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ArchWeek Residential 2010.0126

Postby Kevin » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:28 pm

Dear Designers, Builders, and Dwellers,

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As I write today, I'm sitting in the back of a professional conference session, listening to a dynamic speaker who thinks there's a great combined opportunity for business and the environment once mechanisms are established for building improvements to participate in carbon markets. This is a real, if emerging, discussion:
http://www.green-professional.com/event ... genda.html

Would you like to be able to sell carbon credits for the next housing you build, based on the amount of extra energy it would save compared to basic code compliance? Does the building industry deserve to get a "green energy allowance" like other industry sectors?

What about mortgage incentives for energy efficient huoses, as HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan has suggested?

Meanwhile, Tyrone Beason in the Seattle Times writes about the recent transformation of an urban neighborhood to a place of highly livable, desirable density:

"Capitol Hill [in Seattle] is said to be the densest urban neighborhood west of Chicago and north of San Francisco. It was an urban village before city leaders designated it one a decade ago."

"Those were hopeful but contentious days, when worries about traffic, suburban sprawl and a lack of close-in, affordable housing fueled dreams of turning Seattle into a denser but somehow more sustainable version of itself, one in which starving artists and millionaire software developers would live in peace -- next door to each other."

"The epicenter of this transformation is the Pike/Pine corridor, named for the parallel commercial strips running between Boren Avenue and 15th Avenue. Before 1990, few lived here because it was essentially a neighborhood of print shops, garages and showrooms. Grunge music changed all that."

"With the rise of music venues, cool hangouts and apartments, the population has grown to around 4,000 mostly young, mostly single urban dwellers. Now flush with students and professionals, it's a case study in how to bring the urban village concept to life."

Seattle's Pike/Pine Corridor Does Density Right - Seattle Times, 2010.0123
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/p ... age24.html


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December Home Sales Down Nearly 17 Percent - New York Times, 2010.0125
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/01 ... Sales.html

$5.4 Billion New York Housing Complexes Go to Creditors - Business Week, 2010.0125
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financia ... EO4380.htm

WAVE EFFECT: Jeanne Gang and Architecture's Anti-Divas. - New Yorker, 2010.0125
http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/s ... goldberger

Change for the Better: A Couples' Move to a Retirement Community - Baltimore Sun, 2010.0124
http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/ba ... 5739.story

Homebuilders Look to Investment Funds for a Lifeline as Banks Curtail Construction Lending - Stockhouse, 2010.0124
http://www.stockhouse.com/News/Financia ... 084&src=cp

Tiny Oak Lawn Townhouse Gets a Big Makeover - Dallas Morning News, 2010.0123
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent ... eb1fd.html

How to Choose an Interior Designer - Washington Post, 2010.0123
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 05421.html

Historic Esplanade Avenue Home Is Taken Back to Its 19th Century Roots - NOLA.com, 2010.0123
http://www.nola.com/homegarden/index.ss ... t_107.html

Sunset Hills Family Creates Modern Comfort in an 'Atomic Ranch' - stltoday.com, 2010.0123
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A Meat Home on the Renewable Range - Toronto Star, 2010.0123
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Property Investments Hit 3.6t Yuan - China Daily, 2010.0122
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/bizchina/2 ... 360060.htm

Bradbury House in Pacific Palisades Is Proposed for Listing on the National Register of Historic Places - Los Angeles Times, 2010.0122
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In Suburban Houses, Roots of Modernism - New York Times, 2010.0122
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A Second Act for Trump Condo - New York Times, 2010.0121
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2010: The Year of the Renter? - New York Times, 2010.0121
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/24/realestate/24cov.html

Sustainably Settled: Once-Cramped House Is Now a Showcase of Eco-Smart Design - Register-Guard, 2010.0121
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Throwing a Curve at Linear Design - SanLuisObispo.com, 2010.0120
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Housing Starts Fall, but Permits Soar - CNNMoney.com, 2010.0120
http://money.cnn.com/2010/01/20/real_es ... 2010012012

Housing Starts in 2009 Worst Since World War II - Christian Science Monitor, 2010.0120
http://www.csmonitor.com/Money/new-econ ... rld-War-II

Holl's Linked Hybrid - ArchitectureWeek, 2010.0120
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Living in 1 Room Can Be an Art; Some Tips - ABC News, 2010.0120
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Home Construction Down Sharply in December - New York Times, 2010.0120
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/21/busin ... ial&st=nyt

People Who Live in Glass Houses - Time, 2010.0120
http://www.time.com/time/travel/article ... 21,00.html

Blight Busting - Detroit Times Blog, 2010.0118
http://detroit.blogs.time.com/2010/01/1 ... t-busting/

A Wheelchair-Friendly Remodel Preserves a Hawthorne Bungalow's 1920s Character - OregonLive.com, 2010.0114
http://www.oregonlive.com/hg/index.ssf/ ... model.html

People and Places, by Nancy Novitski
http://www.ArchitectureWeek.com/2010/0120/news_1-1.html
Stanley Saitowitz/ Natoma Architects, Inc. of San
Francisco, California, in Tampa, Florida.

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Autodesk Renews Commitment to Clean Tech Partner Program - Autodesk Press Release, 2010.0121
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