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ArchWeek Residential 2010.0505

Postby Kevin » Wed May 05, 2010 4:50 pm

Dear Designers, Builders, and Dwellers,

ArchWeek Residential brings you housing news and analysis weekly from the editors of ArchitectureWeek.

I'm struck this week by a recollection of the statistic that half the buildings we'll have in the U.S. 25 years from now have yet to be built.

That's a pretty nice reminder for a residential design and construction sector which is pretty much idling along in the shadow of overbuilding, financial disarray, and fallen consumer buying power.

We'll be back. There's a huge amount of building to do.

And that's an enormous potential factor for the communities we build, and build in. A headline in "Big Builder" says big home building companies have started buying land again in large quantities.

And at the same time, the U.S. Green Building Council has released its LEED for Neighborhood Development standards, after years of testing and fine-tuning.

Most of the residential builders I know, as well as most of the architects, seek a good solid business rather than flashy short term profits. They take pride in their work, in creating good places for people to live.

Does it matter to you what those millions of new buildings are going to look like? Does it matter to you what kind of communities we will evolve and create over the next 25 years?


Big Builders Accumulate Land with Abandon - Big Builder, 2010.0430
"As the housing industry comes out of its recession, the big public companies have begun amassing land again at a frenzied pace."
http://bit.ly/d8ZWwv

LEED-ND Launches - Congress for the New Urbanism - CNU PR, 2010.0429
"Environmental Leaders Partner to Advance Walkable, Sustainable and Economically Thriving Communities."
http://bit.ly/bK9Hbz


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Texas Home Sales Rise 5% over Last Year's 1st Quarter - Dallas Morning News, 2010.0504
http://bit.ly/binO51

Pending Sales of Existing U.S. Homes Probably Climbed in March - Bloomberg, 2010.0504
http://bit.ly/awCFAM

What about Fan and Fred Reform? - Wall Street Journal, 2010.0504
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... theadlines

March Construction Activity Gains on Gov't Aid - Associated Press, 2010.0503
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/art ... gD9FFEV480

I Design 7-Star Hotels Full of Gold, but Prefer My Minimalist Pad - Mail Online, 2010.0503
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/art ... ds-newsxml

By the Architects, for the People: A Trend for the 2010s - New York Times, 2010.0503
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/04/arts/ ... meier.html

Beazer Homes Q2 Beats Estimates - Reuters, 2010.0503
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSSGE6420KT20100503

Development Patterns Linked to Recovery - San Diego Union-Tribune, 2010.0502
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010 ... -recovery/

A Westchester Home with Deep Views - Wall Street Journal, 2010.0501
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... theadlines

Housing Won't Be Derailed by End of U.S. Tax Credit, Agents Say - Bloomberg, 2010.0501
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-0 ... s-say.html

D.R. Horton Gains after Profit Tops Analyst Estimates - Bloomberg, 2010.0430
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-0 ... ate1-.html

GDP Report: Last Year's Rise in New Home Building Was Just a Blip - Christian Science Monitor, 2010.0430
http://bit.ly/dl5TaP

Ghost Estates Testify to Irish Boom and Bust - BBC, 2010.0430
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8653949.stm

Good Neighborhoods Trump Green Tech - Washington Post, 2010.0430
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/local- ... fancy.html

Austrian Architect Affirmed the Kid in All of Us - Toronto Star, 2010.0430
http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/ar ... -all-of-us

New Zealand's Home-Building Approvals Decline 0.4% - Bloomberg, 2010.0429
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-0 ... ate2-.html

Quake Analysis Rewrites History Books - Nature, 2010.0429
http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100429/ ... 0.212.html

AIA Top Green Buildings 2010 - ArchitectureWeek, 2010.0428
http://www.ArchitectureWeek.com/2010/0428/index.html
A boxy new house stands on stilts in the Katrina-ravaged
Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. Its form may be
distinctly contemporary, but the home has ties to its
place: filigree railings recall the ornamental ironwork
of the French Quarter, and a linear plan evokes some
sense of the regional shotgun house vernacular.

