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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: ... 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 ... age24.html

Residential Design and Building News
December Home Sales Down Nearly 17 Percent - New York Times, 2010.0125 ... Sales.html

$5.4 Billion New York Housing Complexes Go to Creditors - Business Week, 2010.0125 ... EO4380.htm

WAVE EFFECT: Jeanne Gang and Architecture's Anti-Divas. - New Yorker, 2010.0125 ... goldberger

Change for the Better: A Couples' Move to a Retirement Community - Baltimore Sun, 2010.0124 ... 5739.story

Homebuilders Look to Investment Funds for a Lifeline as Banks Curtail Construction Lending - Stockhouse, 2010.0124 ... 084&src=cp

Tiny Oak Lawn Townhouse Gets a Big Makeover - Dallas Morning News, 2010.0123 ... eb1fd.html

How to Choose an Interior Designer - Washington Post, 2010.0123 ... 05421.html

Historic Esplanade Avenue Home Is Taken Back to Its 19th Century Roots -, 2010.0123 ... t_107.html

Sunset Hills Family Creates Modern Comfort in an 'Atomic Ranch' -, 2010.0123 ... enDocument
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A Meat Home on the Renewable Range - Toronto Star, 2010.0123 ... able-range

Property Investments Hit 3.6t Yuan - China Daily, 2010.0122 ... 360060.htm

Bradbury House in Pacific Palisades Is Proposed for Listing on the National Register of Historic Places - Los Angeles Times, 2010.0122 ... ister.html

In Suburban Houses, Roots of Modernism - New York Times, 2010.0122 ... rtsli.html

A Second Act for Trump Condo - New York Times, 2010.0121 ... 4njzo.html

2010: The Year of the Renter? - New York Times, 2010.0121

Sustainably Settled: Once-Cramped House Is Now a Showcase of Eco-Smart Design - Register-Guard, 2010.0121 ... hitect.csp

Throwing a Curve at Linear Design -, 2010.0120

Housing Starts Fall, but Permits Soar -, 2010.0120 ... 2010012012

Housing Starts in 2009 Worst Since World War II - Christian Science Monitor, 2010.0120 ... rld-War-II

Holl's Linked Hybrid - ArchitectureWeek, 2010.0120

Living in 1 Room Can Be an Art; Some Tips - ABC News, 2010.0120 ... id=9612416

Home Construction Down Sharply in December - New York Times, 2010.0120 ... ial&st=nyt

People Who Live in Glass Houses - Time, 2010.0120 ... 21,00.html

Blight Busting - Detroit Times Blog, 2010.0118 ... t-busting/

A Wheelchair-Friendly Remodel Preserves a Hawthorne Bungalow's 1920s Character -, 2010.0114 ... model.html

People and Places, by Nancy Novitski
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 ... ewsLang=en

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Illegal logging practices result in the loss of nearly
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If you placed a small, primary-colored red disk on a
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What color would you see?

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