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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.'


Bar House in Aspen - ArchitectureWeek, 2009.1216

Residential Design and Building News
November New Home Sales Sink 11 Percent - Associated Press - 2009.1223 ... wD9CP73701

Former Times Building to Be a Hotel and Condos - New York Times, 2009.1223 ... lding.html

Tenants Struggle as a British Landlord Goes Bust - New York Times, 2009.1222 ... awnay.html

Architecture Critical in Creation of Sustainable Communities - Journal Of Commerce, 2009.1221

10 Things to Know about Real Estate in 2010 - U.S. News & World Report, 2009.1221 ... -2010.html

Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter - Charles & Hudson, 2009.1221 ... winter.htm

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of New Haven Housing Design - New Haven Register, 2009.1220 ... 678439.txt

Urban Renewal: Four-Level Townhouse Gets a Makeover - Baltimore Sun, 2009.1220 ... 1037.story

Spending, Home Sales Probably Climbed: U.S. Economy Preview - Bloomberg, 2009.1220 ... loQrChrhQc
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Hud Enforces Fair Housing Act - HUD, 2009.1218 ... DNo.09-234

Building Regulations: Do They Help or Hinder? - Daily Journal Of Commerce, 2009.1218 ... or-hinder/

Improving Energy Efficiency in Long Island Homes - New York Times, 2009.1217 ... 0lizo.html

Agent or No Agent? - New York Times, 2009.1217

A Home for the Holidays - New York Times, 2009.1217 ... 0njzo.html

Developers Reconsider the 'Condotel' - New York Times, 2009.1217 ... sting.html

Housing Starts Accelerate in November - Los Angeles Times, 2009.1217 ... 5560.story

And for Compensation, the View - New York Times, 2009.1217 ... 0habi.html

Because Sobriety Is Denial Enough - New York Times, 2009.1217

For Jersey City Hunter, Nothing Else Compared - New York Times, 2009.1217 ... 0hunt.html

November Housing Starts Rebound from Big Drop -, 2009.1216 ... RTUNE5.htm

Ontario, B.C. Lead Way as Existing Home Sales Reach Near-Record Highs -, 2009.1216 ... 6-sun.html

Housing Starts Regain Some Ground in November - National Assocation of Home Builders, 2009.1216 ... wsID=10132

U.S. Reports Upturn in Home Building - New York Times, 2009.1216 ... ing&st=nyt

Detroit Artists Use City's Blight as Their Canvas - Associated Press, 2009.1216 ... gD9CJM2IG4

A Multifamily Drag on Housing Recovery - Wall Street Journal, 2009.1216 ... 07694.html

The Art of Sprawl: "Architecture of Crisis" exhibit in Chicago - Chicago Sun-Times, 2009.1215 ... 15.article

Building New Neighborhoods in Syracuse, Using Some Pieces of the Old - New York Times, 2009.1215 ... ing&st=nyt

New Transparency Efforts Will Reveal Public Housing Data - HUD, 2009.1209 ... DNo.09-227

Fall of McMansions, Rise of New Minimalism -, 2009.1208 ... alism-5527
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"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
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Sustainable, Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)
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TOD: Recommendations to the Interagency Partnership on
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Autodesk University 2009 - Cadalyst, 2009.1217 ... 2009-13058

How Google Became Microsoft: A Decade of Hits, Misses and Gaffes - The Register, 2009.1216 ... es_review/

Important Changes to Autodesk Upgrade/Crossgrade Policy - Microsol, 2009.1215

Acme TraceArt - DWG Tool, 2009.1211

Autodesk Creates RetroFit Online Game for Green Buildings - TenLinks, 2009.1211 ... trofit.htm

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In 1937, the first Herbert Jacobs House was completed
in Madison, Wisconsin. This was the first "Usonian"
house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

The Usonian houses were designed to incorporate
technical innovations, such as radiant floors. More
importantly, they were intended to be low-cost,
affordable housing. This was accomplished by eliminating
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
based on material modules with the intention of
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?

Architecture Answer - for last issue's quiz...
What is "specific heat"?

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