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ArchWeek Residential 2010.0520

Postby Kevin » Thu May 20, 2010 1:31 pm

Dear Designers, Builders, and Dwellers,

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

In-depth coverage of AIA Housing Awards is our cover story, including this gem...

"In expanding a 1939 Cape Cod-style home in Minneapolis, Minnesota, VJAA was challenged to deliver a highly energy-efficient structure that also improved the house's connections to its site on the Mississippi River.

"The resulting T42 House addition helps reorient the house to the south for winter daylighting and passive solar heating, and to capture summer breezes while blocking winter winds. The project created a new master bedroom, multipurpose dining area and library, two bathrooms, and a new patio, and also included remodeling the existing 1,170-square-foot (109-square-meter) house..."

AIA Housing Awards 2010 - ArchitectureWeek, 2010.0512
http://www.architectureweek.com/2010/0512/index.html


Residential Design and Building News
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Architectural Anorexia - BusinessWeek, 2010.0519
http://www.businessweek.com/innovate/ne ... rexia.html

Thousands Miss Leaky Home Deal - Stuff.co.nz, 2010.0518
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politic ... -home-deal

Govt to Watch for Leaky Home Repair Rip-Offs - TVNZ.co.nz, 2010.0518
http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/govt-wa ... fs-3547131

New Mexico's First Affordable Housing Designed to Achieve LEED Platinum - PR Web, 2010.0518
http://www.prweb.com/releases/silver-ga ... 996944.htm

Housing Market Diagnosis: Bipolar - CNNMoney.com, 2010.0517
http://money.cnn.com/2010/05/17/real_es ... direction/

Toll Brothers Board Elects Yearley New CEO - Associated Press, 2010.0517
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/art ... AD9FOSIJO0

Lowe's Profit Beats Expectations, but Forecast Falls Short - MarketWatch, 2010.0517
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/cautio ... 2010-05-17

7 Reasons Banks Reject Mortgage Applications, and How to Get Approved - Wallet Pop, 2010.0517
http://bit.ly/9JM31H

Fannie Mae at Forefront of Credit Crisis - Epoch Times, 2010.0517
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/35614/

Builders in U.S. Turn Less Pessimistic as Sales Rise - Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 2010.0517
http://bit.ly/9vw2g1

Homebuilder Confidence at 2-1/2 Year High in May - ABC News, 2010.0517
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=10667551

Scottish Housing Market in Slow Recovery - BBC, 2010.0517
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/8687774.stm

Accredited Home, Young, Aleris, Parking: Bankruptcy - Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 2010.0517
http://bit.ly/9Fyiv0 l

Architect's Lake County Gem on Shaky Ground - Daily Herald, 2010.0517
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=381176

Old Has Become the New Sustainability - Star Press, 2010.0516
http://www.thestarpress.com/article/201 ... ON/5160316

Government Needs Strict Rules before Homeowners Can Safely Go Green - Toronto Star, 2010.0516
http://www.thestar.com/news/investigati ... cle/810159

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Applying for Mortgage? Starting June 1, Another Credit Screening - Washington Post, 2010.0515
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 00422.html

Groups Start Web Site to Help S.F. Home Buyers - San Francisco Chronicle, 2010.0515
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... ness&tsp=1

A Second Home Accommodates All in Beautiful Comfort - Seattle Times, 2010.0515
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/p ... nwl16.html

Planning Out Your Home Building Can Save Money, but Maybe Not Time - Washington Post, 2010.0515
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 00393.html

Quebec Family Dies as Home Vanishes into Crater - New York Times, 2010.0513
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/13/world ... anada.html

Crisis Cut U.S. Minority Mortgage Access: Study - Reuters, 2010.0513
http://bit.ly/aFLsfN

Seeing White Brick Buildings in a New Light - New York Times, 2010.0513
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/16/realestate/16cov.html

New 12-Watt LED Bulbs Could Replace 425 Million 60-Watt Incandescents - Fast Company, 2010.0512
http://bit.ly/cbXTjX

AIA Housing Awards 2010 - ArchitectureWeek, 2010.0512
http://www.archweek.com/2010/0512/index.html
The Safari Drive multifamily residential complex in
downtown Scottsdale, Arizona, exemplifies a
higher-density, pedestrian-scaled alternative to the
exploding sprawl of greater Phoenix. Designed by The
Miller Hull Partnership, it succeeds as design in the
broadest sense: place-making that intertwines
architecture, planning, and landscape.

OSU Starts Construction on Living Center - Democrat Herald, 2010.0512
http://www.democratherald.com/news/loca ... 03286.html

To Keep Busy, Many Contractors Turn to Renovations - Independent Tribune, 2010.0511
http://bit.ly/aJIu3H

Frank Lloyd Wright's Auldbrass Is a Southern Icon - Island Packet, 2010.0507
http://www.islandpacket.com/2010/05/07/ ... frank.html

Architect Uses Digital Tools to Design a House Made Entirely of LEGOs - Computer Graphics World, 2010.0430
http://www.cgw.com/Publications/CGW/201 ... Brick.aspx

People and Places, by Nancy Novitski
http://www.ArchitectureWeek.com/2010/0512/news_2-1.html
WATG in Hurghada, Egypt - Oren Safdie in New York, New York -
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. in New York, New York - Middough
in Cleveland, Ohio - Daniel Libeskind in Berlin, Germany - NBBJ
in Seattle, Washington - RTKL in Los Angeles, California -
Callison in Hangzhou, China...

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Punch Software Is Purchased by Its Distributor - World CAD Access, 2010.0519
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Bentley Publishes May 2010 Annual Report - Bentley Press Release, 2010.0518
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