.archweek.com/2009/1216/design_1-1.html


Residential Design and Building News
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November New Home Sales Sink 11 Percent - Associated Press - 2009.1223
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Former Times Building to Be a Hotel and Condos - New York Times, 2009.1223
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/23/nyreg ... lding.html

Tenants Struggle as a British Landlord Goes Bust - New York Times, 2009.1222
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/22/nyreg ... awnay.html

Architecture Critical in Creation of Sustainable Communities - Journal Of Commerce, 2009.1221
http://www.journalofcommerce.com/article/id36807

10 Things to Know about Real Estate in 2010 - U.S. News & World Report, 2009.1221
http://www.usnews.com/money/articles/20 ... -2010.html

Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter - Charles & Hudson, 2009.1221
http://www.charlesandhudson.com/archive ... winter.htm

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of New Haven Housing Design - New Haven Register, 2009.1220
http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2009 ... 678439.txt

Urban Renewal: Four-Level Townhouse Gets a Makeover - Baltimore Sun, 2009.1220
http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/re ... 1037.story

Spending, Home Sales Probably Climbed: U.S. Economy Preview - Bloomberg, 2009.1220
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid= ... loQrChrhQc
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Hud Enforces Fair Housing Act - HUD, 2009.1218
http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/porta ... DNo.09-234

Building Regulations: Do They Help or Hinder? - Daily Journal Of Commerce, 2009.1218
http://djcoregon.com/news/2009/12/18/bu ... or-hinder/

Improving Energy Efficiency in Long Island Homes - New York Times, 2009.1217
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/20/reale ... 0lizo.html

Agent or No Agent? - New York Times, 2009.1217
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/20/realestate/20cov.html

A Home for the Holidays - New York Times, 2009.1217
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/20/reale ... 0njzo.html

Developers Reconsider the 'Condotel' - New York Times, 2009.1217
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/20/reale ... sting.html

Housing Starts Accelerate in November - Los Angeles Times, 2009.1217
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-h ... 5560.story

And for Compensation, the View - New York Times, 2009.1217
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/20/reale ... 0habi.html

Because Sobriety Is Denial Enough - New York Times, 2009.1217
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/17/garden/17halfway.html

For Jersey City Hunter, Nothing Else Compared - New York Times, 2009.1217
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/20/reale ... 0hunt.html

November Housing Starts Rebound from Big Drop - CNNMoney.com, 2009.1216
http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/art ... RTUNE5.htm

Ontario, B.C. Lead Way as Existing Home Sales Reach Near-Record Highs - lfpress.com, 2009.1216
http://www.lfpress.com/money/2009/12/16 ... 6-sun.html

Housing Starts Regain Some Ground in November - National Assocation of Home Builders, 2009.1216
http://www.nahb.org/news_details.aspx?s ... wsID=10132

U.S. Reports Upturn in Home Building - New York Times, 2009.1216
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/17/busin ... ing&st=nyt

Detroit Artists Use City's Blight as Their Canvas - Associated Press, 2009.1216
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/art ... gD9CJM2IG4

A Multifamily Drag on Housing Recovery - Wall Street Journal, 2009.1216
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... 07694.html

The Art of Sprawl: "Architecture of Crisis" exhibit in Chicago - Chicago Sun-Times, 2009.1215
http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/hoek ... 15.article

Building New Neighborhoods in Syracuse, Using Some Pieces of the Old - New York Times, 2009.1215
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/16/reale ... ing&st=nyt

New Transparency Efforts Will Reveal Public Housing Data - HUD, 2009.1209
http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/porta ... DNo.09-227

Fall of McMansions, Rise of New Minimalism - GREENandSAVE.com, 2009.1208
http://www.greenandsave.com/green_news/ ... alism-5527
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AIA Home Design Trends Survey - AIA Architect, 2009.1204
http://info.aia.org/aiarchitect/thiswee ... _hdtq3.cfm
"Rising home energy costs prior to this downturn have helped to
generate interest in smaller, more energy efficient homes in
locations that were accessible to transportation, commercial
activities, and jobs. This trend has generated demand for homes
in locations closer to urban centers. As a result, community and
neighborhood design priorities have been shifting."

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How Google Became Microsoft: A Decade of Hits, Misses and Gaffes - The Register, 2009.1216
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Important Changes to Autodesk Upgrade/Crossgrade Policy - Microsol, 2009.1215
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The Usonian houses were designed to incorporate
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unnecessary elements. Interior finishes were left out,
where possible, as were major elements, such as garages
and basements. In addition, the building's layout was
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minimizing construction waste.

In 1909, Wright's compact Robie House had cost $35,000 to
build. How much did his first Usonian house cost to build:
$5,500, $35,000, or $50,000?
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