Housing Shows Recovery Signs after Prices Fell to 2003 Levels - Bloomberg, 2010.0428
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-0 ... evels.html

Homebuilders Have a New Mantra: Small Will Sell - New Jersey Business News, 2010.0428
http://www.nj.com/business/index.ssf/20 ... antra.html

An Old-Age Home All Your Own - New York Times, 2010.0428
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/02/reale ... realestate

What the Walls Would Say - New York Times, 2010.0428
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/02/reale ... realestate

Family in Residence, Artist Included - New York Times, 2010.0428
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/02/reale ... realestate

In More Than 10 Hours of Senate Testimony, Executives Defend Goldman Sachs - Kansas City Star, 2010.0427
http://www.kansascity.com/2010/04/27/19 ... enate.html

Southwest Neighborhood in D.C. Takes a Turn for the Better - Washington Post, 2010.0427
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 01676.html

Rebuilding a Sustainable Haiti - Earth 911, 2010.0426
http://earth911.com/news/2010/04/26/reb ... ble-haiti/

Old Beijing Disappearing under the Steamroller of Modernization - CNN World, 2010.0426
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/0 ... .old.city/

Venice's Green Cube - Los Angeles Times, 2010.0424
http://www.latimes.com/features/home/la ... 2333.story

Eight Signs of a Real Estate Rebound - Forbes, 2010.0423
http://bit.ly/c8dofJ

DiManno: 75-Storey Condo a Sign City Ready to Rise Again - Toronto Star, 2010.0426
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article ... again?bn=1

Lumber Prices Fall as Home-Buyer Credit Nears End - Reuters, 2010.0426
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN262 ... arketsNews

The (Sickly) Return of Housing - CNNMoney.com, 2010.0426
http://money.cnn.com/2010/04/26/news/ec ... r.fortune/

Tesco 'Mini Village' Building Plans 'Will Make It More Powerful Than Government' - Telegraph, 2010.0426
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/pro ... nment.html

5 Key Steps to Buying Your First Home, Tax Credit or No - USA Today, 2010.0426
http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/h ... yers_N.htm

Farmer Lives Like the Pioneers in a Modern House in Coupland - Statesman, 2010.0425
http://www.statesman.com/business/real- ... 12902.html

Rat Shack Revival - Sydney Morning Herald, 2010.0425
http://www.smh.com.au/travel/rat-shack- ... -tekq.html

Back to the Future: Could a 1970s House Be Made Modern Again? - Washington Post, 2010.0425
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 04999.html

Suburban Homeowners Hone Restoration Skills into a Career Path - Daily Herald, 2010.0424
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=374674&src=118

To Make Cities Livable: $2tn over 20 Yrs - Times Of India, 2010.0423
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/indi ... 846497.cms

U.S. Homebuilders Rally as March Shows Sales Surge - Business Week, 2010.0423
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-0 ... ate2-.html

Life Is a Breeze When You Dress Up the Porch - Houstan Chronicle, 2010.0423
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/lif ... 73188.html

Is Public Housing Ready for the Yuppies? - Toronto Star, 2010.0423
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article ... he-yuppies

Domesticities | for a Mars Explorer, a Solar Studio - Times Magazine, 2010.0423
http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2010 ... ar-studio/

Going with the Grain: Wood Can Breathe Fresh Life into Any Interior - The Independent, 2010.0423
http://bit.ly/93fcMu

Germany Showcases Solar Energy Home of the Future - Christian Science Monitor, 2010.0422
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Converting a Garage Outside Seattle into a Tiny Home - New York Times, 2010.0421
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/22/garden/22garage.html

Heading for Net-Zero - ArchitectureWeek, 2010.0421
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assess how well its various features have performed.

The Fate of New Constuction - Cooperator, 2010.0421
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In Barcelona, Six Stories of Glass - New York Times, 2010.0421
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